Névache Snowshoe: Valleys & Cols
Névache Snowshoe: Valleys & Cols
Névache Snowshoe: Valleys & Cols
Névache Snowshoe
Névache Snowshoe: Valleys & Cols
Névache Snowshoe: Valleys & Cols

Névache Snowshoe: Valleys & Cols


Snowshoeing in France

One of the very best areas in France to snowshoe in the mountains. The tiny ancient hamlet of Névache is situated in the Vallée de la Clarée, a truly beautiful base for a week of exploring the surrounding snowy summits and Cols.

The very name 'Névache' means 'snow covered' and the area is known for having the best snow cover in the Southern Alps. We also aim to spend one night in a mountain refuge which, in itself, is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the mountains 'up close' in all their glory.

Highlights

  • Stunning mountain views of the Haute Alps
  • Unique, ancient and beautiful valley base
  • Spend the night in an 'eco' mountain refuge
  • Return airport transfers from Turin included
  • An area famed for its snow cover, the Vallée de la Clarée 
  • Professional guide; International Mountain Leader 
  • Visit a remote valley that is something of a secret!
  • All snowshoe equipment included 

 This is without doubt one of our favourite snowshoe destinations. It is one of those hidden gems that you stumble across and then wonder why on earth you haven't visited before. The community here is quintessentially French in terms of culture, food, and tradition. It is a quaint and ancient community that really does feel like a haven of tranquility. 


Nevache is a lovely quite small village with some wonderful opportunities for snowshoeing.  In particular, the ascents of the Col des Thures, the Col du Raisin and the Col du Chardonnet stand out, all offering wide open vistas and plenty of energetic expeditions on our snow shoes.  As always, the back-up administration and guiding worked flawlessly, leaving all participants free to enjoy the snow during the day and a glass of wine in the evening.

Itinerary

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  • We meet this evening at our accommodation when your guide will be available to discuss the itinerary and answer any questions about the week ahead. Advice on how to travel to Nevache is given in the 'Arrival & Departure' section of the Trip Information. 

  • We leave today from Fontcouverte and climb steadily through the forest until the clear ground below the Refuge du Chardonnet, at 2227m (7304ft). After a coffee stop, we can head beyond the Refuge to explore the area towards the Col. It is also possible for you to choose to rest at the refuge and relax in the sunshine! The terrain is impressive with mountains towering on either side, and there is a small snow covered lake just beyond the Refuge the Lac du Chardonnet. Hidden behind the ridge line are the Ecrins mountains to the west, and the peak of the Grand Galibier. This peak sits above the Col Galibier of Tour de France fame. After enjoying the ambiance we will return to the Refuge, perhaps for more cake, and to collect any of our group who have chosen to relax at the Refuge. You are on holiday after all! 

    Ascent to Refuge: 650m (2132ft) Distance: 8km (5 miles) Duration: 5h30 

  • This morning we will head in the opposite direction to our outing yesterday and we will head down the valley. A very short distance later we will arrive at the parking and begin our day. Our objective will be the beautiful high combe that leads to our ultimate goal the Col des Thures. The first impression of the Vallee de la Claree is of a mediteranean landscape covered in snow! We pass limestone crags, and pine trees that seem more familiar to the coast. Our will follow a side valley from above Névache village where we climb steadily through the snow covered trees on an easy angled track. The trail eventually takes us along a gorge featuring stunning spires of rock rising above the pines. We then head up through the treeline allowing us access to the Col at 2194m (7196ft), which sits just above the snow and ice covered Lac Chavillon.

    Ascent: 600m (1968ft) Distance: 10.8km (6.7 miles) Duration: 6h00

  • A change of scene and venue today as we enjoy a snowshoe walk in the lovely Vallon du Creuzet. We begin a little way down the Vallée de la Clarée at the ancient hamlet of Plampinet where we gain the trail heading upwards into the snowy pine forests. We take a traversing path along the side of the valley until the terrain eventually opens out on the Vallon du Creuzet. This is a lovely hike with high rocky peaks surrounding us as high above is the summit of the Croix Carail sitting at an altitude of  2584m (8475ft). We will explore the valley before returning back to Plampinet and our hotel.

