June Tour – Saturday 22nd June to Saturday 29th June 2019.
July Tour – Sunday 7th July to Sunday 14th July 2019.
These two, week-long hiking Tours through the Monterosa cover some beautiful mountain terrain, forest trails and views of the higher placed glaciers, the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa Range. The routes are easy to medium graded and suited to walkers in good physical shape and used to walking over hilly rough terrain.
The Tours move through, in a figure of 8, the Valley D’Ayas, into the Valtournenche valley and then dropping into the Gressoney valley before heading back to Champoluc where the tours begin. They are divided into daily stages of around 5/6 hours, following mountain paths and pose no greater difficulty then shorter stretches over stony ground and around rocky outcrops. Should they be required, there are exit routes along the way where transport back to Champoluc, can be arranged. We will carry belongings required for the week with us, there being storage in Champoluc where items not required for the Tour can be kept for the week.
We are accommodated in different comfortable mountain refuges each night where traditional Aosta Valley dinner and breakfast is provided. Packed lunches can be purchased at each Refuge. The Refuges have dormitory rooms, of 4 / 6 beds, with some of the Refuges providing a bathroom for each bedroom and others shared bathrooms.
The June Tour begins and ends on a Saturday and the July Tour on a Sunday. We can accommodate and arrange airport transfers for other days if you wish to spend a few days in Champoluc before or after the Tour. John Arnold will be leading the Tours which can include informal teaching of mindfulness and meditations if you wish.
Details and photographs of the Tour route and mountain refuges can be seen here.
A Mindful Mountains representative and transfer vehicle will meet you at either Geneva, Turin or Milan Malpensa airports, we have transfers available from each of these airports. All three airports have daily flights from various UK airports so this increases your choice of flights. Transfer time from Geneva to Champoluc is 3 hours, Malpensa 2 hours and Turin 1.5 hours. The transfer vehicles will be departing airports for Champoluc at 2pm on Saturday 22nd June and 2pm Sunday 7th July, please arrange flight to coincide with this time. For the returns on Saturday 29th June and Sunday 14th July transfer vehicles will be arriving at airports at 1pm.
The package price is £1080 and includes:
- Return airport transfers to / from Champoluc.
- 7 nights half board accommodation.
- Monterosa Tour.
The cost does not include flights, insurance or lunches
Contact us through the Contact form on this web site giving name and preferred arrival / departure airport. We will reply with booking details. On booking a deposit of £100 is requested and final balance required four weeks prior to the Tour week. Also, on booking we will provide you with further local information and details of equipment requirements.