Snowshoeing to the Grand St. Bernard Monastery in the Swiss Alps

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Join a unique snowshoeing adventure in the Swiss Alps and discover the St. Bernard Monastery. You will also get to visit Barryland, home to the St. Bernard dog!

Group

Alps

3 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Occasional

All Levels


Highlights

  • Enjoy a 2-day, 2-night snowshoeing adventure in the Swiss Alps.
  • Visit the Grand St. Bernard Monastery.
  • Spend time in Barryland, home to the St. Bernard dog!
  • Enjoy some food and tea with the local monks.

Description

Would you like to enjoy an easygoing outdoor winter adventure? Then join us on this 2-day, 2-night beginner snowshoeing program to the St. Bernard Monastery in the Swiss Alps. 

The St. Bernard Monastery is located in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 2,469 m. It is a unique spot that we will reach on our second day on snowshoes. On the way, we will enjoy snowshoeing in the Swiss Alps with the gorgeous mountains as a backdrop. Once we reach the monastery, we will enjoy some tea and food with the monks before briefly crossing over to the Italian border. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

Keep in mind that this is a beginner program, so all you need is a good fitness level and a good disposition to join. We will meet you at the Martigny train station,  just a 1 1/2 hour ride from Geneva.

Ready for an exciting 2-day Snowshoeing adventure in the Swiss Alps? Then contact us now and we will be happy to guide you!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival & Introductions

You’ll be collected by your guide at the Martigny train station at 16:00 – a direct train ride from Geneva airport. On arrival at the accommodation we’ll do group introductions with tea and cake, followed by some time getting to know the equipment. You’ll then have a chance to settle into the accommodation before dinner.  Dinner, bed & breakfast is included. Lunch, snacks and drinks are not included.

Day 2: Snowshoe Skills & Journey

On this day we’ll head out from our base in the mountain valley, to a location that’s fantastic for gaining snowshoe skills – learning how to move over the snow with ease. We’ll also complete a small journey into the Swiss wilderness, with incredible mountain backdrops. Once back at the parking you will be given the option to participate in some sledding, or to enjoy a warming hot drink at the café.

Day 3: St Bernard's Monastery

An early start will see us on the trail to ascend the 3 hours to the Grand Saint Bernard Monastery, where we will break for tea and lunch with the monks. Afterward, we’ll make a short journey across the Italian border, before returning to Switzerland and descending back to the valley. You’ll then visit Barryland – home of the famous Saint Bernard dogs! You’ll be at Martigny train station by 16:30 for trains to the airport and other towns along Lake Geneva.

 

Details

Accommodation

Included.

Meeting point

Train station (direct train ride from Geneva Station).

Photos


About the guide

We are Tom (UIMLA Mountain Leader) and Paul (UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide), two friends who have worked in the outdoors for over 20 years each.

We have lived around the world and have an incredible wealth of outdoor experience and qualifications. We all love, work and play in the Swiss Alps.

We love sharing our local environment with guests and helping them to get the best out of their holidays. We have trips going out most weeks so come and join us or contact us if you would like something similar on a different date.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 433 Each

Group of 2

EUR 433 Each

Group of 3

EUR 433 Each

Group of 4

EUR 433 Each

Group of 5

EUR 433 Each

Group of 6

EUR 433 Each

Group of 7

EUR 433 Each

Group of 8

EUR 433 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

Snowshoeing equipment is included

Lunch, snacks and drinks are not included.




 

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