Birdwatching in the Alps
Flying at high altitudes
A great opportunity to live in contact with nature, leaving behind the confusion of everyday life. A rare occasion to learn about a territory and the species that fly above our heads.
in june - july - august - september
An incredible opportunity to find oneself in front of the giant Alps surrounded by bearded vultures, eagles, Alpine choughs, ptarmigans, ibex, chamois, marmots and thousands of other habitants of the mountains such as the rare ortolan, black grouse and many, many more. A rare possibility to walk with them in the heart of the Gran Paradiso national park, framed by Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn and be spellbound by the colours of spring and the peace of the summits.
Accompanied by an expert ornithologist and Alpine fauna researcher, we will introduce you to the species that live in the Alps. Starting from their home territory and learning to recognize their songs, we‘ll dedicate our time to the discovery and recognition of the species in a way as to never cause disturbance. The days will have intervals of time for cultural and gastronomical encounters with the typical local products and visits to wine cellars and distilleries, rich in tastes and flavours.
Max/min number of people for each trip: 6/8. Booking closes two months before or when fully booked.
840 euro per person (adult)
Inscription and insurance fee per person : 50,00 euro
Reservation for an entire tour by a group of 8 people : 730,00 euro per person
Transfer expenses to and from Valle d’Aosta are not included. If needed we can organise transport with our trusted company “Discover Aosta Valley”
- Full board at the residence “Lo Fleye” in Saint Pierre
- Lunch at the restaurant “Notre Maison” in Vetan
- Internal transfers by minibus
- Environmental Excursion Guide always present
- Local produce tasting at Maison Bruil
- Local produce tasting at Valdotaine
- Not included in the quote
- Lunch on the 4th day in Aosta
- Tourist and cultural attractions not mentioned in the paragraph “the quote includes”
- Any excursions using local transport not mentioned in the paragraph “the quote includes”
- Tips and anything not specified in the paragraph “the quote includes”
Residence “Lo Fleyé”
The Meuble “Lo Fleye” is situated on the sunny hills of Saint Pierre, five minutes from the motor way exit for Aosta Ovest and ten minutes from Aosta, the most important town of the region that is full of interesting monuments and art.
The building, that is new, takes its name from a tool that the farmers of the Aosta valley used for the threshing of cereals. That choice was not by chance: the guests are put directly in contact with nature, history and culture of the Valle d’Aosta. The position dominates the heart of the valley and thanks to the large windows offers an incomparable view of mounts Emilus, Grivola, Ruitor and the relative glaciers, while the castles of Argent, Aymavilles, Sarriod de la Tour and Saint Pierre (home to the Natural History Museum) remind us of the extraordinary history of the region.
On the inside, traditional furnishing goes along with modern bathrooms; the furniture is in wood, following local tradition and every room has a private bathroom, telephone, satellite TV, fridge bar and Wi-Fi and some are equipped for disabled guests.
The buffet breakfast meets again with local traditions, thanks to a rich choice of typical produce in the way of cheese, yogurt, cold meats, honey, fruit and local cow’s milk. Wine, from grappa to genepy is available for guests at the bar. Other meals can be arranged in characteristic restaurants, both nearby and in the main tourist areas of the valley d’Aosta.
Hiking boots or strong ,waterproof shoes are neccesary, sweater or fleece ,waterproof jacket , hat backpack, water bottle, thermos flask and depending on type of trousers, gaiters. Camera and binoculars are strongly advised.
High difference in temperature between the early hours and midday. Rain isn’t frequent, but it’s best to remember that the weather can change unexpectedly in the mountains and it’s not unusual to walk on snow in the higher areas of the Valley.
Average cost for meals
Breakfast, Dinner and packed lunch are included. Drinks are not included. Alternative lunch costs from 6 euros upwards.
Valid passport or identity card.
Anyone taking part in trips organized by Tropico del Camper is protected by insurance cover AXADD3 that guarantees: medical expenses during the trip up to 30,000 euro PAX, withdrawal , 24 hour assistance, patient home transfer, anticipated return, Dispatch of urgent medicine, theft, bag snatching, robbery, luggage damage etc. Please read the clauses in the included leaflet carefully; visible for downloading on our website in the Insurance section.
IT is possible to integrate the policy with the extension “Trip Cancellation “