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      This program is confirmed to run as a shared departure with G Adventures, which means there will be non-educator participants who book directly through G Adventures. The minimum age is 12 years old instead of GEEO's typical minimum of 18 years old.

      • Hotels: Standard Class

      • 07/13/2024 - 07/20/2024

      • Max Participants: 16

      • 8 Days / 7 Nights


      The French call her "La Dame Blanche." To Italians, she’s "Il Bianco." And to all who set out to tame her, she is known simply as "The Big One." Towering above the already towering Alps, Mont Blanc commands respect. This trip puts committed travelers with excellent fitness on intimate terms with the ceiling of Europe, rewarding all-comers with strolls through quaint alpine villages, hearty dinners, relaxing spa visits, and some of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful mountain scenery you’ll ever see. Prepare to be challenged, awestruck, and amazed. Visit Mont Blanc with us, all while earning professional development credit with other educators.

      What's Included:
      • Four mountain walks led by an International Mountain Leader (IML)
      • Qualified IML (International Mountain Leader) as tour leader throughout
      • 7 Breakfasts – allow $305-400 USD for meals not included
      • Hotels (7 nts)
      • All transport between local destinations and to/from included activities by private vehicle
      What's Not Included:
      • International air travel
      • Incidentals
      • Travel health and cancellation insurance
      • Applicable visas
      • Tips or gratuities
      • Airport taxes
      • Beverages
      • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
      • Optional tours and admissions
      • Airport transfers

      Itinerary Download PDF

      Arrive in Chamonix at any time. Due to the potential for flight delays or cancellations, we recommend that you plan to arrive in Europe at least a day in advance. This will also give you time to adjust to the time difference and overcome any jetlag. We can book extra hotel nights for you in Chamonix before and/or after the trip. Your alpine hotel is in the center of Chamonix, giving you an opportunity to enjoy the area and rest before and after the hikes. Please note that check-in at the hotel is usually around 2:00-3:00 p.m. There are no planned activities until an intro meeting around 6:00 or 7:00 p.m., usually in the hotel lobby. Check for a sign or ask at the reception desk about the exact time and location of the group meeting. Please make every effort to arrive in time for this meeting. If you are delayed and will arrive late, please inform us. Your tour leader will then leave you a message at the front desk informing you of where and when to meet up tomorrow. After the meeting, you might choose to get dinner at a nearby restaurant with your traveling companions and your tour leader to further get to know one another. It will be hard to choose from alpine specialties like cheese fondue, tartiflette, or raclette—perhaps accompanied by some famous "Vin de Savoie" wine.

      Today we will head out in the Chamonix valley for our first hike. The L'Aiguillette des Posettes trail takes us through alpine forests dotted with impressive rock formations. We will hike up the steep-sided valley for splendid views across to the peaks and glaciers. The ascents and descents on this day are quite long but the ground is relatively easy. We gain height gently in switchbacks, on a narrow trail across mountain turf and rock. There are superb views across to Mont Blanc, and the relatively easy ground underfoot makes this an easier day than the elevation gain may at first suggest. Please note the hike can change depending on weather conditions. Hiking Info: 6-7 hrs, 8km Elevation gain: 850m (2,788 ft). Highest elevation: 2,201m (7,221 ft).

      Taking a break from our walking, we'll spend today exploring the Chamonix region with various optional activities to suit everyone's interests. Why not take a recommended cable car ride up the famous Aiguille du Midi and across the glaciers to Punta Helbronner in Italy? Or if you want some excitement, opt to join a rafting trip, or go parapenting - these activities are available and bookable locally, and your tour leader will have suggestions for where to do this. If you are itching for more hiking, there are plenty of trails in the area. Don't miss the chance to try some of the local specialty food that this region is famous for in one of the town's many excellent bars and restaurants. See our optional activity list further below for more information. For a more relaxing day, you can choose to stay at resort level and enjoy some local hikes in the area or perhaps visit the local leisure centre. One good hike in the area starts in Les Praz by the pretty medieval church. Don't miss the chance to try some of the local specialty food that this region is famous for in one of the town's many excellent bars and restaurants!

