7 Nights Hiking & Yoga Holiday in La Rosiere French Alps

Join us on our 7 night hiking yoga holiday in the French Alps. This retreat will be full of adventure, with three guided hikes in the mountains, and a transfer to Bourg Saint Maurice where you can take part in activities such as white water rafting or cycling. Amongst the adventure you will be staying in wellness apartments where you can relax in the sauna or swim in the pool.

We are so excited to return to the French Alps again this summer for our summer hiking yoga holiday. New for 2024, we are in one of our favourite locations in the French Alps, La Rosiere. To make the most of our La Rosiere hiking holiday, we suggest being an experienced hiker with a good fitness level, as the elevation gain and altitude are very high. This is an active yoga holiday, as all our yoga holidays are, and you are welcome to do as much or as little as you like.

We have chosen this area because we love the Tarantaise Valley and its offerings. You will stay in the same wellness apartments we use for our ski yoga holidays. They are centrally located in the small village of La Rosiere, right at the foot of the ski lifts and slopes, so you can easily access the mountains. This means the elevation is already 1850m, with panoramic views of the whole valley and a stunning sunset every evening.

The first hike on your 7-night yoga retreat in La Rosiere will be beginner-level and low elevation, warming your legs for the harder hikes to come. The second hike will be long and have a medium elevation. The final hike will be high in elevation, around 2400m, and long in length. We also offer an optional extra sunrise hike at Lance Branlette.

The apartments have views of the whole valley, and one has an outdoor terrace. Shops, cafes, and supermarkets are right next door. The apartments have a wellness centre with a 15-meter swimming pool, sauna, steam room, solarium, and spa with massage treatments.

This summer, your week hiking retreat in the French Alps will centre around being in nature, hiking to high peaks and enjoying a packed lunch with stunning views and a dip in glacial lake at altitude. Enjoy an outing to Bourg-Saint-Maurice for those who would like to feel exhilarated with some white water rafting, take a bike out to explore.  There is plenty of time to wind down and relax, read a good book, enjoy the wellness centre, or have a massage.

The apartments are spacious, with a selection of single, twin, and double rooms. They have shared bathrooms and en-suite bathrooms. There are breathtaking views of the Tarantaise Valley on one side of the apartments and on the other, views of the mountains and greenery.

The hiking yoga experience in the French Alps and La Rosiere is a real adventure, and with local qualified mountain guides to show you around, you will reach new heights. Feel connected to nature and escape the heat of summer. There’s nothing like a hiking yoga holiday to exhilarate and enliven body and mind. If you aren’t an experienced hiker, we’d recommend going out on regular hikes before the retreat to prepare for the mountains of La Rosiere.

Yoga will be inside in one of the living spaces with views of the valley below. Feel revitalised by yoga in the morning with all yoga equipment in the evening to unwind and relax. For your French Alps yoga and hiking holiday packing list have a look here.

  • Location

    Location
    La Rosiere

  • Season

    Season
    Summer

  • Duration

    Duration
    7 nights

  • Group size

    Group size
    12 - 14

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation
    Wellness apartments in ski village

  • Meeting Point

    Meeting Point
    Geneva airport

  • Yoga level

    Yoga level
    All levels

  • Activity level

    Activity level
    Good level fitness

  • Food

    Food
    Veggie/plant-based

  • Carbon Footprint

    Carbon Footprint
    142Kgs

From £999
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PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING:

INSTALMENT PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE

Twin/ Double Rooms – On all of our retreats, twin or double rooms mean two people sharing. If you book one space, you will share it with another guest.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Please buy a travel insurance policy that works for you in case of any unforeseen circumstances

Your week-long hiking yoga holiday in the French Alps

The start time of your French Alps holiday starts when you arrive at the venue from Geneva airport, at 5pm. Check-out is 9.30am.

