Guided weekend in a converted van
Start and end at the Rillieux-La-Pape agency in Lyon
The van from Friday to Sunday
Guided stay with a graduate AEM
Want to get away for a weekend in the wild
What are you being offered for this weekend of escape? Live to the rhythm of nature thanks to your van and walk through the splendid Vercors Regional Natural Park in snowshoes with Eric, your certified accompanist. Two days of snowshoeing amidst fir trees and snowy expanses.
The Vercors massif is less than a two-hour drive from Lyon. Classified as a Regional Natural Park since 1970, a land of resistance during the Second World War, this massif has kept its authenticity, its secrets and remains a terribly wild area of freedom.
A natural fortress, the Vercors is full of mysteries, offering a myriad of hikes and unspoiled natural spaces. A limestone plateau, the Vercors has been shaped for millions of years by erosion that has formed infinite cavities and canyons, to draw a unique relief. It is a mass on a human scale that will delight nature lovers.
Corbelled cliff-side roads will take you to the heart of the Vercors Massif. A rich and varied fauna and flora will then be offered to you, as the highlands are home to one of the largest nature reserves in France.
You are at the beginning of your snowshoe escape weekend in the Vercors.
Visit our Blacksheep agency in Rillieux La Pape to hand you the keys to your travel partner this weekend.
Our receptionist will show you your vehicle, its operation and its specifics in order to take the road safely.
Once the presentation is complete, it's on the road, heading for the Vercors massif and more specifically Lans-en-Vercors. We advise you to follow the motorway to the Voreppe toll road and then take the small mountain roads that you can
will lead to the top.
A maze of fir trees is open to you, they line this splendid road that leads you to the heart of the Massif du Vercors. Head to Lans-en-Vercors where you can easily find a spot to sleep in peace for your first night in a converted van.
After a beautiful night in your heated van, you open your eyes in absolute calm in the middle of a beautiful snowpack. We heat water, prepare tea or coffee and have a good breakfast to gain strength, because the day promises to be sporty!
You have an appointment with your guide for your first day of snowshoeing. Your guide will adapt this outing according to your level and your desires.
Your guide will equip you with equipment, i.e. snowshoes as well as sticks.
Let's take a walk in the fresh snow, relax and let yourself be carried away by this sweet feeling of freedom and letting go.
A great connoisseur of the natural spaces of the Vercors, Éric will explain the fauna, the flora of the massif and will take the time to explain the specifics of this region.
The day is already over, we return to the van to warm up with a hot tea and a well-deserved snack.
You can take advantage of the end of the day to visit the villages of Villard-de-Lans, Autrans or Méaudre.
Second night in your travel companion, we are still not too bad with the stationary heating in the van!
Always the same wonder, the snow in quantity, the calm and all these mountains as far as the eye can see.
Today, you meet Eric for a second day of snowshoeing, he could according to your level and your desires of the day before to offer you the perfect day, specially adapted to your wishes.
We put on the suit, put on the mountain shoes, cap on the head and go again. The mountain awaits you, you have an appointment with her to escape in peace.
Once the handlebars are tired and the mirettes full of memories, it's time to hit the road home.
Here's the menu:
Friday afternoon at the agency Blacksheep Van de Rillieux La Pape
Sunday night at the agency Blacksheep Van de Rillieux La Pape
Lyon Agency - 430 Rue du Companet - 69140 Rillieux La Pape
You can park your vehicle in our closed car park during your stay
Via the C2 bus stop "Companet" then 5 minutes walk to reach the rendezvous point
Gare de Lyon Part-Dieu - Bus C2 towards Rilleux Seedlings - Stop Companet - Up Rue du Companet to the agency
2 to 8 people, adults and children
Easy, accessible to as many children as possible, children and adults, even beginners and any healthy person.
Framing snowshoe outings by a state-certified AEM
You drive a California Comfort or a Campervan Explorer. The vehicles are new and regularly maintained, you will have all the modern comforts and driving aids to make your ride safer and more comfortable.
Your vehicle will be equipped with snow tires, snow chains and a raclette to face the weather in peace.
You sleep in your van for the duration of the stay, you can choose to sleep in nature on campervan areas or in a campsite at your own expense.
We recommend places to sleep through our partner Park4night.
The van is equipped with a stationary heating to sleep warm, we also provide you with a cold down per person as well as an over-draps more commonly called "meat bag".
You get disposable sheets and pillows in the van.
We offer you the purchase of an optional Food Pack in order to
be able to cook during your stay. Initially, the food
will be in the van, no need to shop for the weekend
You have everything you need to cook in your converted van:
If you have a specific diet or are allergic to certain foods please let us know in order to adapt your food pack.
It is possible to take portable toilets as an option
We ask you to carry out the cleaning in the van before returning it, any vehicle made dirty will be charged 59 euros.
Prices are TTC per person departing from The Blacksheep agency in Lyon
From €139 per person
Our website allows for a secure online booking. Upon registration you pay the entire stay, we then contact you to inform you of the various elements and providers of the stay. Settlement possible also by transfer, cheque and ANCV
200 km per day, 24/7 assistance in Europe with a deductible of 600 euros per claim and 150 euros for ice breakage, I puncture insurance is not included. Only one insured driver.
unlimited km, 24/7 assistance in Europe with a deductible of 600 euros per claim, puncture insurance is not included. Two drivers are insured.
unlimited km, 24/7 assistance in Europe with a deductible of 300 euros per claim, puncture insurance is included. Multiple insured drivers
Choose a flexible travel bag, the storage space is reduced in a van so you have to travel light. A second type backpack of 20 to 30 liters to carry your personal belongings
Edouard "Dude" and Sylvain "Budy", friends and fellow climbers, founders of Blacksheep, started van rental in 2011 with the goal of offering customers a tool to enjoy all the playgrounds offered by Mother Nature.
This tool is the van fitted out. Today Blacksheep goes further by sharing its know-how in the organization of packaged stays in the mountains, acquired with its Blacksheep Igloo activity (meal and night in Igloo) and its passion for outdoor sports. This formula is ideal for discovering the mountain and these sctivity in the best possible conditions.