      Set out on a full-day walk and arrive in Val Veny. Take in the amazing panoramic view of the surrounding landscapes, including a view of the Italian side of Mont Blanc. We travel this morning through the Mont Blanc Tunnel, crossing the Italian border to the town of Courmayeur. Here we will drop off our bags and head out for a day hike in magnificent and wild Val Veny to enjoy some superb views of Mont Blanc and the Brenva glacier. There are a couple of options for more challenging hikes if some of the group want to take them. Hiking Info: 5-8 hrs, 10-13 km Elevation gain: 820m (2,706 ft). Highest elevation: 2,020m (6,627 ft). Approximate travel time: 30 minutes by private vehicle

      Enjoy a free day in the Courmayeur region to take advantage of some optional activities, such as taking a bus to La Palud, followed by a magnificent cable car ride to Pointe Helbronner and back. Your tour leader will let you know more about other options such as mountain biking, hiking, a day visit to the town of Aosta, or a bit of indulgent relaxation at the wonderful Pré St Didier Spa. See our optional activity list further below for more information.

      Walk to the village of Villair from Courmayeur and up a zig-zag path (steep at times) to Rifugio Bertone, a mountain hut situated high above the Courmayeur Valley, where we stop for a refreshing cold drink. The path then contours around the flank of the Mont de la Saxe, where we enjoy a picnic lunch at an elevation of 2,000m (6,561 ft), with magnificent views onto the south face of Mont Blanc. Descend to the Planpincieux valley. Hiking Info: 5-7 hrs, 10-16 km Elevation gain: 776m (2,546 ft). Highest elevation: 2,000m (6,561 ft).

      This morning, travel from Courmayeur back to Chamonix. Hike all day above the Chamonix valley for magnificent views of the Grandes Jorasses, the Dru, and the Mer de Glace glacier. Walk up a zig-zag trail through trees to La Flegere. Then continue the hike in true mountain terrain at 1850-2000m with some steep steps up/down and some boulder fields. From Plan Praz descend to Chamonix by a scenic cable car. It's a tough day of hiking, but the views are extremely rewarding. Hiking Info: 5-8 hrs, 6-15 km Elevation gain: up to 1,080m (3,543 ft). Highest elevation: 2,021m (6,630 ft). In the evening, try out a local Chamonix brewery for a farewell hearty dinner and a pint of lager made from glacial-fed water! Approximate travel time: 30 minutes by private vehicle

      There are no planned activities today, so you may depart Chamonix at any time. If you wish to extend your stay in Chamonix, consider booking post-tour accommodation with us. Please note that check-out time from the hotel is usually mid-morning, but luggage storage services are available at the reception desk. Want more adventure? Book two or more GEEO programs in the same school year and receive a discount! GEEO will give you 10% off of the lesser value program(s) (up to 3 programs per year). If you would like to extend your time abroad but don't see another GEEO program that interests you, let us know. We can work with you to find a trip from our tour operator’s much larger catalog. Their tours are open to the general public and not designed specifically for educators, but we can still offer you and your travel companions a discounted educator price on any additional tours that you book.


