This trip runs every 4 days throughout the summer; 23rd July to 28th August, 2016
‘A full-on all inclusive Alpine Adventure for under £100 a day!’
Who is it for: Everyone over 9 years old is welcome. Solo guests, teenagers, groups, families, etc…
Cost: £390 per person for a shared en suite dormitory room. £20 single supplement per night for your own dorm room.
For half board accommodation without activities but with a free local train/ lift pass, the cost is: £38 per night per person.
- 4 x nights at an Outdoor Centre in Vallorcine, Chamonix in a shared en-suite dorm (you share with only your family or friends unless you are travelling solo)
- 4 x 2 course dinners
- 4 x breakfasts
- 4 x lunch picnics
- white water rafting on the Arve River
- canyonning in the Arve
- rock climbing
- an overnight trip to a stunning mountain refuge with a hearty dinner and breakfast included
- a free pass up the highest cable car in Europe – The Aiguille du Midi
- a free pass up the Monenver Railway to the Ice Cave and Mer du Glace
- local shuttles to activities
- a free local train pass
This holiday is a very low budget summer holiday for all ages over 9! We want to democratise adventure! Immersing ourselves in nature and pushing ourselves to the edge of our comfort zone connects us with ourselves and the people around us in a very special way. Chamonix, The French Alps is THE Mecca for Adventure Sports! The landscape is stunning.
This trip is an Outdoor Immersion – perfect for people who like to try new things… Perfect for anyone who wants a blast of Adventure – for students, solo travellers, groups of friends or Mums & Dads of active teenagers want a few days off cooking! If you are over 12 people, we can run this trip any time from June to September and can completely customise each day.
All the trips are run in partnership with a secluded French Outdoor Centre near Vallorcine, Chamonix. It is run by UIAGM mountain guides who lead all the trips so you are in the best possible hands.
An Example of the Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive from 4pm. Dinner – meet your La Source host and the other members of your team
Day 2: 7.30-8.30 Breakfast – 9am Collect wet suits and equipment – 9.30am Mini bus to the Avre River for White Water Rafting. 12.30 Return to the Outdoor Centre for lunch before going Canyonning.
Day 3: 7.30-8.30 Breakfast – 9am Collect climbing equipment – 9.30 Mini bus to the climbing crags for rock climbing – 1pm return to base in time to set off for the mountain refuge. Your guide will select the most appropriate route for the group. Spend the night in a cosy refuge with your travel companions after a hearty dinner.
Day 4: Return to base at about 4pm after summiting a mountain or head back early and get the train to Chamonix for the afternoon.
Day 5: Pack and go by 10am… or stay on a couple more nights using your free pass to explore the fascinating Montenver Ice Caves which are carved into glaciers and the Aiguille du Midi – the highest cable car in Europe.
Skiroc is a secluded outdoor centre tucked into the hillside only 5 minutes walk from the train into Chamonix. It has 24 en suite dormitories of various sizes and a large communal bar with a big open fire and cosy seating and a dining room.
You choose if you would like to share a dorm and who with, or pay a £20 single supplement per night for your own room.
We are not talking cordon blue but basic french mountain cuisine. Just what you need after an active day on the hill! Breakfast is cereal, bread, local organic jams and juice.
Lunch is a big picnic, with a sandwich, chips, snacks and fruit.
Dinner is a two course meal.
Vegetarians can be happily catered for and we will do our best with any dietary requirements.
Getting here, Location and Local Transport:
If travelling alone, the best mode of travel is by train. Head to Saint Gervais, France…or Martigny, Switzerland. There is an hourly local train that runs between those stations and stops off right outside our Outdoor Centre. Get the best deals by booking directly with Eurostar and the SNCF 3 months in advance.
If you are a large group, coming from Europe, the cheapest option is to drive. It will cost around £450 all in – tolls, ferry or eurotunnel, and fuel from the UK. It should take around 9 hours to drive from Dover, Kent to Vallorcine, France.
If you fly, head to Geneva Airport and then get a transfer. Alpy bus charge €19 per trip per person to Argentiere (ask them if they can take you over the col to Vallorcine.) Book flights as early as possible! If you hire a car, make sure it is from the SWISS side.
How to Book:
Feel free to call or email Saskia for a chat.
If you would like to book, press the Book Now button below, fill in the form and we will get back to you within 24 hours with an invoice. You pay a refundable £50 deposit per person to hold your place. As soon as we have 12 people (the minimum number of people we need to run the trip), we will be in touch to let you know to book travel. If we can’t fill the trip, we return your £50 in full. Usually we can! We then ask for the balance payment to be paid by bank transfer 3 months before the trip.
La Source Experience Ltd. has been running trips in The Alps for over 7 years. All monies are kept in a trust account in compliance with the package travel regulations.