Walking the Vanoise National Park
France’s first national park, the Vanoise National Park was set up in 1963 to protect the population of bouquetins or Alpine Ibex in a mountain area containing over 100 peaks over 3000m in altitude. Today the Ibex population is still doing well, with a population of over 2000, and you can see a wealth of other wildlife too such as Alpine chamois, marmots, and – if you’re lucky – wolves. The park also is home to over 1700 unique plants and flowers – a third of the flora in France! – as well as around 20 glaciers, making it a remarkable environment and wildlife haven in the pure air of the mountains, and a hikers paradise!
Covering a massive area on the French and Italian border, with many spectacular vistas and high mountain trails for the hiker, the Vanoise National Park goes from the Savoie border and Isère valley to Italy and continues over the border into the Gran Paradiso National park. Very well waymarked tracks, long valleys, and vistas of high mountain glaciers makes this area probably one the best for hiking in the French Alps.
You will be based in Pralognan la Vanoise a nice little French alpine village with all commodities. Airport: Fly to Geneva or Lyon airport.
Hotel: Hotel Le Grand Bec Hotel in Pralognan la Vanoise.
– Geneva or Lyon airport transfer day 1 and return on day 8.
– Transports during the trip.
– 7 nights in the family hotel Le Grand Bec in Pralognan la Vanoise based on two people sharing.
– 7 breakfasts at the hotel.
– 6 dinners.
– Geneva or Lyon airport transfer. Transport during the week.
– Single room Supplement: from 160€ for the week.
– Picnic lunches, plenty of shops / Boulangeries in Pralognan.
– 1 evening meal on the free day.
– Flights to Geneva / Lyon return.
– Individual travel insurance.
– Beverages during the trip and at hotel.
– All extras not included in the itinerary pages 1 and 2 or mentioned as optional.