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Tea or Coffee in front of the 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.


Tells his experience

Discovering the swincar

Electric 4×4 quad bike

To vary a little the pleasures of the vacations in the Mountain, we wanted with my companion and my son Martin to try a new outdoor activity in La Giettaz: a ride in Swincar on the snow proposed by the company Alpiness.

The Swincar is an all-terrain vehicle with an electric motor on each wheel. It runs without noise and especially without pollution.

We chose the formula “Tea or Coffee in front of the Mont-Blanc” in order to have a good look at it.

Meeting with Thomas and getting started

7:30 am: Appointment is given with Thomas of Alpiness at the level of the parking lot of the station, he is going to explain us the rudiments of driving the Swincars and to accompany us during the hike. We are all well covered in this very early hour.

The Swincars are in tandem version, I will take my son as a passenger, installed on a booster seat and belted, and my companion, accompanied by my sister, will drive the second Swincar.

The handling is very simple, 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 a small circuit on a flat area before starting the ride to Torraz facing the Mont-Blanc.

We use the ski slopes and climb in the middle of the forest. At this time of the day, the slopes are closed and we have the slope all to ourselves.

We are impressed by the calm and the silence that envelops us. It’s very quiet and comfortable, but you have to be well covered.


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

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

And finally, the descent


We then go back down to the station by a path that winds through a forest, quite steep at first then increasingly flat. One would believe oneself in Canada!

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

It was a great experience, we definitely recommend.

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and live this experience fully

Practice period

Winter 2021-2022 dates pending


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