SNOWSHOEING IN THE PORTES DU SOLEIL

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6 days 6 days
Guided / with a guide Guided / with a guide
With baggage transport With baggage transport
Accommodation Hotel ***
Level ** Level **
From 795 € From 795 €

Morzine under its big winter coat

We are very fortunate in the Chablais region... our mountain range is full of quiet valleys and virgin peaks, that winter cloaks under its wild and secret winter coat, and which we discover on snowshoes. 
It is our playground, a blank canvas for us to create our own paths... discovering the wildlife, the stunning panoramic views of the Mont Blanc, sliding like sledges down hillsides, picnic in igloos... There is always something new to discover! 
In the evening, Morzine awaits us with its charming ski village atmosphere and our welcoming cosy hotel.

You will like

  • Fun snowshoe walks adapted for all, in a mountainous region of great charm
  • Snowshoeing with a cultural focus
  • Wildlife watching
  • A comfortable 3* hotel with spa and heated pool
  • The pretty village of Morzine with its traditional and cultural events

SNOWSHOEING IN THE PORTES DU SOLEIL

Next date Next departure 19/01/20

From 795 €

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Dates & prices

Dates Status Prices
From 19/01/20
to 24/01/20
Open departure 795 € Book online
From 02/02/20
to 07/02/20
Open departure 795 € Book online
From 09/02/20
to 14/02/20
Open departure 855 € Book online
From 16/02/20
to 21/02/20
Full 855 € Book online
From 23/02/20
to 28/02/20
Full 855 € Book online
From 01/03/20
to 06/03/20
Open departure 855 € Book online
From 08/03/20
to 13/03/20
Open departure 795 € Book online
From 22/03/20
to 27/03/20
Open departure 795 € Book online

Single bedroom supplement : 170 euros

THE PRICE

The price includes:

  • Organisation and booking fees ;
  • Guiding by a qualified and insured mountain leader ;
  • All meals including picnic lunch and simple snacks during the day ;
  • Hotel accommodation, access to the spa, swimming pool and sports facilities at the hotel ;
  • Snowshoes, poles and avalanche equipment ;
  • Daily transport to the departure point ;
  • Taxes.

The price does not include:

  • Cancellation Insurance (3.8% of the tour price) ;
  • Personal expenses (drinks, etc...) ;
  • Touristic visits ;
  • Your return journey from home to the point of departure/end point ;
  • Airport taxes ;
  • Other exclusions clearly described within the corresponding technical sheet.

The price is all inclusive from departure to end point.

Personalised tour available

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The route day to day...

Day 1

Meet Sunday at 6pm at your hotel for a presentation and safety equipment briefing with your mountain leader.

Day 2

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.
4 hour walk / Elevation: +/- 350m

Day 3

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.
4 to 6 hour walk / Elevation: +/- 400m

Day 4

THE TOUR OF THE POINTE D’UBLE
Loop route from Bonnavaz. Climb via the Munes valley, then through the pastures of Chalet Blanc and the Col de la Bolire, home to mouflons. Descend via the wild Foron valley. Return to Morzine with a stop in the village Les Gets.
5 hour walk / Elevation: +/- 450m

Day 5

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.
5 hour walk / Elevation: +/- 460m (or +/- 650m depending on the group)

Day 6

LE COL RATI
Depart from the Col de l’Encrenaz in the protected mountain range of the Roc d'Enfer ("Devil 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!
5 hour walk / Elevation: +/- 490 m

End point Friday around 4:00pm.

This itinerary is susceptible to change depending on snow conditions and the possibility of unknown factors affecting the itinerary, including situations beyond our control which may change the route, timings etc.

Personalised tour available, contact us...

The trip

LEVEL **

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 to have a rest day at any point.

GUIDING

Number in a group between 6 and 14 people supervised by a qualified professional mountain leader.

ACCOMMODATION

Comfortable 3* hotel: 5 nights in twin/double bedrooms (3 persons bedroom for individuals if odd number in the group).

Located 500m from the centre of Morzine, this hotel offers all the comfort for a week of sports and relaxation: large living room with a wood fire, spa with sauna, jacuzzi, indoor heated pool and a cosy bar. The hotel is also a food lovers heaven with a large menu, local dishes...

The heart of the village is within easy walking distance with a large selection of shops and outdoor ice-rink. Weekly cultural events include: a retrospective of skiing and torchlight descent, visit of the old town Morzine with its sawmills, the slate mines or the local cheesemakers producing tomme, reblochon and abondance. And Morzine also offers a lively après-ski nightlife with wine bars, pubs, open air DJs and clubs.

MEALS

Breakfast and dinner are provided at your hotel.
Picnics are included and are carefully prepared daily by your mountain leader, comprising a warm hearty soup and a variety of local products.

MAPS

IGN Top 25 - 3528 ET Morzine and 3530 ET Samoëns

Practical information

ACCESS TO DEPARTURE POINT

Meet Sunday at 18:00 at your Hôtel in Morzine.

BY TRAIN

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
https://www.oui.sncf/

BY BUS VIA THONON OR CLUSES
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BY CAR
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.

ACCOMMODATION BEFORE AND AFTER

Morzine Tourist Office: +33 (0)4 50 74 72 72
www.morzine-avoriaz.com

CONTACT US

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

Equipment & baggage

EQUIPMENT LIST

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).

Clothing

  • Waterproof ski or winter walking trousers
  • Wind stopper or Goretex jacket
  • Breathable or merino wool t-shirts
  • Breathable or merino wool leggings
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Insulating down jacket
  • 2 pairs of ski gloves and a warm hat
  • Walking socks (1 pair per day)
  • Sturdy waterproof walking boots

Other Equipment

  • Rucksack minimum 35 litre capacity
  • Sunglasses and ski mask
  • Sun cream
  • Water bottle and Camelback (1.5 litre minimum)
  • Knife and spoon
  • Plastic lunch box/plate for your picnic lunches
  • Plastic cup for coffee
  • Small First Aid kit (antihistamine, ibuprofen, Compeed type blister pads...)
  • Survival blanket
  • Identity card or passport 

BACKPACK

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.

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