Hiking Yoga holiday in the beautiful French Alps 2019
|La Rosiere, French Alps, France|
|31 July - 07th August 2019 (Wednesday - Wednesday, 7 nights)|
|07 - 14th August 2019 (Wednesday - Wednesday, 7 nights)|
|14 - 21st August 2019 (Wednesday - Wednesday, 7 nights)|
|21 - 28th August 2019 (Wednesday - Wednesday, 7 nights)|
Join us in the beautiful French Alps for an alpine hiking yoga holiday adventure.
If you are a lover of the mountains and enjoy being in the great outdoors this is the hiking yoga holiday for you. An exciting week of adventure activities during the day beginning with yoga and then a choice of hiking, white water rafting, paragliding or wild swimming.
The hiking yoga experience is unrivalled here. After touring around the French Alps, we love hiking in this area. With so many routes to choose from and breathtaking views, you won’t want to go home! There’s nothing like a hiking yoga holiday to exhilirate and enliven body and mind.
After stretching your hiking limbs, soothe them with a sauna and hot tub, or treat yourself to a massage. We have been running our hiking yoga holiday since 2008 and have worked out the perfect formula for your active relaxation.
Book this retreat
£845.00 – £1,445.00
10% Early Bird discount available when you book 12 weeks before the hiking yoga holiday start date.
More about your hiking yoga holiday adventure
If you’ve not visited the French Alps in the summer time, you’re in for a treat. As the winter snow melts away in the spring, the mountains take on their summer mantle of bright green grass and colourful alpine flowers. The views are equally as spectacular in the summer as they are in the winter.
After a long walk reward yourself with a swim to cool off in a refreshing glacial lake. There are so many hikes to choose from, at blue, red or black levels. Enjoy views of Mont Blanc in the distance. If you feel like a day off from walking why not try paragliding, white water rafting or enjoy the Olympic sized pool in Bourg St Maurice. Or simply relax in the garden of the chalet and catch some sun whilst enjoying a good book.
About the teacher
Louise is a warm and enlightening teacher who uses yoga to help you feel good! Louise has spent time in India, where she studied and practiced yoga extensively- training to teach vinyasa flow in the foothills of the Himalayas. She is an advocate for using the spiritual, heart opening nature of yoga to help you live a more peaceful and contented life. Louise teaches a mixture of Hatha Flow, Yin and meditation on her retreats, but is also a qualified life coach and reiki healer.View teacher profile
About the yoga
Our morning classes are held in the yoga studio of the chalet. Awaken your body, paying special attention to warming those muscles, stretching out the legs and building stamina for your day exploring the breathtaking environment.
After your full day hiking, white water rafting or parapenting, return to the Auberge to unwind and relax tired bodies with a restorative evening yoga class. This gentle session will vary each evening and include pranayama and meditation to help mind and body really let go and allow you to enter a state of deep relaxation.
This is one of the highlights of the trip! Wake before dawn and bask in a silent group hike in darkness through mountains that feel your own, with no inhabitants apart from you and the marmots. Roll out your mats at one of the most overwhelming areas of beauty in Europe, and enjoy a full flow class, feeling the heat of the sun warming your body as the sun rises behind the mountain. A true once in a lifetime experience that’s not to be missed.
SuitabilityThis holiday is suitable for those who love hiking, the great outdoors and being active. All ages are welcome and no experience of hiking is necessary but a good level of fitness is desirable. The yoga is suitable for all levels and ages
- All ages
- Men & Women
Things to do
2 daytime hikes with packed lunch are included in the price
Whitewater rafting takes place daily and trips are easily arranged. The standard route takes in two grade 4 rapids and two grade 3 rapids
Hydrospeeding is available for the adrenaline junkies on the Isère river
(Also known as paragliding) is possible here with the most stunning views of the mountains. This costs €110.
- Mountain biking
It’s a mountain biker’s paradise in the local area, with a lift system operating in the summer. You can carry your bike up and have lots of down-hill adventures. We have routes written out and mapped upon hand-out sheets for our guests, and bike hire can be arranged.
- Relaxing massage
On the days off from adventure, to relax and soothe with our massage therapist Tamsin
There is an Olympic sized pool in Bourg St Maurice which we can arrange lifts to get to, and a freshwater lake nearby, complete with sandy beach and cafe.
- Guide your own hikes
The hiking trails around Ste Foy and elsewhere in the Tarentaise Valley are accessible and the hiking maps are excellent. So plan a hike, choose the level and off you go! They can last for as little as 2 hours or up to 6 hours, it’s up to you. More information is sent out before the holiday starts with an itinerary so that you can choose what you would like to do.
A typical day
7.30am: Wake up with hot water and lemon.
8.00-9.30am: Morning yoga practice.
9.30am: Brunch served.
10.30am-5pm: Time for activities – Walking, hiking, climbing or just relaxing in the chalet. Massage and other holistic treatments on offer.
6pm-7.30pm: Evening yoga practice.
Each day we have something exciting in store for you, the schedule will change according to the weather
Day 1: Day hike in the mountains with packed lunch included.
