Winter Multi Activity Holiday in the Alps (fully customisable)


Winter Multi Activity Holiday in the Alps (fully customisable)

A fully customisable winter activity holiday with a range of snow based adventures to choose from including ice climbing, skiing and snowshoeing! 

Location: Champsaur Valley, Southern French Alps

Months available: January, February, March, April, December

Holiday Guide Price
Adult price: 698€ to 1202€
Child price: 642€ to 1128€
Prices will vary depending on your accommodation choice
  • 7 nights in the accommodation of your choice with different food options (see below)
  • 12 activity points per person that you can exchange for a range of activities from our Winter Activity List
  • Personalised welcome meeting at your accommodation with a local expert
  • A personalised itinerary
  • Concierge service during your stay for local advice, information and tips to enjoy the area
  • A tree planted on your behalf to help with your carbon offsetting

Our winter activity holiday was voted No 1 by the Guardian in its Top 10 winter activity breaks in Europe. For anyone looking for a winter adventure, this holiday is perfect!

The French Alps in winter are truly at their most impressive and there are lots of different ways to explore them: discover the Ecrins National Park on snowshoes, explore high alpine plateaux by husky dog sled, climb up frozen waterfalls, or even sleep overnight in an igloo... to name just a few - you aren't confined to just skiing!

This winter multi activity holiday is fully customisable using our unique activity points system. You can exchange these for a range of winter activities from ice climbing, to snowshoeing to husky sledding. Skiing is also on the activity list if you can't resist a day on the pistes!  Our activity points system gives you the flexibility to tailor make your perfect winter activity adventure in the Alps. Whether this is your winter family activity holiday, a romantic honeymoon in the snow or a short winter break with friends, there is something for you! Have a read of our recommendations for the best winter activities to choose.

Why the Southern French Alps?

  • Combination of high altitude resorts with great snow and the famous 300 days of sunshine per year (almost twice as much as the Northern Alps)!
  • Huge variety of activities from cross country skiing to ice climbing
  • Relatively uncommercialised and undiscovered area resulting in an authentic Alpine experience 
  • Choice of staying in real Alpine villages or purpose built ski resorts.

Holiday Highlights:

  • Holiday like a local - we use local independent accommodation providers and fully qualified, local and experienced instructors so you can really make the most of your time in the area safely.
  • Fully customisable using our unique activity points system.
  • A personalised itinerary just for you, put together by our local experts.  
  • A personalised welcome meeting just for your family to go through the holiday, give you tips about the area and answer any questions. We are your mobile local tourist information service!
  • Travel with a responsible and ethical travel company

Ski Resort or Alpine Village?

You can be based in the main ski resort of Orcières 1850 for this holiday or in one of the many pretty alpine villages scattered along the Champsaur valley outside of the main ski resort.

The main advantages of being in Orcières are the range of restaurants, shops, swimming pool and other facilities on your doorstep. It is easy to get to and all the activities are accessible on public transport. However, it is generally more expensive and the majority of accommodation options are in large apartment residences.

The main advantages of staying in the ski villages for your winter holiday, are to be away from the big resort ambiance and experience a more traditional French alpine ambiance in a pretty village. There is a greater choice of accommodation from chalets to farmhouse bed and breakfasts to hotels and it is generally cheaper. However, you do need a car to get around.

Have a look at our winter activity holiday kit list for advice on what to pack.

If you would like a more ski focused holiday for all or some of your party have a look at our Ski Adventure Holiday which is a ski based winter activity holiday.

Take a look at our other Winter Activity Holidays, or get in touch to begin planning your next trip.

Itinerary

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If you are based in the ski resort of Orcières, there are a range of public transfer services and local trains from the nearest major airports (Marseilles and Grenoble) and TGV stations (Grenoble and Aix-en-Provence). The majority of activities are all resort based or accessible on free public transport.

However, if you are in one of the alpine villages, we highly recommend you self drive to get to and from activities and explore the area in your free time as there is limited public transport. Check out our partner's hire car rates.

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