Alps Adventures 
                                    “. . . Altitude without the Attitude”
 

Guided Adventure Booking Process

Upon receipt of your enquiry we will contact you with our initial ideas or response. Several e-mails or a phone call may be required to put together a custom trip for your party. Once we have together agreed upon your trip details, we will ask you to fill out our online booking form.


The booking form must be filled out by each traveller even if one person is paying the deposit for all (this can be indicated on the form). At this time, you can indicate your choice of payment method.


Upon receipt of your booking form, we will send you a full details for making the deposit, and an information packet with detailed information of the required and recommended personal equipment so that you can start to plan your trip. Arrival instructions are sent upon your full payment.


A booking deposit of 50% is required to hold your trip dates. Full payment is due 6 weeks before arrival in resort.


Payments

We accept euro cheques drawn on French banks, bank transfers to our French account or various credit card payments via Pay Pal (4% processing fee added to cover Pay Pal charges).


Cancellation refunds:

up to 10 weeks - no cancellation charge

6-10 weeks - 50% of deposit refunded

Less than 6 weeks - no refund possible


Proper Conditioning

We will let you know for the hike you choose, what sort of physical condition you need to be in before arriving. Do not wait until 4 weeks before your trek to train ! If you are stuck for ideas, Body Results (no affiliation to Alps Adventures) has some great free information to inspire your training.


Equipment List

When we receive your deposit you will receive a detailed final list of required and recommended things to bring on your trip. Remember that ‘less is more’ when on multi-day hikes. Bring multi-use and opt for lighter weight items whenever possible.


Smoking Policy

We do not allow smoking on our treks. Smoking is also not allowed in the hotels or refuges used on our trips. It's bad for your health anyhow, and your mother probably warned you about it.


Mountain Refuges

Many of our stays are in mountain refuges. Hiking boots must not be worn in the huts. Sandals or clogs and pillows and blankets are provided, but you should bring your own sleeping sac (thin silk, cotton or synthetic lightweight bag). These are often sold labelled as ‘sleeping bag liners’. Some refuges will have showers, hot water and semi private rooms, while others may be quite basic with only shared dormitories and cold water available. The trip description will indicate the available amenities each refuge advertises, however we cannot be held responsible if these services are out of order upon arrival. You must let us know in advance if you prefer semi private rooms where possible.

Make an Enquiry

First contact ? Questions about dates available, prices, suitability or hike details ? Want to discuss doing a hike you do not see on our site ? Go to our Contact form where you can ask away.


Make a Booking Request

All questions are answered and ready to book ?  Go to our Booking form where you can fill out personal details we require to take your booking, decide upon a form of payment and receive instructions to make your deposit or final payment.


Be sure you have confirmed your dates with us first to avoid disappointment. We will send final confirmation of your trip reservation upon receipt of your deposit. We recommend you do not purchase your travel until you receive this confirmation.

Alps Adventures Booking Process

Insurance

You must take out and show proof of mountain rescue insurance valid for the regions we will traverse. Alps Adventures does not endorse any specific insurance company, however we provide some links to get you started in your research. We also recommend trip cancellation insurance in case any unforeseen event should prevent you from starting on the trek.


Groups such as Club Alpin Français and The American Alpine Club offer yearly rescue coverage (see their sites for full details) with their membership fees.


Other groups such as The British Mountaineering Council and World Nomads offer choices of yearly or trip-specific insurance including rescue and cancellation.