Snowshoeing holiday – Italian Alps – Cogne
Snowshoeing holiday with guide in the Gran Paradiso National park in the Italian Alps. The natiuonal parkis a spectacular mountain region and a wildlife sanctuary, with beautiful snow-covered landscapes above the Val d’Aoste and home to the 4000+m Gran Paradiso peak. It is a much appreciated walking and snowshoeing destination, over 500 km of accessible routes mostly deriving from the network of ancient royal hunting roads.
The historic centre of Cogne is the ideal base for our snowshoe holiday, situated at the heart of the Cogne valley with spectacular views of the national park and peaks all around. The Hotel du Grand Paradis is a cosy family run spa hotel at the heart of the village.
Airport: Fly to Milan or Geneva airport. group flight transfer organised at around 1 pm.
Hotel: Grand Paradis Hotel in Cogne.
– One France Outdoors European mountain leaders for the week to guide the walks and coordinate the trip.
– Milan or Geneva airport pick up and drop off. Transports during the trip.
– 7 nights in the 3 star hotel du Grand Paradis based on two people sharing.
– 7 breakfasts. 4 Dinners.
– 5 guided walks with International Mountain leader.
-Sticks, and safety tools with qualified international mountain leader. -Transceivers, probes and shovels.
– Single room Supplement: from 105€ for the week for a small bed room .
– The flights. Individual insurance.
-Lunches and 3 dinners
– All extras not included in the itinerary.
-Walking boots, (leather boots).
-Gaiters, warm pair of socks, some lights too.
-Winter hiking pants, long johns, and waterproof Goretex overtrouser.
-Goretex jacket/ Waterproof jacket breathable.
-Fleece jacket. Duvet jacket.
-Micro fleece and mountain tee shirts for base layer, if possible avoid cotton tee-shirts.
-Hat and cap, Buffs.
-Sun protection, eye protection (sun glasses and goggles can be handy if you have some).
-Gloves two pairs, one light and one warm.
-For snowshoeing no need to bring your walking sticks as we provide them, unless you prefer to use your own.
-Rucksack 30 Litres with straps to carry the snowshoes when necessary.
-Water bottle 1L to 1.5 Litres preferably. A small thermal flask so you can drink hot in the mountain.
-Camelback not so recommended (tend to freeze in the winter).
-Don’t forget your own medication (if any)
-Blister treatment (second skin, etc,..).
-Zip lock bags handy to pack light. Small waterproof bags can be handy in your rucksack.
-Camping towel, slippers (unless provided by the hut), head torch, small soap, tooth paste / brush.
-Long johns for the evening. Bed linen
Thank you so much for a great week especially organising the flexible snowshoes for me and for providing us with a super guide.
Elizabeth and I were not as healthu as we had hopped to be, so it was good to be in a place where we could do slower shorter walks on our own.
Cogne was a great place to stay with the interest of different restaurants and walking or bussing from the door.
Thank you again for a great week snowshoeing extremely well led and organised despite the challenging conditions. Looking forward to snowshoeing again!
really enjoyed the opportunities to explore oher restaurants in Cogne.