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Overview

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Activity Weekend in the French Alps

After many years of providing high quality outdoor adventures throughout Wales we are now offering our  fantastic and exhilarating outdoor experiences in the stunning French Alps !

Our chosen location is  Lac d’Annecy (Lake Annecy) which has all year round  attractions and access to numerous water sports. With unrivalled scenery and 300 days of sunshine each year it’s the perfect place to be, summer or winter!

What's included?
2  Activities - Canyoning

& High Mountain Adventure (Via Ferrata)
3 Nights Accommodation
Airport Transfers

Itinerary

Friday Day 1 –  Arrive in Lake Annecy

Saturday Day 2 – Canyoning
No previous experience is required to take part in this Canyoning journey, which involves jumping and sliding  into plunge pools, abseiling down waterfalls and hurtling  down natural water slides. Your professional Canyoning guides will lead you on a journey where you will discover superb scenery in magnificent surroundings. The Canyon routes are within close proximity to Annecy and include: Angon, Pont du Diable, le Grenant & le Doria waterfalls.

Sunday Day 3 – High Mountain Adventure (Via Ferrata)
This High Mountain Adventure provides the opportunity to access areas of the mountain that would normally be accessible by experienced climbers only. Known locally as Via Ferrata this activity is a combination of walking and climbing. Attached to a cabled network at all times, there are a variety of ladders, rope bridges, steep pathways, and traverses to challenge you. This is a unique activity that is accessible to everyone, as long as you’ve got a head for heights!

Monday Day 4 – Fly home

* option to add additional nights and extend this trip giving you the chance to explore this beautiful area

Dates & Price

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Overview

We typically arrange bookings for exclusive groups of 4 or more, please contact us for details and prices.

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Canyoning & Via Ferrata Photos

 
 

Accommodation Photos

Trip Info

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What is Included?

You will have a representative from Blue Ocean Activities who will meet you at the airport take you to your accommodation and activities and will be on hand at all times during your activity weekend.

Activities & Transport
Canyoning & Via Ferrata- includes all equipment, local qualified Mountain guides- transport to and from the activities also included

Accommodation
Based on 3 nights quality hostel accommodation, please see our images section for photographs.

Airport Transfers
The closest airports to Lake Annecy are Geneva (50minutes transfer time) and Chambery, we can arrange airport transfers from both theses airports. For exclusive bookings we can arrange a fixed collection time.


What is NOT included?

Flights
Return Flights  from the UK to Geneva and Chambery. There are regular flights from many UK airports to Geneva with Easyjet also try www.skyscanner.net.

Insurance
We do not include any form of insurance as part of our price but you must have adequate and valid travel insurance. We strongly recommend travel insurance that covers medical costs, rescue (including mountain rescue) and repatriation in the event of an emergency. In addition we advocate having suitable cover for baggage and effects, personal liability and cancellation should you become ill and are unable to travel with us. Most good travel insurance policies will cover these items but please ensure that you are covered for your specific trek, climb or any activities that you will participate in. We find that Snowcard or  Global Travel Insurance provide provide the best policies for adventure travellers.

Is This Trip for You?
This trip includes Via Ferrata (or protected scrambling) on high mountain routes and Canyoning so you will need an average level of physical fitness. There are steep ups and downs on gravel or rocky terrain and the average ascents/ descents per day are around 800m. Some Via Ferrata sections lead up/down vertical rock faces, which require good upper body and arm strength.
No previous climbing or Via Ferrata experience is required.