- At a glance
- Locality & Walks
- Accommodation & Meals
- Travel options
Your Holiday at a Glance
|Guided walking holiday||
|Dates for 2018/19||
|Accommodation and Meals||
|What's not included||
Queyras: Snow Shoeing
Discover the French Alps under its winter blanket of snow. Based in a wonderful 3-star hotel in Arvieux, our snow shoeing holiday will allow you to discover the most beautiful landscapes of the Queyras, as well as discovering a region full of unique traditions and architecture. Each day your guide will take you to a different valley in the Queyras Regional Park to discover the best this spectacular and relatively undiscovered Queyras Region has to offer. The Queyras is a landscape that offers far ranging panoramic views which are bathed in sunshine for 300 days a year.
This holiday is available as a moderate or challenging holiday. The moderate holiday is ideal for those groups looking to discover snow shoeing for the first time as well as experienced walkers looking for an easy week. The more challenging holiday is ideal for those groups experienced in snow shoeing who are looking for a holiday where the walks access wonderful mountain summits.
Moderate & challenging options. Moderate: Average walking days are about 4 hours 30 and include ascents of 450m. Challenging: Average walking days are about 6 hours and 950m of ascent. Moderate walks are ideal for novices and challenging walks for people with some snow shoeing experience. Many of the walks on both holidays take place above 2000m where the effects of altitude can be felt, and so a moderate to good level of fitness is recommended. We provide you with snow shoes, walking poles and avalanche transceivers.
Day 1: Arrival
Welcome at Montdauphin-Guillestre train station and transfer to your 3 star hotel in Arvieux
Day 2: Moderate holiday - Balcony path around St Veran
A gentle start to get used to your snow shoes. A wonderful balcony path between 2 pretty hamlets to discover not only Saint Veran, classed as one of the prettiest villages in France, but also views of the Queyras summits. 4hrs, +/-300m
Day 2: Challenging holiday - Pointe des Vallonnets (2450m)
This panoramic ridge at almost 2500m is little known outside of the Queyras but offers great views of the Queyras valleys and its hamlets. 5hrs 30, +/-800m
Day 3: Moderate holiday - La Monta to la Medille
Accommodation & Meals
You will be staying at Ferme de l'Izoard, a very comfortable and charming 3 star hotel at 1700m in the Arvieux Valley. Run by welcoming and helpful hosts Vanessa and Jean Michel, your hotel serves great food. After your walk you can relax in one of their two lounges or in the heated swimming pool or spa room.
|Ferme d'Izoard||Hotel||Very comfortable & charming 3 star hotel at 1700m in the Arvieux Valley.||3 Star|
Transfer from Mont Dauphin - Guillestre station included in holiday price.
Flights from the UK to Lyon St Exupery, then bus (Satobus) or tram to Lyon Part Dieu. Train detailed below. Possible to fly to Marseille and take train from Marseille St Charles.
The airlines Easy jet, BMI and British Airways have scheduled flights from the UK - Manchester, Stanstead and Heathrow to Lyon St Exupery airport.
Please visit our travel shop for links to useful sites for reserving airport parking or booking train tickets to the UK airports
Note: Please check concerning the availability of a holiday before booking any flights. If you need further information or would like to discuss any aspect of your travel arrangements, please contact us, we’re here to help you. We would be happy to book travel arrangements to Lyon, France on your behalf.
Eurostar and the TGV from London to Lyon Part Dieu or Valence TGV, via Lille or Paris. From there you’ll need to take local train services to the Mont Dauphin - Guillestre station, changing at Grenoble &/or Gap.
Once in France, the journey from Calais to the Lyon area takes about 7-8 hours (excluding long breaks). Tolls amount to about 30 euros each way. Controlled parking is available at the airport for 50 euros. Channel crossings are provided by the following companies.
Also take a look at our slideshow of the Queyras region