School Sports Trip To The French Alps
Enjoy a programme of challenging sporting activities on a school trip to the beautiful southern French Alps.
We’ve got an itinerary and excursions to make it the most memorable trip with your class that’s ever been!
The thrill of a high ropes course
Mountain biking in magnificent scenery
The challenge of white water rafting
Exhilarating kayaking on a mountain river
*Please note, entrance fees where applicable are not included in typical price – contact us for more details
The fortified town of Briançon is the highest town in Europe and reputedly one of the sunniest. The Old Town was rebuilt following a fire in 1692 by the great engineer, Vauban in the classic fortress star shape. The narrow pedestrian streets have fresh water running through gulleys called gargouilles. The new town of Briançon has good shopping facilities and a large sports complex with indoor swimming and ice skating.
This outdoor park specialises in tree top adventures. Over 120 activities take place in the canopy including climbing, balancing wires, monkey ladders and Tarzan jumps. There are activities for all ages and at multiple levels, with trained instructors and surveillance at every stage.
This is an exhilarating way for students to experience the fast-flowing rivers of the region. Your students will learn this testing skill under secure supervision. We only work with the best alpine water sports companies.
This is a popular activity in the foothills and lower slopes of the Alps. We think that mountain biking is a fantastic way to get students in amongst the alpine terrain, with hundreds of trails crisscrossing forest, pastures and wildflower plateaus. Routes for all abilities take in areas of geographical significance with a trained instructor.
Enjoy an exhilarating kayak experience on a clear mountain river. Supervised by a guide learn about the river currents, how to paddle, change direction, and stop all whilst having fun in the stunning scenery, sunshine and fresh air of the Southern Alps.
Monêtier is a natural spa town and much of the hot water there is supplied by the springs. Being able to bathe in the water is a unique way for students to experience the mountainscape above. The outdoor pool with fountain jets is open all year. A series of indoor pools have a magical underwater music feature. Image by Pierre5018, CC BY-SA 4.0, from Wikimedia Commons.
What groups like:
- Develop sporting and physical skills through participation
- Join in and learn a range of new activities
- Build confidence and learn to value the skills and techniques needed for personal and team success
- Discover, explore and have fun with fellow students and teachers
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Practise sports skills in a new environment
- Try new activities, inspiring them to have fun and keep fit and healthy
- Gain independence and self-confidence
- Strengthen existing friendships and make new friends