Snowshoeing & relaxing stay around Gap (Hautes-Alpes)

Duration : 5 days

France, Southern Alps

Level : intermediate

from 690 € / p. from 1 to 12 persons

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This week (6 nights / 5 days of hiking) in the Hautes-Alpes is a cocktail of snowshoeing and relaxation with an outdoor Finnish bath in water at 38° and a sauna barrel. A family welcome is offered at the guide's lodge above Gap: I welcome you in a large farmhouse completely restored, located in a protected area 900 meters above sea level, near the massifs of Écrins (Champsaur) and Dévoluy. You will enjoy a privileged location with 300 days of sunshine per year and a central location.

Dominique, the cooker of the family, will make you discover local meals but also unusual preparations and farmhouse cheeses of our friends Marie-Ange and Axel. A lot of the ingredients come from organic farming. You will taste our home-made products (various soups, dried tomatoes, antipasti, oil mushrooms, beets, onions, beans, vinegar herbs, olive oils, jams and dried fruits of our orchard, twenty digestifs and homemade aperitifs...).

As for me, I have been a mountain leader for 25 years and I know very well the territory of this sweet and unspoilt part of the Hautes-Alpes.

Spirit of the stay:

  • Small groups (12 persons maximum): I prefer conviviality.
  • Hiking landscape diversity: mountain pastures, pass, forest, river ... I will make you discover my secret and wild places far from the resorts.
  • Accessibility by train (we will pick you up at Gap station).
  • Difficulties adapted to the group.
  • Relaxation with Finnish baths and sauna, both heated with wood fire and fed with spring water.
  • Comfort of a *** lodging (rooms of 2 or 3 people), with new bathrooms and italian showers.
  • Tasty and hearty family cuisine, inclufing drinks (wine, aperitifs, coffee).
  • Heat of a large 65m² vaulted room with a 2 tons wood stove.
  • Transport to the departures of the hikes with our minibus.
  • Equipment (snowshoes, etc.) to rent.

If you have less time, I also propose a weekend of snowshoeing and relaxation in Gap. It is also possible to opt for the summer version with this hiking and relaxing stay, still in Gap.


  • Arrival on Sunday evening for dinner, departure on Saturday morning after breakfast.
  • Possible stay from the end of January to mid-March.
  • For a group already constituted, choose your departure dates.
  • Departure for the snowshoe hikes at 9am every morning, back yo the lodge between 4 and 5pm.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • Accomodation.
  • Meals including drinks (wine, coffee, tea, etc).
  • Everything, except equipment rental (snowshoes, hiking poles).
  • Group discount up to -5% depending on the number.

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from Gap.
  • Participants are asked to bring their own car to the trailheads. Failing this, a fee of 40€ per person will be charged for the rental of a 9-seater vehicle.
  • Equipment rental: snowshoes, hiking poles, avalanche beacon (75€ for the week, 40€ if you have your own snowshoes).
  • Cancellation and repatriation insurance provided by Europ Assistance (5% of the price of the stay).
  • Tourist tax: 1€ per person and per day.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • *** Lodge: 5 bedrooms, 12 places, 150m² with 3 bathrooms with italian shower, spacious large vaulted room (65m² old tiled oven, unique in the Hautes-Alpes).
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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