      Frequently Asked Questions
      Please click here to go to our general FAQ, which has essential information that applies to all of our programs.
      Resources to Learn & Teach about Mont Blanc
      Visit our recommended reading page to see the list of books GEEO recommends reading before your program (this is not required reading). We also have lesson plans and Pinterest boards that may be useful for you as you learn about your destination and prepare to bring lessons back to your classroom.
      Terms and Conditions
      It is very important for you to visit our Terms and Conditions page before signing up for this program.
      GEEO Program Confirmation Process
      We require a minimum of 6 participants for most GEEO programs. We officially confirm that a program will run once at least 8 people have signed up, which provides a margin for individual cancellations. Nearly all GEEO programs ultimately meet this enrollment quota, and in the rare event that a program does not meet the minimum requirement and GEEO cancels the program, we will work with you to find a suitable alternative or provide a refund of your deposit if you prefer. We encourage you to sign up for any program that interests you, and we will notify the entire group once 6 people are booked and again once 8 people are booked. We always emphasize the importance of exercising caution when making non-refundable travel arrangements, especially given the unpredictable nature of travel. For example, we typically recommend booking flights with flexible change/cancellation policies.
      Cancellation policy
      All cancellations must be submitted to GEEO in written form by emailing your request for cancellation to If you do not receive a confirmation that we have received your written cancellation request, please call us at 1-877-600-0105. Verbal cancellation requests will not be honored.
      • If you cancel 60 days or more prior to departure, all your program fee payments will be refunded besides your $350 deposit which is kept on file for future use
      • If you cancel between 30 and 59 days prior to departure, you will receive a 50% refund and your deposit is kept on file for future use
      • If you cancel within 30 days of departure, you will receive no refund, but your deposit is kept on file for future use
      Trip Notes
      1. BEING PREPARED: While the hikes on this trip are all-day hikes and you need to carry no more than a small daypack, this is still an alpine environment. The walks involve ascents and descents of up to 900m (3000ft) sometimes over rough and steep ground. Good fitness and a familiarity with mountain hiking will help you get the most out of this trip. You will require good well-broken-in hiking boots and a raincoat. Rain pants could come in handy, but fast-drying pants are fine.
      2. WEATHER: The route outlined in this itinerary is weather dependent, and you will need to be prepared for unpredictable mountain weather. In the case of poor weather conditions, your tour leader will re-route your path while maintaining an effort to keep as close to the planned itinerary as possible.
      3. FLEXIBILITY: Your tour leader may sometimes choose slightly different routes than listed, or adjust the routes based on the hiking level of the participants. Please be flexible and understanding.
      4. HOTEL IN CHAMONIX: Please note that Hotel Chamonix is affiliated with the nearby Hotel Crete Blanche and, in some cases, the group could be divided between the two hotels.
      Group Leader Description
      All GEEO/G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of G Adventure's group leaders, which they refer to as Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues, and introduce you to our local friends. The tour leader for this trip is a Qualified IML (International Mountain Leader).
      Fitness Level
      This trip includes some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but none of the trails require mountaineering or climbing.
      Single Travelers
      Half of GEEO’s participants travel by themselves, so please don’t worry if you do not have a travel companion for your trip. Our program fee is for one traveler in double-occupancy accommodation, and GEEO can find you a roommate of the same gender if you do not have a travel companion. Most of our programs have a “My Own Room” option, also known as a “Single Supplement,” which is an extra fee that you can pay to have a room to yourself. You will only incur an additional charge if you specifically request a single room. To see the price for the “My Own Room” option, please find your program on our extra services page. If you want to room alone, please email to request a single room. Please be aware that single-room accommodations in European hotels are often smaller than double-occupancy rooms.
      Joining Instructions
      Day 1 is an arrival day, and no activities have been planned. Upon arrival to the city on Day 1, or earlier if you have booked pre-accommodation with us, please make your way to the joining hotel. Please note: Check-in time will be in the afternoon. Once you arrive at the hotel, look for a note at reception from your tour leader. This note will give the details of your Welcome Meeting on Day 1, usually between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., during which you will get a chance to meet your tour leader and other travelers, as well as learn more about how the tour will run. If you don’t see a note, please ask reception for details. If you miss the Welcome Meeting, your tour leader will leave a note at reception for you with any information you may need and with instructions for the next morning. Getting to Pointe Isabelle Hotel (please check your vouchers to ensure this is your start hotel): To arrange arrival and departure transfers between the Geneva Airport and the hotel in Chamonix, please use the following link: We advise that you book both your arrival and departure transfers in advance as they will likely sell out if you try to book within a few days of travel. Please make sure you have the following TRAVEL DETAILS before booking: - Flight number - Flight Arrival Time and Date - Flight Departure Time and Date - Passenger's Name - Number of Passengers - Email - Valid Mobile Telephone Number - Drop off and/or Pick Up Address Alternate to transfer company: A public bus runs 4 times per day between GVA airport & Chamonix. Cost is 19 EUR each way. See for more information. This bus can also sell out, so we recommend purchasing tickets in advance.
