Villar d’arène is the perfect base for a packed week of outdoor activities with teenagers and Tweens. The more adrenaline, the less snapchat!! A typical week could include;
Day 1 : walk up to refuge d’alpe du villar d’arene. Easy intro day to acclimatise. Lots of wildlife on route and snacks/ drinks at hut.
Day 2 : white water rafting on the durance or the romanche. Afternoon at the biopool.
Day 3: Via Ferrata in the morning, sport climbing in the afternoon.
Day 4: mountain biking – depending on ability – uplift available to the top of the galibier (easy descent), or on the lift systems of Serre Chevalier, Deux Alpes or La Grave.
Day 5 extended via ferrata day with an ascent of the Aiguille du Lauzet
Day 6 rock climbing opposite the Meije or round in Ailfroide.
Or, Days 5&6 take a two day hut walk in the Nevache, staying at some of the loveliest, friendliest huts in the alps with superb food.
For a rest day there’s a wide range of open air pools and the historic old town of Briancon.
All walking, biking and climbing guides are in the flat, and any activities can also be fully supported and are easily booked through local qualified English speaking Guides.