MORZINE PANORAMA

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7 days 7 days
Guided / with a guide Guided / with a guide
With baggage transport With baggage transport
Accommodation Hotel ***
Level ** Level **
From 765 € From 765 €

Authentic mountain

Morzine village is well known for its ski station but is also part of a wide mountain range at the limit of Mont-Blanc massif. The label "Géopark", awarded by Unesco in 2012, recognizes the treasures of this land: wildlife, geology, history and human heritage, gastronomy, flora...
We'll discover some surprising landscapes through easy hikes. On the evening, a warm and cosy hôtel*** is waiting for us.

You will like

  • Easy hikes in a stunning and typical range
  • The discover of cultural and human heritage
  • Treasures of wildlife, flora and geology of the land Haut-Chablais
  • A comfortable hotel*** with SPA, swimmingpool and desserts buffet
  • The village of Morzine and its animations

MORZINE PANORAMA

From 765 €

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Dates & prices

THE PRICE

The price includes:

  • Organisation and booking fees, guiding by a qualified and insured mountain leader ;
  • Snowshoes, poles and avalanche equipment ;
  • All meals including picnic lunches and snacks during the day ;
  • Accommodation in hotel, access to the spa, swimming pool and sports facilities at the hotel and daily transport to the departure point.

The price does not include:

  • The cancellation insurance ;
  • Personal expenses (drinks, etc.), touristic visits ;
  • Your return journey from home to the point of departure/end point ;
  • Airport taxes and other exclusions clearly described within the corresponding technical sheet.

Single-room occupation: extra cost of 160€ for the week.

The price is all inclusive from departure to end point.

The route day to day...

Day 1

Meet Sunday at 6:00pm at your hotel in Morzine for a presentation with your guide.

Day 2

COL LA BASSE AND COL RATTI
An amazing panorama for this first day hiking, right in front of the Mont-Blanc range. A flexible hike with different possible elevations to get to know the group.
3h to 4h walk / Elevation: between +350 and +600 m / -250 to -500 m

Day 3

LA CHAILLA RIDGES AND GOLESE PASS
Crossing old pastures, this hike will take us to a ridge that offers a picture-postcard over the range of Dents Blanches and the geology of Bostan, major site of the Geopark of Chablais. Way back by Golèse refuge.
4h30 walk / Elevation: +/- 530 m

Day 4

BISE AND LAKE OF DARBON
Change of valley to observe ibexes between the high limestone cliffs of Bise. Picnic at the edge of the emeraude lake Darbon, swim possible for the most courageous ones!
5h00 walk / Elevation: +/- 620 m

Day 5

PASS OR PEAK OF CHALUNE
Departure from Foron pasture, between chamois and marmots that we can see with spyglass. Hike up Chalune pass and to the peak for those who want to. Way back through Bolire pass to say hello to our friend Pierrot, herdsman since... 60 years at least!
4h30 to 5h30 walk / Elevation: between +/- 640 m and +/- 760 m 

Day 6

COL DE COUX AND VISIT OF THE FARM
Between smuggling and migration, Col de Coux is full of stories... without forgetting the sight over the Swiss mountains. Way back by the farm of Freterolles, visit of the cheese production factory and possibility of buying some local cheese.
4h00 walk / Elevation: +/- 520 m

Day 7

End of the trek Saturday morning after breakfast.

The itinerary is established according to the latest information available. The possibility of unknown factors affecting this itinerary is possible including situations beyond our control which may change the route, timings etc.

The trip

LEVEL ***

Elevation: +/- 400 to 700m approximately per day.
Walking time: 3 to 5 hours per day depending on the group.
Type of trek: this tour is not technically difficult. 
According to the group's fitness level, some higher level variations are possible.
The tour with one hotel only allows you to have rest day during the week at any point.

GUIDING

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

ACCOMMODATION

3* hotel: 5 nights in twin/double bedrooms (or 3 bed room for individuals)
Single-room occupation: extra cost of 160€ for the week

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

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

MEALS

Breakfast and dinner are provided at your hotel.
Picnics are included and are carefully prepared daily by your mountain leader, comprising a variety of a healthy salads and 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 hotel 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. 
10 minutes walk left from the bus station to the hotel. Free bus possible.

Return: depart from Morzine with a bus at 4:25pm arrive in Cluses at 5:15pm.
Then train from Cluses at 5:22pm arrive Gare de Lyon (Paris) at 11:00pm.

Times given are indicative and should be verified in a train station or on
https://www.oui.sncf/

BY BUS VIA THONON OR CLUSES
http://www.sat-leman.com/lignes%20regulieres/ligne-91-thonon-morzine.aspx
http://www.sat-annemasse.com/lignes-regulieres/ligne-91-cluses-morzine-avoriaz.aspx

10 minutes walk (or by free skibus) to the hotel.

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 Saturday around 09:30am after breakfast at the hotel.

ACCOMMODATION BEFORE AND AFTER

Hôtel Alté Névé: +33 (0)4 50 79 01 96
Morzine Tourist Office: +33 (0)4 50 74 72 72
www.morzine-avoriaz.com

INSURANCE

In accordance with regulations, we are covered by Professional Liability Insurance. In no case can we be responsible for your own Personal Liability. If you chose to take out repatriation insurance with EUROP ASSISTANCE whom we propose, Altitude Mont Blanc will only serve as an intermediary between the client and the insurer. We cannot influence either party. We adhere to strict conditions of sale. You are responsible for compliance with the reporting procedures of any incident.

Before making any decision, contact EUROP ASSISTANCE.

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

Clothing

  • Walking trousers
  • Shorts (Bikini/swimsuit, just in case!)
  • Breathable or merino wool t-shirts
  • Breathable or merino wool leggings
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Wind stopper or Goretex jacket
  • Waterproof poncho + gaiters or Goretex trousers + waterproof rucksack cover
  • Pair of gloves and a warm hat
  • Sun hat or baseball cap
  • Walking socks (1 pair per day)
  • Sturdy walking boots with a good sole, already broken in
  • 1 change of clothes for the evening
  • A pair of comfortable shoes for the evening

Other Equipment

  • Toilet bag
  • Quick drying towel
  • Sunglasses and sun cream
  • Water bottle or Camelback (1.5 litre minimum)
  • Knife, fork 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
  • Head torch or hand torch
  • Sleeping bag liner sheet and pillowcase (blankets provided at accommodation)
  • Two adjustable walking poles (highly recommended)
  • Identity card or passport

BACKPACK

Bring a comfortable backpack of 30 to 40 litres for your personal belongings for the day (warm clothes, waterproofs, water, plate and cutlery for your picnic, sunscreen and your identity papers) and please keep a little room to carry a picnic and snacks.

BAGGAGE TRANSPORT

Your baggage will be transported daily between accommodation by our logistics vehicle. You are allowed 1 soft, sports type bag with all your possessions inside, no heavier than 10kg (for your own ease and comfort carrying your bag upstairs and in the dormitories, we do not advise rigid suitcases, heavy or large baggage).

If you wish to prolong your holiday, we can safely hold another bag for you which you may leave with us at the departure point and it will be deposited at the end point with your other baggage.

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