Saturday to Saturday
Maximum number of participants is limited to 12 clients to ensure a very high level of service and client care
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- 6 nights at “the Mouli” in en-suite rooms. (Accommodation in “the Mouli” is in twin or double en-suite rooms)
- 1 night in a mountain refuge (meals included) optional.
- All breakfasts
- 4 days picnic lunches
- 6 evening meals
- All drinks whilst at “the Mouli”
- Hot tub at “the Mouli”
- 6 days guided snowshoeing
- Snowshoes and poles
- Airport transfer from and back to Barcelona Airport
- NOT INCLUDED:
- Flight to Barcelona BCN
- 2 lunches at mountain restaurants/refuges during the week
- 1 evening meal/ night out in one of the local restaurants
- Bar drinks whilst out and about
- Travel insurance covering “Snowshoeing”
THE ALTITUDE ADVENTURE SNOWSHOEING WEEK
Far from the hussle and bussle of the pistes we offer you the chance of a pure wilderness experience. Discover the real mountains, the wildlife and the adventure of exploring away from the trodden paths with an experienced and qualified guide.
As a guide I believe that my job is to provide you with an insight to the flora and fauna of the winter mountains, to journey where you would hesitate to venture yourself and to experience the beauty of the winter wilderness in the security that a guide brings with them.
This trip is not about peak bagging (although we will visit some summits) it is about taking our time to appreciate a magical wilderness alien to most people. We will have the chance to see the life of the wildlife through sightings of the animals and birds as well as understanding their life through looking at their tracks and traces left visible in the snow. If we are lucky we should see sign from wolves, wild boar, deer, Isard (Pyrenean Chamois), fox, squirrels, pine martin and many others. The bird life includes eagles, vultures, woodpeckers, crossbills, finches and more. We venture deep into the snowcovered forests, cross mountain plateaus dotted with frozen lakes and visit easily accessible summits to take in the incredible panoramas.
We visit a selection of areas in the local mountains making the most of our knowledge to get the best out of each days walk and to keep each day a little different in terms of terrain, environment and views. We spend one night of the trip in a remote mountain refuge (optional) where the guardien will cater for our evening meal surrounded by the beauty of the winter wonderland and giving us the time to appreciate it, before returning to civilisation the following day. On the last day of the week we will walk to one of the local hot springs where you can soak up the healing benefits of the thermal waters before heading back to base in our vehicles.
The walking is not very strenuous as the pace is kept very steady to ensure that you don’t overheat or get too cold, however, to get the most enjoyment out of this trip we recommend that you should be comfortable walking for 4-5 hours a day carrying a small daypack.
ITINERARY FOR THE WEEK (SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS)
Introduction to snowshoeing and walk with picnic
Day trip with refuge lunch. Looking for wildlife tracks and traces
Day trip with refuge lunch. Exploring the wilderness of the upper Tet valley and the lakes of the Accordeon.
Start of 2 day trip into the mountains heading for the Camporells Refuge. Picnic lunch. Night in the refuge with dinner cooked by the guardien. Optional
Breakfast in the refuge before heading out to explore the surrounding wilderness. Picnic lunch then return to civilisation.
Walk to one ot the local hot springs. Picnic on route with pickup after a good soak in the thermal waters.
PRICE FOR THE WEEK- £715.00 PER PERSON
Kit List for the Altitude Adventure Snowshoe week
Suitcase or Duffel bag 90 – 100ltr
Backpack for day use 30ltr even better if it has ways to attach your snowshoes
Waterproof Shell Jacket
Lightweight waterproof shell trousers
2 or 3 long sleeve thermal tops
1 pair thermal bottoms
2 or 3 pairs of warm hiking socks
Winter hiking trousers
Mid layer insulated jacket
Warm Down or similar duvet jacket
Thermal liner gloves
Insulated outer gloves / Ski gloves. I poss 2 pairs
Warm beanie hat
A Buff is good
Good quality walking boots. Not shoes, trainers or moonboots.
Gaiters to keep the snow out
Thermos and water bottle
Suncream Factor 40/50 (one between 2 is enough)
Lip salve Spf
Gel hand wash (one between 2 is enough)
Sheet sleeping bag liner for the night in the refuge. Blankets to keep you warm are provided by the refuge.
Casual wear for the holiday
Casual shoes/ trainers
Slippers for inside
Swimmers for the Jacuzzi and Hot Springs
Small pack towel
Normal wash kit and personal medical supplies
To help you with your packing we have teamed up with Outdoorhire, the specialists in renting outdoor equipment and clothing for expeditions and holidays.
Click “here” to follow the link to a list of products that they can rent to you for this trip.