Snowshoeing, mushing and spa trip in Briançon, Hautes Alpes
Snowshoeing, mushing and spa trip in Briançon, Hautes Alpes
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
    Beginner
  • Spoken languages
    French, English
  • Duration
    5 days
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

This trip is perfectly adapted for those who wish to relax in a healthy and beautiful environment while practicing a sport. One of the best things of the region is the weather with about 300 days of sunshine a year, without forgetting the beautiful snow-covered mountains.

You will spend this trip in the stunning Vallée de la Clarée. As a preserved site since 1992 for the protection of fauna, flora and heritage, the vallée de la Clarée forms a natural and cultural whole linked by history. This beautiful valley managed to keep its authenticity. Nature lovers looking for wildlife won't be disappointed. The vallée de la Guisane starts at col du Lautaret and ends in Briançon. It's a typical Hautes-Alpes village, facing the Ecrins mountain range.

Everyday, we will do 4 to 5 hour-hikes with a height difference of 400 to 500 meters. Lisa will take the physical condition of each participant into account to pick the most adapted route.

minimum 6 y/o
Starting time: 9:00 am,
Cancellation policy: 
moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Offer Description

Sunday: Arrival at the guesthouse in Névache
- Diner and night in a guesthouse
Monday (Day 1) - Acclimatization: easy trail, low drop and complete change of scenery. You will have the impression of being in Canada thanks to the amazing larch forest along the Vallée de la Clarée !
- Meeting at 9 am
- Friendly picnic
- Diner and night in a guesthouse
Tuesday (Day 2) - Day in the Valley de la Clarée and visit of an altitude shelter ; you'll enjoy a wonderful view over the whole valley! Drop +: 480 m ; Duration: 5 hour walk
- Hike up to the Buffère shelter located on an altitude plateau
- Lunch at the shelter in the middle of the mountains, a real treat! 
- Snowshoe descent down to the village of Névache
- Diner and night in a cottage/guesthouse
Wednesday (Day 3) - Descent of the col du Lautaret then stop in the thermal baths of Le Monêtier Les Bains (optional / to be decided onsite). Drop -: 500 m ; Duration: 4 hour walk. You might even see ibexes during this hike! 
- The hike will start from the col du Lautaret where you will enjoy wonderful views over la Meije Orientale, le Pavé, le Pic Gaspard...
- Descent of the valley via the GR50 up to Le Monêtier Les Bains and end of the day at the thermal baths.
- Maximum relaxation in the thermal baths of Le Monêtier les Bains. These naturally heated and open air baths are just perfect. This relaxation time will also be a contemplation one thanks to an outstanding view over many snow-covered summits. A dream come true!
- Diner and night in a cottage/guesthouse
Thursday (Day 4) - Hike around Cervière, a village located down the col of Izoard and geological walk! Duration: 4 hours and drop: 400 meters.
- Hike up to the alpine chalets of the Alp du Pied for a pic-nic.
- Discovery of wonderful geological formations and walk up to the plateau located under the geological site of Chenaillet.
- Back to the vallée des fonds in the middle of beautiful alpine chalets.  
Lisa will join you for the last evening meal.
Friday (Day 5) - Mushing session
Ypu will enjoy the vallée de la Clarée one last time but this time, mushing!
You have 2 options: either a discovery session (€55/people for 30 minutes or €110/people for 1 hour), or a initiation to mushing for 2 with 1 driver and 1 passenger (with the possibility to switch roles halfway through the ride: €110/h for both participants).
According to the weather conditions and other eventualities, the program can change but the quality of the service won't be affected whatsoever! 

Special terms

You must book your accomodation by yourself but Lisa can help you in your search. She has several options for you: accomodation in the vallée de Serre Chevalier, in Briançon, or in the vallée de la Clarée in Névache.
Possibility to stay in a guesthouse*** with a spa and half-board, type mountain chalet.
Possibilité to stay in a very comfortable cottage, in a dormitory or in a private room, type mountain chalet.

Included
  • Equipment (snowshoes and hiking poles)
  • Guiding with a certified hiking guide
  • Transfers (in Lisa's mini van)
Excluded
  • Accomodation
  • Meals
  • Price for the mushing activity
Meeting point
Briançon SNCF train station Get directions
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