Organic and Local Food
Our chef sources as much organically and locally as possible and creates delicious and healthy meals for us pushing the boundaries of many children's palettes with great success! We do ensure fussy children have full bellies!
All of our food is vegetarian and we aim to convince the most ardent meat eaters that eating plant based for the planet can be deeply satisfying!
My favourite quote from last summer was Luke, 10. On arrival he insisted that all he eats is BOLOGNAISE. At the end of the week when one of the adult guests shared that one of her highlights had been the vegetarian food, he said; 'What?! What do you mean the food was vegetarian!?!'
Dietary requirements can be catered for and we are very happy to provide vegan, dairy and gluten free alternatives. We avoid using refined sugars, and saturated fats.
If you would like to book, check travel costs first. Feel free to call Saskia anytime for advice! When you press BOOK NOW, you will be directed to an on-line questionnaire which will give Saskia all the info she needs to plan your best possible holiday. This info is kept completely confidential. You will be ask to pay a £50 deposit per person to hold places. The balance is due 3 months before the trip. You can read all the T&C's before you pay anything.
You will be emailed a Welcome Letter which has all the information you will need about the trip including a suggested kit list and directions.
Travel Insurance is strongly recommended. It is inexpensive with Insure & Go. Or if you have insurance and just need a top up for White Water Rafting, Rock Climbing and any other activities you may want to do (eg Parapenting), you can buy top up insurance from Sports Cover Direct.
Saskia hosts the Family Adventure Holidays and teaches the yoga. Saskia is adventurous, insightful, warm and open. She designed the La Source Eco Lodge and founded the company in 2007. Previous to La Source she was an Outward Bound Instructor and Outdoor Educator in the USA, and South Africa. She spent 10 years directing and producing corporate and documentary films. She has practised yoga for over 20 years and has been teaching for 10 years. She now lives in the UK with her 2 children and partner and loves coming back to Samoens to run this trip.
What to Bring
The weather in Samoens in the summer is usually around 25 degrees but it is the mountains and can get much cooler. There is a kit list in the Welcome Letter but just in case you want to know now, our suggested list of things to bring is...
large day back pack with waist strap
good walking shoes
rain gear (although you can buy that in Samoens as it is not always needed)
beanie hat, fleece and thin puffa or warm jacket for the night at the refuge
large water bottle of at least 1L
sandals or flip flops
and enough comfy active clothes for a week