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Mountain Trips in France with Esprit Montagne

Discover the great environments of the French Alps with our Trekking and Mountain Guides. We organize mountain trips to get out of the beaten tracks!

Why choosing Esprit Montagne:

  • We limit transports as much as possible when designing our itineraries, in order to reduce pollutant emissions and prices!
  • We organise only small groups in the mountains, up to 10 people in trekking, in order to allow a good experience and a good group relationship and discover the most beautiful alternative paths and summits!
  • The programs are easily accessible from the Alpine stations and you can carpool with the members of your group!
  • Esprit Montagne is developing a mountain beekeeping project to work in the inter-season and safeguard the local species: the Black Bee!
  • You can pay thanks to the PayGreen system which helps bees!

Mountain Weekend in France:

Esprit Montagne allows you to go on short stays to be able to enjoy the mountains more often at a low price with more flexible registrations!

Go for a mountaineering ascent or for a trail and yoga weekend in Annecy. You have many program choices on different dates!

Going to the mountains with the family in France:

Our team organises special mountain trips for families: you can book your trekking vacation with your children starting from 12 years old, if accompanied by one of their parents!

We have chosen the easy trekkings: one and two stars hiking and trekking weeks, based on physical levels!

Ski touring course in the French Savoy:

Discover ski touring starting every day from your comfortable hotel! Your Guide will adapt the days according to the weather, snow conditions, your physical condition and your desires!

Off-piste skiing in Haute Tarentaise in Val d'Isère - Tignes or Les Arcs - La Plagne:

Ski in the highest resorts in the Alps to enjoy the best snow conditions and follow your Guide on the most beautiful off-piste in the Alps. Progress at your own pace thanks to small groups and fairly homogeneous levels, thanks to our technical and physical level systems!

Trail Running Course in the French Alps:

Run in the mountains with a certified Trail Running Guide, he will make you discover the most beautiful trails and off-trails in the mountains!

Improve in trail running thanks to the EAD Techniques and enjoy a unique route every day, your Guide takes care of everything: orientation, the choice of routes according to the weather and the shape of the group. Run free spirit and meet people who have the same passion, being able to discuss and enjoy the mountain without the pressure of time barriers and races!

Sport and Multi-pitch Climbing Course and Via Ferrata:

Improve in rock climbing thanks to a Guide from the Esprit Montagne team: you start with sport climbing to learn basic techniques and at the end of the week you will go for your first multi-pitch route! Your Guide selects the routes and walls, to help you improve and have a good time together! To get used to big walls and improve your technique on more aerial sections, you might try a Via Ferrata.

Mountaineering and Climbing course in France:

Discover high altitude environment and improve with your Guide along a course of several days at altitude, let us guide you to the most beautiful peaks of the Alps, enjoying the experience of the Esprit Montagne team!

You already have some mountaineering experience experience and you would like to climb a summit with some friends, perhaps regularly during the summer weekends? Take advantage of our mountaineering weekends or climbs that take place over one or two days!

Hiking stay in Savoie and Haute Savoie:

Walk on the most beautiful paths in the Alps, in complete freedom. The Esprit Montagne team, together with your Trekking Guide, will manage the rhythm and all issues: the weather forecast, the itinerary, transports and hut reservations.

You can quietly enjoy your holidays without having to prepare your trip and, if you book at 4 friends, the trek will be immediately confirmed!

The most beautiful Treks in the Alps with Esprit Montagne:

Esprit Montagne has conceived its stays favouring local products: we take picnics at the mountain hut, to lighten the backpacks as much as possible and to avoid carrying the backpacks on 4 x 4 trucks from hut to hut, which would mean designing trekking that follow the bottom of the valleys, forgetting the most beautiful panoramas and paths on the upper valleys ...

Our itineraries are often unique, we prefer to leave the GR and marked trails, taking you on less frequented paths, to discover the wild mountains, without needing to travel to the other side of the world.

The Vanoise Glacier Tour:

This is one of the most popular treks in the French Savoy, so we have revisited this tour to bring you to the most beautiful variants: some are quite technical with very aerial passages.

We will regularly follow moraines, glaciers and mountain lakes! It is a very wild region where nature has been preserved thanks to the first French National Park: the Vanoise National Park, which was created in 1963 to save the Ibex from extinction!

The mountain huts if the Park are very comfortable.

Tour and Crossing of Beaufortain:

We chose to travel the beautiful parts of the Tour du Beaufortain, to be able to cross the heart of the massif by achieving the main peaks of this superb massif!

You will discover the richness of the alpine flora, which gives the exceptional fragrance of Beaufort: your Guide will explain to you how this cheese, which is part of the first protected appellation in France, is made in alpine pastures. It was acquired after the creation of the Roseland Dam, which largely swallowed up pastures in the commune of Beaufort.

We will cross the pastures passing near the Brèche de Gargan and the famous Pierra Menta, which is very well known thanks to the famous Ski Mountaineering race, which brings together several hundred runners from all over the world.

We will finish the week trekking with the ascent of the Grande Journée, which is above the Olympic city of Albertville!

