Hiking with kids in Val Ferret

2 or 3 days hiking accessible to children to make them discover the wonders of Val Ferret in Valas, the Hospice du Grand Saint Bernard... with Jules Henri, mountain leader.

 
 

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Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Starting from Fouly you can hike, with friends or family, to one part of the Tour du Mont-Blanc trail, or leave in search of the mythical Saint Bernard dog or walk by the green villages of the Val Ferret, surrounded by high mountain sceneries in the Swiss Valais.

    We will be immersed in authentic and charming places. We will explore, visit the secrets hidden in the mountains and spend the nights enclosed by the ancient calm of the Grand Saint Bernard hospice, there will be lots of propositions throughout our journey!

    This is an ideal hike for children and teenagers, our 3 hour-long trekkings will be combined with entertaining activities such as scootering on grass, zipline… and lots of discoveries.

    We will walk between 4 and 5 hours each day, staying in mountain refuges and lodges.

    Contact me and plan a program according to your expectations and those of your friends and family. It would be a pleasure to guide you in the discovery of this beautiful region, where I come from.

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      Accommodation

      Mountain refuges and lodges

       

      About the Guide

       
       

      UIMLA Mountain Leader and Trail runner
      I discovered mountain hiking at a young age with my parents, visiting different refuges in the Alps and in my region. When I was 12 years old I got my first race bike, and a beautiful adventure started where I discovered a fascinating universe. Cycling became a huge passion and I traveled more and more kilometers discovering my region. I increased distances and when I was 16 years old I would take 150-200km trips in the mountain.
      At 17, I decided to take a rather crazy challenge: the Tour du Mont-Blanc in 1 day in road bike (320km and 8000m+). I rode a lot during those years and I participated in some cyclosportives during the summer. Trail remained unknown to me. In 2005, I was a volunteer in the UTMB and I thought that all those trailers were a bit crazy. The next years, the CCC was created, and since I was too young to participate I helped my brother.
      I decided to start in trail in 2007 with the CCC and I trained only for cycling. The race went quite well and I took a big step towards the race of all races, I planned the UTMB for 2008.
      I started to get more and more into trail and to enjoy more and more running in the mountain during the summer. I participated in many trails to get prepared to the UTMB. The initial 60km of the Mont Blanc were a true suffering with gastric problems, but I managed to finish the race. I needed to try it again in 2009 to prove myself. This race was like a dream, and I arrived 27th at Chamonix.
      I got more and more invested in this sport, and after the UTMB of course I dreamed of the Grand Raid in the Reunion Island! I ran and arrived 15th in 2010 after an UTMB truncated by bad weather conditions.
      But returning from Reunion, I started thinking about a new incredible race: Tor des Géants!
      During 2011, because of a professional change, I could dedicate more time to my favourite sport and I could improve a lot during a great season, having been the winner of Tor des Géants, which is considered the hardest on foot endurance test in the world.
      Currently, I practice ski-alpinism in winter, and my summers are dedicated to trail, with a lot of bike-trail mixed trainings. The objectifs remain the same, to
      go beyond my own limits and to discover the mountains! I can also share my passions by teaching ski in winter and being mountain leader in summer, as well as supervising trail stages around Mont-Blanc or diverse hikes.

       
       
       

       

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