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Number of Reviews: 104 Overall score: *****
Ibex on the Mont Blanc Circuit, France
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Mont Blanc Highlights

Mont Blanc Highlights

4
It was a great week of hikes supported by yet another lovely team of Exodus support staff. Despite the heatwave baking Europe, the group enjoyed the daily routes (especially the shady bits!) and felt we'd earned our nightly dinner, each of which was impressive (to judge from how we asked for the recipes) and served wtih great kindness and care to detail by our chalet cooks/house managers Colin & Jane who seemed to think of and to anticipate everything we needed.
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Ibex on the Mont Blanc Circuit, France
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Mont Blanc Highlights

Mont Blanc Highlights

5
Hard to summarise. What made it a fab holiday? Fab walking, fab views, fab mountains, Colin and Jane's cooking, the Mer de Glace, the Aiguille du Midi, chalet room with a balcony, orchids and Alpine flora, good company, safe, knowledgeable and funny leader and even alto cumulus lenticularis (thank you, Richard) sitting on top of Mont Blanc.
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Ibex on the Mont Blanc Circuit, France
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Mont Blanc Highlights

SHAUN (BOLTON)

5
Brilliant weather,lovely chalet & host's and also very lucky with the weather. I say lucky but because your in the mountains and they don't call them cloud catchers for nothing (but don't let that put you off going on this trip)
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Ibex on the Mont Blanc Circuit, France
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Mont Blanc Highlights

First Experience with Exodus

5
My girlfriend and I had never taken a group tour of any kind. We are frequent world travelers and have always been independent in our travel plans. But while doing research for a trip to the French Alps we found the Exodus website and were intrigued by the simple but compelling descriptions of the Exodus experience as well as the beautiful photographs and helpful reviews. We weren't sure we would like the group travel experience but decided to give it a try. We have now returned from our trip and are still surprised at how much we enjoyed the Exodus experience. The accommodations were very comfortable. We usually like to stay in boutique luxury hotels and stay away from the home style "bed and breakfast" type of accommodations. We found the chalet provided by Exodus to be very comfortable and enjoyed the chalet atmosphere. It really felt like having a vacation home instead of staying in a hotel. We also have very high standards for food and wine. My girlfriend is an accomplished restauranteur and sommelier and cuisine is a critical part of any vacation for us. We found the food to be healthy, delicious, creative, and prepared with great flair. But what surprised and delighted us the most about the trip was the people. Our chalet hosts, Jane and Colin, were warm, caring, and friendly while at the same time professional and talented. Our guide Simon was educational, entertaining, and patient. He and his wife Jenn were delightful to spend time with both on the treks and while sharing a glass of wine. Our other trekking companions were a truly splendid group of "proper" English and Australian ladies who seemed as comfortable socializing around the dinner table as they were trekking on the trail in the rain. In a short week my girlfriend and I developed a true and heartfelt admiration for each of them. We loved our first Exodus experience and plan to add Exodus to our regular repertoire of travels. We had a fantastics time sharing 2 birthdays and 1 marriage proposal with our new friends during our altogether too short week together. (My girlfriend is now my fiancé!) We would heartily recommend the Exodus experience to anyone looking for a world class trekking experience. We've already started planning for our next trip!
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Ibex on the Mont Blanc Circuit, France
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Mont Blanc Highlights

Mt. Blanc Highlights - Perfect in every way

5
A perfect hiking vacation for those with a moderate level of fitness who are used to several consecutive days of hiking in the mountains. Snow capped peaks, verdant alpine meadows full of flowers in June and (lucky me) blue skies and sunshine every day (not guaranteed!!). A small group of friendly and fun people led by an expert professional who made sure everyone was safe and comfortable all the while letting people enjoy the hiking, the scenery, photography at their own pace. Excellent food and accommodation which far exceeded expectations.
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Ibex on the Mont Blanc Circuit, France
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Mont Blanc Highlights

Room allocation policy

1
This review is purely to do with the room allocation policy for this trip which is not transparent. The later you book the more likely you are to have a rubbish room. We booked in Jan for May trip and were allocated a room in the eves. Some rooms have baths, showers and balconies, our room had a shower (in very small shower room) and sloping roof. The room was very small and would not be suitable for elderly guests. One of the older guests on our trip hit his head twice resulting in quite significant gashes. The price for these rooms should be cheaper as there is no way they are as good as some of the others.
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Exodus Response

As with any traditional alpine chalet, rooms do vary in shape and sometimes size and we were really sorry to learn that Martha was disappointed with the room she was allocated. At the Chalet Chamonix there are seven bedrooms and of the five rooms on the second floor two have partially sloping roofs as well as the main part of the room which is full height. Both rooms also have a large Velux window and smaller side window to ensure they are light and airy. All the rooms in the chalet are of a similar size. Some rooms have baths and others have showers but we believe overall all rooms provide a comparable level of comfort. While some rooms make better doubles and others twins we believe that the fairest way of allocating rooms is to give those with larger windows to clients who booked first. Outside of the rooms the Chalet boasts a large and comfortable living room with a joining spacious balcony furnished with tables and chairs as well as a large grassy garden with decking and hot tub. When not walking most of our clients choose to relax in these comfortable communal areas all if which have a superb view of Mont Blanc.
Ibex on the Mont Blanc Circuit, France
***** Written
Mont Blanc Highlights

beautiful day walks in stunning scenery

5
We went at the end of September and were blessed with sunshine on all but 1 day, so could appreciate the stunning vistas of Mont Blanc as we walked on the surrounding hills. amazing food each evening - some of the best deserts I have ever had great group of people made the trip fun.
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