    Ascent: 720m (2361ft) Distance: 9.5 km (5.9 miles) Duration: 4h50

  • There are many local routes in the Vallee de la Claree to choose from, such as the Chalets des Acles. This is a gorgeous valley which is less frequented than others. We begin at Plampinet where we take a steep but steady trail through the pines. On our way we pass the Oratoire Saint-Roch, and then reaching some clearings we arrive at the old farm buildings of Chalet des Acles which are grouped around an ancient chapel. After enjoying our picnic lunch and taking in those final high mountain views of this beautiful part of the world we will descend for our final night and cosy dinner in our ancient hamlet of Nevache.

    Ascent: 400m (1312ft) Distance: 9.8km (6 miles) Duration: 4h30

  • Today we begin our two day adventure in the mountains. We have a later start from our hotel this morning, time to enjoy breakfast, and a relatively easy day as our goal is the easily accessed Refuge de Buffère. The trail to this lovely rustic Refuge is normally very good as they use a snow-mobile to re-stock the Refuge and the path will be pressed down. A steady climb through the pines takes us to the refuge where we will be spending the night. The Refuge prides itself on its excellent meals made with local or organic food. It also likes to offer its guests locally brewed beers, perhaps some home made Génépi, or their delicate liqueur made from Edelweiss! Now, that's an interesting proposition Edelweiss liqueur? This is a day to savour and relax. Of course, if you want to do more you can spend the afternoon exploring the area around the Refuge. Your guide will make sure you are occupied! You will also be pleased to hear that the Refuge can provide private bedrooms rather than the normal large dormitories!

    Ascent: 400m (1312ft) Distance: 4.5km (2.8 miles) Duration: 3h00

     

  • This morning we will leave our cosy Refuge and explore the ground beyond as we make our way to the Col de la Buffère. This is an excellent goal for our day in the mountains and one which offers excellent views to the massif of the Ecrins mountains. We begin by wandering through the larch trees that are scattered just above the Refuge, however, the terrain soon opens out and we have a wonderful large valley to enjoy. The trail is very steady as it makes its way to the Col de la Buffère which sits at 2427m (7960ft) and where, weather dependent, we will aim to eat our picnic lunch. After savouring the views we will descend back to the Refuge for a hot drink before descending back to the village. 

    Ascent: 350m (1148ft) Distance: 11.5km (7.2 miles) Duration: 6h00

  • Today is your departure from this beautiful hidden gem of the Haute Alps. We hope you enjoyed it

It is always our aim to complete the proposed itinerary outlined above, however, it may be necessary for our guides/instructors to adjust the daily itinerary based on the weather conditions, group safety and enjoyment.

Accommodation

On all our trips we aim to accommodate our guests in well-situated, clean, characterful, family run accommodation. We are painstaking in our research to give you the best option possible and one that is good value. Our suggested accommodation, listed below, is subject to availability at the time of booking. We have given details of our favoured venues and those we intend to use. If unavailable we will book alternative accommodation of a similar standard.

Our trip fees are based on two people sharing a room. If you are travelling on your own your booking will be based on a twin bedroom sharing with someone of the same gender. 

With regard to the accommodation in Nevache, if you have requested a 'single' room, which will incur a supplement, then please note that 'single' rooms are very limited in number. Therefore if you are considering this holiday and would like a bedroom to yourself we would urge you to get in touch as soon as possible so that we can secure the best options. If you would like to know more about the accommodation please contact us

Le Creux des Souches

Auberge

We love this old Auberge which is right in the heart of the village of Névache. It dates back to 1780 and is built in traditional chalet style respecting the architecture of the region. It has a wonderful character and cosy ambiance. The restaurant with its vaulted roof is a wonderful setting for meals, and there is a fire for those chilly winter days. This really is a truly 'rustic' old world experience!

