HighlightsHaut Giffre valley | Views of Mont Blanc Massif | Bout du Monde Valley | Angolon ridge | Hot tub | Fully catered | Lake swimming | Alpine wildlife | Guide
Description of Guided walking holidays in the French AlpsThis eight day walking holiday in the French Alps takes you through hiking havens in the Haute Savoie, staying in a chalet in the mountain town of Samoens. Enveloped by exquisite hiking trails through alpine environs, you will be guided by expert local mountain guides who know the local wildlife and wilderness highlights like the backs of their hands.
This walking holiday is at a leisurely pace, and although you will be out on the hills for most of the day, with between 5-7 hours of walking through the Haut Giffre Valley and beyond, we take you on routes that follow well marked trails with no huge ascents or vertiginous ridges. We will also take plenty of rests so that you have time to enjoy the wonderful views and mountain tranquillity rather than trekking on simply with a view to conquering the next col. The average ascent on this holiday is 900m in a day, just enough to really feel as if you have immersed yourself in the mountains. There is also a free day where you can either chill out in Samoens, or make the most of the many mountain activities on offer here, from river rafting to mountain biking.
Our top tip: Bring binoculars with wildlife such as chamois, marmots and ibex, as well as the bevy of birdlife to be spotted. Trip type: Guided, small group holiday. Activity level: Moderate. 5-7 hours/day, with 2 hours of ascent to max. 900 m. Accomm: Family-run guesthouse with pool. Included: Accommodation, guide, transport, meals (except two lunches, 1 evening meal). Solos: Solo travellers welcome, but you may be asked to share room with same sex traveller.
|Day 1:||Arrival day including transfer from Geneva airport / train station if required.|
|Day 2-4:||Guided walking. Typically five to seven hours each day and including up to 900 vertical metres of ascending.|
|Day 5:||Rest day. Relax in the chalet, visit the market, alpine botanical garden, or try out an optional mountain activity including white water rafting, paragliding, climbing and mountain biking. Restaurant dinner.|
|Day 6-7:||Guided walking. Typically five to seven hours each day and including up to 900 vertical metres of ascending.|
|Day 8:||Departure day including transfer from Geneva airport / train station if required.|
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Responsible Travel