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Mountain Weekend in France, Italy or Switzerland

We offer short stays for all levels and several activities in the French, Italian or Swiss Alps.
Take a breath of fresh air in the great outdoors and enjoy the best routes and destinations in the Alps!
Our mountain destination are chosen for their easy access so that you can easily come and go home with trains or by car sharing.

The accommodations are chosen for their comfort and friendliness

During your short vacation you will be accommodated in hotels, lodges, or chalets and mountain refuges to enjoy the most the surrounding mountain environment. Some accommodation can be unusual like yurts or transparent tents to see stars through.

The Esprit Montagne team always seeks to amaze you and help you discover our beautiful mountain regions!

The Strengths of Esprit Montagne:

  • Take advantage of a small group, you will never be more than 10 people with your Guides in order to facilitate exchanges and learning of the activities. The number can be further reduced depending on the difficulty of the mountain stay.
  • As we plan our trips, we limit transport as much as possible, in order to reduce pollution and costs!
  • You will be walking with light backpacks, we eat local and you will only carry your midday snack. The refuge guards will prepare good local dishes and your picnics ...
  • We are working with partners to promote mountain beekeeping and the protection of mountain bees!
  • A team of local Trekking and Mountain Guides, specialists and lovers of their region!

Mountaineering Weekend for mountain passionates

You arrive in Chamonix or in the Swiss Wallis by train and off you go for two days in the mountains. You will go back home with many memories in your head, obviously it's a little better if you manage to take three days to have a little rest before or after your trip!

2 to 3 days of Off-Piste Skiing or Ski-touring

Discover the most beautiful ski resorts in the Alps such as Verbier, Les Arcs, Val d'Isère - Tignes or mountain lodges and refuges in Beaufortain. You can arrive in the big train stations of the Alps and you are on track or in hike for two to three days!

Hiking weekend in Annecy or Chamonix

Discover Haute Savoie and its beautiful landscapes, all you have to do is choose the difficulty of your trip, between the rocks and chamois of Chamonix or the calm of Annecy Lake with its charming medieval village !

It's up to you to choose according to the shape and your desires!

Discover Mountain Yoga on a Weekend

A relaxing moment at the heart of the mountains to recharge your batteries, begin or improve with a physical yoga course in the mountains: we will walk up to great mountain spots before starting the yoga session!

Our program takes place around Annecy, you can discover the Aravis massif and enjoy the Annecy Lake and its activities: the Venice of the Alps is available to you for two relaxing and sport days!

Run in the mountains for a 2 to 3 days Trail course

We organize several Trail weekends, depending on the season we change spots to discover the most beautiful trails and regularly change of landscape!

Discover Annecy, Chamonix en Trail, or even the Haute Tarentaise and take advantage of a small group to have fun in the mountains and meet great people!

Take advantage of the advice of a mountain professional to technically improve in mountain trail running. We organize great mountain routes just for you.

Hiking and Trekking in the mountains: short breaks to discover the Alps?

We offer short stays in the mountains so that you can enjoy them more often, a little breath of fresh air and regular practice to allow you to progress in your favorite activity!

Weekend Hiking in Bellacomba on the border between France and Italy

We leave from La Thuile in Italy to go up the Cascades du Ruitor, we will enjoy the lakes at the foot of the Ruitor glacier with a superb sunset facing Mont Blanc.

The next day we will leave towards the Bellacomba valley, where many lakes follow one another. The Col du Tachuy, at the border between France and Italy, offers a great panorama over the Vanoise massif and the Mont Blanc range. The Grée Alps, where we are walking, is a beautiful and very wild massif.

Hiking Weekend at Lac Blanc and Mont Buet above Chamonix in Haute Savoie

Two of the most beautiful hikes in Chamonix in Haute Savoie for two breathtaking days in the mountains, follow your Guide in the Aiguilles Rouges Massif. A wonderful natural reserve where chamois and ibex are numerous.

Hiking weekend in Annecy at Dent de Lanfon and at La Tournette

Discover the Venice of the Alps in the evening and enjoy the most beautiful Aravis summit above Lake Annecy during the day, two mountain days a few hours by TGV from Geneva or Paris!

Mountaineering Weekend in the Monte Rosa in Italy

Climb the Capanna Margherita to the summit of Punta Gnifetti, the highest peak in the Alps easily accessible for mountaineers initiated to mountaineering.

Weekend climb of Gran Paradiso in Aosta Valley

Discover the world of 4000 meters by making your first 4000 at Grand Paradis in the Aosta Valley, one hour from Chamonix. We organize round-trip transport with your Guide from Chamonix train station.

Trail weekend in Savoie and Haute Savoie

Enjoy great itineraries away from the crowds and Trail races, we suggest you go to the mountains for the pleasure of running with friends and meeting new people.

With your Guide you will discover the most beautiful paths, he will be able to adapt to the weather and your level to help you technically progress thanks to his experience. We also invite you to discover Ayurvedic Nutrition, to have an approach to sport dietetics different from the European standards.

Mountain trips organized in small groups?

Esprit Montagne is a small travel agency specializing in mountain stays, we offer trips in small groups of up to 10 people with a mountain guide, to make the most of nature by going off the beaten track!

Weekend in the mountains accompanied by passionate Guides

We choose our Mountain Guides and Guides, as well as other professionals, so that a Mountain Spirit trip reflects our philosophy and our values!

We are committed to Mountain beekeeping and we minimize the impact of transport by taking you to the Alps near your home!

Climb of Gran Paradiso

Climb of Gran Paradiso

Participants : max 4      Duration : 2 days
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From mid June to mid September

Situated between the Aosta Valley and Piemonte, the Gran Paradiso is the highest alpine summit completely inside the Italian border, within the first Italian National Park.

190 €
Weissmies & Alphubel | Mountaineering Stage 3

Weissmies & Alphubel | Mountaineering Stage 3

Participants : 2 max      Duration : 3 days & 2 nights
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July & August

Mountaineering stay discovering the 4000 summits in the Swiss Wallis. The Weissmies (4017 mt) and the Alphubel (4206 mt): these two climbs are a must! This program is designed for those who already have some experience in mountaineering. This mountaineering program will lead you to discover the beauty of the Mischabels Massif, departing from Saas Grund and Saas...

1280 €
Hiking Weekend in Chamonix

Hiking Weekend in Chamonix

Participants : min 4 max 10      Duration : 2 days & 1 nights
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from June to September

Welcome to Chamonix for a Mountain Weekend, spending one night in a mountain hut before hiking the Mont Buet. The first day is easy with a beautiful walk at the Lac Blanc, to start smoothly in a magnificent setting facing Mont Blanc.

220 €
Nadelhorn 4327 mt. - Stage 4

Nadelhorn 4327 mt. - Stage 4

Participants : 2 max      Duration : 2 days & 1 night
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from mid June to September

A very aesthetic glacial route that evolves along the normal route on the northeast ridge, the ascent of the Nadelhorn is one of the most beautiful mountaineering races in the Swiss Alps and the Wallis valley, at the heart of the Mischabels range and of the Saastal. A demanding climb but of unforgettable beauty!

635 €
Yoga & Hiking in Annecy

Yoga & Hiking in Annecy

Participants : 4 to 10      Duration : 2,5 days & 3 nights
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Relax for a long weekend in Annecy, near the Aravis summits. We will go for two beautiful hikes above Lake Annecy with some Yoga sessions during the day at the heart of nature. In the evening, you will be returning to the hotel near the Col de la Forclaz, to enjoy the sunrise and sunset over the lake, in a charming little village far from the hustle and...

420 €