5 days in Samoens & French Alps Itinerary

5 days in Samoens & French Alps Itinerary

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Samoens
— 1 night
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Montgenevre
— 1 night
Drive
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Castellane
— 2 nights
Bus to Nice, Fly to London

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Samoens

— 1 night
Samoëns is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get outside with Le Cirque du Fer a Cheval, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin alpin La Jaysinia.

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London, UK to Samoens is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Samoens reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Montgenevre.

Things to do in Samoens

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

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Montgenevre

— 1 night
Montgenèvre is a commune of the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France.GeographyMontgenèvre is located in the French Cottian Alps. On the 28th (Tue), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, add some adventure to your tour with Eaurigine, and then laugh and play at Luge Monty Express.

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You can drive from Samoens to Montgenevre in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December in Montgenevre, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Montgenevre

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

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Castellane

— 2 nights
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Route des Cretes La Palud, take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, and then get outside with Verdon Escalade.

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Drive from Montgenevre to Castellane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Montgenevre in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Castellane: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Side Trips

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