The auberge has a limited number of bedrooms and for this reason we urge early booking. The bedrooms have ensuite facilities of toilet, sink and showers. If the auberge is already booked then we will most likely stay at the Gite La Découverte.

La Découverte

Gîte

Claudine, Olivier and their daughters have been welcoming travellers and walkers to their gite for more than 15 years. This family run gite is a cosy venue for our stay in the village. At La Découverte Claudine cooks tasteful and hearty dishes with fresh and seasonal products. Olivier is always available to provide information about walking or snowshoeing itineraries, weather forecasts, or local life.

The bedrooms are either twins or doubles with private facilities.  The double rooms have a sink, shower and toilet, and the twin rooms have a sink, and shower.

Refuge de Buffere

Refuge

This really is a gorgeous Refuge and very comfortable. The Refuge prides itself on its excellent meals made with local or organic food. It also likes to offer its guests locally brewed beers, perhaps some home made Génépi, or their delicate liqueur made from Edelweiss! Now, that's an interesting proposition Edelweiss liqueur? Some bedrooms are available rather than the normal dormitory refuge style. This requires early booking on your behalf. 


  • Arrival

    There are various options for getting to the area. Briançon is the nearest large town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and itself worth visiting. It is about 30 mins drive from Névache.

    If you fly to Turin, Italy, we will collect you at the airport, and take you to your accommodation. This will be at a time to suit the majority of the group, but no later than 16h30 on the arrival day. The transfer time is approximately 2h15. 

    You can also take the TGV train from the UK and from various major cities in Europe, to Briancon. From Briançon you can take a local bus or a taxi to your accommodation. Another major train station is at Oulx which on train timetables is often called Oulx-Cesana-Clavière-Sestrières, in Italy. This is serviced by the French TGV.

    See Rail Europe and the Tourist Office, at Briançon, which gives various ways of getting to Briançon. From Briancon or Oulx you can take a local bus or a taxi to your accommodation.

    Early arrivals can either wait at the airport, or if enough time allows make use of the 50 minute Turin Eco City Tour detailed on the Turin Airport website.

    Departure

    A transfer back to Turin airport, in Italy is included. We will leave your accommodation in time to reach the airport by 1100hrs. Your flight back from Turin should ideally be from 13h00 onwards on the departure day. 

    Please get in touch if you would like to discuss flight and transfer times.

  • You must have the appropriate insurance for your chosen activity, including helicopter rescue, repatriation and medical costs. We also advise you take out Trip Cancellation/Curtailment Insurance in the event of you being unable to join the trip. The insurance referred to should only be purchased AFTER we have confirmed your trip is guaranteed to run. 

    The insurance clause set out in our 'Terms and Conditions' is below:

    Insurance: It is a condition of booking that you are insured against medical expenses, injury, illness, death, cost of repatriation, and personal accident risks. This must include cover for the activities to be undertaken during the trip. For tours taking place outside the United Kingdom you must ensure that your insurance covers rescue from the mountains, including helicopter rescue. It is the right of the leader to make a decision to call for helicopter rescue if such assistance is needed. Costs incurred by you, the client, due to an evacuation, rescue or other emergency shall be your responsibility. Any subsequent costs incurred for expenses, not limited to but including such costs as hotels, food, transport etc, shall be borne by you, the client. You are responsible for ensuring insurance cover is adequate for the particular needs of your chosen activity. You must be fully aware of the implications involved in arranging your own travel insurance and understand the limitations and exclusions of the policy. By agreeing to our Terms and Conditions you are authorising Tracks and Trails Ltd, or the person employed to lead the trip for Tracks and Trails Ltd, to instigate rescue and/or helicopter evacuation procedures without previously obtaining the permission of the company issuing your insurance policy. We reserve the right to cancel your booking at any time if we are not satisfied you have the necessary insurance policy covering your activity. Please ensure that your insurance covers you to the maximum altitude given on your trip itinerary. If you are unsure or are joining a bespoke trip then please contact us for specific details. Most of our trips have a maximum altitude of 3,000 metres (9840ft), except the Tour de Monte Rosa which reaches 3316m (10,877ft). You must bring all insurance documentation with you at the time of the activity. We also recommend your insurance covers you for trip cancellation and baggage loss/damage. Tracks and Trails Ltd are unable to accept responsibility for the loss or damage to any client equipment or luggage.

