We provide a detailed information pack for all holidays, giving precise details of your day by day itinerary, the duration of each of the stages, the type of accommodation, transfers, how to get there, a list of equipment to bring, etc. Once you have made your reservation, we will send this to you, but you can also contact us directly for it or acquire it from our website, providing your customer account is activated.
To make the most out of your holiday, it is recommendable to get a bit of practice in the weeks leading up to your trip. Your activities should be adapted to match the type of holiday you are going on. It is also a good idea to try out your equipment beforehand, especially your shoes! If you have any doubts or questions about the required level or necessary equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us.
You will find a detailed list of required equipment, relevant to your holiday, in your information pack. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries about the equipment needed.
We recommend that, as far as possible, your main luggage is easy to transport (i.e. on wheels) to help make moving around at the airport or train station easier. For logistical reasons we ask you to limit the weight of each bag/case to 10 – 12kg (per person).
The size of your backpack is very important and depends on the type of your trip.
For holidays "without bag": minimum of 30L
For "light carrying" holidays: minimum of 40L
For holidays where you'll be carrying all your belongings: minimum of 50L
• Basic equipment
Whatever type of holiday you are going on, you will need to have a waterproof jacket, picnic, water bottle and first-aid kit with you at all times, as well as any other personal belongings, a camera, hats, binoculars etc.
The shoes needed will depend on the type of holiday and are one of the most important things to consider. They should be comfortable, waterproof and breathable and have good ankle support.
For shorter walks we recommend flexible walking/trekking shoes with a good sole and support.
For hikes in the mountains, longer than 4 hours, we strongly suggest high-top hiking boots with a sturdy sole. If you are going to buy a new pair, it is advisable to try out your shoes before your holiday. Remember not to take too small a size as your feet are inclined to swell.
For activity holidays (i.e. multi-activity or bike riding), shoes with flexible soles are required, allowing you to both walk and carry out your activities comfortably.
-Waterproof, windbreak jacket
- Warm jumper or fleece jacket
- Comfortable walking trousers
- Pair of shorts, t-shirts and breathable underwear
- A change of clothes
- Swimming costume/trunks and a swimming towel
-Gloves and a hat for high-altitude hikes at the beginning and end of the season
A good quality sleeping bag is essential for all holidays where you are staying in a gite, refuge or tent. A side zip is a good idea to allow ventilation on hot nights. A cotton or padded lining adds warmth and comfort and prevents your sleeping bag from becoming too dirty.
• For your picnic
- An airtight plastic tub (0.5L) for salads etc.
- Cutlery (fork, folding knife)
- Flask/water bottle (minimum of 1 litre)
• Small items
- Pair of trainers or light sandals for the evening
- Pair of telescopic poles
- Sunglasses and sun cream
- Hat or cap
- Toiletry bag and towel
- Torch/pocket light or headlamp for refuge stays
- Toilet paper for stays in refuges and tents
- Mini-Pharmacy : personal medication, plasters, blister plasters, gauze, a disinfectant, painkillers, survival blanket