Sam’s Winter Activity Weekend in Italy.
Cogne, Italy – Wednesday 22nd – Sunday 26th January 2020
Join Coreconcept and Tracks and Trails in the Italian Alps! Excellent spa hotel, delicious Italian coffee and wonderful mountain scenery. Cogne is the perfect location for your first cross country ski and snowshoeing experience. Combined with Italian cuisine, comfort and cappuccino makes this the perfect winter break!
This long weekend is especially suited to those who are regularly active and would like to experience the mountains in winter. It is aimed at those who have little or no snow experience. All the activities are fun and very easy to pick up!
The base for this trip is in the delightful village of Cogne in the Italian Alps. Cogne, known as the ‘Queen of Italian Cross Country’ venues offers exceptional skiing away from the crowds in the Gran Paradiso National Park, which is also home to Italy’s highest peak the Gran Paradiso. Cogne is a lovely traditional village of stone houses, a Roman bridge and an eighteenth-century chapel. Our instructors are truly passionate about the winter sports and we keep groups small to ensure quality tuition.
Centrally located 3* Hotel & Spa
Learn to cross country ski with quality instruction
Snowshoe for lunch & visit the Lillaz waterfalls
Explore Italy’s ‘Grand Paradiso’ National Park
True Italian hospitality with fabulous food
Nordic Walk option
On this trip you will learn the basic ‘classic’ technique on flat or slightly undulating ground so that you can propel yourself across the snow efficiently. The action is similar to Nordic walking but simply with an ‘active’ slide instead of a stride! Once mastered you can progress to longer journeys at a pace that is right for you. Cross country skiing can, if you want it to, be a very aerobic activity. Enjoy sliding and gliding whilst getting fit along the way.
Snowshoeing is simply ‘walking’ in winter. We put snowshoes on our feet to stop ourselves sinking into the snow, and to generally make walking easier. Anyone, who is a regular walker or Nordic walker and enjoys the outdoors will soon love this activity.
No matter what your age you can still master the joy of Nordic or ‘cross country’ skiing. This is after all the original form of ‘skiing’ and in many countries is just a way of life.
Half-board accommodation for 4 nights, based on two people sharing in a 3* hotel
Use of the hotel Spa la Baita (jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna, relaxation area etc) with bathrobe, towels and slippers
Two full days of ‘classic’ style cross country instruction by a qualified BASI Nordic Instructor
One day of snowshoeing
Snowshoe equipment rental (includes: snowshoes, poles etc)
Nordic walking poles if required (please let us know if you require these)
Four course evening meal with a selection of typical Italian dishes at the Hotel Sant’Orso
A card for discounts in shops, ski rental and restaurants
Transport between the ski venues
The services of a local International Mountain Leader (who is also a Nordic Walking Instructor) and their expenses.
The services of a Nordic Walking leader and their expenses
Return airport transfer from either Turin or Geneva
Tracks and Trails memento – a gift to take home!
What’s not included
Lunches and drinks
£995 per person
Before booking consider whether you expect to be in the appropriate physical condition on the date of your departure to allow you to fully participate in and enjoy your holiday. If you have any doubts because of an illness or injury it would be advisable to check with your doctor.
You will be guests of Filippo Gérard, our host whose family owns and runs our gorgeous 3* hotel. Built in the19th century the Hotel du Gran Paradis, is Cogne’s oldest hotel. It boasts traditional architecture, local Italian cuisine all in a relaxed alpine setting. Make yourself at home with access to their living room with fireplace, little bibliothèque, bar, heated ski room plus it has a small private wellness Spa La Baita.
Please contact Sam on Sam@coreconcept.org.uk for more information and a full itinerary or to visit the Tracks and Trails website.
The map shows the approximate location of the Holiday.
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