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Les Vosges 2-day guided snowshoeing hike

Snowshoeing guided trip in the Vosges

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 !

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Vosges

2 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar

Occasional

Intermediate


Description

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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday

  • 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 2: Sunday

  • 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.

 

Details

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).

Meeting point

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

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.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

Residence

France


What people are saying about this trip

Guenael

5.00

February, 2017

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!

Tombé Sous Lecharme

5.00

February, 2017

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

Lucie

5.00

February, 2017

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.

Greg Poch

5.00

February, 2017

Superbe sortie dans le macif Vosgien!! Les différents paysages enneigés sont juste magnifiques.

Nicolas

5.00

February, 2017

We had an amazing week-end in the Vosges with Eric. It included hiking with snow-shoes, enjoying delicious local food and sleeping in the mountain. He always made sure everybody was safe and happy while giving insights about the beautiful environment. 10/10 would recommend !

Ellina Henner

5.00

February, 2017

Sortie en raquettes, Janvier 2017. Une sortie super bien organisée, guide sympa et professionnel, très beau parcours proposé, accueil chaleureux au refuge. à refaire!

Shoegall

5.00

February, 2017

I have never seen the Vosges like this before! Thanks Eric!

Isabelle

5.00

February, 2017

Une sortie raquettes qui restera longtemps en mémoire. Un guide passionné et à l'écoute. Cerise sur le gâteau, il aime la bonne nourriture et n'hésite à partager ses trouvailles! Foncez !

Gaël Guibert

5.00

February, 2017

Wonderful trip with Eric!! He is enjoyable with his passion. He shared with us some beautiful secret places, his knowledge about the wildlife and the good food. Thank you Eric so much and see you very soon.


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 257 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

This is the price to join one of our group tours (group size: 6-12 people).




 

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