This was my first trip with Exodus. They were well organised, helpful and friendly all the way along preparation. The chalet where we stayed was very cosy and run by an exceptionally helpful couple. The food was wonderful and the setting magic at the foot of Mt Blanc and her neighbouring mountains. The local village of Chaminoix was delightful with many restaurants. Shops were overly expensive. Daily walks were quite tough even for me an experienced trekker.... but each day was different with superb scenery.
We are delighted that Joan really enjoyed her first Exodus trip and to see the range of positive comments. We were of course concerned to read Joan’s account of the way in which the accident was handled. All tour leaders who lead this trip have an International Mountain Leader qualification and first aid training, so we are confident they have the skills to cope with accidents and emergencies. On this trip a client injured their ankle, but it was not clear to either the leader or the injured person if the ankle was sprained, twisted or fractured. In hindsight, we agree that Peter should have discussed the option of calling a helicopter and that he should have had a bandage or splint as part of his first aid kit. We have addressed both matters for the future. The hospital in Chamonix has recently been closed although the A&E department has remained open, however Peter chose to check this with his manager before taking the client there for treatment. We of course always regret any accidents on our trips and we have been in touch with the injured person. Chloe Knott - Walking & Trekking Programme Manager
As expected, the scenery is stunning. The walks selected for the ‘Highlights’ were great as they allowed for a good array of views of the Mont Blanc massif and the itinerary was very well paced. Everything ran smoothly and the group were well looked after by the leader and the chalet staff. Good food, a nice selection of local beers and a beautiful setting meant that time at the chalet was nearly as enjoyable as the trekking.
This was my first trip with Exodus and to be honest I was nervous about travelling on my own. The trip was fantastic and one of the best trekking holidays I have been on in a long while. The guide and hosts were very welcoming and helpful, the group were friendly and fun! And the walks just stunning with beautiful with meadow flowers, chocolate box views, glaciers and snow capped mountains. After a hard days walking you come back to wonderful home baked cakes! This is a nice blend of physical challenge and relaxation, a great trip!
I am new to organized group travel and this was far more than I hoped for. The hikes were outstanding! Our guide and hosts were lovely people who did their jobs with knowledge and care, while being friendly and fun to be around. We lucked out with a fantastic travel group and near perfect weather. I am not ashamed to say that I cried when it was time to go. It was a beautiful trip and it was hard to see it end.
Fabulous holiday! Good hiking, splendid scenery, central location, comfortable accommodation with very welcoming hosts, plenty of delicious locally sourced food, knowledgeable leader and great company!
One of the walks was ordinary. Like a woodland walk. Because of snow in the advertised walk we were told. But could have been a better alternative. Apart from that I would have given an excellent. Guide, Simon, accommodation and meals were all great, as were John and Jayne who looked after us.
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