Snowshoeing excursions and fauna observation in Le Grand-Bornand

Snowshoeing excursions and fauna observation in Le Grand-Bornand

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English, German, French
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Duration: from 1 half day to full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point: Offer n° 1
    Place de l'Eglise in Grand Bornand
    Offer n° 2
    At the ski lift of Mont-Piton
  • Opening seasons:
    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

Activity description

Venture into the wilderness of the Alps with a passionate guide who will help you discover the fauna of the most beautiful massifs of Haute Savoie!

From hiking to mountaineering, Maxime can take you into the wild to meet the animals of the Alps. If you're a beginner, do not worry, he proposes a quick introduction to walking with snowshoes (technique, use of poles, breathing...). If you're already experts, Maxime has some sporty and alpine itineraries up his sleeves for your greatest pleasure!

It will take you about 15 minutes to reach the start of the hike from the Grand-Bornand. If you chose the half-day option, you will evolve in the Massif du Bargy. During the day, your mountain leader will probably take you to the Massif des Bornes on the Sous-Dine mountain. There, fauna is abundant and Maxime knows exactly where to find the animals! You will no doubt see ibex, chamois and many birds of prey in their natural environment and will be able to learn more about their lifestyle.

Don't hesistate any longer and go discover the panoramic view of the Jura and the Northern Alps to observe the mysteries of the mountain fauna, to find traces and footprints or simply to marvel at this great fauna observed in the telescope.

Offers

1
Half day private excursion

Spend a half day with a professional guide who is entirely dedicated to your progression and your desires!

You'll meet around 8.45am to check the equipment before going to the starting point of the excursion. After a short briefing about security and how to use the equipment, you start walking gently to get comfortable with the snowshoes. You might go to a beautiful area where you'll get a unique view over the Aravis mountains, walking in the forest in fresh snow, on low inclination slopes. You'll stop for a hot drink and to observe the animals in their natural habitat before heading back down to the car park. End of the trip around 12pm.

Activity requirements

No experience required, you only need to be able to walk for 2 hours.

Special terms

Price is given per group.

The route can be adapted and modified with the instructor after booking.

Do not forget to bring
  • Warm clothes adapted to the activity
  • Bottled water, hot drink, snacks
Sensation Level:Adventurous
Fitness level:Everybody welcome
Duration:1 half day
Meeting point:
Offer n° 1
Place de l'Eglise in Grand Bornand
Offer n° 2
At the ski lift of Mont-Piton
Included:
  • Guide for the half day
Excluded:
  • Snowshoes & poles
  • Transfers
2
Full day private excursion

Spend a day with a professional guide who will help you discover his mountain!

Itinerary

You'll meet around 9am around Mont-Piton to check the equipment before going to the starting point of the excursion. After a short briefing about security and how to use the equipment, you start walking gently to get comfortable with the snowshoes. You will follow the animal tracks and see hares and prey birds. At the top, you'll stop for a picnic and watch ibex and fawn evolve in their natural environment before going down to the car park via another route. End of the trip around 5pm.

Activity requirements

No experience required, you only need to be able to walk for 4 hours.

Special terms

Price is given per group.

The route can be adapted and modified with the instructor after booking.

Do not forget to bring
  • Warm clothes adapted to the activity
  • Bottled water, hot drink, snacks
  • Picnic or money for lunch
Sensation Level:Adventurous
Fitness level:Everybody welcome
Duration:full day
Meeting point:
Offer n° 1
Place de l'Eglise in Grand Bornand
Offer n° 2
At the ski lift of Mont-Piton
Included:
  • Guide for the day
Excluded:
  • Snowshoes & poles

Meeting point

Offer n° 1
Place de l'Eglise in Grand Bornand
Offer n° 2
At the ski lift of Mont-Piton
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