Day 2: White water rafting, paragliding, mountain biking, swimming or shopping in Bourg St Maurice. Lunch out
Day 3: Sunrise yoga on the mountain followed by early morning walk, lunch at chalet, with afternoon to relax.
Day 4: Day hike with spectacular mountain views, and packed lunch included.
Day 5: Day for relaxation or walk from chalet. Lunch at chalet. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 6: White water rafting, paragliding, mountain biking, swimming or shopping in Bourg St Maurice. Lunch out
Day 7: Morning transfer back to the airport/station
Please note that this schedule is all optional – it is your holiday so you can be as active or relaxed as you like. If you feel like you need a day off to relax at the chalet, have a hot tub and sauna or a snooze and a massage then do it!
This hiking yoga holiday is action packed, but remember, this is your holiday so be as active or relaxed as you like!
- 7 nights beautiful chalet accommodation
- 2 x 1.5hr daily yoga classes – enjoy full immersion of your yoga practice over the week (with one day off mid week to rest) inside or on the decking with stunning mountain views
- Outdoor hot tub in beautiful gardens or Sauna to steam away aches and pains after a days hiking
- Free transfers from Bourg St Maurice Train station or Geneva airport
- Free in resort transfers to the hikes and Bourg St Maurice
- 2 hikes with packed lunch
- 1 x morning yoga to the sunrise – transfer to the spot, yoga, and mini hike
- Delicious brunch after yoga
- 5 lunches included in total, 2 packed lunches and 3 at chalet
- Gourmet vegetarian / vegan evening feast
- Experienced and friendly AdventureYogi and chalet hosts to look after your every need
- Flights/train travel, insurance
- Afternoon activities. Prices for activities are above and we will send more information about activities closer to the time and then tailor the week to the groups desires for a bespoke package
- Massage treatments are available on request
- 2 lunches while out on activities
The chalet is beautifully finished with a large yoga shala and plenty of outside space for relaxing or if you take a day off there is a hot tub, sauna and relaxation area downstairs on the lawns.
There are 6 bedrooms, 4 of which are with ensuite bath/shower rooms. There are 5 bedrooms on the first floor. One single room has an ensuite, and the other shares a bathroom with a twin room. All the bedrooms are decorated in a Savoyard style to reflect the surroundings and are cosy and tranquil.
Fly into Geneva airport
Please make sure you book your flights within the recommended times:
Outward bound flight to arrive before 2pm.
Homeward bound flight to leave after 2pm.
This is so that we can arrange 1 group transfer, which will be included in the price. If you arrive outside of these times your transfer will be out of our control and considerably more expensive.
Recommended train times: TBC
There are 2 options on getting to us by plane to Geneva or train to Bourg St Maurice (or automobile). We highly recommend the Train because of many reasons:
- The train is a mere 20 minutes drive from the chalet whereas the flight transfer from Geneva is 3 hours.
- The slow way to travel, take in the countryside, have a stop over in Paris if you fancy, make the journey a part of your adventure.
Rail Europe don’t release train tickets until 3 months prior to travel. Please look at the options below and book the recommended train times for your transfer. Please call Rail Europe to find out more info on 0844 8485848 or go to http://uk.voyages-sncf.com/ for more info.
Triple room: £945pp
Twin/Double shared with en-suite: £1099pp
Single room with shared bathroom and toilet on next floor: £1295
Single room with en-suite: £1445pp
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any availability?
Most retreat will show the availability on their specific page. If you are unsure or need to book for a larger group, you can always contact us before placing your order.
Whats the booking process like?
To reserve your space we ask for a £150 (UK) or £250 (abroad) deposit immediately, paid online on the page of the retreat you want to join, or over the phone by credit or debit card. We will then send you out your final invoice, your booking form and ask your room preference. We then ask you to pay the full amount 6 (UK) or 8 (abroad) weeks before the retreat or holiday. You can pay online, by bank transfer or Paypal but we add the 3.6% charge incurred by Paypal. Please call 01273 782734 to pay over the phone by debit or credit card. Two weeks before the retreat we will send you your welcome pack via email, and help you iron out any concerns you may have.
How do I pay for my retreat or holiday?
Firstly, pay your deposit online on the page of the retreat or holiday that you would like to book. We will send you a confirmation and your final invoice to pay. You can pay online by card, by bank transfer or Paypal but we add the 3.6% charge incurred by Paypal.
I haven’t done much yoga before, can I come?
We have designed our weekends and weeks for people who love yoga, whether they are beginners or have been practising for years. All our teachers are very experienced and are more than capable of adapting the classes to all levels. Our ethos is about being open & friendly, and we set up our business to spread the incredible word of yoga to people who perhaps wouldn’t have gone on a yoga retreat before. So don’t be shy, there is no time like the present to start your journey with yoga.
What is included in the price of a yoga holiday?
You will find everything included by looking under "what's included" tab on this page. If you have any particular request or requirements, feel free to contact us.
Do I have to attend all the Yoga sessions?
Of course not, we understand we all want different things. Our two-hour sessions normally also include meditation or mindfulness, so it's worth giving it a go.