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Tea or Coffee with a view of Mont‑Blanc" hike

in Electric Swincar

Ludovic tells us about his experience of a family ride in an electric tandem Swincar in La Giettaz in Aravis.

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Ludovic

Tells us about his experience

Discovering the swincar

Electric 4×4 quad bike

In order to mix things up on our family holiday in the mountains, with my partner and my son Martin we wanted to try a new outdoor activity in La Giettaz: a ride in a Swincar on the snow, organised by the company Alpiness.

The Swincar is an all-terrain vehicle with an electric motor on each wheel. It makes no noise while it’s running and, most importantly, is very eco-friendly.

We chose the formula “Tea or Coffee with a view of Mont-Blanc” so we could spend a while admiring it.

Meeting with Thomas and getting started

7:30 am: We are told to meet Thomas from Alpiness at the carpark in the ski resort. He is going to explain to us the basics of driving the Swincars and he will also accompany us during the outing. We wrap up warm as it’s early in the morning.

The Swincars are driven as a tandem. I will take my son as a passenger, strapped onto a booster seat and my partner, accompanied by my sister, will drive the second Swincar.

The driving is very easy, the gas pedal is on the thumb, and there are 2 brake handles, like on a bike! After a short safety briefing, Thomas made us ride around a small circuit on a flat area before starting the ride to Torraz, opposite Mont-Blanc.

We use the ski slopes and climb up through the forest. At this time of the day, the slopes are closed and we have the mountain all to ourselves.

We are impressed by the calm and silence that surrounds us. It’s very quiet and comfortable, but you have to be wrapped up warm!

The Swincars climb at a relatively moderate speed which gives us time to admire the view of the Aravis mountain range. After a few kilometers, we come out of the forest and discover the superb panorama over the Mont-Blanc mountain range!

We climb a little more until we reach a plateau, just below the Torraz, where we have a break for tea, coffee and croissants. We sit facing Mont-Blanc and the sun that has just risen. The view is amazing!

And finally, the descent

 

We then go back down to the resort on a track that winds through the forest, quite steep at first then flatter towards the end. One would think we were in Canada!

The outing lasted 1h30 and our son, who loves all kinds of vehicles, used this outing as an excellent subject for a presentation to make in class at the beginning of the school year!

It was a great experience, we highly recommend it.

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and live this experience fully

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Winter 2021-2022 dates pending

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