SPORTS ESCAPADE IN THE GIFFRE VALLEY

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5 days 5 days
Guided / with a guide Guided / with a guide
With baggage transport With baggage transport
Accommodation Hotel ***
Level *** Level ***
From 980 € From 980 €

MTB, hike, climb... the funniest side of mountain!

An exceptional place between the Giffre valley and the Sixt Fer à Cheval Natural park.
A range of activities to feel the mountain with all your senses: the grain of the rock under your fingers between two climbing steps, via ferrata to experience the verticality, hiking to the high mountain pastures, shaded paths to cycle along the Giffre...
We offer you a trip with variety for fun vacations in a majestic setting, accessible to the beginner as well as to the more experienced climber!

You will like

  • Various activities: climbing, hiking, MTB, via ferrata
  • The wonderfull landscapes of Anterne and Fer-à-cheval.
  • The typical village of Samoëns
  • A last day in electrical MTB.
  • Accomodations in rooms, in a friendly hotel with spa and swiming pool

SPORTS ESCAPADE IN THE GIFFRE VALLEY

From 980 €

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Possible with young children, contact us!

THE PRICE

Includes

  • Organisation and booking fees, guiding by a qualified and insured mountain leader;
  • All meals including picnic lunches (from the dinner of day 1 to the picnic lunch of day 6) and snacks;
  • Accommodation in hotel with sauna, swiming pool and sports hall ;
  • Activities and stuff required for it

Does not include:

  • Personal expenses (drinks, etc.);
  • Airport taxes;
  • Cancellation insurance;
  • Your return journey from home to the point of departure/end point.

The price is all inclusive from departure to end point.

Single add: 230€ for the trip.

Personalised tour available

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L’itinéraire jour après jour...

Day 1

Meeting point at 9am in front of OT Samoëns.

Climbing and MTB
We reach the climbing site of Les Tines, ideal to start or to get back into the activity. This school site offers very good quality of rock and equipment. After the picnic, we will settle down at the hotel before leaving to discover the banks of the Giffre with the mountain bike. This ride is a pleasure and will be totally adapted to the level of the group as for the mileage. A swimming stop in a small lake will delight the volunteers.
Night in hotel, in room.

Day 2

HIKING IN THE FER À CHEVAL CIRQUE
We discover the Fer à Cheval cirque, emblematic of the Giffre valley and the Sixt natural park. Our hike starts quietly on the flat before climbing the "pas du Boret" and its equipped passages and joining the mountain pastures. The descent  cross an easier path by the "Bout du Monde" and the bottom of the valley with 40 waterfalls, which brings us back to the starting point.
Night in hotel, in room
4h30 walk +/-500m Elevation

Day 3

HIKING AT THE FOOT OF THE FIZ RANGE
Our objective is the Anterne valley, a superb landscape at the foot of the Fiz mountain range where marmots live around without caring about our presence. A good path leads us to the collet d'Anterne, from where we discover the valley and its beautiful river. From the refuge, a progressive ascent by the small col d'Anterne allows us to reach the lake, one of the most beautiful of Haute Savoie, and the picnic area. Descent to the refuge by the GR. Night in hotel, in room
7 hour walk, +/-1100m elevation

Day 4

VIA FERRATA AND CLIMBING
This day starts on the "Paroi du Mont" where we follow this via ferrata equipped with cables, rungs, footbridge, ladders. We enjoy a beautiful atmosphere with a breathtaking view of the Giffre valley and the surrounding mountains. This unique experience on an itinerary adapted to beginners with a large variety of passages and its different escapes, leaves us with an exhilarating impression. A quiet return by a forest path allows us to reach the parking lot peacefully. Picnic at the Lac des Dames in Samoëns, then transfer to the site of La Frasse for a new climbing experience.

Day 5

 ELECTRICAL MTB

We go back to the cirque of Fer-à-Cheval, this time with an electric mountain bike, to make the most of this last day. The electric assistance allows us to do more elevation in one day without worrying.

End of the trip around 3pm in Samoëns.

The trip

LEVEL ***

This trip is accessible to beginners in climbing and mountain biking, as well as to children from 14 years old. The climbing sites selected allow to adapt practice.
Mountain biking trips are accessible to all and the mileage can be changed.
For the hiking part, marked mountain itinerary with no particular technical difficulty, a little technical passage secured with cables on day 3.
The group come back in the hotel for each night, if necessary, to make a break during the stay.

GUIDING

Group between 6 and 8 people supervised by a qualified mountain leader.

ACCOMMODATION

In ***hotel with swiming pool and spa : 4 nights in twin/double rooms or for the family.
Single room with add of 230€.

MEALS

Breakfasts and dinners are provided in the 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 maps 1:25000 : Samoëns 3530ET

Practical information

ACCESS TO DEPARTURE POINT

Meet Sunday at 9:00am in front of OT Samoëns.

BY TRAIN

Inbound: depart Gare de Lyon (Paris) at 0:45pm arrive in Cluses at 5:52pm.
Then bus, depart at 6:15pm arrive in Samoëns at 6:50pm. 

Return: bus from Samoëns to Cluses not defined

Then train from Cluses at 5:06pm arrive Gare de Lyon (Paris) at 19:45pm.

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

BY CAR

Take the A40 motorway to Cluses, then direction Samoëns, follow Taninges.

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

ACCOMMODATION BEFORE AND AFTER

Hôtel Alpen Roc 0033 (0)4 50 75 75 43
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 12kg. Your bag has to be carried everyday by the driver, where access is not always easy, please think of their backs! Baggage which is too big and too heavy won't be accepted by the drivers!

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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