Morzine, the Portes du Soleil ... Surrounded by valleys and virgin peaks that winter dresses in a wild and secret coat, and that only the practice of snowshoeing makes accessible ...
It's up to us, the page is blank and we reinvent the path as we wish ... Wide snow-capped mountain pastures, exceptional panoramas on Mont-Blanc, discovery of the fauna, toboggan-style descents, trapper day, night walk ... . There's always something going on!
In the evening, return to civilization. Morzine awaits us with its village resort atmosphere. And in our cozy cottage, the atmosphere is warm and the small dishes simmer while we drink a drink around the fire ...
From 630 €Contact us
Single room supplement : 170€.
Overnight possible: B&B : 50 to 65 euros per person
Half-board: 70 to 85 euros per person
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The price is all inclusive from departure to end point.
Meet Sunday at 6:00pm at the chalet for a presentation and safety briefing with your mountain leader.
Snowshoeing in the Alps depends a lot on the weather and the snow conditions, especially considering the avalanche risk. This program can be changed during the week if the conditions demand it, for a matter of safety. The mountain leader makes the final decision about every hike and gives a briefing with the group every evening to present the next day's program.
Walking times and elevations given here are approximate, the guide will adjust the pace and the length of the hikes depending on the group.
LE PLATEAU DE LOEX
Circuit route from the hamlet of Sincerneret. A slightly difficult wild route through woods and meadows to the viewpoint of Lairon, offering a superb panorama of the Mont Blanc, the Fiz mountain range and the Dents Blanches.
VALLEE DE LA MANCHE AND LAKE MINES D’OR
From the Vallée de la Manche, loop walk to the Chalet des Mines d’Or and the Terres Maudites valley. Possible climb to the Col de Coux, france-swiss border, depending on the fitness level of the group. Chamois spotting. Way back to visit the old Morzine and to the slate mines in the Vallée des Ardoisières.
ICY RIVER, WILDLIFE AND NIGHT WALK
The walk begins with the small road that runs along the river and its icy arabesques. Climb through the valley to the Munes mountain pasture in the Roc d'Enfer reserve, territory of chamois and mouflons. According to the program of the day, passage of the Bolire pass and descent through the wild valley of Foron. Or return by the valley, free time in the afternoon, then departure around 6 p.m. for a night walk. After a gourmet break, return to the chalet, your head in the stars.
THE COL DE LA GOLESE
Hike to the Col de la Golèse or higher to the first summit of Bostan, one of the best winter hiking routes in the region. In the background, the Dents Blanches with their limestone faces showing their high mountain look. Descend through the Chardonnière valley or through the Cuidé valley.
LE COL RATI
Depart from the Col de l’Encrenaz in the protected mountain range of the Roc d'Enfer (Devil's Rock). Climb to the Col de La Basse and onwards to the Col Rati (1923 m), with its panoramic view of the Mont Blanc range. Potential encounter with several chamois en route... return via the Char de Quais for one or two sledging style descents!
End point Friday around 4:00pm.
Elevation: +/- 400 to 650m approximately per day.
Walking time: 4 to 5 hours per day depending on the group.
Type of trek: this tour is not technically difficult and is open to all, no prior experience of snowshoeing necessary.
Same hotel all week that permits a rest day at any point.
Number in a group between 6 and 14 people supervised by a qualified professional winter mountain leader, specialist in snow and avalanches.
In a comfortable gîte: 6 nights in rooms for 2 people (or possibly 3 people for individuals).
Our cottage is an old restored farmhouse. Nathalie, our host, gives us the best welcome and the gourmet pleasures of a tasty table, with varied menus and the essential Savoyard specialties ...
The cottage has 6 bedrooms for 2 and 3 people, with 3 bathrooms and 3 separate toilets to share. The kitchen is open to a main living room with a fireplace area and a small bar. Two other small lounges are available upstairs.
The lodging is located in the village of Prodains, at the end of the Ardoisières valley, 5 minutes from Avoriaz by cable car and 10 minutes by bus from Morzine (every 15 minutes and free).
In Morzine and Avoriaz you can find all the shops of a nice village resort, as well as traditional and cultural activities: retrospective of skiing and torchlight descent, visit to the slate quarries, the fruit farm where tomme, reblochon and abundance, indoor swimming pool and Olympic ice rink. Not to mention the nightlife: wine bars, pubs ...
Breakfast and dinner are provided at the gite.
Picnics are included, comprising a warm hearty soup and a variety of local products.
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Meet Sunday at 6:00pm at the gite La Jolie Bergère at the Prodains.
Reception at the gîte from 3.30 p.m.
Inbound: depart Gare de Lyon (Paris) at 9:11am arrive in Thonon at 1:33pm.
Then bus, depart Thonon at 1:40pm, arrive in Morzine at 2:25pm.
Night train: depart Gare de Lyon (Paris) at 11:12pm arrive in Cluses at 08:20am.
Then bus to Cluses at 8:40am, arrive in Morzine at 9:30 (or Cluses 12:40pm > Morzine 1:30pm).
10 min. walk left (or free bus) to get to the hotel.
Return: depart Morzine by bus at 4:25pm arrive in Cluses at 5:15pm.
Depart Cluses at 5:22pm arrive Gare de Lyon (Paris) at 11:00pm.
Times given are indicative and should be verified at a train station or at www.oui.sncf/
Take the A40 motorway to Cluses, then direction Morzine/Avoriaz (les Portes du Soleil), follow Taninges, Les Gets to arrive in Morzine.
End point Friday around 4:00pm at the hotel.
Additional night before or after the stay (based on a double room):
B&B: 50 to 65 euros per person
Half board: 70 to 85 euros per person
Morzine Tourist Office: +33 (0)4 50 74 72 72
If you are late please contact the agency as soon as possible on: +33 (0)4 50 79 09 16 or +33 (0)6 42 49 76 07
Material for snowshoeing (snowshoes and poles) is provided. However, if you have your own equipment and would like to use it you are free to do so. Avalanche safety equipment is also provided (transceiver, shovel and probe).
Bring a comfortable backpack of 35 to 40 litres for your avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, shovel and probe), personal belongings for the day (warm clothes, water, plate and cutlery for your picnic, sunscreen and your identity papers) and please keep a little room to carry a picnic and snacks.