The OS Club warmly invites all members of the OS Community to take part on a summer activity tour to Chamonix, in the French Alps, from Monday 6th to Friday 10th July 2020.

The tour will comprise of running, walking and cycling activities where each attendee can tailor their own programme to suit their interests. In addition to this, the trip will provide opportunities for socialising, dining, relaxing and unwinding with a variety of different members of the OS community.

This would also be a perfect opportunity for a mini-reunion with leavers from your time at Sedbergh. Exciting optional pursuits such as paragliding, white water rafting, golfing, a glacial tour, etc will also be on offer.

The OS Club has reserved four nights at the 4-star Heliopic Hotel & Spa Hotel inclusive of a daily buffet breakfast. There are both twin and double rooms available which are subject to availability.

Partners, family and/or friends of OS are also most welcome to attend the tour.


Walking – Walking can include gentle, self-guided walks through some of the most scenic parts of the Alps and/or guided mountaineering treks for those who may be up for a challenge.


Running – Chamonix has a plethora of running trails with diverse terrain and scenery making no two trails identical. The OS Club has arranged for a running guide to advise on the best running trails surrounding Chamonix to admire and enjoy the variety of vistas.


Cycling – Cycle hire is an additional €60 per day which includes the cost of an expert guide to assist with cycle routes and to offer professional advice and support for properly tackling the mountain passes. The OS Club has also organised for roadside assistance to provide constant support as well as lunch and other supplies.

Hotel Information:


The Heliopic Hotel & Spa features a 500m2 spa with Turkish steam bath, ice cave, indoor swimming pool, tepidarium and sauna. Rooms come with free WiFi and a balcony with mountain views, an ensuite bathroom with free toiletries, bathtub and slippers and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Beauty treatments can be arranged at an extra cost and guests can also relax by the fireplace in the relaxation area. Bicycles are at guests’ disposal at the hotel.

Flight Information:

Mon 6th July:
Depart: London Gatwick 13:35
Arrive: Geneva 16:15
Depart: Liverpool 13:20
Arrive: Geneva 16:10

Fri 10th July:
Depart: Geneva 15:55
Arrive: London Gatwick 16:30
Depart: Geneva 16:45
Arrive: Liverpool 17:40

Optional Extra Activities:

Optional extras are available and can be organised in advance with friendship groups around the main daily activity of your choice. Please see below for a list of activities on offer:

• Aiguille du Midi

• Paragliding (60 mins)

• White water rafting (Half-day)

• Aiguille du Midi/Mer de Glace (Full day)

• Via ferrata (Half-day)

• Canyoning (Half-day)

• Golf (18 holes)

All optional extras will be agreed before departure and these extras can be organised with friendship groups around the main daily activity of your choice.


Total Cost: £800-£900 per person (depending on interest and extra activities)

This includes return flights to Geneva, four nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel, a buffet breakfast for each day, packed lunches for daily activities, return coach transfers to and from Chamonix and for daily activities, guided tours, and road support for cyclists.

Places are limited, so if you’re interested in joining the tour please get in touch with me ( at your earliest convenience.

The OS Club hopes to have final numbers confirmed by the end of January.

We really hope you can join us on what will be a fabulous trip!

Ben Collins
Alumni Director
OS Club