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Undiscovered Alps
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Road Cycling Holidays
A fully supported road cycling trip in the French Alps taking in the legendary Tour de France cols.
summer
Summer Activity Holiday
A flexible alpine multi activity summer holiday in the Southern French Alps suitable for families, small groups and individuals
summer
Winter Activity Holiday
A flexible winter activity holiday with a range of activities from husky sledding to ice climbing situated on the edge of the Ecrins National Park.
winter
Ski and Snowboard Adventure Holidays
A relaxed ski or snowboard holiday in a French ski village with the choice of additional winter activities.
winter
Ski and Snowboard Adventure Holidays
A ski adventure holiday in the high altitude ski resort of Orcieres 1850 with a choice of other winter activities.
winter
Snowshoeing Holidays
A weeks guided snowshoeing holiday in the beautiful Ecrins National Park in the Southern French Alps staying in auberge accommodation
winter
Snowshoeing Holidays
A long weekend guided snowshoeing trip in the Ecrins National Park in the Southern French Alps
winter
Wildlife Holidays
A unique, once in a lifetime wolf tracking adventure following the signs of wolves in the snow and ice in the Alps in winter.
winter
Wildlife Holidays
A unique wolf tracking trip in the wilds of the Southern French Alps in the spring time.
winter
Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering Holidays
Ski touring week with a range of day tours in and around the Ecrins National Park.
winter
Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering Holidays
A week ski touring in the beautiful and wild Queyras Regional Nature Park in the Southern French Alps. 
winter
Ice Climbing Courses
Ice climbing adventure week in the Southern French Alps with some of the best variety of ice in the Alps. 
winter
Ice Climbing Courses
An intensive long weekend ice climbing course in the Southern French Alps.
winter
Walking Holidays
A week\'s guided walking holiday following the Tour du Vieux Chaillol long distance route. 
summer
Walking Holidays
A week's self-guided walking holiday following the Tour du Vieux Chaillol route in the Ecrins National Park.
summer
Mountain Biking Holidays
A downhill mountain biking week in the Southern French Alps with a selection of other outdoor activities to add a little extra adventure.
summer
Road Cycling Holidays
A road cycling holiday in the french Alps for cycling clubs or groups of enthusiasts wanting to ride the Tour de France cols and routes.
summer
Mountaineering and Alpinism Holidays
A 3 day mountaineering trip culminating in an ascent of the Dome des Ecrins 4015m.  
summer
Mountain Biking Holidays
A dramatic self guided mountain bike trip taking you from the Ecrins National Park in the Alps to the lavender fields of Provence. 
summer
Road Cycling Holidays
A tailor made road cycling week taking in some of the famous Tour de France cols with the security of vehicle support and local knowledge.
summer
Mountaineering and Alpinism Holidays
A weekend mountaineering trip culminating in an ascent of the highest mountain in the Ecrins National park, the Barre des Ecrins 4102m.
summer
Mountain Biking Holidays
A self guided mountian biking trip exploring the stunning mountain scenery of the Champsaur and Valgaudemar valleys in the Southern French Alps.
summer
Mountaineering and Alpinism Holidays
A week of mountaineering climbing the lesser known summits in the Ecrins National Park in the Southern French Alps
summer
Trail and Fell running Events and Trips
A weekend trail running event, the Gapencimes, in the Southern French Alps with routes for all levels. 
summer
Trail and Fell running Events and Trips
Trail and fell runner will love this long distance UltraChampsaur trail race in the Southern French Alps with routes for all levels.
summer
Kayaking Courses and Trips
An intermediate kayak trip for grade 2 to 4 paddlers on a variety of rivers in the Southern French Alps
summer
Road Cycling Holidays
A weekend trip to do the AlpiGap Cyclosportif event - a road cycling challenge in the Southern Alps.
summer
Kayaking Courses and Trips
A beginners kayak course learning the basics of white water kayaking on the beautiful lakes and alpine rivers of the Southern French Alps.
summer
Cross Country Skiing Holidays
A cross country cardio training week in the French Alps for rowing, running or athletics clubs.
winter
Snowshoeing Holidays
A winter walking and snowshoeing holiday for groups of 8 or more people in the Ecrins National Park in the Southern French Alps
winter
Winter Activity Holiday
A tailor made action packed  ski and winter activity adventure weekend in the Alps for groups.
winter
Summer Activity Holiday
A tailor made summer activity adventure weekend in the Alps for groups. 
summer

Undiscovered Alps - Multi Activity Holiday Specialists

We specialise in adventure and multi activity holidays in the beautiful and undiscovered parts of the Southern French Alps situated in and around the Ecrins National Park with it's 4000m summits, the valleys of Champsaur, Valgaudemar, Devoluy and Gap and the largest dammed lake in western Europe, the Serre Poncon Lake.

With unrivaled scenery and wildlife, a diverse range of over 30 different activities and 300 days of sunshine per year it's the perfect place to get your fresh air and sun fix – summer or winter!

We have developed close links with the local guides and residents, so we can help you find the hidden gems of the area. We've done the research, so you can concentrate on enjoying your adventures.

We have got a variety of accommodation, from converted chateaux to camping, and can even arrange a night in a hammock in the woods, or, if you are here in winter, you can sleep in an igloo!

Our most popular holidays are our summer and winter multi activity holidays which use a system of activity points to give you a fully flexible tailor made adventure in the Alps!

We also have a range of sport specific holidays like mountaineering, walking, kayaking, ski touring, snowshoeing and ice climbing as well as more unusual holidays like wolf tracking. Please browse our holidays section for more information.

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Cycling around the Serre Poncon Lake

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Top Winter Adventures to try for New Year

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Top Tips for Holidaying in the French Alps

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How to Behave in a Mountain Refuge

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Making memories with your mates – 5 top activities to do together.

Laughing with our mates and sharing fun experiences together is a tonic for life. We store the experiences in our memory bank and little triggers will pull them out every so often making us laugh an...

When is the best time to book your holiday?

Holidays are where we have fun, relax, de-stress and bond with our nearest and dearest. They are one of the most important calendar entries of the year and certainly one of the ones we look forward...

The Virtues of Fingerless Biking Gloves

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