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Snowshoeing holiday in the Alps: 7 days in Molines-en-Queyras, France

La Maison du Gaudissard. Photo: Maison du Gaudissard website
La Maison du Gaudissard. Photo: Maison du Gaudissard website
Molines-en-Queyras. Photo: La Maison du Gaudissard. Photo: Maison du Gaudissard website

Enjoy a unique snowshoeing trip in Molines-en-Queyras, in the south of France, along UIMLA-certified Mountain Leader Alain.

Group

Alps

7 Days

Apr

Occasional

Beginner


Highlights

  • Discover the magical beauty of snowy landscapes in the Queyras region
  • Enjoy amazing hikes on untouched snow, with the guidance of an expert
  • Stay in a cozy and comfortable chalet in a beautiful small village

Description

I invite you to a magical snowshoeing holiday in the Alps. Join me on this 7-day trip and enjoy unique hikes on the snow around Molines-en-Queyras, in the Haute-Alpes department, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France. 

If you are looking for the calm and silence of a small mountain village and you are dreaming of putting your snowshoes on and exploring amazing winter landscapes, then this program is what you are looking for.

During these seven days we will be staying at a warm and cozy chalet, the Maison du Gaudissard, at the heart of the village, enjoying delicious local cuisine, and even the view of enchanting small spring flowers. The cottage is a large and typical farmhouse, a perfect base for our snowhshoeing adventures. 

David, Sophie and Nicolas will greet us at the lodge, in their beautiful valley. On the ground floor you will find everything you need for a great stay: a bar, a restaurant, a nice terrace, and even a Finnish sauna, heated by a wood fire. And, most important, we will sleep in cozy and comfortable rooms.

When you venture yourself beyond the Gorges du Guil, you enter another world: the Queyras! You discover a different life, in a remote territory, where you can enjoy the sun and breathe pure air. The Queyras is the land of an omnipresent sun and vast protected natural spaces, where men live together with abundant fauna and exceptional flora.

I will take you to discover the magical beauty of snowy landscapes in the Queyras. We will enjoy unique hikes on the snow, in the middle of quiet, beautiful and untouched scenery. Molines-en-Queyras is the perfect starting point for unforgettable snowshoe hikes.

Our snowshoeing tours are within reach of any good hiker and they are a great initiation into snowshoeing. Everyone will carry a small backpack with a fleece, picnic lunch and water for the day.

So what are you waiting for? Check the date below, book your trip and join a group for a unique snowshoeing holiday in the amazing Queyras!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival-Molines-en-Queyras

Saturday-April 6th. In the late afternoon we arrive at the Maison du Gaudissard, our cozy base for the upcoming days. We settle into the room and later enjoy an aperitif and an evening meal.

Day 2 to 6: Snowshoeing days!

From Sunday to Thursday, we will enjoy five days of snowshoeing in the beautiful snowy landscapes around Molines-en-Queyras. We will hike on the snow from the cottage to the stunning valleys and mountains of the Queyras, with some car rides to make the most out of our time here.

Day 7: Breakfast-End of Program

On Friday, after breakfast, we get a packed lunch and return home, with our head full of unforgettable images and experiences.

 

Details

Accommodation

Gîte Hôtel La Maison de Gaudissard, Molines-en-Queyras -Cozy dormitory rooms of 3 to 6 beds in an enchanting setting. There is a possibility to book a double room via the guide, with an extra charge of 30 € more per day. -The Gite has 2 bathrooms, 2 showers and toilets. -On the ground floor there is a bar and restaurant, a nice terrace and a Finnish sauna heated by a wood fire.

More info

Carpooling will be proposed and encouraged, according to the participants.

Meeting point

Molines-en-Queyras

About the guide

I have been in love with nature, hiking and orientation for more than 30 years. I like human contact very much and I truly enjoy what life offers us every day.

I’m an International Mountain Leader (IML) certified by UIMLA and I'm the President of UPMM (The Belgian Association Member of UIMLA). I used to work for the Belgian army as a Lieutenant-Colonel Commando-Paratrooper and I’m a member of the Belgian Alpine Club (CAB).

Together with my wife Didi, we organize hiking tours with a few donkeys that we own. Join us with your family or your friends, for a half-day, a full day or even several days. These hikes are unique and accessible to everyone.

It will be my great pleasure to guide you around some of the most beautiful spots in Belgium or in the mountains, all year around, hiking or snowshoeing. Please contact me via the programs I propose and let’s start planning together!

Languages

French | English | Dutch

Certificates

UIMLA

Residence

Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium


What people are saying about Alain Dantinne

Manuela Verhaegen

5.00

April, 2022

Journée en famille à tous points merveilleuse : activité adaptée à tout le monde, personne PMR et chiens de la famille plus ou moins sages... Dès l'accueil, nous avions compris que la balade s'annonçait au mieux. Alain et son épouse Didi sont didactiques, très relax tout en restant attentifs à chacun et s'adaptent parfaitement à leur public. Le pique-nique très soigneusement préparé par leurs soins était juste plus que parfait et savoureux. Nos petits-enfants, plein d'énergie, ont profité de chaque arrêt pour grimper, sauter, explorer, jouer à cache-cache, tout cela sous le regard bienveillant des adultes. Très belle expérience que nous recommandons sans hésiter !


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 475 Each

Group of 2

EUR 475 Each

Group of 3

EUR 475 Each

Group of 4

EUR 475 Each

Group of 5

EUR 475 Each

Group of 6

EUR 475 Each

Group of 7

EUR 475 Each

Group of 8

EUR 475 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price is for a group of 13 People, including the guide. It includes, six nights, six days full board, fees, organizing and guiding fees




 

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