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Snowshoeing in Saint-Véran, 7-day trip

Join an IFMGA certified guide on this 7-day snowshoeing tour across the beautiful Queyras Regional Park, based in Saint-Véran. Enjoy the impressive landscapes of the French Alps and world-class accommodation. No previous experience required!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration4 days
Offer periodFeb
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified

Description

If you are looking to immerse yourself in the beautiful French Alps this season, this 7-day snowshoeing program can be a great plan. Over this week, I will guide you around Saint-Véran, the highest village in Europe! Every day, we will discover a different corner of the fabulous Queyras Regional Park. Ready to join me?

For this tour, we will be based at the comfortable and quaint Le Grand Tétras Hotel in Saint-Véran. This hotel counts with all the comforts you will need for a relaxing stay. You will also get free access to the hotel’s sauna and sports room – The perfect way to unwind after an intense snowshoeing day! Have a look at the different rooms available below at different fees.

On this tour, you will get to see incredible views of the valleys of the Queyras. These are some of the most amazing landscapes in the Southern French Alps. And as always, we will make special emphasis on the importance of responsible tourism and sustainable development.

Plus, we will get to meet the people in the area, and eat dinner made from local productions.

Also, groups on this program will be between 5 and 13 guests. Snowshoes and the safety gear will be provided by me, included in the price.

Note that you don’t need to have previous snowshoeing experience to join this tour. The daily altitude gain will be between 300 and 600 m; and the total walking time per day is between 4 and 5 hours. You need to be able to carry your own small backpack (30 to 40 liters recommended) with what you’ll need for the day (see “Extra Information” below).

Have a look at a detailed suggested itinerary below. The order of the walks might change in order to make the best of the snow conditions.

Have a look at the next departures below and join a group!

Ready for this Snowshoeing in Saint-Véran, 4-day trip? Click on the “Request to book” and start planning your visit to the French Alps! Have a look at a longer version of this program:

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Accommodation

Le Grand Tétras Hotel in Saint Véran Options: - Room for 2 (sheets and towels supplied) or single room, if available. - Shared room (might be mixed) for 4 people (sheets and towels not supplied) We can help you book an extra night here if you need it, either for the night before the beginning of the program, or the night after the last day of the program.

More info

Included in the price are the snowshoes, as well as safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel and sounding line). This itinerary includes free access to the hotel’s sauna and sports room. You will also be able to eat a dinner made from local productions. Peronal equipment required: - Backpack (recommended: 30 - 35 litres) - Waterproof hiking boots - Gaiters (if the bottom of your trousers is not long enough to keep the snow from getting into your shoes) - Hiking socks (avoid cotton) - Comfortable, warm and waterproof hiking trousers (that dry quickly) - Sports T-shirt (avoid cotton) - Warm jacket or wool jumper - Waterproof jacket - A pair of gloves (an extra pair is highly recommended) - Hat properly covering your ears - Sunglasses - Thermos flask for hot drinks (mandatory) - Plastic box and cutlery for your picnic - Sunscreen and lipstick / lip balm - Small personal emergency kit

Meeting point

7:30 p.m at the Le Grand Tétras Hotel, Saint Véran.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Meeting

  • 7.30 pm: Meeting at the Le Grand Tétras Hotel, in Saint Véran

Day 2: The Saint Véran balconies - Warm up, ARVA initiation

  • Snowshoeing in the valley of the Aigues: high mountain pastures of the Gardioles (2,200 m), nice view on the villages and summits of the Queyras
  • There will be time for you to use an avalanche transceiver
  • Duration of the activity: 4 hours
  • Level variation: +300 m; -300 m

Day 3: La Monta - La Médille

  • Snowshoeing from La Monta (1,660 m) to La Médille (1,995 m)
  • Walk along a frozen river
  • We leave the valley behind and snowshoe into the natural reserve – We might spot wildlife here!
  • Breathtaking views of Mount Viso
  • Duration of the activity: 4 hours
  • Level variation: +400 m; -400 m

Day 4: Le Raux - Pont du Moulin - Cross of Curlet’s summit

  • Snowshoeing from La Raux (1,919 m) to the Aigue Blanche
  • Arrival in the cross of Curlet summit (2,301 m)
  • Walk along the ridge for a unique view over Saint Véran, including a part of Italy
  • Guided tour of the highest village in Europe
  • Duration of the activity: 4.5 hours
  • Level variation: +480 m; -480 m

Day 5: Arvieux - Clapeyto's huts

  • Snowshoeing from Arvieux (1,550 m)
  • Walk in the impressive setting of Clapeyto, across small plateau and valleys before entering a postcard
    landscape of the famous Clapeyto’s huts (2,250 m)
  • Duration of the activity: 5 hours
  • Level variation: +500 m; -500 m

Day 6: La Rua - Bûcher summit - 360° view over the Queyras

  • We cross the bridge on the Aigue Agnelle, and across the Prés Fromage pass
  • Climb to the Bûcher summit (2,245 m)
  • Unique 360° view over the Queyras!
  • Duration of the activity: 4.5 hours
  • Level variation: +500 m; -500 m

Day 7: Breakfast - End of program

  • If you came by train, transfer by bus to the train station of Mont Dauphin – Guillestre (included in the price)
  • End of program


About the guide

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I am the director of a trekking agency based in the Queyras Regional Park and specialized in guided and self-guided walking, snowshoeing and cycling trips in the southern alps.

I created my agency with 3 other mountain leaders 20 years ago.
Who in the present work with me, and we as a team, take care of all the trips.

Please get in touch with me, if you want us to organise you a great trip in the Alps !


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Prices per person

Group of 5

EUR 717 each

Group of 6

EUR 717 each

Group of 7

EUR 717 each

Group of 8

EUR 717 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

The prices above are based on accommodation in a shared room (for 4 people), with bathroom and WC (sheets supplied, towels not supplied). The price with accommodation in hotel in a room for 2 people (towels and sheets supplied) is €805 per person. The additional fee for being in a private room for 1 is €120 (total: €805 + €120). All prices include tourist tax.


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