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“Easy walks and great views of the glaciers from there”

Telecabine Le Tour Col de Balme
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Chamonix, France
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368 reviews
122 attraction reviews
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“Easy walks and great views of the glaciers from there”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

It is a good idea in summer time to take the telecabine rather then walking the first part of the path that is quite rocky that takes you up to Charamillon above Le Tour.From there you can also take a chairlift to the Col De Balme and with an easy walk ,easy also for children cause not uphill you can come down to the telecabine stopping among the beautiful fields full of flowers and cows.You can also go blueberry picking in August.I don't think is a good idea to return in Le Tour walking all the way downhill because the footpath is slippery and rocky and often full of mountain bikers who like to go fast.

Visited August 2013
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Mauriac, France
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“Excellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2013

Excellent , friendly staff helping load and unload skis and answering questions about the slopes and conditions. When others were close , this seemed to be open and provides a good base to reach other areas.

Visited February 2013
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Stara Lubovna, Slovakia
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“Great slopes....but”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

The skiing was absolutely wonderful....teh slopes were great for all levels and ages. I did feel after trying all ski areas that the personal was the least helpful here...and kind of nasty in a way. But of course we did not let this ruin our week in Chamonnix/Mt. Blanc.

Visited February 2012
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