Winter Activity - Centre Based

Physical rating: Active 

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From 12 years old - Group size: 2-8

Accomodation: Comfort 

Hotel l'Aigliere

Day 1 - ARRIVAL at Puy-Saint-Vincent at any time:
Puy-Saint-Vincent is a very welcoming ski resort at the edge of the Ecrins National Park. The Hotel is 2 Star (3 cheminees logis de France) quality awarded hotel. It is renowned for its fine dining as well as its excellent comforts (Sauna, Jacuzzi and bar). Dinner in hotel incl.
Optional: Take a transfer from Turin airport.

Snowshoeing in Vallouise

Day 2 - Guided Snowshoeing - Discover the area
If you can walk, you can snowshoe! To acquaint yourself with the snowshoes, we take to the forest for a very rewarding walk. We will  climb up to "Le Rouchas" and take in the spectacular panoramic view over the Vallouise valley.
Ascent: 300m     Distance: 6km     Time: 5 hours

Vincent - Your Guide

Day 3 - SNOWSHOEING - Oreac Plateau - Animal Footprints
Today you will explore the Oreac Plateau where protected species like the "White hare" and "Tétras Lyre" live. Your tour guide will also reveal some interesting trivia about the snow and the wild life prints. You will complete the walk by climbing the "Oreac Summit" where you can see the famous "Fournel Valley", renowned for its ice climbing quality.
Ascent: 582m     Distance: 8km     Time: 6 hours

l'Aigliere. Comfortable rooms.

Day 4 - FREE DAY or visit BRIANCON

  • Take the day to explore the area on your own. You could visit the old village of Vallouise or simply just relax in the peaceful surroundings!
  • Venture off to the town of "Briancon" enlisted as a UNESCO world heritage site. Sample the local food and wines and browse the many craft shops the town has to offer. Lunch in Briançon incl.

Your tour guide is also available for snowshoeing.

Stop for Picnic Lunch.

Day 5 - WINTER- Multi Activity
The "Puy-St-Vincent" resort is suitable for all who ski (Beginner- Expert). For cross-country skiing, Vallouise Valley is perfect for beginners because of its mild tracks. Pick one of these three activities below:
•Self guided downhill skiing: Puy-St-Vincent resort.
•Guided Snowshoeing: Trek to Ailefroide; It is a beautiful village.
•Self guided cross-country ski trip: Vallouise/ resort area.
Optional: Take downhill or cross-country ski lessons with ESF (French Ski School).

Snowshoeing, Fun!

Day 6 - WINTER- Multi Activity
Pick one of these three activities below:
•Self guided downhill skiing trip: Puy-St-Vincent resort.
•Guided Snowshoeing: Enjoy a walk in Ailefroide; it is a beautiful village.
•Self guided cross-country skiing trip: Vallouise/ resort area.
Optional: Take downhill or cross country ski lessons with ESF (French Ski School).

Stop at a Mountain Hut.

Day 7 - SNOWSHOEING - Fournel Valley
To make your last day memorable, we will explore the old silver/lead mine, which has recently been discovered in the "Fournel valley". We will then take the "Anon Pass" to gain access to the "Freissinières valley".


Briançon, UNESCO site

Day 8 -  FAREWELL!
Feel free to leave Puy Saint-Vincent whenever you wish.
Optional:
Take a transfer to Turin airport.

By plane (if flight schedules remain identical as 2010 winter) :

-From Dublin access to Turin, Grenoble.
-From London access to Turin, Cuneo, Grenoble.
-From Glasgow access to Turin, Grenoble.
-From Liverpool access to Turin, Grenoble.
-From Birminghan access to Grenoble and Cuneo.

By high speed train
access to Oulx Italy, direct from Paris


Regular bus shuttles to Briançon from Grenoble train station and Oulx (from Turin airport).
Contact us for more details on access routes to the resort.

 

 


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