Snowshoe Traverse of the Chablais
France, Snowshoeing, 8 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,195 (land only) - from $1,645 (land only)
Reach the parts that others don't reach
KE has a growing number of exciting new holidays to the least visited yet exceptionally beautiful regions of the Alps
- A snowshoe traverse of the French Chablais Alps to Lake Geneva
- Snowshoe into hidden valleys under pristine snow conditions
- Stay in traditional Alpine villages in the Chablais Alps
- Conveniently accessed from Geneva
- Luggage transfer included - Carry only a lightweight daypack
Snowshoeing is growing in popularity as more and more people catch on to this easy to learn, low-impact way to access the beautiful pristine landscapes of a winter-transformed alpine forest or high pasture and even to climb easy peaks. The Traverse of the Chablais is a special journey through the mountains of the Haute Savoie between the French village of Megevette in the valley of the Arve in the west, to the shores of Lake Geneva in the east. The Chablais area is renowned for its marvellous snowshoeing country and many of the high points we cross on this route offer impressive views of the Mont Blanc range. At the end of each day's snowshoeing, we arrive at our hotel in one of the pretty little alpine villages of the Chablais, where our luggage will be waiting. After a hot shower and change we will be ready to enjoy the evening and taste some superb regional cuisine. Requiring no previous experience of snowshoeing and with snow shoes, ski poles and other items of specialist equipment provided, this is the perfect winter wonderland holiday.
Is this holiday for you?
As we travel on our snowshoes from village to village through the Chablais, we pass through remote valleys, under towering limestone cliffs and over high plateaux. We aim to cover around 12 - 16 km each day with ascents of 800 - 1000 metres. Snowshoeing is a high energy activity and you should be in good condition to undertake this traverse. However, as our luggage is transferred between each night's hotel we will be carrying only what we need for the day. The techniques of snowshoeing are easily learned and no previous experience of snowshoeing is required.