Mont Blanc Ascent

Firstly may I just say I absolutely loved the Mont Blanc trip, and when talking to the other climbers who had gone with other agencies, our trip had the best mix of mountain huts, walks and training, so thank you, it really was superb.

J Kamming | United Kingdom

Walking in the Ardèche

Based in a specially designed hikers hotel in Les Estables (1320m) at the foot of Mont Mézenc, the giant of the Cévennes at 1725m, this unique walking holiday offers a fine balance of activity and indulgence. The village has the highest altitude of all the towns on the Central Massif. Surrounded by ancient volcanoes including the famous Mont Gerbier de Jonc (source of the Loire River), the region offers exceptional natural sights including volcanic domes, deep gorges, vast valleys and an abundance of flora and fauna, making it ideal for walking in the company of a local guide. After the walk, explore the village to buy local cheese and honey, relax on the terrace with a glass of wine, play bowls on the hotel green, swim in the pool or take a sauna. An ideal trip for lovers of mountain landscapes and the camaraderie of other travellers.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Les Estables
DAY 2 Walk to the summit of a dome volcano (4 or 6 hrs)
DAY 3 Mont Mézenc and the Cirque des Boutieres (4 or 6 hrs)
DAY 4 Walk past water milss to the ruins of Chapteuil castle (6 hrs)
DAY 5 Day at leisure to visit Le Puy en Velay or take a self guided walk or cycle - bike hire extra
DAY 6 Visit the village of Saint-Clement perched on twelve layers of lava flow (4 or 6hrs)
DAY 7 Walk through the gorges of the Loire river (5hrs)
DAY 8 Trip concludes

traveller reviews

Spectacular and varied scenery and excellent food in hotel. Very well organised program with informative guides.

S. Gilderdale. Alphington, VIC. Australia

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Trip Code: WSS
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Day Walking
Next Trip:  01 July 2017
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price: £690.00 GBP

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Options & Supplements*
Single Supplement (low season) £ 100
Single Supplement (high season) £ 150
H high season surcharge £42

*Prices listed are per person

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