      Emergency Contacts
      Should you need to contact G Adventures during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call their local G Adventures office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures London office: +441858378000 If you are unable for any reason to contact the local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with the 24-hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0344 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 0800 365 1000 Calls from Australia: 1300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999
      Packing List
      Please read this article on GEEO’s blog for our staff’s suggestions on the best gear to pack for your upcoming travels. Please note that this trip is rated Physical Grade 4. Passenger luggage will be stored at the base hotel in Chamonix, but smaller day packs can be carried during the hiking excursions. Please see the equipment list below for essential information on what to take. Refer to the "Essentials" list for general packing items and the "Mont Blanc Trekking" list for items specific to the trek. When choosing your gear, bear in mind that the best clothing for trekking is either wool or synthetic materials, as these are quick-drying and can retain heat better. The optimum clothing method for trekking is layering, as it allows for easy temperature regulation as you ascend or descend. During the summer, you will likely be hiking in shorts and a t-shirt most of the time, but a light fleece or long sleeve top is handy. You will also want a windproof and waterproof jacket. Hiking pants or shorts are all you need, but you may consider bringing a pair of waterproof pants, as well. Hiking poles are strongly recommended, especially for departures in June and early in the season. Hiking gear is not available for rent in Chamonix. If you require additional items (poles, rain gear, etc.), they may be purchased in Chamonix. Health & Safety
      • N95/KN95 face masks (at least a few just in case there is an outbreak within your group)
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Rapid Covid tests/antigen tests (at least 3)
      Mont Blanc Trekking
      • Day pack (required) (Max 40 liters capacity - it is essential to pack light as you will be carrying your own gear.)
      • Hiking boots (required) (You can use hiking shoes if you prefer.)
      • Quick-dry socks (required) (Trekking socks (woolen or synthetic, not cotton). We recommend packing 2-3 pairs.)
      • Rain gear (required) (We recommend using a jacket with a hood made of Gortex or similar fabric, and advise against bringing ponchos. You can also bring rain pants if you wish.)
      • Clothing (We recommend bringing 1 outfit to wear during the evenings and days off, preferably lightweight top and bottoms.)
      • Fleece jacket or warm layer (In the summer the only place you will use this is if you take a cable car to the top for sightseeing. Multiple layers would make a fine substitution for an actual jacket.)
      • Gloves (We recommend light hiking gloves in case of cold and wet weather.)
      • Hat (For cool weather, a warm beanie is most appropriate. For sunny weather, a wide-brimmed hat or cap. We recommend preparing for both weather conditions.)
      • Hiking pants (Convertible/Zip-off and quick dry recommended. We recommend 1 pair of pants, and 2 pairs of shorts.)
      • Lightweight wicking t-shirts (Synthetic or ultra-light wool. Two or three should be fine.  You can wash them in your sink.)
      • Wicking underwear
      • Thermal base layer (Woolen or synthetic, not cotton.)
      • Backpack rain cover (Most bags have an internal of cover, or sell an add on cover)
      • Snacks (Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies, energy sweets. You will be able to purchase these along the way.)
      Essentials Checklist
      • Personal clothing for hot to cool weather – we recommend packing 5-6 days of outfits so you don’t have to do laundry
      • Sturdy walking shoes for non-hiking days
      • Sunblock
      • Sunglasses
      • Water bottle or bladder (like a Camelback) (You will be able to fill it up while you are hiking. No filter is needed.)
      • Watch or alarm clock
      • Toiletries
      • Camera
      • First-aid kit, including lip salve, aspirin, bandaids, anti-histamine, Dramamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, electrolyte powder, insect repellent, extra prescription drugs you may be taking
      Optional Checklist
      • Hiking poles
      • Travel pillow
      • Money belt
      • Phone/tablet for internet – most hotels have WiFi
      • Chargers for electronics as well converters/adapters, if needed
      • AirTags or Tile trackers
      • Packing cubes
      • Earplugs
      • Snacks – packing a few granola bars is a good idea; you can also buy snacks when you get there too, so don’t go crazy here
      • Ziplock bags
      • Reading/writing material
      • Hand sanitizer/baby wipes
      • Light fleece top
      Document Checklist
      • Passport (with photocopies)
      • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
      • Travel insurance ID card
      • Flight itinerary/boarding pass(es)
      • USD/EUR cash
      • Credit/debit card
      • G Adventures vouchers
      • GEEO Classroom action plans for your group – this is sent a few days before departure
      Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. You can also use a local laundromat, if necessary. We recommend packing enough clothes so you don't have to do laundry.
      Passports and Visas
