Please note that you must have the appropriate insurance for your chosen activity. As we will be travelling in the mountains, you must be covered for helicopter rescue, repatriation and medical costs. We also advise you to take out Trip Cancellation/Curtailment Insurance in the event of you being unable to join the trip for whatever reason. NB: The insurance referred to below should only be purchased AFTER we have confirmed that your trip is guaranteed to run.
For ease of reference the clause relating to Insurance as set out in our Terms and Conditions is given 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 event 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, except the Tour de Monte Rosa which reaches 3316m. 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.
The standard of accommodation is entirely up to you. If you are choosing to base your trip in a town such as Chamonix, France, or Zermatt, Switzerland then a huge range of accommodation is on offer from 5 star luxury spa hotels, to comfortable 2 star family run hotels. The fabulous Grand Hotel Zermatterhof in Zermatt offers a luxury experience, as does Chamonix's Hotel Mont Blanc.
If you wish to include a true mountain experience and spend a night high in the mountains there are many characterful 'refuges' perched in the most amazing remote locations. The accommodation in a refuge is basic, and more often than not the sleeping arrangements are dormitory style. An excellent 'bonding' experience! Some such as the fabulous Rifugio Bonatti, in Aosta Valley, in Italy or the Rifugio Averau, in the Dolomites offer a more comfortable experience with bedrooms available, hot showers, excellent food and good wines.
Mountain weather can vary considerably. Temperatures can reach over 30°C in mid-summer (July/August), but can drop to 5°C on the high passes. It is often sunny with good clear days, but it can rain and snow (even in July or August) so you should be prepared for any eventuality.
In winter the temperatures in the mountains can range from 8˚C on a sunny afternoon to minus 10˚C on a chilly morning. Temperatures in both the Alps and Scandinavia can drop to minus 20˚C and lower. In winter the weather can involve continuous snowfall, and strong winds so you should be prepared for cold, possibly wet weather. It can also be very sunny, and pleasantly warm.
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. You can read our full policy here.
The dates for your corporate tailor-made trip will depend on the activities you wish to include and whether they are winter or summer sports. Clearly we can offer trips and activities all year round, but some activities such as cross country skiing can only be done in winter, and likewise rock climbing or hiking can only be done in summer. It will also depend on the location as again this will be affected by the seasons.
With regard to price this is entirely dependent on what is included in your corporate package and how many guests are involved. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
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