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Year round and world wide – from rock climbing and alpinism to kite surfing and sailing – all with the same amazing all inclusive concept

Based in top locations across France and world wide, we offer an unbeatable range of activities for all levels, from beginner to expert – everything included in the price

Accommodation in UCPA centers

Hostel-style accomodation, social and friendly made for meeting likeminded people from all over the world

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner of hearty French food – don´t forget a visit to the cheese board

All technical equipment hire

From water sport equipment to full high mountaineering equipment – everything is included

Instruction or guiding

From beginner instructor to a mountain guide for the Haute Route – it is all included in the price

Social and friendly atmosphere

UCPA is very sociable and a perfect environment to meet new people

All inclusive activity holidays in France

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WANT TO DISCOVER THE HIGH MOUNTAINS?

Find out more about our mountaineering courses for all levels

Learn all skills and techniques in the real environment as you discover the high mountains. You will learn to use crampons, ice axes, basic rope work, moving safely on a glacier, snow safety, route planning, navigation and completion of some challenging routes.

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FANCY MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDING WITH AN AMAZING MOUNTAINOUS BACKDROP?

Check out our mountain biking courses for all levels

The UCPA courses have something for all levels of mountain biker – from gently flowing forest trails too steep, technical downhill tracks. Led by a local guide and qualified instructor, there really isn’t an easier way to discover the true extent of biking possibilities and the many hidden gems.

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ARE YOU READY FOR A NEW LEVEL OF FUN?

Learn more about our kite surfing courses

Kitesurfing is the world’s fastest growing extreme sport, and for good reason – kitesurfing is exhilarating, quick to learn and physical. This water sport doesn't have to be on big waves or choppy water, you can enjoy this sport on mirror-flat lagoons. UCPA have courses each step of the way to get you from mastering the basics to pulling off some aerial transitions.

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WANT TO TAKE YOUR RUNNING TO A NEW LEVEL?

Find out more about our trail running courses

Trail running is all about running in the great outdoors. You don’t need to be high up in the mountains, but the views make it all the more worth it! With courses ranging from ultra distance training to those who just want to enjoy running in some stunning scenery, we have a variety of courses to suit all. Most of our trail running courses are in the Chamonix Valley, with excellent trails to explore.

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LET´S GO SURFING NOW!

Check out our surf courses for all levels

Surfing is about testing your limits and redefining your comfort zone, practicing new techniques and, most importantly, sharing feedback and laughs with other surfers after a day in the waves together. Whether this is your first time on a board or you are hoping to perfect your cut back or aerial moves, some professional coaching will assure that you achieve your aspirations.

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New to UCPA?

We are about to tell you something that will change your life forever

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UCPA Age Policy

UCPA is a not for profit organisation set up more than 50 years ago to encourage young people to participate in outdoors

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