      All GEEO programs require that the participant have a valid passport. Please see our general FAQ for information on obtaining a passport. As with all of our trips, we try to provide the most accurate information we can, but governments sometimes change visa rules. It is your responsibility to double check the information we provide below by searching here. U.S. citizens do not require a visa to travel to France or Italy for less than 90 days. Non-American participants should check online to determine if they need a visa.
      Money Exchange
      France and Italy are part of the Eurozone and use the common currency, the euro (EUR). As currency exchange rates fluctuate, we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: We recommend that you obtain cash from ATMs while traveling; they will dispense the local currency. We do, however, recommend that you bring at least $200 USD in cash for emergency use or in case you have trouble with the ATMs. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops, but you may be charged an international transaction fee; ask your financial institution about their international fees. Please note that if you are carrying U.S. dollars, the bills should be in good condition (i.e., not torn, wrinkled, or marked on in any way) and dated recently.
      It is customary in Europe to leave a small tip for service providers, such as waiters, if you are pleased with the service (€1-2 EUR for snacks or 10% of a meal bill). Tipping is an expected, though not compulsory, component of this program and an expression of satisfaction with the people who assist you on your trip. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There will be opportunities during the trip to tip your local guides or drivers. You may do this individually, or your tour leader may offer to collect the money and give a tip on behalf of the group. Recommendations for tipping local guides and drivers range from €3-5 EUR per person per day, depending on the quality and length of the service. Ask your tour leader for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and expectations. Also, at the end of your program, if you felt your G Adventures tour leader did an outstanding job, a tip would be appreciated. The amount is entirely your personal preference, but as a guideline, €30-40 EUR per person per week would be appropriate.
      We find the best prices for flights are often available around 90 days before departure, but of course this varies greatly from route to route and year to year. You should wait until this trip is confirmed before you book non-refundable flights. GEEO and G Adventures bear no responsibility for any flights purchased before the trip is confirmed. This program begins and ends in Chamonix. The closest international airport is Geneva, which is a little over an hour away by private vehicle. Please double-check our itinerary for the date by which you must arrive in Chamonix. You may want to arrive in Europe one or more days early in case you have flight disruptions. You can arrive at any time you choose, but try to make it in time for our 6:00 p.m. Welcome Meeting on Day 1. You can depart from Chamonix any time on the final day of the program, or stay later to see more of the city.
      Plugs and Converters
      There are two components to provide external power to your device: adapters and transformers (also called electrical converters). The adapter is for your device's plug, adapting the prongs on a standard U.S. two- to three-pronged power cord to fit the local outlets. The transformer/converter changes the local voltage to the voltage used in the U.S. France and Italy have type C outlets for two circular prongs, and the voltage is 220-240V. (Standard U.S. electrical outlets are 120V.) Most new devices, including phones and laptops, are made to work with the different voltage rates, but some devices, like hair dryers, may only work on the U.S. standard of 120V. Check your device's plug or manual to see what voltage range it requires. Most transformer blocks will have an “Input” line that defines its voltage capacity; for example, “Input: 100-240V” means that it will work with voltages between 100V to 240V. If your device can’t handle the higher voltage, you’ll need to purchase a transformer/converter. You can find world transformers/converters online or at many retail stores in the travel section.
      Before you decide to travel with GEEO, it is important that you read all of the information about the program you are considering. Remember, our programs are quite adventurous.
      • The purpose of the accommodation is to provide a safe, well-located place for you to sleep. Sometimes you will be pleasantly surprised, but do not expect luxury as we are trying to keep these trips as inexpensive as possible.
      • You must be able to handle the physical aspects of the hiking on this trip and bring the appropriate gear.
      • Please make sure you understand the role of your tour leader on this trip as they are not the traditional “guide” you may be expecting. While our trips are educational, they aren’t study/lecture trips. We want you to learn through exploring, and much of your experience will be based on how active you choose to be in acquiring knowledge and interacting with locals.
      Hopefully this is the kind of adventure you are interested in!
      Itinerary Disclaimer
      While it is our intention to adhere to the routes described on our website, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The information on our website is a general guide to the tour and region, and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
      If you like to hike during the warmest time of year, then July is the month for you. Average temperatures are between 55-79º F, and the average rainfall is only around 2.4 inches for the entire month. July is one of the peak months for hikers on the Tour du Mont Blanc. It is also during the summer school break for all three countries on the route (France, Italy, and Switzerland), so you can expect the trail to be buzzing with people enjoying the warmer weather on the famous trekking route.


