Hiking in the Ecrins National Park

One or several days of hiking across the Ecrins National Park in the surroundings of La Meije with Katarina, UIMLA mountain leader based in La Grave.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Join me for some awesome hikes around La Meije, in the Ecrins National Park.

    Ecrins National Park is a highlight of the Southern Alps, in France. I’ve lived around there for 10 years and I must admit that it is one of my favorite destinations. In fact, I enjoy very much guiding my friends and clients around. Here are some reasons that explain this:

    • The villages like La Grave, Villar d’Arêne. We’ll pass through them during our hikes. They are simply wonderful because they are authentic, full of history and preserved from a tourism sometimes a little bit disappointing;
    • We’ll spend the days here in silence, far from the noise and the beaten tracks. It is the perfect spot for people who wish to recharge some energy, enjoy some fresh and clean air and (re)connect with real nature;
    • While hiking we’ll have the chance to observe several wild mountain animals. You can find chamois, ibex, deer, marmots, mountain raptors (Royal Eagle).
    • We’ll have the opportunity to hike through several Natura 2000 areas in which flowers are abundant and so beautiful. Several plants are even eatable and medicinal;
    • For the ones who wish to hike several days, we will have the opportunity to sleep in mountain huts. It’s an unique experience which leaves awesome memories with the people with whom you share it.

    There are many options in terms of hikes and paths to take. These will depend on what you wish to do, the time you have and your physical level.

    We can leave for one or several days. Moreover, we can choose to leave every morning from one place or doing a hut to hut hiking tour. Either with a logistics support for the backpacks or in full autonomy.

    As regards accommodation, we can sleep in mountain huts, in hostels or even in a Mongolian yurt.

    Some of the hikes are great to organize with your family and specially with kids, to let them discover a different reality than the one they know.

    Please get in touch with me if you want to enjoy a unique time in these fabulous mountain spots. It will be my pleasure to discuss about it with you and propose you a program according to your wishes.

    I also organize hikes in other areas of the Alps, including one around Chamonix. And if you come here during winter, you can join me for snowshoeing at la Grave la Meije.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    250 EUR

    Group of 2
    125 EUR

    Group of 3
    84 EUR

    Group of 4
    63 EUR

    Group of 5
    50 EUR

    Group of 6
    42 EUR

    Group of 7
    36 EUR

    Group of 8
    32 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Other details

     
    Accommodation

    We can sleep in mountain huts, hostels or even in a Mongolian yurt.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Whilst born in Slovakia I have lived in France since 2005 in the lovely village of la Grave in the Hautes Alpes. Every day, summer; autumn; winter and spring, I love to discover the fauna and flora of this changing mountain environment through all outdoor activities and particularly Nordic Walking, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing and Hiking.
    I graduated in France as an International Mountain Leader, Mountain Bike and Nordic Walking Guide in 2012.
    I have a Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences (1997), Comenius University (Bratislava, Slovakia) and I take joy when I can share my knowledge of the natural mountain environment including the fauna and flora, medicinal and edible plants and how we can use them. I know all those secret, special places to see the best these mountains have to offer.
    I represented Slovakia as a member of the National Orienteering team. The experience of practicing sport at such a high level allows me to help you get in shape and enjoy the mountains. Whatever your fitness level I can help you exceed your own expectations. Whether you are slow and unfit but want to spend time in the mountains, recovering from injury and missing the environment or a super fit athlete I can offer a package designed for you.
    Through my professional experience as a Marketing manager for 7 years I can also offer seminars, photo shoots of outdoor activities, team building and tailored made expeditions’ for all organisations.

     
     
    FROM 32 EURper person, per day
     

     

    What People are Saying about Katarina Kralova

     

    Katarina nous a accompagné pour une journée raquette. Et malgré le fait que je n\'étais pas super motivé pour cette activité et une météo pas incroyable, Katarina, de par sa bonne humeur, à su motiver tout le groupe et nous a fait passer une très belle journée.  Nous avons fait un circuit autour du col du Lautaret et elle nous a emmené dans quelques beaux endroits. A faire !
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    Nicolas
    Seule guide féminine de la bande, elle nous a fait découvrir la raquette durant deux jours. Toujours souriante et avenante, elle reste sereine en toute circonstances pour nous faire part de sa passion de la montagne.
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    Louisien
    Avec Katarina, nous avons fait une randonnée en raquettes. Une activité à laquelle j’accordais une moins grande importance par rapport aux autres activités du séjour. J’ai été bien surpris car Katarina a su nous faire part de sa connaissance de la montagne et de la nature et ce dans la bonne humeur. On est sorti des sentiers battus, et la raquette a pris un tout autre aspect. C’est avec plaisir que je signe pour une autre randonnée avec ce guide.
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    Robin
    Katarina est vraiment une guide agréable avec qui passer une journée de raquette. Elle a toujours le sourire aux lèvres et est toujours prête à partager son expérience ! L\'itinéraire choisi était parfaitement adapté à notre niveau et aux conditions météorologiques. Je la recommande vivement !
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    François
     

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