Multi-activity vacation in the French Alps
Our only multi-activity, 7 day vacation in the French Alps, with flexible pricing depending on your chosen accommodation.
Ecrins National Park Valgaudemar Valley Activities on Durance River Giant zip wires Crowd free Alps Choice of locally owned accommodation Via Ferratas Mountaineering skills Mountain biking
Ä518ToÄ1499 excluding flights
Price is dependent on accommodation choice.
No minimum age for children.
No minimum age for children.
Description of Multi-activity vacation in the French Alps
This trip can be tailor made any time from May - October
Our top tip:
Step outside your comfort zone on this trip. You are in safe hands, and the Alps are for adventurers.
Tailor made. Great for families.
Tailor made, so up to you.
Choice of camping, self-catering, B&B or hotel.
Accommodation, activities, instructors, maps and itineraries.
Lots of local tips on restaurants, boulangeries and markets.
Tailor made so single rooms bookable.
This vacation is suitable for grandparents, parents and children.
7 Reviews of Multi-activity vacation in the French Alps
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 04 Jun 2022 by Cristina StoicaAn exceptional week filled with great activities, fantastic food and unbelievable scenery. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Sep 2021 by Jonathan Unsworth-WhiteLived up to our expectations and more. We have been introduced to an area we had not previously visited and would now be very keen to explore further in the future. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Sep 2019 by Chris WattsThe most memorable part of the vacation was having a great stay at the Farm Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Aug 2019 by Anna-Louise MackinnonWhite water rafting was so exciting as was learning to water ski. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Aug 2018 by Stefanie BramleyWe loved it! A beautiful part of France with lots to do and see. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Aug 2018 by Anna-Louise MackinnonFantastic vacation and thinking of booking again for next year. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Nov 2014 by Jane SargentAbsolutely brilliant. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe take special care to choose activities that have a minimal impact on the environment and only use local guides and instructors to ensure the local economy is supported by our activity. Our list of activities only include those which have a minimum impact on the environment, such as walking, rafting, etc.
We respect and support local conservation / erosion projects by following guidelines issued by the Ecrins National Park and ensuring our clients are made aware of any specific guidelines that may affect them. E.g. carrying rubbish down from refuges / high mountain walks. All accommodation suppliers are vetted according to their professionalism and their approach to responsible tourism (using local produce, respect for the environment and promoting the culture of the region). Several of the gites have strong environmental criteria with regard to recycling and reducing their environmental impact. We are about to make a deal with Gite de France to use their eco certified gite suppliers. We donít promote motorised sports.
All our guides are fully trained in environmental sustainability as a part of their diplomas and they educate our clients about the mountain habitat during the activities. We donít print brochures and keep paper use to a minimum in the office preferring electronic distribution as our main means of communication with clients. We provide detailed information on how to behave within the park such as carrying out all litter, no free camping and adhering to the rules of the park.
Tree climbing is an example where you will get a unique insight into the local mountain flora and fauna. We also promote it because of itís environmental ethos. Unlike high ropes adventure courses, where elaborate rope bridges and obstacles are fixed in the trees, tree climbing leaves no impact on the forest. The guides set up their ropes in the trees just for the activity. After you have gone the ropes are removed and itís as if you were never there. During the activity you will really get to know the trees and particularly the difference between the various species that grow in the Alps, as some are typically a lot more technical to climb than others. Youíll perhaps meet some of the animals that depend on the trees and forest habitat and will certainly leave with a better understanding of how it fits into our ecosystem!
PeopleEvery activity has itís own charm and insight into the local mountain habitat and culture. For example, you could walk up to a mountain refuge accompanying the donkeys taking up supplies, helping to pay for the journey (otherwise done as a favour to the refuge guardian).
By eating in the refuge you will be supporting the guardians who live there for the season and make their living just on the food they sell to tourists. The price for staying the night is for the club alpine francais (CAF) for CAF refuges and doesnít go to the guardian. The guardian is also the local expert on flora and fauna and will show you where the local marmots, chamois or Ibex are hiding out.
We work closely with the Tourist Office and support their projects for sustainable tourism and in particular the impact of tourism on local agriculture (the traditional way of life in the area). We include local events that support and promote farming traditions, food production and markets in our itineraries and advice for things to do for our clients to help support the farming community and raise awareness of their culture.
We are committed to promoting the culture of the region and ensuring that tourism has a positive impact. Through supporting the refuges and giving clients detailed information about how to behave when in the national park we try to ensure that people behave with respect for the environment and local people. This information includes warnings against free camping, ensuring that people eat in the refuges, carry out their litter and adhere to the rules of the park.
We are committed to promoting the food of the region and advise people on local delicacies and where they can be purchased. We promote a local organic juice supplier who make Argousier (a local wild berry) and give all clients a bottle when they arrive with information about the berry.
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