      Please keep in mind that this trip offers some free time to pursue activities that interest you. Make sure you look over all of the optional activities and note these additional costs when deciding whether you can afford this program. The prices below are rough estimates for budgeting your trip.
      Tour Company Fee
      See our price in the top right corner
      Optional Activities
      $10-150 USD
      International Airfare from the United States
      Roughly $600-1,600 USD If you require assistance in booking your international airfare, we would be happy to help you.
      Airport Transfers
      $40-200, depending on the transfer method you use
      $79-200 USD Please note: It is mandatory for all of our travelers to have Emergency Medical insurance that covers both emergency evacuation and repatriation to the sum of $200,000 USD. We also strongly recommend purchasing cancellation insurance as an add-on.
      We recommend $45 USD for your G Adventures tour leader.
      Meals Not Listed in the Itinerary
      $300-400 USD
      Laundry, Drinks, Phone Calls, etc.
      Make sure you budget for these types of expenses
      Variable. At your personal discretion.
      Non-Educator Donation
      $100 USD (suggested donation) This is only for non-educator guests traveling with an educator on a GEEO trip. Educators and retired educators should not make this donation.

      Optional Activities

      Most optional activities are booked and paid for locally, sometimes in the local currency, and you do not have to decide in advance which ones you would like to sign up for. The prices listed are based on the latest information we have received from our participants and G Adventures. They are not guaranteed to be accurate. Please use them as a rough guide for budgeting your trip.
      Augille du Midi Cable Car: €62 EUR per person Enjoy a cable car ride up the famous Aiguille du Midi – it once held the title of the world's highest cable car. Take in the stunning views as you ascend from 3,400 ft to 12,600 ft. It still holds the record as the highest vertical ascent cable car in the world. Le Praz Hike: Free Walk through shady woods and along the tumbling glacial waters of the River Arve to Argentiere. Enjoy a stop at one of the cafes before catching the local bus back to Chamonix. (Height gain approx. 1,000 ft.) Rafting Trip: €38-130 EUR per person Enjoy a rafting trip in the Chamonix area. With areas of varying difficulties, this river offers an opportunity for both beginners and experienced rafters.
      Cable Car Ride to Pointe Helbronner: €52 EUR per person Enjoy a magnificent cable car ride to Pointe Helbronner and back – the views are stunning. Pré Saint Didier Spa: €52 EUR per person Indulge in some relaxation at this wonderful spa, in operation since 1800. Aosta Visit: 5h-6h, €7 EUR per person Get to know this charming bilingual city nestled in the Italian Alps. It offers many sites to explore, including the ancient town walls of Augusta Prætoria Salassorum, still preserved almost in their entirety, and an ancient Roman amphitheater. Mountain Biking: Price varies Hop on a bike and enjoy the challenging ride, with some steep inclines and spectacular views.