Watching marmots in Maurienne

Duration : ½ day

France, Northern Alps

Level : easy, for the whole family

from 26 € / p. from 2 to 15 persons

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Description

I propose you to discover the secrets of marmots in the Maurienne valley in Savoie.

After a short walk, you can observe and meet the marmots. You'll need to be discreet and not make any noise. You can then see them romping around their territory, arguing, shouting, sunbathing and so on.

I'll give you lots of information about their life rhythms, hibernation and reproduction, and maybe you'll see some "marmottons" (baby marmots) that are just starting to emerge and learn to scream at the slightest alert.

This outing can also be an opportunity to observe birds of prey, particularly the golden eagle, skimming the mountain slopes in search of prey to feed its young.

I'll be waiting for you with your equipment, hiking boots or sneakers with crampons, a fleece, a windbreaker, a drink and snacks for this wonderful discovery.

I also offer all along summer some outings of hiking and ibex watching, hunting for fossils and mountain flowers and plants discovery.
And for the more sporty, you can follow me to climb a 3000-meter peak in Maurienne.

Program

  • Departure every Thursday from the end of June to the beginning of September in group outing from 2 to 15 people.
  • Also available during the same period as a private outing for 1 to 6 people (price 280€).
  • Meeting point: Place Opinel in Albiez-Montrond (73300), about an hour's drive from Chambéry or Albertville.
  • Schedule: 9am to 12pm.
  • Observations and trips alternate throughout the morning.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • All the information on the biology of marmots during one year, research on the history of marmots through the millennia that precede us, on their habitat, their territory, their predators, their food, the hibernation, etc.

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from the meeting place in Albiez-Montrond.
  • Your personal hiking equipment.
  • Snacks.
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".

Accommodation

  • There are many possibilities depending on your wishes and habits.
  • Do not hesitate to contact me for more information.
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