    For further details, please read the Insurance section on our website.

  • Winter mountain weather in the European Alps can vary considerably, and in this respect it is no different to any mountain environment where the terrain influences the weather and it can change from valley to valley. 

    In winter the weather can deliver everything from clear blue skies, and glorious sunshine, to heavy snowfall and strong winds. Essentially, as with all mountain journeys, you should be prepared for any eventuality.

    Temperatures vary depending on the month, generally December, January, and February are colder, but by March and April the temperatures are warming up and spring is on the way. 

    In December and January they can range from -10°Celsius (14°F) to 3°Celsius (37.4F), in February from -5°Celsius (23°F) to 7°Celsius (44.6°F), and in March from 0°Celsius (32°F) to 13°Celsius (55.4°F). 

    The above figures are a general indication only as the weather can vary considerably year on year for any given month.

     

  • For each of our trips there is a minimum number of guests required to book before we can 'guarantee' your trip will run. This is normally 4, and on some occasions 5. 

    In the 'Dates and Prices' section you can hover over the 'Status' button to see how many more bookings are required for your trip to be confirmed. 

    The maximum number of guests that we take on any given trip is indicated in the 'At a Glance' box on the right hand side of the trip page. 

    We will, on occasion, run trips that have not reached the minimum number because our guests have agreed to pay a supplement to allow the trip to go ahead, enabling them to book their travel. If the trip then reaches its minimum number we refund the difference. Do contact us if you wish to discuss this option. 

    We strongly advise you do not book travel until we have confirmed your trip is 'guaranteed' to run. If you book travel before we have confirmed it is 'guaranteed' we cannot be held responsible for any financial loss if the trip does not go ahead.

  • After we have processed your booking we will send you a comprehensive clothing and equipment list that is appropriate to your trip and activity. There will be some items on this list that we strongly recommend and others which are suggested. Our list is based on our experience of what is needed for any particular trip, but it is not the definitive article! If you have items you like to use then do bring them, but be aware of over-loading your 'day' rucksack with items that are heavy and therefore making the trip more challenging.

    Please contact us if in any doubt about what to bring.

  • When booking a holiday as a solo traveller a twin bedded room comprising of two single beds, is booked as standard. This will be with someone of the same gender unless you request to pay extra for your own room. Single rooms are often limited in supply so if you would like to pay a supplement for a single room we urge you to get in touch as soon as possible. This trip has a single supplement of £200. 

  • On many of our trips there will be an element of 'group kit' which will be shared amongst our guests. As mountain people you will be used to team work and working together to the mutual benefit of the group.

    The 'group kit' will be minimal and simply a case of sharing out a few lightweight 'survival shelters'. On a week-long trip you may carry a small shelter for just one day before passing it on to the next person. 

    On many of our cross country ski trips to remote areas there will also be a few additional items to share such as the grip waxes/klisters, spare pole, and snow shovel. These items are shared in such a way that no one is over burdened. 

    Other group items necessary for safety and comfort will be carried by your guide/instructor.

  • We go to great lengths to work with first class guides and instructors who are passionate about their work. They are all fully qualified, and insured, and hold the correct documentation.

    Please note your guide/instructor has complete discretion to make a daily decision on whether or not to take the advertised route based on the weather and the ability of the members of the group. They have our authority to make any route changes they believe are necessary in the interests of safety and enjoyment. 

