We are very fortunate in the Chablais region... our mountain range is full of quiet valleys and virgin peaks which winter cloaks under its secret wintery coat to discover on snowshoes.
It is our playground, a blank canvas for us to create our own paths... discover 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 with its charming ski village atmosphere and a welcoming cosy hotel.
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Single room supplement: 170€
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The price is all inclusive from departure to end point.
Meet Sunday at 6:00pm at the hotel 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Comfortable 3 star 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 of 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.
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.
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Meet Sunday at 6:00pm at the hotel in Morzine.
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.
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.