SUMMER FAMILY ADVENTURE HOLIDAY WITH YOGA
SAMOËNS, FRENCH ALPS
£695 Children 3-14
£835 14+ & Adults
24-31 JULY, 2021
23-30 JULY, 2022
30 JULY - 6 AUGUST, 2022
''A truly harmonising and life changing holiday for all of us!'' Catherine, UK
"The Best Holiday we have every been on!" Richard, UK
£834 Children 3-14
£998 14+ & Adults
7 nights in a stunning 5* chalet with a garden and swimming pool
All rooms have en suite bathrooms
5 delicious and healthy largely organic vegan or vegetarian 2-course dinners w/ wine (the food will be prepared by the amazing Love Cuisine)
7 energising breakfasts
4 picnics on activity days
4 x facilitated activity days at discounted rates
Daily yoga class
Fluffy towels, linen, teas and coffee
Free local transport in a mini bus for up to 8 people who take the train from their home to Cluses, 74.
1% of profits goes to Tree Sisters for Tree Planting projects
EXTRAS NOT INCLUDED:
Getting to Samoens (budget £400-£450 if you drive from London to Samoens).
1 dinner and 2 lunches
Budget for any extra gear you might need; e.g. hiking boots or sturdy trainers and a big day pack with a waist strap. (Suggested kit list sent with Welcome Letter).
Budget a max of €97 for children and €121 for adults if you join ALL the group activities....
GROUP ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE:
Swim under a waterfall
Hike to the 'End of the World', a Wonder of France
Swim in a lake
Village and farmer's market
Rock Climbing €20pp
White Water Rafting €28/ €37pp
High ropes course in the trees €10/€19pp
A 2 day hike with an overnight stay at a catered mountain refuge €30/€45pp
We will create a social bubble with up to 5 other families.
All activities will go ahead as planned. For the refuge, we will need to carry our own sleeping bags and have a mask. We have a few spare back packs and sleeping bags if you do not have one.
We are not taking any payment until FOC approves travel to France but please reserve your spaces ASAP as we fill up every year.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
This Family Adventure Holiday with Yoga is a very unique holiday! It enables you to connect with yourself, your family, the other amazing people in the group and nature.
This trip attracts fantastic people and creates many long term friendships. It takes you to parts of the Alps that only the locals see. It empowers children, encourages a great appreciation for nature, and reinvigorates parents!
There is a magical bond created by sliding down leafy banks, sharing stories as the sun sets over the mountains and watching your children squeal as they dive under a glacial waterfall...
We stay in one of the few beautiful 5* Chalets in the Samoens Valley with a large flat garden and it's own private pool. We indulge in healthy chef prepared delicious meals sourced as locally and organically as possible. All our meals are vegetarian or vegan and dietary requirements can be catered for. With climate change and the importance of reducing our meat consumption, our chef takes great pleasure in convincing the most ardent 'meatatarians' that vegetarian food can be delicious and substantial!
We welcome all families on our trips. Many guests come back again and again!
There are 4 fully organised activity days
and a couple of days to be on your own with your family or with the other guests. The programme is designed according to the interests of every group, but generally...
Day 1 Everyone arrives by 4pm. We have a Welcome Circle and Dinner. If there is time, we will try to squeeze in a dip at a near by lake or our pool.
Day 2 After yoga and breakfast, we walk from the chalet off the beaten track to Lac Blue where we swim in Lac Blue, trampoline and/ or do a thrilling high ropes course in the trees with a zip wire over the lake.
Day 3 After yoga and breakfast, we might hike to ‘The End of the World', one of the natural wonders of France where we can bathe under a glacial waterfall and may spot Ibex. Then we'll head back to Samoens for White Water Rafting.
Day 4 Today is a free day. We have plenty of suggestions! You may want to do something extreme like canyoning, rock climbing, parapenting, or downhill mountain biking or you may want to just take it easy… and lounge around at the pool or by a lake... or head to nearby Chamonix or Annecy.
Days 5 and 6 This is often the highlight of the trip! You'll take 2 days of picnics and spend all day hiking up to a mountain refuge. The air is crystal clear and the views and energy are spectacular. You follow a very well marked trail passing donkeys and other travellers. It feels a little like the Himalaya.. in the Alps.
We meet up at a river for lunch and spend a memorable night in a cosy catered refuge. We sleep communally in the refuge in bunks or comfy mattresses on the floor.
Day 7 Today is a well needed rest day. We all meet up in the evening for a last communal dinner which often turns into a disco!
Day 8 Farewells by 10am and plans to meet up in the future!