Trek in Vanoise and Haute Maurienne:

We make you discover the wildest destination of Savoy, starting from the Tignes resort. After a few hours walk, we will be at the heart of the Vanoise National Park at the feet of the South face of the Grande Casse, which is the highest mountain of the Park at 3855 meters altitude. We will then arrive in the Haute Maurienne and we will stay 4 more days flirting with the balconies paths and peaks of this French massif, which has the most peaks at 3000 meters (107 in Vanoise)!

We will go over the border between France and Italy at the Gran Paradiso National Park, which is the largest protected area of Europe with the Vanoise National Park!

We will then resume the path of civilization, going back to Val d'Isere. This Trek is a real adventure worthy of the great South American or Nepalese treks!

Trek at the heart of the Vanoise National Park:

To discover itinerant hikes, we have designed this easy route, which covers beautiful landscapes while remaining very easy, with short days that can be lengthened if the hikers wish to!

You will surely be able to observe marmots, chamois, the bearded vulture or even mouflons, which were reintroduced by hunters in the 1980s and which took refuge in the central area of the Park.

A great trekking, maybe your first: a hiking discovery with beautiful waterfalls and many lakes along your way!

Yurt Trekking facing Mont Blanc:

An unusual tour at the Mont Joly facing Mont Blanc with a night in a yurt, this very easy trek takes place above Saint Gervais les Bains for 4 days to allow you to enjoy the Thermal Baths at the end of your stay if you wish. to desire. A short trip to Mongolia right next to Mont Blanc!

Tour of the Aiguilles Rouges:

You arrive at your destination in Chamonix, to discover the Tour des Aiguilles Rouges: this route is located in front of the Mont Blanc massif and it is a trek well known to hikers for its difficulties! Many passages are made with the help of cables and ladders: your Guide will help you on these vertiginous trails! The Aiguilles Rouges are a granite massif, with beautiful summits and lakes: the Aiguillette d'Argentière and the Lac Blanc are among the best known in front of Mont Blanc!

We will finish the trekking with the ascent of Mont Buet, which is a great summit above Samoens and which overlooks the famous Cirque du Fer à Cheval in Sixt.

Tour du Mont Blanc 7 days:

How not to talk about the most famous Tour of the Alps, which goes around Europe's roof: the Tour du Mont Blanc. The Mont Blanc Massif stretches between three countries, France, Italy and Switzerland. This trek allows you to discover three countries with a different culture but with the same passion for the mountains.

We will leave from Saint Gervais, to reach the valley of the glaciers in Savoy at the southern end of the Massif, to then discover the southern slope of Mont Blanc in Italy! Val Veny and Val Ferret, at the feet of Mont Blanc, are two beautiful Italian valleys with Courmayeur in the center. The Tour continues in Switzerland, near Champex, before returning to Col de Balme above Argentière.

Tour du Mont Blanc 5 days:

This is the short version of the TMB, Esprit Montagne invites you to take a tour passing at altitude, at the level of the Mer de Glace and the Aiguille du Midi!

The Tour goes through France and Italy!

Tour oduf Mont Blanc 10 days:

The Tour du Mont Blanc on wild paths: we take the time to discover the TMB in every nook and cranny, avoiding shortcuts. It's a real trip as close as possible to the Mont Blanc massif, with incredible views! Your Trekking Guide will have the time to teach you how to use the maps and discover this beautiful raid!
 

Vanoise Glaciers Trekking Tour

Vanoise Glaciers Trekking Tour

Participants : min 4 max 10      Duration : 5 days & 4 nights
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From June to September

The Vanoise is the first natural park at the heart of the French Alps, we will make a beautiful trekking innto France & Europe largest Natural Reserve.
We will surely meet the Ibex, the emblem of the Park.

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630 €
At the Heart of the Vanoise National Park

At the Heart of the Vanoise National Park

Participants : 4 to 10 pax      Duration : 5 days & 5 nights
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From July to September

Very rich in flora and fauna, the Vanoise Park borders 14 km of its limits with the Gran Paradiso National Park in Italy to form the largest natural reserve in Europe: the ibex and the bearded vulture are one of the species protected symbols of the two Parks.

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610 €
Trekking into the Vanoise & Haute Maurienne

Trekking into the Vanoise & Haute Maurienne

Participants : From 4 to 10      Duration : 5 days & 5 nights
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From July to September

We will walk into Europe's largest Natural Reserve, the Vanoise National Park which borders the Italian Gran Paradiso Park. The Golden Eagle, the ibex, the Vulture and Chamois are the masters of this area. A high altitude wild trek mainly on easy off-trail.

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775 €
Beaufortain Trekking Traverse

Beaufortain Trekking Traverse

Participants : min 4 max 10      Duration : 5 days & 5 nights
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from July to September

We will be walking into the Beaufort Country, into great Alpine pastures as far as the eye can see, where the Mont Blanc Massif, the Pierra Menta, the Grand Mont and the Grande Journéee will serve as landmarks along this beautiful traverse.

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690 €