This holiday offers a week of winter adventure in a fabulous gite right in the heart of the French Haute-Alpes. It provides an amazing opportunity to try various winter activities in a stunning location. The week comprises: half a day introduction to Nordic ski touring plus a full day taking us off piste into the glorious mountain; a day of cross-country skiing on well groomed tracks and a splendid 2-day snowshoeing trek staying overnight in an isolated mountain gite high in the heart of the Ecrins National Park. There will also be a free day plus a free half day when you can relax or perhaps try your hand at an alternative winter activity. Options are ½ day ice climbing / ½ day via ferrate / an e-biking excursion / ½ day dog sledging (subject to weather conditions) – all equipment is provided along with a local leader with expert knowledge. These extras are not included and range from 35 to 65e per person. So, if you fancy trying some new winter activities then this is the holiday for you. Join us for a truly memorable week in a spectacular location.
For our holiday, we stay at the wonderful Les 5 Saisons perched high in the Freissinieres Valley, known for its hospitality and delicious home cooking. Our stay includes all meals with tea and cakes after our day out and wine with the evening meal. The rustic feel is enhanced by the open fire in the dining room. A sauna is available to help relax those tired muscles after a day in the mountains. It’s the perfect place to return to after a day of activities!
Price includes: Full board accommodation including wine at dinner, airport transfer at certain times, all equipment hire, specialist guide /training. Single rooms available if you book early – £105 supplement. The night in the high mountain gite is in dormitory accommodation where no singles are available.
Not included: flights
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