Southern French Alps Geography

School tours

Give students first-hand experience of the dramatic results of two million years of geological and glacial processes


  • Visit the Glaciers Noir et Blanc
  • Cable car ride up to the Girose Glacier
  • Bathing in thermal spa waters
  • The thrill of a high-ropes course
Typically £447 per student.
Based on a 7 day, 4 night tour for 35 students, travelling June 2018

What's included: 

  • All travel by British touring coach
  • Return Channel crossing
  • Full board accommodation and insurance
  • Geography work material
  • 1 teacher place for every 8 students
  • Excursion entrance fees not included

Suggested itinerary for School groups

Day 1

Depart school in coach
Channel crossing to Calais - journey time from Calais about 14 hours
Travel overnight on your coach

Day 2

Arrive in Serre Chevalier for lunch, included
Afternoon to relax and enjoy the resort and mountain scenery - due to EU drivers’ regs your coach will not be available
Evening meal included

Day 3

Breakfast and packed lunch included
Morning visit to Briançon for town studies - a guided visit is possible
Afternoon to the Durance valley and the Serre-Poncon lake
Lecture on sustainability - evening meal included

Day 4

Breakfast and packed lunch included
Take the Col de Lauteret mountain pass to La Grave and the cable car to La Meije and the glaciers
Time permitting, return via the thermal spa in Monêtiers les Bains
Ice-skating or Lazer Quest in Briancon - evening meal included

Day 5

Breakfast and packed lunch included
Full day to the Ecrins National Park - option to hire small coaches and guides to visit the glaciers or take a guided mountain walk in the park
Farewell disco - evening meal included

Day 6

Breakfast and packed lunch included
Spend the morning at the Adventure Park in Serre Chevalier
Afternoon departure with packed evening meal included
Overnight travel on your coach

Day 7

Channel crossing
Arrive school
Laura Burton | Travelbound

There are lots of activities around Serre Chevalier, such as the Adventure Park and whitewater rafting. Nearby Briançon has a sports centre with indoor swimming and ice skating, and there are thermal baths at nearby Monêtier les Bains.

Laura Burton
Travelbound French Alps Tour Co-ordinator
Typically £447 per student.
Based on a 7 day, 4 night tour for 35 students, travelling June 2018

Long-established as one of France’s premier ski resorts, Serre Chevalier is an attractive region in the southern French Alps, and an excellent focal point for a geography school trip. Potential areas of study here abound, and might include consideration of energy production in remote areas, or the consequences of climate change and mass tourism on the Alpine communities and environment.

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Your group will have a comfortable stay in one of our exclusive ClubHotels, where the quality of accommodation is beyond compare. The fresh alpine air should make it easy for students to concentrate, and the panoramic views of picturesque snow-capped peaks, and beautiful lakes and valleys all around make this a destination not to be forgotten in a hurry.Students will gain first-hand experience of glacial features with a guided walk across the Girose glacier in La Grave, an easy coach journey from Serre Chevalier. Access is via the cable railway, and your group can study the landscape, and debate topics such as the effects of glacial erosion on fluvial processes in the rivers and lakes of the region.A little further on, in Vaujany, a particularly interesting highlight of a school trip to the French Alps is a guided tour of the EDF hydroelectric power station museum. Here students will receive an explanation of the process and challenges of sustainable energy production in the Alps, among fascinating historical exhibits such as huge turbines and generators.Spend a day hiking and exploring the trails of the Ecrins national park, the largest in France. Deep valleys and lush green pastures have been carved by huge glaciers over thousands of years. Expect to encounter waterfalls, crystal-clear mountain lakes, and wildlife such as vultures and golden eagles. Hire small coaches and guides to see the glaciers noir et blancs.

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Typically £447 per student.
Based on a 7 day, 4 night tour for 35 students, travelling June 2018