Snowshoeing stay in the Champsaur (Hautes-Alpes)

Duration : 5 days

France, Southern Alps

Level : beginner

from 215 € / p. from 3 to 8 persons

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Description

This snowshoeing stay in the Champsaur valley is a discovery trip: it is mainly aimed at people who want to discover the activity and who are not especially great sportsmen! The efforts are not violent and the altitude elevations are modest, the main thing is to have fun, and I will make you discover my secret spots of the Champsaur.

In addition to the fun aspect of these outings, this snowshoeing stay will bring you to autonomy. You will discover how to make the right choices in terms of route search, safety (you will learn how to use an transceiver and to probe the snow), and finally enjoy the beautiful Champsaurins landscapes under the sun of the Hautes-Alpes, by walking at your own pace!

Small groups of 8 persons maximum: I favour conviviality.

Program

D1 (Sunday): Day dedicated to discovering the activity and the Champsaur valley.
On the programme: choice and adjustment of equipment, warm-up, taking into account the expectations of each person, safety notions (transceiver demonstration, short topo on snow conditions).
Lunch on site, return around 4pm.

D2 (Monday): Wildlife outing (chamois and ibex).
Snowshoeing is not only a goal in itself, it will allow us, in the Champoléon or Prapic valley, to observe chamois and ibex with binoculars and spotting scopes.
Lunch on site, return around 4pm.

D3 (Tuesday): Hike on the side of Serre-Eyraud, to discover the forest.
A relaxing day in the forest with a slow climb to the mountain huts. We'll take a few steps to discover the top of the valley and the snowy north faces. A beautiful sight in perspective!
Return around 4pm.

D4 (Wednesday) : Beautiful day ahead, with the ascent of a small summit and a superb view of the Champsaur and the Gapençais !
Lunch at the summit, return around 4pm.

D5 (Thursday): Outing to discover the hidden lakes of Orcières.
Picnic at the Paravar with a magnificent view of the Prapic valley.
Return around 4pm.

This programme is given as an indication and may be modified according to weather and snow conditions.

The price includes

  • Loan of snowshoes and hiking poles.
  • Supervision by the mountain leader.

The price does not include

  • Transport to the "Etoiles d'Orion" residence in Orcières-Merlette.
  • Drinks and additional expenses.
  • Cancellation / assistance / repatriation / interruption insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".

Accommodation

Next departures :

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

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