Does dog sledding in France appeal to you ? Here are some addresses in the middle of a setting worthy of the North Pole.
An ancestral practice
Sled dogs are called like this since they pull sleds on snowy paths with harnesses. These animals have very good physical conditions since they have to make repeated efforts over very long distances. Among the breeds of dogs that practice this ancestral practice, we can mention the very popular Siberian Huskies, the Greenlanders or the Alaskan Malamute. The people who lead the dogs and the sled are called Mushers or dog handlers. They are true professionals, state graduates. This activity has become popular in recent years, thus developing in resorts. It is no longer necessary to leave for the far north to practice it ! A few hours drive from the major cities of Provence, several resorts offer this activity in the Southern Alps. Want to test it ? Here is where you can practice it in the Southern Alps.
Christian Rias offers sled dog baptisms from the Chabanon resort ! The walk takes 30 to 40 minutes in the heart of the fir forest.
From 18/12/2021 to 27/03/2022
First contact by text: 06 71 43 74 68
Come and discover the world of sled dogs in Allos with Passion Traineau. Comfortably seated in the sled, or at the head of a team of 3 or 4 dogs, you will discover the mountain differently. Comfortably installed in the musher’s sled, you will share moments of tenderness with the pack.
from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On reservation and depending on snow conditions. Accessible from 2 years old. – Baptism 20/30min: 40€/25€ for children under 10 60€ single person – Driving session 45min including about 15min of explanations: 55€/40€ for 8-12 year olds Helmet mandatory for drivers. – Nocturne (night baptism) €90/€60 for children under 10 Port: 06 48 23 12 36
Dog sledding, a mode apart in a trapper atmosphere. Eric will be happy to share his passion for Nordic dogs. His love for his dogs and nature will splash you with happiness!
Sled dog outing from €25 / person for 30 min (by reservation).
At the howl of dusk 04530 Meyronnes 06 19 35 50 98
Pawel and his pack take you on a sleigh ride through the larch forests, on the snowy slopes of Val d’Oronaye.
Pawel offers you a 30-minute baptism service during which you will be explained the profession of musher, the organization of the pack as well as the history of Nordic dogs, but also the safety instructions before your big sled departure! Polar Legend Meyrones 04530 Val d’Oronaye 06 28 33 95 61
Montagnes d’Ubaye offers you this winter activities with sled dogs.
Dog sledding and snowshoes Meet at 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. in front of the Maison des Produits de Pays in Jausiers, return around 12:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.
Monday morning, Wednesday morning and afternoon, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday morning Price 60 € (child – 12 years old 55 €). Snowshoes and poles provided.
Dog sledding and a snack in the Kota
Meet at 3:30 p.m. in front of the Maison des Produits de Pays in Jausiers, return around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday afternoon Price 70 € (child – 12 years old 65 €).
Ubaye Mountains BP3 – 37, Rue Manuel 04400 Barcelona 04 92 81 29 97 – 06 87 32 58 65