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Embrun 1-day guided snowshoeing hiking tour

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Get the chance to discover snowshoeing, the amazing landscapes of Embrun by joining Marc, a local certified mountain leader in love with this area of Le Parc National des Ecrins, close to Gap.

Not specified

Alps

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Occasional

Beginner


Description

Let me take you on a snowshoeing hike in an area of Le Parc National des Ecrins which I like very much : Embrunais, 30 min driving from Gap.

We will leave from the village of Réallon, pass by alpine chalets, mountain passes (Col de Gardette and Fourche)… and have breathtaking views on the Lac de Serre-Ponçon, one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe.

We will go down the mountain through another path which makes this hike even more interesting. On our way to the ending point, we will enjoy the views on les Aiguilles de Chabrières which have very unique shapes.

We will have lunch in the mountain, in a very inspiring place.

This tour is accessible and suitable for families which spends their winter holidays in the surroundings of Gap.

Why not leaving your ski resort (Céüze, Ancelle, Réallon, Saint Léger, Super Dévoluy, Les Orres, Orcières Merlette) and join me for a day far from the crowd ?

If you are in the region between December and March and want to experience something unique, please send me a request and let’s start planning. 

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

I can provide the snowshoes for 9€ per person. You'll need to come with your lunch pack that we will eat in the mountains.


Details

Accommodation

If you look for an accommodation in the surroundings, you can rent one of my lovely lodges.

Meeting point

Either in Gap and we will drive together to the starting point, either in the village of Réallon directly. The starting point is at the beginning of the cross country skiing track.

About the guide

My love for the mountains, which provide me a sense of freedom, led me to leave my home town to settle in the Hautes Alpes. Born in 1967, I am married and the father of 3 girls.

I hold a Sports Educator Certificate since 1999, a State Mountaineering Diploma and a Mountain Leader Certificate since 2000. I’m also a Mountain Rescuer since 2001.

I have been practicing mountain activities for many years and this experience allows me to guide you in a mountain environment in complete safety. I think of myself as a mountain artisan and believe that adapting and customizing each outing according to the group and their desires is key to providing a great experience.

My passion for the mountains and my experience as a teacher help me share my knowledge with you in a way that will allow you to take full advantage of the experience. Nature takes us back to basics and time spent in nature is fundamental in this high-tech world.

My job allows me to get to know people from very different backgrounds. I find this very enriching and I do my best to adapt to each one of them. I also love that my profession allows me to exercise and be in contact with nature. This is key to my well-being!

The Southern Alps are my favorite place in the world and I have been exploring them for many years. I enjoy their diversity — from the Provence to the 4-thousanders, and from its lakes to its cliffs and glaciers. The mild Mediterranean weather is the cherry on the cake!

Languages

French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

Residence

Neffes, Gap


What people are saying about Marc Sonnet

Anastasia Kapustoza

5.00

September, 2022

Thank you for helping to organize our trip and accepting our constant changes. The trip was so much better than we expected and I hope next time we can book the hole week! Marc was great and professional as a guide and we hope to have more trips and adventures with him!

John Eiseman

5.00

January, 2020

Our six days with Marc was a highlight of our 8 weeks in Europe. Marc is very knowledgeable of the greater Ecrins area. We snowshoed locations we could have never visited without local know-how and Marc's expertise. Very flexible with the itinerary to match conditions and client capability and preferences.

Benedict Gordon

5.00

December, 2019

Marc was a wonderful guide! His trip into the alps introduced me to snowshoeing and the amazing scenery!


 

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