5 days guided snowshoeing; no previous experience is required but you should have reasonable level of fitness.
Return flights from Gatwick to Turin with Thomsonfly, airport transfers (for group flights only)
7 nights half board at the Hotel La Barme
5 days guided snowshoe walks
Snowshoes and poles
Tour leader throughout
Allow approx. EUR20 for local transport costs
Downhill skiing in the Valley of Cogne
Cross-country skiing directly outside the hotel
La Barme is an old stone and wooden chalet recently converted into a small charming hotel by the welcoming Herren family.
The cosy restaurant is renowned for its succulent Valdôtain specialities, accompanied by a selection of fine local wines (not included).
After the day's exertions, we can relax on the lovely sun terrace, admiring breathtaking views of the valley, or we can choose to soothe our aching limbs in the hotel's small hot tub and sauna. All twin-bedded and single rooms are simply furnished and have shower, WC, TV and telephone.
All breakfasts and 7 dinners included.
Activity details This holiday is categorised as 'Mountain Snowshoeing', as much of the walking is over mountainous terrain. Snowshoes are adaptable to fit most trekking boot sizes, however if you wear larger than size 12 boots please let us know at the time of booking. We will then be able to confirm if we can provide suitable snowshoes for you.
Travel is restricted to areas considered to have very low or non-existent avalanche risk. In certain extreme conditions, areas considered to be safe may have an increased risk of avalanches. In these cases standard walks may be re-routed, replaced or cancelled. There is some steep and dangerous terrain in the region, but through the variety of walks on offer this is easily avoided.
The overriding priority on the trip is group safety and conditions are assessed daily by the leader. A route is chosen based on current conditions and the forecast for that day. Our leaders are required not to proceed with any proposed route (including those mentioned in brochure or Trip Notes) if they believe the risk to be unacceptable.
Snowshoeing is offered at Grade B, suitable for beginners, with good fitness levels, and intermediates. Certain walks are dependant on weather conditions, and alternative routes may have to be chosen as necessary.
Your safety All active winter holidays involve some element of risk; from something as normal as slipping on icy pavements, to the possibility of injuries sustained as a result of the activities themselves. While we do all we can to minimize any dangers, participants must be prepared to accept some risk as part of the holiday.
Normal group size and age
Normally 7 to 14. Minimum age 14.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Relatively full days, with 3-4 hours of physical activity, although occasional longer or harder days may be involved. Previous experience is not necessary, but you should be confident of your fitness level.
Exodus is always looking to improve our current itineraries and to offer something different. With many new trips this year, there is something unique and different to try every year.
Walking & Trekking: Trips are wholly trekking-focused or simply include a significant number of walking days during the itinerary.
Winter Activities: It's about seeking out alternative ways to have fun in unspoilt locations, you won't find standard skiing or snowboarding breaks here.