Weekend in the French Alps

  • August 22, 2013 · 5:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In coordination with Brabant Adventurers!

Are you tired of flat hikes? do you want to climb real mountain? see some snow? Then this is the trip for you, a long weekend trip into the french alps, 3 valleys region. I personally lived in a little village called St Martin de Belleville and its a real magic place. Old village with some great mountains surrounding it.

The Hikes:
You really have a pick of hikes, you can catch a gondola/chairlift and stroll around the top or hike to many peaks, even up to about 3800m (village is at 1600m), I would need to decide on where exactly closer to the time as depends on weather and fitness of the people.

Food:
There are plenty of restraints there ranging in price from 10 euro burger to 100 michlin star restraint. we could also eat in.

Transport:
We can catch a train to Moutiers, and taxi to the village however that is expensive and then limits your movements once there. I dont mind renting a car and sharing the cost/petrol should be about the same price and give you the freedom of going to Val thorens or Les Menuires which are larger towns down the road. hoping to keep it under 100pp (car of 4) if we have more than that wanting to come i can look at a minibus.

Accommodation:
There is 3 hotels in the village however I do have some connections with the lady who owns the bar (bar is mostly closed in summer) in town and she has self catering, she can give us a good price and be much nicer. Depending on numbers but probably between 20-30 pp pn, hotels are about 40-50pn

Other than hiking:
Well there is the view :) but you can go mountain biking or even sking in Val Thorens. There is clubs and bars in the valley and cinema (itll all be in french though)

Let me know if you would like to go and i can work out the numbers and I can work out the final costs other cost would be your insurance for recovery from the mountain (can be bought on lift pass for 2euro per day), lift pass, which depends on the area you want to use it in http://en.lesmenuires.com/summer/outings-with-the-skilifts-1528.htm and of course food.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice people, excellent combination. Only i would like more difficulty and adrenaline!!

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • Kevin W.

    Are there any more updates on who all is driving and who can give rides? I would prefer to leave with someone from the Amsterdam area later in the day Thursday if possible. I need to know soon so that I can plan work accordingly.

    Thanks!
    Kevin

    August 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Im also in Amsterdam so if we are going to have further details on where we are going to meet should be perfect!!
      Thanks
      Coco

      August 16, 2013

  • Claire

    Would have really really loved to join, unfortunately, it's not possible for me to take days off on those days:-) Enjoy

    1 · August 15, 2013

  • Sanjay B.

    Some of us had registered overselves for the same event in 'The Brabant adventure group' But we were removed from the attendees list a week ago. Not sure if this was done by the group or the organizer or a bug in Meetup site. Any info anyone?

    August 14, 2013

    • Sanjay B.

      Okay got in touch with Stephan. It is that reminder emails for payment were sent to us and I did not check emails from meetup. my mistake.

      August 14, 2013

    • Sanjay B.

      I should make it since seats are still available :)

      August 14, 2013

  • Kasia

    Hi there! Sounds like fun, are there still places available?

    August 14, 2013

  • Laurent

    Hi Venkat!
    I'm also interested, and I can take the days off! I also have a car if needed.

    August 9, 2013

    • Venkat

      Stejay: can you please send Laurent all the details?

      August 9, 2013

    • Laurent

      Aaah damn! Just remember that I already booked something for that weekend. Sorry Venkat, I won't be able to join.

      August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    2 spots have free up please join if you want to come

    August 8, 2013

  • Vincent H.

    Any news on transport? Can we camp in the mountains for a 2-day trip?
    I've done several mountain-walks, with GR-10 (part after Andorra) as my all-time favourite.

    August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. Venkat you are driving right from Amsterdam? Is there still room in the car? And how much for the total cost approx.? I might be interested.... but how much do we hike? I really enjoy the hiking part, and I am training for the Camino next year, so this is a great opputunity.

    August 7, 2013

  • Chetan P.

    Hi Stephen, do you have a place for 1. My friend is interested and would like to join.

    August 1, 2013

  • Muktti S.

