Glacier Walking

Great fun but be careful

Glacier walking is an incredible experience, but it also demands alertness, knowledge and equipment.

There is a special joy in crossing a snowy glacier in the middle of summer...listening to the crunch of your crampons and breathing the cool crisp air. The nearby Parc des Ecrins offers a wealth of itineraries which take in lush green valleys rising up to cold grey glaciers and snowy cols and rocky peaks.


Guarantee your safety by using authorised guides, and never venture out onto or near a glacier on your own. During the summer period you can find guided tours on glaciers around:

  1. La Grave
  2. Les Deux Alpes
  3. Alpe d’Huez 
  4. La Bérarde.

Organised walks allow you to be taught how to rope together and don crampons, before being taken into the world of glaciers. These excursions normally start early morning so the snow has not melted by the time you reach the summit and proceed to make your way back down. Watch in awe as the first light touches the summits around you, reflecting the white, silent world. An unforgettable experience.

Equipment required

Remember to bring warm clothing, headwear, footwear suitable for crampons, gloves, sunglasses and suncream. Specialised equipment consists of helmet, crampons and ice axes.

All of the above can be rented from shops in Bourg d’Oisans.

Extra Services

We will always try to work around your schedule. As a small specialist tour operator exclusively providing luxury holidays to Vaujany, we have the flexibility often missing from larger companies.

Be it to organise a quick second break, a weekend get-away for a large group or perhaps a corporate weekend, we can tailor make a break that meets all your requirements.

Your adventure starts here
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Chalet Saskia
Chalet Saskia
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MAISON Rostaing
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