Family activity holiday in the French Alps
Price includes accommodation, all meals except one lunch and one dinner, organisation of all activities, unlimited days of self-guided walking, local transport.
Additional costs for transfers to/from Geneva and activities.
Additional costs for transfers to/from Geneva and activities.
Description of Family activity holiday in the French Alps
For departure dates contact us on 01273 823 700
Small group family adventure:
This is a small group family adventure - typically you will join several other families and travel in a group of approx. 16 people. The trips are great value and a great way for you and your children to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of time to yourselves.
We cater for both vegetarians and vegans.
Our partners behind this holiday promote inclusivity on all their trips and across their business and we are all committed to ensuring travellers face no discrimination on any part of the trip they control.
7 Reviews of Family activity holiday in the French Alps
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 03 Oct 2018 by Katrina ShakespeareWe absolutely loved the trip! I was traveling solo with my 5 year old daughter. We did one of the 12 km round trips recommended by our hosts which was spectacular to refuge de Sales...we had marmots playing on the path in front of us for half an hour, crashing waterfalls, paddling in the river and glorious views. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Aug 2017 by Peter WightmanExcellent - stunning area, with lots to do. I was with my 18 and 13 year old and we did an activity or walk, bike hire each day and were "happy tired" at the end of each day!- Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Aug 2016 by Cormac LuceyBest bit: River-rafting. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Aug 2015 by Theresa Reynolds10 out of 10...We had the best holiday we've ever had! Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Aug 2015 by Charlotte WarwickOne of the best family holiday weeks we've had. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Aug 2015 by Leah SternBeautiful area and lots of helpful information from the staff of the chalet. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Nov 2011 by Charlie CottinghamWe will always remember how gracious our hosts were, the wonderful food, and the fun loving spirit of all the crew. Read full review
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PlanetOur booking process is paperless and we avoid printing wherever possible. We are a small family run business so do not have a typical head office. Additionally we travel to work together and walk when possible. We make conscious efforts to minimise waste when shopping by trying to choose products with less packaging. We make sure to recycle any appropriate waste from the Chalets. We collect all the recycling and then separate it into the communal bins when necessary, we encourage our guests to do the same. In our village it is possible to recycle a wide range of products including soft plastics. Additionally in the local supermarket there are points to recycle bulbs, batteries and printer cartridges. We do our best not to use single use plastics and avoid providing anything to our guests packaged with single use plastic. We try to lower our carbon emissions by transporting guests together, at the moment COVID-19 guideline permitting, meaning that there are fewer vehicles operating in the valley. We buy food locally and seasonally and promote this ethos to our guests.
We purchase local produce where possible and we corroborate this with our local suppliers, as well as making an effort to source meat products that have not been inhumanely treated. We adapt our menus during the year to favour produce that is in season and is grown locally. In order to reduce water we incorporate vegetarian and vegan meals into our menu. By not using meat in all our dishes, this is one of the most effective ways of reducing water consumption. We feel it is important to share with our guests the environmental benefits of reducing meat consumption. Additionally we promote water saving activities such as taking shorter, cooler showers. However we believe reducing the use of meat in our menus and explaining the environmental benefits behind this to our guests saves more water.
We suggest that guests visit our local national park, where through a payment for parking in the area, the local commune is able to implement projects to protect the environment. This recently included a large-scale project to clear an area of the river after a landslide. Additionally the money from visitors is used to maintain footpaths, preventing the local environment from being damaged with people walking in protected areas. We also suggest that guests use the mountain lifts, as these require a payment the money is then used in part to protect the local environment. The lift company has a wide range of projects to improve the local environment and a Green Globe certified.
PeopleWe provide all our guests with an information pack in advance of their arrival. We make sure that we have communicated any local rules or guidelines that will affect guests. This is particularly important following the pandemic.
As local residents ourselves we have been welcomed into the community. It is this experience that we want to give to our guests and encourage them to speak to and engage with all locals they come into contact with. This includes our local partners who we work closely with to provide the most authentic experience for our guests.
The local community relies on visitors. By encouraging our guests to engage with the local community and activities they are supporting the host community. By increasing visitors to the valley this boosts the local economy, which supports the local community.
As we are the destination supplier, we make sure that should our guest need a guide for their particular activity, a local guide is booked. Our guides are permanent residents of the local community. Where possible we employ local staff and make use of local services. We encourage our guests to visit the local markets and make use of local activity providers while on our holidays. A large proportion of the income derived from our holidays goes directly into the local community and we try to ensure that this benefits small, local businesses.
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