    Busy with urgent work during this weekend.

    July 31, 2013

  • Prashant

    Hi there...came across this wonderful trip......but unfortunately the RSVP has been closed. I see there are 2 spots still available. Is it still possible for me to join?

    July 30, 2013

  • Venkat

    Hi Stejay: any updates regarding agenda, accommodation, etc., ?

    July 17, 2013

    • Venkat

      Oh! Since the start time is Fri at 19:00, everybody has assumed that the events will be on Sat, Sun & Mon. For the new schedule, I've to adjust my holidays a bit, hopefully without any issues. Is everyone OK for Sat, sun & Mon? Including those who are travelling in my car ;)

      July 23, 2013

    • Venkat

      Oops, I meant: "Is everybody ok for Fri, Sat & Sun?" Btw, please transfer the advance amount on time as requested & keep your RSVP upto date.

      July 24, 2013

  • Michelle

    Hi all

    I have had to change my plans for that weekend as I will have a friend visiting from Australia. So for anyone on the wait list that needs a spot, I hope this helps and that my loss is your gain ;o)

    Have a great time and I will look out for the next one for sure!

    July 18, 2013

  • Alisa S.

    Where is it?

    July 18, 2013

    • Venkat

      St Martin de Belleville (see para 1 above :)

      July 18, 2013

  • Priya

    Cannot get the days off from work

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There seems to be lots on interest so seeing how this one goes i might do another one

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Silvia

    Sorry Finally I don´t have any vacations for this week. I need to back up one colleague! So there is more room for other people!

    July 17, 2013

    • Venkat

      Pity, thanks for the update anyway. Waiting list people moved to YES. Others: please update your RSVPs if there's a change! And the Waiting List is also open.

      July 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am just putting the final touches on it and prices, if people drop out can organise some spaces

      July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also is there any update if we could be a bigger group? Or we should wait for another event to join? It would be great if you can open 5 more spaces!

    July 17, 2013

  • NearlydutchDan

    Hi I'm keen to join you guys if any spaces come free. I have a car so I'd drive down from Amsterdam. Good luck anyway and hope you have fun.

    July 10, 2013

    • Kevin W.

      I'd also like to go if space frees up. Or we could get a second trip going with those that were not able to sign up in time for this one?

      July 16, 2013

  • Venkat

    Given that its about 1200Km away, I guess we need to reserve 2 days for the travel. Stejay (& others): how about this plan?
    Fri: onward journey
    Sat, Sun, Mon: hiking, biking, etc
    Tue: return journey
    I am planning to drive down there (if the trip fits in my agenda) & can take 3 ppl from Amsterdam, preferably including a backup driver ;)

    July 9, 2013

    • Anne Mary T

      Hi, either of those two plans would work for me, to either leave Friday evening or Saturday morning. I am checking for the days off from work, but it should be ok. Thanks

      1 · July 10, 2013

    • Venkat

      Well, got the days off: Friday afternoon until Tuesday :) All set!
      Stejay: any updates? Btw, if somebody's looking for car rental, check out: http://www.avis.co.uk...­

      July 12, 2013

  • Silvia

    Hi,

    I love the plan, but I need also to confirm the days off...
    I will leave from Amsterdam and I don´t have a car :). Btw, I want to go with 2 friends who needs also to confirm their vacations.
    I´ll keep you posted!
    Tx

    July 11, 2013

  • Cathy-Central

    Hope more spots become available. I'll look out for if you get drop outs as this sounds brill. Either just me or both me and my husband.

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I had to close rsvps, as 11 is about the max i can take and look after, I will open it again if people drop out

    July 10, 2013

  • Julian

    darn! Exactly this weekend i will be just arrived back from another mountain. If you're thinking to shift it then i will join Venkat :D

    July 9, 2013

  • Andreia

    Hi Stejay, this sounds really awesome! I want to go but I really need to manage my days-off, so before I'm 100% confirmed I need to know the plan to go and to come back!

    July 9, 2013

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