7:30am Pre-yoga tea
8:00am – 9:30am Energising morning yoga practice (not on Day 6)
9:30am Brunch
10:30am – 5pm Time for activities – Day 2, 4 & 7 you will hike with a qualified guide (lunch included). On Day 5 we have included a transfer to Bourg-Saint-Maurice where there is optional extra activities which we can help organise. You are free to do the other two days as you please.
5pm – 7pm Evening restorative yoga (not on Day 5)
7:15pm Delicious 2 course evening meal (on Day 5 we do not include dinner and suggest a meal out in La Rosiere).

This yoga holiday in the French Alps is a hiking adventure, with hikes throughout the week to different locations.

Please let us know if you would like to enjoy other mountain activities, and we can arrange them.

Need help deciding what to pack? Here’s some help. Find out more about La Rosiere here 

Day 1

Arrival day

Arrival day, welcome briefing & evening meal

Day 2

Morning yoga practice before a beginner guided hike straight from the venue (estimated 6.5km & 350m elevation)

Day 3

A day to rest - relax in the wellness centre, read your book on the deck or explore La Rosiere

Day 4

Second guided hike day higher in the mountains with medium elevation and long in length (estimated 15km and 690m elevation)

Day 5

Continental breakfast, morning relaxation time and in the afternoon a trip to Bourg Saint Maurice (transfer included), where you have optional activities such as white water rafting, bike hire, outdoor swimming or explore the town. In the evening you will have a meal out in La Rosiere (not included) to give our chef time off and there will not be an evening yoga practice

Day 6

A day to rest - relax in the wellness centre, read your book on the deck or explore La Rosiere

Day 7

Your third hike with a qualified guide in the beautiful mountains (estimated 12.5km & 1050m elevation)

Day 8

Departure Day

Transfer leaves early in the morning to arrive at Geneva airport for 9:30am.

See what is included in your hiking yoga holiday French Alps
What's included
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7 nights wellness apartments accommodation with large terrace

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6 x 1.5hr daily morning yoga classes

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6 x 1.5 hour restorative evening yoga class

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Return transfers from Geneva to the accommodation

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3 x Guided hikes with qualified mountain guides and a packed lunch

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6 Delicious brunch after yoga each morning

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1 continental veggie/vegan breakfast on departure day

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2 course vegetarian / vegan dinner for 6 nights

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A trip to Bourg-Saint-Maurice for white water rafting/outdoor pool/biking (activities not included in price)

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Help arranging extra activities such as parapenting, climbing, biking, extra hiking

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Yoga mats

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Experienced and friendly AdventureYogi hosts to look after your every need

What's not included
  • Flights/train travel, insurance
  • Extra activities, sunrise hike, biking, white water rafting, entry fee for spa
  • Lunch when not on hikes (3 lunches)
  • 1 evening meal out in La Rosiere
  • Any other yoga equipment you like to use
Accommodation in La Rosiere, French Alps

We use the same accommodation for winter and summer. See below

Ski yoga holiday accommodation

Our accommodation for 2025 is situated in a newly built wellness apartment hotel that is ski-in-ski-out situated right in the heart of the ski village of La Rosiere at 1850 metres above sea level. La Rosiere is south-facing and so are our apartments.

Because they are ski-in-ski-out – on arriving back from skiing all day you enter the locker room where you have a locker for the apartment where you can store your equipment overnight on warming boot driers so your kit is dry and ready for skiing the next day. No need to carry it up to the apartment.

You are based in a wellness apartment hotel which has a large swimming pool a fitness centre, a solarium, a sauna and a steam room. It is shared with the rest of the building. It is accessible from 10 am all throughout the day and evening. There is also a spa where you can book in a treatment and really pamper yourself.

The group size will be 13.

Apartment:
For 2025 we have two apartments that are situated next to each other. They have a selection of twin sharing and single occupancy rooms and there are a total of 8 bedrooms between the two.

One apartment living space will be used as the yoga space and the other the living/dining area where the group will gather for relaxation and all meals.

There are two single occupancy rooms with a double bed and en-suite and valley views. There is also a single occupancy room with a double bed, en-suite and no views.

Two twin rooms are en-suite with a valley view and three twins have a shared bathroom and no views.

