Walking holidays in France, Family walking tour with a donkey
Duration : 7 days, 6 nights
Family friendly Trek : Self guided tour without a guide with children aged 5 and above.
Luggage Transport: by your own personal donkey
Lodging: Ecolodge,Auberge , gites, & mountain refuge.
-Full board accommodation This includes 1 nights in an encologe or a yurt, i night in auberge ( inn), 2 nights in « gîtes», 1 in an hotel, and 1 night in a mountain refuge. Each lodging is comfortable and clean, and will provide your breakfast, picnic lunch and a well-deserved dinner.
The rooms consist of shared rooms of 4-6 persons. Showers are available.
You can request 'option individual rooms' when booking.( sup 70 euros/person)
Trek departure : Villeplane. Every day according to availability from 01/06/2019 to 25/09/2019.
Minimum knowledge : The easy options throughout this trek enable you to enjoy a week of relaxed walking where the children can be involved; the itinerary has been planned for families with children aged 5 and up.
The walking time per day varies between 3 - 6 hours, and the ascent levels between 350 m - 600 m.
Price 2019: Adult 660 €; Children (between 5 to.12 years old 560 €
Climate: due to the proximity of the Mediterranean Sea, the weather is warm and sunny, ideal for summer hiking. .
Family walking tour with a donbkey
Wolf are you here?
The outstanding features of the Mercantour National Park A special but fragile area
The Mercantour National Park was established in 1979 in this long-recognised area of precious natural habitat.
As an alpine park close to the Mediterranean, this surprisingly original geographical location gives rise to an immensely varied landscape : rocky areas, glacial cirques and valleys strewn with deep blue and brilliant green lakes, vast high alpine pastures, thick forests, narrow valleys, picturesque gorges and crystal clear rapids.
The Mercantour Alps: Sunshine and blue skies Because of the nearby sea, alpine and Mediterranean influences converge to produce a mild and sunny climate, ideal for hiking in the height of summer.
Protected mountains At altitudes ranging from 1200m to 3000m, chamois, marmots, eagles and wolves live undisturbed inside the boundaries of the Mercantour National Park.
Diverse and contrasted landscapes -Lakes of turquoise nesting in lush alpine meadows scattered with gentian. -Breathtaking passages through a canyon with rocks the colour of red wine. -Woods of stern larch trees and stark mineral peaks.