WHAT WE PROVIDE
- All accommodation is in twin/double rooms with a mix of ensuites or shared bathrooms depending on where we are in the itinerary.
- There will usually be an option to request a single room. (This will incur an additional charge).
- All breakfasts, most lunches and dinners
- All mini-bus transport
- Services of tour guide
Accommodation is in personally selected chalets. Our criteria include charm, cleanliness, cultural integrity, uniqueness, and standard of service.
For the first week our accommodation is situated on a picturesque hillside with views of the valley. It offers relaxing indoor and outdoor lounge areas. We are a 5 min drive or 30 minute river walk from Briancon.
Here we have a range of double and twin rooms and also an option to share a triple room. The first couple to book will receive the only room with an ensuite.
If you would like some autonomy and more luxurious accommodation in this first week, it is also possible to stay in an apartment nearby. Here you have an ensuite and your own kitchenette and lounge area. This apartment has a large bedroom that can accommodate a couple or twin, 3 or 4 people. There is an additional charge here of $20 per person/per night.
For the final 4 nights we stay in delightful family run accommodation in a remote mountain valley. There are some ensuites and some shared bathrooms. They are known here for superb cuisine.
Meals are an adventure as we explore regional cooking and the local restaurants, cafes and patisseries. Food in this region is simple, good and fresh. Being close to the border with Italy we also have an Italian influence in the markets and menus.
Road Travel is by mini-bus. Some day trips involve a trip of 15 to 30 minutes to our destinations.
Getting to Briancon
There are a number of options. The easiest may be to fly into Paris or Milan and take the TGV (very fast train). From Paris to Oulx (Italy) is 4.5 hours (on the Paris-Milan line, twice daily) and take the connecting shuttle bus 35kms to Briancon. Or you could fly into Milan and take the same train stopping at Oulx. Try
It is also a beautiful train trip from Lyon in France to Briancon, a picturesque climb up into the mountains – takes about 6 hours.
You can also fly into Marseille and get a train from there.
We will collect you from the bus or train station in Briancon and return you there at the end of the group.
2017 7 – 18 September – Walking with Music tour
2017 & 2018 February – Cross Country ski holiday
Specific dates will be listed on website in preceding year. You are welcome to contact Jo directly if you want information sooner.
Please refer to Itineraries for the specific itinerary of each trip.
Additional trips at other times of the year can be organised for groups of 6 or more. Shorter trips, of 4 to 7 days duration, may be possible for groups of 4 or more. Please contact Jo directly if you wish to travel outside the fixed dates.
Group Size for the fixed date trips is 10 to 16. Other dates may be arranged for group bookings.
2017 AU $3,650
Additional costs to you: Items not included are travel between your country of origin and Briancon, airport taxes and fuel surcharges, passport and visa fees, travel insurance, health costs and drinks. You will need to pay for ten meals, as well as snacks.