In search of the wolf short break

Wolves at Alpha Wolf Sanctuary Mercantour National Park

In a nutshell

  • Hone your wildlife photography skills!!
  • Get up close and personal with Alpha’s Wolf Park residents
  • Enjoy the thrill of the “chase” for wild wolves – a rare sight – but one lone male was seen on our last holiday
  • Duration : 5 days, 4 nights
  • Also available as a full week package

What's it all about?

This 5 day trip has 3 action packed days "on the ground", visiting our local and acclaimed wolf centre Alpha before going off in search of their wild compatriots, staying in the atmospheric village of Mollières, plus a day of leisure in Nice, before returning home.

Trip includes – Airport collection/drop off, & transport during your stay, 4 nights accommodation including one mountain refuge night. Guided walking with mountain leader. Entrance to Alpha. All meals. Flights not included.

Accommodation - days 1,2 & 4 at la Zourcière, Berthemont, either in one of our gîtes (basis, 2 people sharing). Shared bathroom facilities - contact us for more details.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive Nice – transfer from Nice airport to Berthemont –  overnight stay – Berthemont. Evening full moon walk out to listen to the local wild life.
  • Day 2 - Visit Alpha wolf centre in the morning with the great chance to eyeball our local wolf colony before going out to try to see their fully wild brethren. Enjoy a half day walk after in the lovely surroundings of Le Boréon at 1700m.
  • Day 3 - Walk through wolf frequented terrain to the formerly abandoned village of Mollières, where you will be treated to a great welcome in the private refuge, owned by our very talented pianist friend Fred Chauvel.
  • Day 4 - Return to Millefonts via Wolf Valley – which is very beautiful, and then to return to Valdeblore for an  overnight in Berthemont.
  • Day 5 - Drop off at Nice airport mid morning – day at leisure in  Nice.

What's included

  • Accommodation - days 1,2 & 4 at la Zourcière, Berthemont, either in one of our gîtes (basis, 2 people sharing). Day 3 at private refuge in Mollieres. Shared bathroom facilities - contact us for more details
  • Airport collection/drop off, & transport during your stay
  • 4 nights half board accommodation accommodation including including picnic lunches on the 3 days out
  • Guided walking with mountain leader
  • Entrance to Alpha

Dates :

2019 : Jul 12

Grade :

Walking - Moderate - suitable for adults and children of age 14 and over

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Pricing :

Gîte based : €530 pp