Summer Hiking yoga holiday accommodation info:

We are in the same apartment building and we are staying in two apartments. One of them is the same as the ski apartment, with the yoga shala and views out to the valley below.

In this apartment, we have three single-occupancy rooms with an en-suite bathroom and two twin rooms with an en-suite bathroom.

The second apartment, the space where meals will be served and is the relaxation space, has a larger outdoor balcony perfect for relaxing after a busy day on the mountain. There are four single occupancy rooms, two with en-suite and two with a shared bathroom. There are two twin rooms with en-suite bathrooms. For those on a budget, there is a bunk room for 1 person with no windows, but you will be out all day so the price reflects this.

Winter 2025 Travel information

Plane options:

The transfer airport is Geneva. There are many flight options arriving prior to our pick-up time, but we highly recommend booking them early to avoid higher prices.

Arrival transfers:

For arrivals on the 15th March the transfer will depart from Geneva Airport at 3:30pm. Your flight should therefore arrive no later than 2:45pm.

*In the event of flight delays on arrival and you miss the transfer you will have to make your own travel arrangements.

Departure transfers:

On the 22nd March you will be dropped off at 9:30am on departure day so flights can depart any time after 12:30pm from Geneva airport.

The group transfer is included in the price and takes about 3 hours depending on traffic.

Train options:

If you are coming from the UK you can catch either the night train or the day train.

Day train – If you prefer to travel by train you can leave from London St Pancras early in the morning with the Eurostar and change in Paris from Gare du Nord to Gare du Sud on the Paris Metro and arrive in Bourg-Saint-Maurice around early evening.

Train times:  TBC – they don’t release the tickets until 3 months prior. We will add the train times as soon as we know them.

Transfers are included in the price and it is a 20-30 minute drive from Bourg-Saint-Maurice to La Rosiere and your accommodation.

 

Summer 2024 Travel Information

Plane options:

The transfer airport is Geneva. There are many flight options arriving prior to our pick-up time, but we highly recommend booking them early to avoid higher prices.

Arrival transfers:

For arrivals: the transfer will depart from Gevena Airport at 15.00. Your flight should therefore arrive no later than 14:30.

*In the event of flight delays on arrival and you miss the transfer you will have to make your own travel arrangements.

Departure transfers:

You will be dropped off at 12pm on departure day so flights can depart any time after 14:00 from Geneva airport.

The group transfer is included in the price and takes about 3 hours depending on traffic.

Train options:

If you are coming from the UK you can catch either the night train or the day train.

Day train – If you prefer to travel by train you can leave from London St Pancras early in the morning with the Eurostar and change in Paris from Gare du Nord to Gare du Sud on the Paris Metro and arrive in Bourg-Saint-Maurice around early evening.

Train times:  TBC – they don’t release the tickets until 3 months prior. We will add the train times as soon as we know them.

Transfers are included in the price and it is a 20-30 minute drive from Bourg-Saint-Maurice to La Rosiere and your accommodation.

Instalment payment plans are available contact us to find out more.

Single occupancy room with double bed and ensuite: £1599

Single occupancy room with double bed and shared bathroom: £1499

Twin room with two single beds for two people sharing, with en-suite: £1299pp

Twin room with two single beds for two people sharing, with shared bathroom: £1199pp

Single occupancy bunk room, with shared bathroom (no window): £999

The groups size is 12 and there are 4 twin rooms and 4 single occupancy rooms. Find out more about the accommodation in the accommodation section on this page.