    For our walking, family, and snowshoeing trips your guide will be a fully qualified and experienced International Mountain Leader. For our running trips your guide will be an International Mountain Leader, and an experienced mountain 'trail runner'.

    If you have booked on a cross country ski trip you will be with a fully qualified professional BASI Nordic Ski Instructor or equivalent. BASI is the British Association of Snowsport Instructors. 

  • This is for you if you would like to walk in the mountains in winter, but your experience of snowshoeing is limited or zero! On these trips full instruction is given on snowshoe technique and equipment. In reality you just need to be able to walk, it is that easy. However, we will be walking in the mountains and we expect that you take regular exercise and have a reasonable level of fitness. We will walk on a variety of terrain from flat to undulating, most of the time we will be walking on a trail, but if there is fresh snow we will enjoy making our own track. We will reach an altitude of up to 2000m (6560ft), but we will sometimes take a cable car to get there. We may complete ascents/descents of between 300–500m (984-1640ft) with one longer day of up to 700m (2296ft). Expect to be out on the mountain for between 4 – 6 hours per day.

    NB: We have graded this trip 'Moderate', but it will also suit those walkers who like slightly longer days. For those looking for a more relaxed approach the itinerary features several days when we go Refuges when you can opt to do a half day and rest at the mountain refuge for a few hours, while the rest of the group goes on. Our base in Névache is so lovely that you may also choose to take a day off and explore the valley.

  • This is a general statement with regard to luggage and is not specific to your trip. Please read on.

    Point to Point

    The majority of our point-to-point trips have luggage support which means your bags are transferred each day to the next accommodation and you only need to wear a small/medium sized 'rucksack' for items you might need during the course of the day. 

    On some trips which feature a night in a refuge/rifugio/hut your main luggage may not be available that evening due to lack of vehicle access. Your rucksack should be of sufficient capacity to carry a few extra items required for this overnight. Your trip itinerary will indicate on which nights you do not have access to your main luggage. If in any doubt please contact us

    Centre Based

    For our centre based trips, in other words where you are staying in the same accommodation all week, you are welcome to bring whatever luggage you require. However, do refer to the note below with regard to 'size' and the lack of elevators in some hotels. 

    Size of Luggage

    Please note that many hotels do not have elevators. This means you may need to carry your luggage to your bedroom. 

    On our point-to-point trips where your luggage is moved along the route by taxi we ask that you keep the weight to a maximum of 15kgs (33lbs), and ONE bag per person. Many of the taxi companies who move your bags impose a 15kg (33lbs) limit and restrict the number because they have to unload and reload the vehicle each day. If you take more than one bag you may be asked to pay a supplement. 

    Luggage on wheels is a good idea, and as stated you need to be able to carry your luggage to your bedroom which may involve climbing several flights of stairs.  

  • We do not include lunches in your trip fee for various reasons. We have found our guests have particular tastes and requirements for 'trail' or 'hill' food and it is better you choose and buy what you require. Buying supplies and trying local specialities is a great way to inter-act with the local people and to practise your language skills. 

    Lunches on our trips are 'picnic' style lunches, in other words you take a packed lunch with sufficient snacks, food and fluid to sustain you throughout your day of activity. If there is the possibility of lunch being taken at a restaurant/farm/cafe beside the trail, your guide/instructor will advise you of this. 

    Each evening you can choose to order a picnic or a sandwich from the hotel, or your guide/instructor will advise you of other options such as a local shop or market and whether you need to purchase items in the evening or if the shop/market is open early enough the next morning not to delay your start. In all cases we would always ask you to settle any 'bill' for lunch or drinks in the evening and not in the morning when there may be a queue. 

