3 independent reviews for Snowshoeing in the French Alps

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review 6 Mar 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The husky dog sledding, the ice climb, the snowshoeing itself, being out in such a beautiful environment! And our companions too - the other four people in the party were lovely, and we all got on very well together - enough in common to bond yet different enough for good conversation!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Make sure you've a reasonable level of fitness - don't worry, no need to be superfit, but if you are capable of a good day hillwalking, then you'll be fine!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

We stayed in a small auberge, owned by the local community, and run by the local community, with most food being sourced locally. While there, we very much felt part of the local scene!

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Fantastic!!

review 27 Feb 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

In terms of exciting, it has to be the ice climbing ... not part of our original plans but I'm so glad it was suggested.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Slow down and enjoy your stay in what really is an "undiscovered" part of the Alps. Traditional villages, small quiet ski centres, snow shoe walks up isolated valleys and friendly welcoming local people. What more could you ask? And remember to take suntan cream and sunglasses.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes.

review 15 Apr 2010

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Ice-climbing

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Start of March was ideal time with great sunny weather, no troubles with snow on the roads but still good amount for all the activities. Check the conditions if intend to go later as the snow was rapidly disappearing.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

The guides were local and were interested in the landscape and wild-life. Accommodation used local food/products and were all small businesses that were recommended. So overall benefited locals and minimized impact.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Well organized, interesting, hassle free and great fun- the ideal introduction to the activities (snow-shoeing, x-country skiing, ice-climbing) and the region. You obviously pay a premium for the organization but the saved time, hassle justify the cost unless you are on a tight budget or know the region well.

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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