Les Vosges 2-day guided snowshoeing hike

Discover Les Vosges during a weekend in the winter and enjoy amazing traditional products. Eric, a local UIMLA mountain leader, in love with this region in Eastern France, will be your guide !

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Vosges

People per Guide

14 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     
    Discover the wilderness of Les Vosges during a 2-day snowshoeing trip in the heart of the local forests and snowy stubble. The perfect weekend in the outdoor after an intense week at work. 

    Moments of relaxation and breath of fresh air will be ensured for these 2 days in Les Vosges! You will enjoy the pleasure of walking on snow and admire the unique landscapes that nature offers during the winter.

    All the meals served during the snowshoeing trip are local and include traditional products selected by myself.

    I’m organizing several weekends from January till March. You can join a group or set up yours. The trip takes place in the surroundings of Gerardmer – La Bresse.

    If you have 5 minutes, I invite you to read the story of Guenael, who joined me for a snowshoeing weekend in les Vosges in February 2017.

    My objective is to provide you with a real LOCAL EXPERIENCE.

    We should finish on Sunday around 5pm so that you have the time to go back home before starting a new week.

    Feel free to send me a request ! It will be my great pleasure to let you discover the Vosges range and its wonders.

    I organize group tours at specific dates (see below) and private tours at your best convenience. For a private trip, the price will depend on the number of participants.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    249 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     This is the price to join one of our group tours (group size: 6-12 people).
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Saturday
      • Snowshoe hiking for +/- 4 hours
      • Distance : 8,5km
      • Vertical drop : +300m / -300m

      For those who wish, we can go on a ‘digestive’ snowshoeing hike with the headlamps (about 1 hour, depending on the weather conditions).

      The night will be spent in a traditional mountain hostel. We will have a hot meal in the evening with local specialties. The breakfast will also be traditional and varied (check the pictures 😉 ).

    • Day 2Sunday
      • Snowshoe hiking for +/- 6 hours
      • Distance : 11,5km
      • Vertical drop: +450m / -450m

      We will have a gastronomic picnic in the forest. I will have for you a selection of the best products of the area (cheese, charcuterie and local drinks). These products are collected by myself the day before from different farms from Les Vosges.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Occasional

    Meeting point

    The exact meeting point will be communicated after booking. It will depend on the itinerary we take.

    Accommodation

    We will stay in a traditional mountain hostel. Refuge du Sotré or Gazon Rouge could be one of them (based on the final itinerary that I'll define).

    More info

    The rental of the equipment (snowshoe) is included in the price

    Not included in the price :

    - Insurance and repatriation assistance

    - Rescue costs and/or cancellation

    - Beverages, tips and personal expenses

    - Transportation to the starting point and the end of the trek

    - Single room supplement (to be discussed).

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Since 1982, I explore the world with curiosity and passion.
    Legendary peaks, lost valleys, native forests, endemic species, ethnic groups and local minorities, culture and gastronomy. I'm a certified mountain leader (UIMLA). All my treks, during the summer and winter, are tailor-made. All I wish is to make sure you live an unforgettable journey. You'll find here some of the programs I have organised in the past. Feel free to contact me if you want to discuss about them.

     
     
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    What People are Saying about Eric Brisbare

    • 9 reviews

     

    Had an amaaaazing snowshoeing trip in Les Vosges with Eric on 18-19 Feb 2017. The whole experience was way beyond expectations. Every single aspect of the trip was just simply perfect - wouldn\'t change a single thing. Eric\'s knowledge of the region, its history, wild life, mountain life and technical expertise were great, really felt safe and well guided, plus Eric was really caring and checking out everyone in the group. Besides, group was fun and really interesting, we shared some very nice moments during the walk. We also had a chance to taste local food specialties, seated in the open air at a refuge, feet in the snow....Paradise! The region\'s landscapes are wonderful ; it was a fantastic two-day escape out of city life - definitely to be done again as soon as possible ! Thanks again Eric!
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    Guenael
    Superbe week-end de rando raquette avec un guide passionné, attentif aux autres, hyper compétent et amoureux de la nature et de ses bienfaits. Le week-end rando est également devenu un week-end gastronomique avec un pique-nique d\'anthologie composé de produits locaux excellents. Le mot d\'ordre de ce week-end: profitons de la vie et de la nature ! L\'organisation du trek était également impeccable. Merci Éric pour ces purs moments de bonheur! JF
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    Tombé Sous Lecharme
    Regarder, admirer, observer, contempler, respirer, savourer la vie qui nous entoure devrait être ce qui nous anime à chaque instant. Si cela ne peut être le cas à chaque seconde, sachez le faire alors le temps d un week end, d un jour, d une heure.... Et qui de mieux pour vous accompagner dans cette démarche qu une personne passionnée par cette vie et cet amour du partage. Merci à toi Eric et à bientôt.
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    Lucie
    Sortie en raquettes, Janvier 2017. Une sortie super bien organisée, guide sympa et professionnel, très beau parcours proposé, accueil chaleureux au refuge. à refaire!
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    Ellina Henner
     

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