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Chalet Chocolat is a great place to return to after an exhilarating day of walking/hiking; the chalet hosts, John & Jayne, did their utmost to make us feel at home and comfortable; the food was fantastic, with different home baking every afternoon. The Alpine walking was hard work at times but the views, flowers, wildlife and company made it all worth while. What a fab (albeit tiring) week!
We are a group of eight family and friends. The setting of the hotel was magnificient. Leader of the walk Rupert was excellent. He was able to accomodate each individual requirement with tact and humour. The staff of the hotel Jayne and John were fantastic, always friendly and helpful and nothing was ever too difficult. We had a wonderful holiday and have no hesitation in recommending it to any of our friends and family in future.Sam Wong, Melbourne, Australia ( July 2013)
This was an excellent trip. The chalet accommodation was of a very high standard and loved the hot tub that overlooked the glacier. The walks were very good and matched the abilities of all group members.
This trip was exceptional from the start to finish, the planning, preparation and execution of the whole program was carried out in a very professional manner, the Chalet was without doubt a bonus as it allowed the different nationalities within the group to meld together and become one happy family, the mother and father of which was without doubt Jayne and John who ran a tight but very friendly operation, their work while being unobtrusive made the stay a memorable one. As for the walks they were exceptional, the views fantastic and route selection just right for the variety of group members on the trek.
A brilliant holiday full of fun, breathtaking views, exercise & laughter galore. Ian, our leader, was full of knowledge & anecdotes & had us laughing all the way. John & Jayne, our hosts, went out of their way to help in every way possible & their cooking was superb. All in all I felt very spoilt & had a most memorable holiday, thank you to all of you during that week.
This was my first Exodus trip & I was a little anxious about the steepness of the climbs,(as I am a bit over the hill) but our guide Ian was very encouraging, & a gentle pace kept us all chatting & enjoying the scenery. It was a magnificent walk & I am so glad I did it.
An excellent trip with some wonderful walks, magnificent Alpine scenery, a brilliant chalet with out of this world food, and some excellent company. Mild frustration that due to the severe and prolonged winter we were not able to follow all of the itinerary as it was generally not safe to walk on the tracks much above 2000m.
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