Fly to Geneva. We have recommended flight times so that you can meet the transfer bus included in the holiday price. It takes around 3 hours from Geneva to the La Rosiere venue There is only one transfer for this retreat, so your travel arrangements must meet this requirement, or you will be required to sort your own transfer. See the 'getting there' section for more info.
For a low-carbon adventure, you can take the train to Bourg-Saint-Maurice via London St Pancras train station. You travel via Paris and change there from Gare du Nord to Gare to sud on the Paris Metro and choose to travel through the day to arrive in the evening if you prefer day slow travel.
Yes we provide yoga mats, if you like to use any other equipment please bring it with you
Check-in is from 5pm and check out is at 9:30am
There are 3 hikes included in the price. The first hike will be beginner level, with low elevation – warming your legs for the harder hikes to come. The hike on Day 2, will be long in length with medium elevation. The final hike will be high in elevation, around 2400m and long in length. You need a good level of fitness for these hikes, as they are long in duration and the last two become harder with higher elevation
Yes, there are
For this hiking and yoga retreat please be prepared for challenging hikes and warmer weather
- A hat and high factor sunscreen
- A range of hiking gear for all weather, layers from vest top to long sleeved top and fleece, waterproof jacket, worn in hiking boots, good socks
- back pack, waterbottle, packed lunch box
- Yoga gear
- swimsuit for pool and spa area and wild swims on the hikes
- Shorts, t-shirts, warm jumper, relax clothes for daytime/eve
Yes! We welcome all levels of yoga and meditation on our retreats. Our yoga teachers are experienced and can adapt the classes for all levels with variations for beginners and intermediates
Yes! There are 3 hikes included in the price, and a lift down to Bourg- Saint-Maurice to enjoy an activity or have a wander or go to the outdoor pool. The other 2 days are free days for you to do as you please. And, although the activities are included in the price you can choose not to join in if you need a rest, it's your holiday so do as much or as little as you like!
Yes! Our chefs are experienced retreat chefs and cater mostly plan-based menus and with some veggie options. If you are Coaeliac or Gluten/dairy fre or something else, we can cater for you, just let us know on booking.

This hiking yoga holiday French Alps 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

Suitability : Level
  • Advanced
  • All ages
  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Men & Women
Sustainability

We are working towards reducing our carbon footprint, and here are some ways we, as a company, are doing this.

We are a 88% vegan company, 10% vegetarian and 2% fish or meat (only when staying in boutique hotels that offer these options). This makes up a huge percentage of carbon emissions that we avoid so easily because our food is still delicious, balanced and even more creative. So, thanks to you all for enjoying our healthy (mostly) plant-based meals.

The difference: Most travel companies struggle to reduce their travellers’ meat and dairy consumption, which accounts for a large portion of their carbon emissions.

We stay primarily in one location for the duration of the retreat. We have started staying in a few locations on our long haul, but it is limited to 2 or 3 locations over an 8 – 10 night period. Staying in one place means low carbon emissions because we aren’t burning fuel to get around.

The difference: Other adventure travel companies move around every two days, using alot of petrol in vehicles for sometimes only 1 or 2 people.

Our activities are low-impact—yoga, hiking, surfing, skiing/boarding, whitewater rafting, SUP, and kayaking are all very low-carbon activities, in fact, zero-carbon (except skiing/snowboarding due to the ski lifts, which is also low). These activities are included in the price we measure. The carbon may increase with travel to and from these activities in vehicles.

The difference: Other travel companies can include high-carbon activities in the price, such as jet skiing, quad biking, and jeep driving, which increases their carbon footprint.

We run more than half of our retreats and holidays in the UK; these are very low-carbon holidays.

We currently don’t measure our guests’ travel as part of our carbon output because our guests don’t only come from the UK, so it is hard for us to predict this. We also don’t include travel in the holiday price, which is not part of our calculations. We know that we provide these holidays, so we are looking to include this carbon measurement in the future so we are investigating how we can reduce this.

The carbon measurements at the top of the page with the icons are per person for the whole retreat.

Ultra-low-carbon holidays

These holidays are below 200 kg per person, and our UK retreats are below 100 or even 70 kg, so these are great adventures for low carbon breaks.

Ski holidays are actually low in carbon!

In France, many ski resorts are turning to green energy to power the lifts. If you eat low in meat and dairy while you’re there and hire your ski equipment, this makes your trip as low-carbon as possible.

How can you help?

