Six days of guided snowshoe walking in the Haute Maurienne valley between the Vanoise National Park and the Italian frontier mountains. A snowshoe holiday in an exceptional and unspoilt area. The valley floor in the Haute Maurienne is close to 1800m above sea level giving good winter conditions.
Our snowshoe walks explore much of the Haute Maurienne valley. Typically we will take a chairlift so that we can explore the Col de Mont Cenis. The far side of the col marks the French-Italian border. In summer you can drive or cycle over the col and drop down to the town of Suse.
Another classic day is when we start our walk from Bonneval-sur-Arc and wend our way along the bank of the river Arc. One of the walks highlights is exploring the hamlet of L’Ecot and may be having the opportunity to enjoy a hot drink in one of the delightful cafes. Further on from L’Ecot we can explore further and take in the outstanding vistas towards the Refuge de Carro and the peaks marking the Italian border.
Our exploration of the Haute Maurienne is almost guaranteed to give us sightings of wildlife. On the flanks of the valley we our likely to observe chamois and ibex. In the air we could well see eagles and the bearded vulture.
We will discover the “Chemin de Petit Bonheur” as it threads its way along the valley. We will discover the Monolithe between the villages of Sardiere and Aussois nestling on the southern slopes of the Vanoise amongst varied pine forests.
Our base for this snowshoe holiday in the Haute Maurienne will be a comfortable hotel in the small village of Lanslevillard.