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Weekend snowshoeing around Lac Blanc in Les Vosges, France

Auberge-Blancrupt
Blancrupt Refuge, Lac Blanc. Photo: Auberge Blancrupt

Alain, an UIMLA Mountain Leader, takes you on a great snowshoeing weekend around the Lac Blanc resort, in the beautiful Vosges mountains, in the region of Alsace.

Group

Alps

3 Days

Feb

Occasional

Beginner


Highlights

  • Discover the beauty of the magical winter landscapes around Lac Blanc
  • Enjoy two unique snowshoe tours along the guidance of expert Mountain Leaders
  • Have fun while hiking on untouched snow around the Vosges mountains

Description

I invite you to a great snowshoeing weekeend in the heart of the beautiful Vosges mountains, around the Lac Blanc ski resort, in the historic region of Alsace in northeastern France.

The name of the resort derives from the Lac Blanc, a beautiful lake nearby, situated at 1055 meters. The area surrounding the lake becomes a perfect destination for unique snowshoeing tours during the winter. You will discover stunning views over the valley and the Vosges peaks.

Our base during these days will be a comfortable and well equipped hostel, with an on-demand kitchen, nestled in Orbey, in the the upper part of the Kaysersberg Valley. It is very close to the Gazon du Faing peak, the Calvary Cal and the slopes of the intimate family resort of Lac Blanc.

We will meet at the lodge around 5 pm and after settling in we will enjoy an aperitif at the hostel bar. In the evening we will have dinner together. Next morning, our snowhoeing adventure begins! We will have breakfast, prepare a packed lunch and get ready for our first tour.

On our first day, we will enjoy a great snowshoeing tour, exploring the magical winter landscapes on beautiful trails, passing by the Tête des Faux, the Devin pond, the Bonhomme forest and the Tête des Immerlins. Our snowshoe hike today will cover a total distance of easy 18 kilometers.

Next day, on Sunday, after having breakfast we will put our snowshoes on and enjoy a 12 kilometer hike on the snow. We will walk towards the Lac Blanc, the Lac Noir, the Gazon du Faing ride and then return to the cottage. 

If you’d like to join me on this snowshoeing tour in the Vosges mountains, just send me a request. Check the date below and book your trip. We will spend an amazing weekend around Lac Blanc!

If you have more time available, you could check out my 7-day snowshoeing trip in Molines-en-Queyras, also in France.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Friday 22 Feb. We will meet at the hostel at around 5 pm. After settling in we will enjoy an aperitif at the hostel bar and in the evening we will have dinner together. Next morning, our snowhoeing adventure begins!

Day 2: Snowshoeing

Saturday 23 Feb. We will have breakfast, prepare a packed lunch and get ready for our first snowshoeing tour, on beautiful trails, passing by the Tête des Faux, the Devin pond, the Bonhomme forest and the Tête des Immerlins. Our snowshoe hike today will cover a total distance of easy 18 kilometers. Once back at the hostel, we have a shower, enjoy an aperitif and share a meal together.

Day 3: Snowshoeing

Sunday 24 Feb. Next day, on Sunday, after having breakfast we will put our snowshoes on and enjoy a 12 kilometer tour. We will walk towards the Lac Blanc, the Lac Noir, the Gazon du Faing ride and then return to the cottage. We return the rented equipment, share a farewell drink and say goodbye. 

 

Details

Accommodation

Auberge-Refuge Le Blancrupt, Station Lac Blanc The hostel offers several rooms for 5/6 people each. The beds are equipped with a protective cover, pillow case and blankets. Please bring a sleeping bag or flat sheets. Don't forget your slippers to access the rooms. Animals are not allowed in the accommodation.

More info

Group Size: 20 people, including guides.

You can rent snowshoes and equipment on site.


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 171 Each

Group of 2

EUR 171 Each

Group of 3

EUR 171 Each

Group of 4

EUR 171 Each

Group of 5

EUR 171 Each

Group of 6

EUR 171 Each

Group of 7

EUR 171 Each

Group of 8

EUR 171 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

This is the price per person for a group of 20 people. The price includes accommodation, all meals (Friday night, Saturday morning + picnic, Saturday night, Sunday morning + picnic), organization and guiding fees of 2 Mountain Leaders during both snowshoe tours. // The price does not include drinks.




 

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