Snowshoe holidays to get you 'off the beaten track'
A snowshoe holiday is simply a winter walking holiday made easier. Using modern snowshoes you will avoid sinking deeply into the snow so that walking in a winter mountain environment is a less strenuous experience. You require a reasonable level of fitness, but for most of our trips no previous experience of snowshoeing is required.
Explore the snow covered winter mountains
Cross the Swiss Chablais mountain range on a six day winter journey
Snowshoe in the shadow of the highest mountain in Western Europe, Mont Blanc
Explore the stunning Italian Dolomites in a UNESCO World Heritage site
Join us in the Queyras National Park, a well kept secret and truly beautiful area
Snowshoeing is the perfect way to explore the mountains and valleys in winter. Snowshoes have studs on the base to grip on firm or icy trails, and are designed in such a way that you walk 'normally'. Snowshoeing allows you to get away from the crowds, and into a magical winter wonderland of silent forests, beautiful mountains and stunning views.
On snowshoe trips we share our local knowledge about the flora and fauna, local traditions, snow science and how to choose the best route for the conditions. You don't need any previous experience to snowshoe, just warm clothes, reasonable fitness and a sense of adventure.
All our trips are available for private groups. If you would like to travel on different dates, or with family or friends on a bespoke trip, then please get in touch giving your preferred dates and itinerary.
This trip is a 'combination' of our two long-weekend winter holidays. Our Italian Ski Break in the stunning valley of Cogne, and our Snowshoe Long Weekend, based in the world famous Chamonix Valley, France. These trips are aimed as introductions to cross country skiing and snowshoeing, both fabulous ways to explore the winter wonderland and activities which are steadily increasing their following. Go on have a go!
Can you keep a secret? If so, then we are happy to take you to the Queyras, one of France's best kept secrets! A magical snowshoe adventure in wild unspoilt valleys, where magnificent mountains views, and glorious trails ensure a great time is had by all.
If you love a journey through the mountains then this snowshoe adventure which crosses the Chablais is definitely for you. Six days of stunning hiking over high passes and through quaint villages. Each night you arrive with a glow to your cheeks and with thoughts of a good dinner, and a cosy bed. Perfect!
We are amazed it has taken us until now to feature a snowshoe trip in the Allgäu Alps! How did we not recognise that this area has literally hundreds of snowshoe routes to explore and enjoy? Combine characterful Bavarian culture, architecture, folklore, food and stunning snowshoe summits and you have an idea of what this week offers.