    Norway and Sweden

    Norway and Sweden are the exception to this rule and these trips include a packed lunch in your trip fee. You can also bring a thermos flask and have it filled with a hot drink. The reason for this is the remoteness of the accommodation and the scarcity of shops. It is the tradition is to create your packed lunch from the breakfast buffet and the choice is usually substantial with something for all tastes. Please note that in every other country making your lunch from the breakfast is NOT considered acceptable.

  • On your itinerary you will find an indication of the amount of ascent and descent you can expect each day. This offers a guideline to how much effort might be expended each day and allows you to decide, based on previous experience, if your fitness and stamina are correct for the trip. 

    We make every attempt to ensure these statistics are as accurate as possible, but ask you to note that the most modern of technology used to record these details can show considerable variations in terms of ascent, descent, and in particular distance. In other words no two people using GPS devices on the same route will have exactly the same details recorded at the end of the day. 

    The statistics given should be used as a 'general' indication of the effort required. 

  • It is useful to arrive at your destination with some cash in the local currency, however, on most occasions it is relatively easy to visit a 'cash machine' after arrival and withdraw money on a credit or debit card. Some of our locations are an exception to this in particular Norway, where the accommodation will often have no facilities for withdrawing cash, but they will take a credit card. 

    On many of our trips we will visit remote cafes/farms where it is wonderful to enjoy a drink and a cake, at places such as these they will only accept payment in the local currency in cash. 

    On our walking and running trips which take in the route of the 'Tour du Mont Blanc' you will find that Euros will also be accepted in Switzerland as we are never far from the frontier, but the exchange rate will be poor.

    Below is a list of the currency and the currency symbol for each of the countries where we run trips:

    Italy = Euro/€

    Germany = Euro/€

    Sweden = Krona/SEK

    Norway = Kroner/NOK

    Bulgaria = Lev/BGN

    Switzerland = Swiss Franc/CHF

    Finland, including Lapland = Euro/€

    Spain, including Mallorca = Euro/€

    France, including Corsica = Euro/€ 

    Poland = Zloty/PLN = Euros will be accepted, but some local currency is advisable

    Czech Republic = Koruna/CZK - Euros will be accepted, but some local currency is advisable

  • Food

    On all our trips we prefer if you can experience local tastes and dishes that reflect the culture of the country we are visiting and for this reason many of our accommodation options will be family run with a reputation for the traditional food of the region. 

    If you have a 'special' diet because of an allergy or intolerance to a certain food type which will make you ill the accommodation will cater for this as best they can, eg gluten free, nut free, lactose free. 

    If you are vegetarian then this is not a problem as the hotels/refuges are used to being asked for vegetarian meals. This trip is not suitable for those who follow a vegan diet or those with other more specific dietary requirements. Gluten-free diets will be possible with regard to the evening meals, but you would need to bring along some gluten-free snacks for your breakfasts and lunches.

    If you have a 'special' diet which is NOT because of an allergy or intolerance, and is not 'veggie' then we cannot cater for this. The accommodation on the popular routes will be catering for many people each evening, in some cases up to 70/80 meals per night, 7 days a week, and realistically they cannot produce many different meal options unless the food will result in illness. 

    Water

    The countries we visit all have tap water that is drinkable. If for any reason a particular hotel is having a problem with a remote mountain water supply they will normally post a sign over the tap indicating that you must not drink the water. At all times you are welcome to ask your guide/instructor if the water can be drunk. We would ask, for environmental reasons, that you avoid using single-use plastic bottles, and bring a water bottle that can be used repeatedly. 

  • A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required for visits to countries outside the EU, such as Norway. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice.  

  • We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

    http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/

    Note that if your trip involves staying in a mountain refuge/rifugio/hut that electric sockets may be in short supply and for that night you may not be able to charge any items. Although the accommodation will have electricity this will often be supplied by solar panels or a generator and limited to use by the staff. For this reason we advise that carrying a small slimline and lightweight 'battery pack' can be very useful for recharging phones which many of you will also use as your camera. 

