Dog-sledding: 1 musher and its pack of hard-working dogs
The dog-sled is an ancestral mean of transportation across the cold and snowbound areas of the North. At the Échaillon, in the Clarée valley or the neighbour Cervières Valley, we offer you outings on dog-sleds with the gear and the pack of the 2 mushers we work with: Danielle and Tom, a couple of professionals who will share their passion with you.
We offer 3 different options
- Experience your first dog sled ride, of a duration of 30 minutes. You'll sit in a sled pulled by 10 dogs, this pack will be led by the musher. You don't have anything to worry about except to enjoy the ride. Kids from 2 can join you if it's not too cold. Price is 40€ per child up to 12 and 60€ per person older than 12.
- A 1 hour introductory course in dog-sledding. You'll first get a safety briefing and a quick tuition to learn the basis, then you'll lead your own pack of 3 or 4 dogs, following the musher's sled. A minimum of fitness is required. Teenagers can lead their own pack too, if they're tall enough and over 10. For the younger ones, they'll sit in the musher's sled (1 or 2 kids). Price is 60€ per child up to 12 and 80€ per person older than 12.
- A half-day introductory course in dog-mushing. An option you can only book outside of french school holidays. Two sessions a day: either from 9h30 to 12h in the morning, or from 14h to 16h30 in the afternoon. You'll first get to meet the dogs, and will be given a safety briefing and a tuition on the mushing skills. Then you'll go on a 2-hour ride leading your own pack of 3 or 4 dogs, following the musher's sled. Teenagers can lead their own pack too, if they're tall enough and over 10. For the younger ones, they'll sit in the musher's sled (1 or 2 kids). Price is 80€ per child up to 12 and 110€ per person older than 12.
|Option||Duration||Price per adult (from 12 years old)
||Price per kid (under 12)|
| Dog sledding introductory course
||1 hour|| 80€
| Dog mushing introductory course
||1/2 day|| 110€