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Festival of
Accessible Mountain Sports

 ELEVATION

1030 m

DURATION

2 days

 

 

LES HOUCHES – FRENCH ALPS

LAKE CHAVANTS

people on raft
silhouette of man in parachute at golden hour

Climbing

Quadrix

Electric MTB

Horse Riding

Rafting

Paragliding

FESTIVAL OF ACCESSIBLE MOUNTAIN SPORTS

In the peaceful setting of Lake Chavants in Les Houches the first Festival of Accessible Mountain Sports will take place.

Dates: 10-11 September

Horse Riding

Rafting 

people on raft

Climbing

Quadrix 

Electric MTB

Para- gliding

silhouette of man in parachute at golden hour

About Us

Supporting Accessible Sports

Chamonix is a great place to experience the mental, and physical, benefits of mountain sports.

Sport has been proven to reduce levels of stress hormones in the body. The endorphins produced during exercise further enhance mental well-being, and help to keep depression at bay.

Access Mont Blanc wants everyone to be able to visit the mountains we love and try the adventurous activities on offer.

Mitch Webb

Founder

About The Event

Festival of Accessible Mountain Sports

In the peaceful setting of Lake Chavants in Les Houches the first Festival of Accessible Mountain Sports will take place. The festival is open to people of all ages with all disabilities. Running from Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th September 2022.

With thanks to the Communities of Les Houches and the Chamonix Valley for their support.

Saturday 10th September

  • Climbing on the cliffs at Lake Chavants
  • Quadrix and electric MTB try-outs on the forest trails at Chavants
  • Horse-riding around the Lake
  • Rafting in Chamonix
  • Paragliding at Plaine Joux

Plus other activities – more information to follow…

Sunday 11th September

  • Climbing on the cliffs at Lake Chavants
  • Quadrix and electric MTB try-outs on the forest trails at Chavants
  • Horse-riding around the Lake
  • Rafting in Chamonix
  • Paragliding at Plaine Joux

Plus other activities – more information to follow…

Quadrix

  • Throughout the weekend you can try-out one of the following Quadrix electric all terrain wheelchairs on the forest trails adjacent to Lake Chavants: An Axess, A Watt’s or an Axess Touch e3.
  • Quadrix mobility aids are manufactured locally in Seynod by Mont Blanc Mobility.
  • More product information is available on their website: http://www.quadrix-team.com/product/

Horse-Riding

  • Enjoy a moment of peace and well-being with Beatrice and The Association “Poneys of Bellevarde”.
  • No special equipment required.

Paragliding

  • Take to the skies with the Interclub Annecy Handi’Bi and Les Gratte Ciels of Chamonix
  • These two clubs are offering the amazing opportunity to experience a free paragliding flight on the mornings of Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th September. (You will have the opportunity to make a no-obligation financial donation to the Clubs if you wish)
  • Flights will take place from Plaine Joux paragliding zone and if the weather is especially good from the top of the Prarion telecabine in Les Houches.
  • Transfers can be organised to Plaine Joux if required
  • Should flights be taking place from Prarion then individuals will need to purchase a one way ticket for the telecabine at a cost of approximately 8€
  • Reservation for this activity is highly recommended as places are limited
  • Warm clothing essential for the flight

Rafting

  • At a cost of 40€ per person you can enjoy a descent of the Arve river with Chamonix Guides.
  • It is essential that individuals feel comfortable in the water.
  • Reservation is essential for this activity to ensure the rafts are kept available for us.
  • Please indicate your preference for a Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning trip.
  • Transfer to and from Chamonix can be arranged if required.
  • A swimming costume and towel are required. Wet suits are provided but you can use your own if you prefer.

Climbing

  • Climbing will take place on the rock face at Lake Chavants with climbing instructors from Granit escalade
  • No former experience or equipment is necessary but please wear sensible shoes
  • Reservation is highly recommended

Electric MTB

  • Electric MTBs will be available to try out and to rent
  • For more information please email us

We are now taking bookings and would love to see you...

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- Questions ? -

Pre-registration highly recommended for all activities via info@accessmontblanc.com. Places are limited and COVID restrictions might prevent on-site registration

If the COVID restrictions do not allow a public gathering at Lake Chavants then time-slots will be allocated for each sport via electronic registration, such that individual activities can take place.

Cafe and mobile restaurant available throughout the weekend. Toilets and parking on site.