A pas feutrés : snowshoeing in a Panda gîte
In partnership with Argos Rando, Christiane RAY ANEZIN will accompany you on snowshoes for 3 days to discover the Mercantour National Park, its villages and their history, its hamlets which will reveal the life of yesteryear, but also how nature has adapted over time and seasons.
You will discover the valley of the Haut Verdon in the heart of the Mercantour National Park. Subjects such as flora and fauna (ruminants, birds, insects...) will be discussed, while walking through wonderful landscapes including the glacial cirque of the lake of Allos, the largest high altitude lake in Europe.
Detailed program :
* Day 1 : Meeting at the gîte in Colmars les Alpes from 6 pm
Installation and presentation of the stay by your guide. Night in the gite
* Day 2: Departure from the gite at 8:30 am - altitude difference 400 m - 14 km
This first day of hiking will allow you to admire a panorama on the highest summits of the Haut-Verdon.
* Day 3: departure from the gîte at 8:30 am - difference in altitude 600 m - 5h walk
Nice loop starting from a small hamlet which was the old border between France and the County of Savoy. You will have the possibility to observe chamois, eagles...
* Day 4 : departure from the gîte at 8:30 am - lac d'Allos - altitude difference 650 m - 15 km.
Several topics will be discussed during this last day, including the protection of wildlife in winter. After the hike, it will be possible to stop at the Sainte Brigitte farm which makes cow's milk cheese.
Tour details : http://www.randonneesmontagne.fr/index.php?page=sejour-raquettes-haut-verdon---mercantour
Level: Average to good - stay accessible to a public practicing a regular physical activity
Infos : 5 to 6 hours of hiking / day
Difference in altitude from 400 to 650 meters / day
The hike is provided from a minimum of 4 people to a maximum of 6 people.
Proposed from January to April
This service provider and his mountain guide, Christiane Ray Anezin, are members of the Mercantour Ecotourism association; discover them here and here!