DATES FOR 2017 are 7 to 18 September
The tour starts in Briancon, a 5 hour train (and connecting bus) trip south of Paris. You will be collected here and taken to our first guesthouse. Each day we will have a music component, for those joining the music stream, in addition to our other activities.
Arrive in Briancon for a welcome cuppa at our residence at 5pm and a pre-dinner amble.
We will collect you from the train or bus station in Briancon any time during the afternoon and take you to our accommodation. Our home for the first week is a guesthouse a 5 min drive from Briancon. It is situated in a magical natural area of trees and wildflowers with views overlooking the valley.
DAYS 2 – 7
We will indulge in a mix of walks, experience the local markets, a tour of the historic old (medieval) section of Briancon, and visits to local villages and eateries. Dave will present a concert one night and there will be a backdrop of music sessions and tuition.
DAYS 8 – 11
We move to a traditional French guesthouse in a picturesque mountain valley. Here we’ll continue our program of walks, music, wine and great regional food!
A short drive to Briancon where you can link with trains or buses all over Europe.
Most days involve some walking. People of average or above fitness should have no problems. On a few days we’ll have a full day walk with about 4 hours of actual walking, leaving time to smell the roses and lie around in the sun over lunch. There will be many days with shorter walks of 1 to 2 hours, leaving time to sit in cafes, wander around villages, enjoy a long meal, visit the sites or just relax.
EXTENDING YOUR TOUR
If you intend to travel more widely in France or Europe, either before or after our tour, we suggest TRAVELMAKERS to help you organize your sightseeing and accommodation.