SNOWSHOEING AROUND MORZINE

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6 days 6 days
Guided / with a guide Guided / with a guide
With baggage transport With baggage transport
Accommodation Comfortable Lodge
Level ** Level **
From 630 € From 630 €

Morzine under its big winter coat

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 ...

You will like

  • Fun snowshoe walks adapted for all in a charming mountain region ;
  • Snowshoeing with a cultural focus ;
  • A cosy and private gite at the heart of the valley ;
  • Wildlife watching ;
  • The pretty village of Morzine with its traditional and cultural events

SNOWSHOEING AROUND MORZINE

From 630 €

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Dates & prices

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

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 (4.2% 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.

The route day to day...

Day 1

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.

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
+/- 750m elevation for col de Coux


 

Day 4

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.
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'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!
5 hour walk / Elevation: +/-490m

End point Friday around 4:00pm.

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 a rest day at any point.

GUIDING

Number in a group between 6 and 14 people supervised by a qualified professional winter mountain leader, specialist in snow and avalanches.

ACCOMMODATION

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 ...

MEALS

Breakfast and dinner are provided at the gite.
Picnics are included, 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 6:00pm at the gite La Jolie Bergère at the Prodains.
Reception at the gîte from 3.30 p.m.

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 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.

CAR-SHARING                                                                                                                                Get in touch with people to share a lift! Here are some website recommendations:   www.blablacar.fr www.covoiturage-libre.fr www.laroueverte.com www.roulezmalin.com

End point Friday around 4:00pm at the hotel.

ACCOMMODATION BEFORE AND AFTER

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
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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