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Snowshoeing Experience in the French Pyrenees

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  • Mouli del Riu

    66210, St Pierre dels Forcats (map)

    42.494724 2.119106

  • Price: GBP715.00 /per person

    Refund policy

  • THE ALTITUDE ADVENTURE SNOWSHOEING WEEK

    Far from the hustle and bustle of the pistes we offer you the chance of a pure wilderness experience. Discover the real mountains, the wildlife and the adventure of exploring away from the trodden paths with an experienced and qualified guide.

    Our guides believe that their is to provide you with an insight to the flora and fauna of the winter mountains, to journey where you would hesitate to venture yourself and to experience the beauty of the winter wilderness in the security that a guided brings with them.

    This trip is not about peak bagging (although we will visit some summits) it is about taking our time to appreciate a magical wilderness alien to most people. We will have the chance to see the life of the wildlife through sightings of the animals and birds as well as understanding their life through looking at their tracks and traces left visible in the snow. If we are lucky we should see sign from wolves, wild boar, deer, Isard (Pyrenean Chamois), fox, squirrels, pine martin and many others. The bird life includes eagles, vultures, woodpeckers, crossbills, finches and more. We venture deep into the snow-covered forests, cross mountain plateaus dotted with frozen lakes and visit easily accessible summits to take in the incredible panoramas.

    We visit a selection of areas in the local mountains making the most of our knowledge to get the best out of each days walk and to keep each day a little different in terms of terrain, environment and views. We spend one night of the trip in a remote mountain refuge (optional) where the guardian will cater for our evening meal surrounded by the beauty of the winter wonderland and giving us the time to appreciate it, before returning to civilisation the following day. On the last day of the week we will walk to one of the local hot springs where you can soak up the healing benefits of the thermal waters before heading back to base in our vehicles.

    The walking is not very strenuous as the pace is kept very steady to ensure that you don't overheat or get too cold however to get the most enjoyment out of this trip we recommend that you should be comfortable walking for 4-5 hours a day carrying a small daypack. ITINERARY FOR THE WEEK (SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS)

    SATURDAY
    Arrival day SUNDAY
    Introduction to snowshoeing and walk with picnic

    MONDAY
    Day trip with refuge lunch. Looking for wildlife tracks and traces

    TUESDAY
    Day trip with refuge lunch. Exploring the wilderness of the upper Tet valley and the lakes of the Accordeon.

    WEDNESDAY
    Start of 2 day trip into the mountains heading for the Camporells Refuge. Picnic lunch. Night in the refuge with dinner cooked by the guardien. Optional

    THURSDAY
    Breakfast in the refuge before heading out to explore the surrounding wilderness. Picnic lunch then return to civilisation.

    FRIDAY
    Walk to one of the local hot springs. Picnic on route with pickup after a good soak in the thermal waters.

    SATURDAY
    Departure

    Saturday to Saturday
    Maximum number of participants is limited to 12 clients to ensure a very high level of service and client care.

    INCLUDED:
    6 nights at "the Mouli" in en-suite rooms. (Accommodation in "the Mouli" is in twin or double en-suite rooms)
    1 night in a mountain refuge (meals included) optional.
    All breakfasts
    4 days picnic lunches
    6 evening meals
    All drinks whilst at "the Mouli"
    Hot tub at "the Mouli"
    6 days guided snowshoeing
    Snowshoes and poles
    Airport transfer from and back to Barcelona Airport

    NOT INCLUDED:
    Flight to Barcelona BCN
    2 lunches at mountain restaurants/refuges during the week
    1 evening meal/ night out in one of the local restaurants
    Bar drinks whilst out and about
    Travel insurance covering "Snowshoeing"

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  • Steve W.

    Hi, This meetup is being run by Ian Pendry (UIMLA International Mountain Leader) at Altitude Adventure. To confirm your booking please email Ian & Angela at: [masked]

    November 28

  • Diana H.

    Hi Steve, first how much? I would love to go but I might not be able to take the time off work. Thank you. Diana

    November 25

    • Steve W.

      Hi Diana, the cost is £715 which includes accommodation, food, guides, optional night in a refuge, Airport transfers and transport while there. It is being run by Ian Pendry, unfortunately I won't be there as i'll be in the Alps...

      November 26

    • Steve W.

      Hi, This meetup is being run by Ian Pendry (UIMLA International Mountain Leader) at Altitude Adventure. To confirm your booking please email Ian & Angela at: [masked]

      November 28

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  • Craig B.
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    Licenced Zimbabwean Safari, Canoe and Rafting Guide

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