Hi, We will spend ca. one full day with my elderly parents (68/69 y.o) in Chamonix in early Sept. Would you give me some advice on possible programs with them?
They cannot walk too much, especially up and down the hill, but would like to go up to beautiful mountain view point(s) (especially with view on Mont Blanc) with cable car or tram, to have some coffe or lunch there, walk a little bit around, maybe watching some wild animals. My mom also likes to watch colourful flowers in the nature or on houses or in parks.
We do not want to go up to Aiguille de Midi, because I think my mom would be sick due to the fast elevation and lower oxigen level. My mom may have some vertigo, but could take some pills against it. We were together two years ago in Switzerland, where there was no such problem (we visited Schilthorn, Brienzer Rothorn, Gornergrat without problems, without pills), but AdM seems to be too high.
We will come from Geneve airport previous evening by direct airport transfer, sleep one night in Chamonix. We plan to spend the whole next day at Chamonix and go back to Geneve airport in the evening. I haven't yet booked the hotel in Chamonix.
Based on Tripadvisors' reviews, I'm thinking on the following two programs for that day:
1. Le Brevent Cable Car (maybe spending some time at Plan Praz before elevating to Le Brevent)
2. Tramway du Mont-Blanc
a) Would these be ok for one day?
b) Is the Le Brevent Cable Car similarly dizzying like Aiguille de Midi? What about the oxigen level?
c) Do you have other alternative suggestion on the program? (e.g. Les Grands Montets or Flegere Cable Car seem to be interesting, too). Would a 3rd program be too much for one day? We could wake up early.