The paths and trails for walks are in winter converted into excellent snowshoe trails. Day trips in the surrounding valleys or why not one with an overnight at Dormillouse where you can carry on to the three lakes above the mythic hideaway village.
Again, number one in size and quality in France; Station de Trail Pays des Ecrins, our national park, has got trails starting just from the hotel. 400 km´s of well-marked trails up and down the most incredible sides of the mountains. Trailrunners are modern messengers, it is eco to run, challenging and nothing is impossible!
From Freissinieres you can start walking in front of the hotel. Short walks, long GR-walks (Grand Randonné) leading up towards the passes above us, the plain below us or a neighboring valley through pine forrests or stony hillsides. A must is a walk up to Dormillouse and its lakes and waterfalls at the end of the valley and the beginning of the national park Les Écrins. It is not as steep and breathmaking as in many other regions in the Alps, the weather is better as well, re-assuring 300 days of sunshine.
One of France´s most renowned river kayaking centers is only 10 mins away, in the old silver mining town of Argentière-la-Bessée, hosting national/international championships. Our local river Biaysse is a great way to start, just as the numerous rivers branching with the Durance. There are a multitude of crafts to descend on the river Durance; White Water rafting, Hydrofoiling, Hotdogging and classic canoeing.
Try a bit of Fly-fishing or any type of rod fishing in the local streams Biaysse and the greater river Durance. With lake fishing just down the road including the Serre Poncon and altitude lake fishing just a gentle mountain walk away.