Snowshoeing holiday – Italian Alps – Val Devero – Val Fornazza
This trip will explore a preserved part of the Italian Alps, located north of Lake Maggiore and on the south side of the Swiss border.
Plenty of lakes, wide spaces, plenty of huts, very few downhill skiing infrastructure and open views make it a paradise for winter outdoors activities such as ski touring and snowshoeing.
Airport: Fly to Malpensa, group transfer
Albergo Casa Fontana Val Devero in Val Devero.
Hotel Aalts Dorf in Val Fornazza
– One France Outdoors European mountain leader for the week to guide the 6 walks and coordinate the trip.
– Malpensa airport pick up and drop off. Transports during the trip.
– 3 nights in Albergo Casa Fontana in twin rooms and triple rooms.
– 4 nights in the hotel Aalts Dorf in twin rooms and triple rooms.
– 7 breakfasts. 7 Dinners.
– 6 guided walks with International Mountain leader.
-Sticks, and safety tools (transceivers, probes and shovels) with qualified international mountain leader.
– The flights.
– Individual insurance.
– All extras not included in the itinerary.
– Deposit (€369) through your online booking) to be paid before 15th December 2022.
– Balance one month before trip departure.
Important Note Covid-19 : you will receive a full refund of payments sent (on land, ex flights) in the case that the trip has to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.
-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
Lorna Gillespie –
A fantastic week ! The accommodation was excellent , especially Alberto Casa Fontana which was very special. Excellent food, accommodation and a family feel. Vincent found the snow and we had excellent days in varied terrain. A wonderful holiday all round!