Explore the beautiful Massif du Beaufortain on this 6 day snowshoe walking holiday in the French Alps. The Beaufortain is situated about 20km South-West of the imposing bulk of Mont Blanc. It retains an authentic charm where traditional Savoyard wooden chalets blend into the hillsides. The smell of woodsmoke curling up from cosy wooden chalets.
Each day we will enjoy a snowshoe walk taking in the variety and beauty of the area. Turquoise watered lakes reflect the hills with the snow and ice-capped mountains of the Mont Blanc Massif as a backdrop.
Our snowshoe holiday is based from the Hotel Les Ancolies** in the village of Arêches (c.1000m above sea level) in the heart of the Beaufortain. The village is a real, authentic, Savoyard village without the trappings of the large resorts. The hotel is situated right in the centre of the small village with a sunny terrace and cosy bar area. Dinner is served in the dining room and you can enjoy the local Savoyard specialities. Breakfast is taken adjoining the bar where you can enjoy fresh croissants, bread and cereal if you wish.
Arêches / Beaufort is about 30 mins from Albertville and reached by a road that winds along the river Duron. In summer it is possible to continue over the Cormet de Roselend and drop down past Chapieux to Bourg St Maurice in the Tarentaise valley. In winter this route is blocked with snow and will not open again until the spring.