  • Before booking consider whether you expect to be in the appropriate physical condition on the date of your  departure to allow you to fully participate in and enjoy your holiday. If you have any doubts because of an illness or injury it would be advisable to check with your doctor.

    UK residents should obtain and bring with them the free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This entitles you to state provided medical treatment in certain European countries, but is not a substitute for medical travel insurance. We advise that you always carry your insurance documents with details of the Emergency Medical telephone number for your insurance provider, and your policy number. 

  • We feel strongly about protecting the environment and do not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We would ask that you arrive with a ‘water bottle’ or ‘hydration system’ that can be used repeatedly. We would point out that we operate a ‘zero tolerance’ for rubbish, and would ask you to remove all your rubbish items from the mountain even those you consider to be bio-degradable. In particular we ask that you remove any toilet tissue.

    You can read our full policy here.

  • Working across international boundaries, and with various currencies means that the price of our trips can change overnight. We have, however, undertaken to guarantee that once you have paid your deposit the price of your trip is fixed. In this respect we urge you to book early to ensure that you receive the price advertised on our website. The website price may increase due to currency fluctuations, but we guarantee that the price advertised on the date of your booking will be maintained in your individual case. 

  • Due to the specialised nature of our holidays, we co-sell a number of trips with 'partner' companies. Our partners are carefully selected to ensure they reflect our ethos and standards in terms of the service we offer our guests. By encouraging our partners to sell our trips it means that your chosen holiday may reach its 'minimum' number earlier, allowing us to guarantee the trip and to give you the go-ahead to book your travel arrangements.

    There may be occasions when our partners have helped book your accommodation and organise the logistics for your trip. On these occasions your hotel may have recorded your room reservation in the name of one of our partners. 

    We guarantee that any partners with whom we work will offer the same package as Tracks and Trails Ltd. The price will be the same, though occasionally our partners may be operating in a different currency. Your itinerary and the items that are included, or not included in your trip fee, will also be the same. 

    We believe in team work, and enjoy working with other small high quality companies. If you have any questions about this policy please contact us and we will be happy to discuss it with you. 


Prices may vary depending on date.

2019

Sat 12 Jan - Sat 19 Jan
Code: NEV1 19
Price: £1295 Guaranteed Book
Sat 26 Jan - Sat 02 Feb
Code: NEV2 19
Price: £1295 Spaces available Book
Sat 16 Feb - Sat 23 Feb
Code: NEV3 19
Price: £1295 Spaces available Book
Sat 02 Mar - Sat 09 Mar
Code: NEV4 19
Price: £1295 Spaces available Book

What's Included

  • Shared twin room accommodation with half board in a 2** Hotel or similar
  • One night in a mountain refuge. A single room may be available in the refuge but requires a supplementary fee
  • Professional guiding services of a qualified International Mountain Leader
  • Transfer from Turin airport no later than 16h30 on the arrival day
  • Transfer back to Turin airport on your departure day, aiming to arrive at the airport by 11h00
  • Snowshoe equipment - each guest is required to have snowshoes and poles, a snow shovel, avalanche probe and avalanche transceiver (a radio beacon allowing search and rescue). The carrying of this equipment is compulsory
  • Tracks and Trails memento - a gift to take home!

What's Not Included

  • Lunches
  • Insurance
  • Flights
  • Drinks and snacks

Nevache is a lovely quite small village with some wonderful opportunities for snowshoeing.  In particular, the ascents of the Col des Thures, the Col du Raisin and the Col du Chardonnet stand out, all offering wide open vistas and plenty of energetic expeditions on our snow shoes.  As always, the back-up administration and guiding worked flawlessly, leaving all participants free to enjoy the snow during the day and a glass of wine in the evening.

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At a Glance

From Price £1295
Holiday Type Snowshoeing
Duration 8 Days
Group Size 8
Minimum Age 18
Maximum Altitude 2427m (7960ft)
Countries Visited France
Meet In Turin Airport, Italy
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