Thursday, 27 January 2011

Great Snowshoeing in The French Alps

Mike and Jane from Mountain House Holidays recently spent 12 days in the French Alps researching options for running holidays there in 2012.  They spent time in the areas around both Les Gets and Le Grand Bornand.  Both resorts have a variety of accommodation options and some great opportunities for snowshoe trails.

The way to Jacquicourt

Every day provided a gem of a walk though perhaps the most memorable day out was a circuit from near Les Gets to the Chapelle  de Jacquicourt. A superb day out and the only people we saw were a group from Geneve picnicking outside a chalet that is normally only occupied during the summer months.

The Chapelle de Jacquicourt

Snowshoeing is a great alternative to skiing and enables you to explore the mountains that would be almost impossible just wearing boots. Making the most of the winter sun and enjoying the mountains.