The authentic alpine valley of Vallorcine is our destination for this unforgettable week end !
At the end of the Chamonix valley, Vallorcine lays peacefully at the base of Mount Buet, just on the other side of Col des Montets road pass. A doorway into the Aiguilles Rouges wild life sanctuary and the Bérard alpine valley, it offers the ideal terrain for a snowshoe adventure, with the north face of Mont Blanc as a backdrop. An empowering invitation !
Day 1 : LES HAUTS DE VALLORCINE - REFUGE DE LORIAZ
Our day starts with a hike into Vallon de Bérard, a haven site for mountain goats and other great mountain animals. We hike to the top of Tête des Combasses, the hamlet of Les Granges and then to the authentic Loriaz refuge. The panoramic terrace offers an amazing view of the nearby peaks and the Mont Blanc range. In spite of its simplicity, the charm and quietness of the place will heighten this unforgettable experience.
+ 2 640ft
Day 2 : REFUGE DE LORIAZ - LORIAZ HILLS - VILLAGE OF LE BUET
After breakfast we hike to the sunny ridgelines above the hut. The view slowly opens up to an incredible panoramic view over the nearby Swiss peaks. Then we hike back down into the forest, and follow a gentle trail into the beautiful spruce forest to the Hamlet of Le Buet.
+ 1 320ft / - 3 630ft
Guides and leaders may have to adapt program and hiking route to weather/terrain conditions and according to group hiking skills.
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More pictures on our Blog : Week-end en raquettes au refuge de Loriaz
Important : Estimated hiking time are based on a 825ft uphill, 1 650ft downhill progression per hour, covering an average distance of 2 miles. Average hiking times do not include lunch and view admiring breaks. Progression rythm for snowshoeing depends on snow quality, visibility and hikers' skills.
2018 Winter Dates: Departure on Saturday.December 23th and 24th, January 13th and 14th, February 03th and 04th, February 17th and 18th, March 3tD and 4th, March 24th and 25th.
2018 Winter Price : 205€ per person (groups starts at 5).
- Mountain leader guiding services
- Half-board at the hut, in dormitory
- Picnic lunches
- Snowshoe and pole rental
- Transfer from Chamonix and back
- Drinks and personal expense (souvenirs…)
- Repatriation insurance (mandatory)
- ID or valid passport.
- Repatriation insurance (mandatory). Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.
We provide optional insurance contracts for repatriation and trip cancellation (see booking form).
Individual insurance cover for mountain activities is also recommended (i.e. Carte Neige) as a complementary insurance.
DIFFICULTY : No specific snowshoeing technique required. Hiking and/or snowshoeing experience is yet necessary. We carry our personal belongings in our backpack.
ACCOMMODATION : One night in a “traditional” mountain hut, in dormitory (no shower).
GUIDING : Each mountain leader guides groups of 6 (min) to 8 people (max). The Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix's guiding policy is one of the most restrictive in the mountain guiding industry.
Important : no booking accepted in our scheduled groups for people under the age of 18.
MEETING PLACE : 9:30am at the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix (190, place de l'église, 74400 Chamonix).
EQUIPMENT : See attached list
INSURANCE : Our mountain leaders are self-employed professionals, and therefore covered under a liability insurance via the French Mountain Leaders Association (SNAM). As a tour operator, the Compagnie des Guides is also covered under a tour operator liability insurance contract (MMA IARD).
Repatriation and cancellation insurance are available from our office. Repatriation insurance is mandatory. We strongly recommend the purchase of cancellation insurance. Individual insurance cover for mountain activities is also recommended (ie. Carte Neige) as a complementary insurance.
You're a group of friends. You're a family. You would like to book this hike.
You can ask for a customized trip, and have your own guide !
- Exclusive guide
A more individualized relationship between your group and the professional.
- Choose your date of departure
You can choose your date of departure within the limit of the hut availabilities.
- Flexibility all along the trip
Depending on weather conditions, your level and your expectations, the guide can suggest you some different options of itinerary.
For any further information, please contact Laurence :
Tel : +33 450 53 94 32 or E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org