There are ways that you can help reduce your carbon when coming on our retreats and holidays:

Travel by train, try slow travel across Europe and the UK.
If travelling abroad to Europe or further afield, choose carbon capture schemes, check out Ecologi. Offsetting is not the best thing to do these days, but try carbon capture where you pay for carbon to be absorbed into the environment.
Car share UK – we recommend when guests travel by train to arrive and depart at the same time to taxi share – which helps keep costs and carbon emissions down. Why not consider car share, too? Most guests who drive come alone or with a friend; we have WhatsApp groups that, if you like, you can see who is driving from your area and enjoy getting to know each other on the way to the retreats, and save on your carbon emissions at the same time!

We are by no means saints when it comes to producing carbon, as a travel company we know this is very difficult to reduce. We are working to reduce our carbon output each year by measuring it and then creating plans to reduce it. We are reviewing all our venues and asking them how they can improve their carbon reduction as we don’t own any of our venues but we would like to work with them to help in any way we can. We want to be transparent with this, so please get in touch for more information. As we change things, we will update the website.

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Yoga Teacher Tina Jeffery

Retreat Chef Nikoleta Koleva

Yoga Teacher Tina Jeffery

Retreat Chef Nikoleta Koleva

Yoga Teacher Tina Jeffery

Retreat Chef Nikoleta Koleva

Yoga Teacher Charlotte Hopson

Retreat Chef Nikoleta Koleva

Beautiful France

Our France yoga holidays are situated in the stunning French Alps mountain range. We are based in La Rosiere in the Tarentaise valley in winter and in summer.

Any part of the French Alps is breathtaking, with snowcapped mountains and glaciers all year round. We have explored many areas and we come back to this valley because it has so much on offer. The skiing is exceptional and great for all levels and the hiking is so vast and the views are awe-inspiring.

Being connected to nature is one of our values here because we know first-hand the benefits of it for mental health from our years of running retreats. And we wish to protect the planet also now more than ever and The French Alps are accessible by train from Europe and the UK to help do this.

Whatever season you prefer, The French Alps are a stunning location to enjoy yoga, healthy food, great company and your activity of choice so that you return home with your body mind and soul nourished.

For 2024 we are running both our ski/snowboard yoga holidays and hiking/multi-adventure yoga holidays in La Rosiere in the French Alps.

We have been staying around this area for the last 15 years and love the summers in the ski resort as much as the winters.

This ski/ summer mountain area is a part of the Tarentaise Valley which comprises other ski areas such as Val D’Isere and Tignes, Les Arcs and St Foy. La Rosiere is situated on the south-facing side of the mountain range so the front face of the ski mountain has sun all day with beautiful sunsets.

Ski Information

Low carbon travel:  If you would prefer to travel by train rather than fly then there are trains via Paris from London St Pancras to Bourg-Saint-Maurice and then only a short 20-minute transfer to your accommodation.

You can get 15% off your ski pass if you travel by train – find out more here.

La Rosiere itself is a part of the San Bernadino ski area, which is connected with La Thuile in Italy which means that you can enjoy the playful traverse to La Thuile which is usually the road in the summer for the mountain pass.  It also means you can enjoy croissants for breakfast and pasta or pizza for lunch. Or a bombadino if you are feeling adventurous!

The ski area is great for beginners, intermediate and advanced, there is something for everyone. Beginners can stay at the front side of La Rosiere and the more intermediate can ski all the way to Italy and back.

We are based in ski-in-ski-out wellness apartments right in the centre of La Rosiere surrounded by shops, restaurants, ski school, and ski hire and fabulous views on the south-facing mountain side so sun all day.

If you are a beginner and have had enough after your ski lesson you can get back to your accommodation easily and choose to relax there or try out the wellness facilities such as a gym, swimming pool, and spa area and relax with a massage. Or have lunch in a restaurant whilst enjoying amazing views.

Summer information

We have chosen this area because we love the Tarantaise Valley and all that it offers. You will be staying in the same wellness apartments that we use for our ski yoga holidays. They are centrally located in the small ski village of La Rosiere, right at the foot of the ski lifts and slopes so you can easily access the mountains. This means that the elevation is already 1850m, with panoramic views of the whole valley and a stunning sunset every evening.

In the French Alps, you are surrounded by nature. You will spend your time hiking to high peaks and enjoying picnics in the sun with stunning views. You also have the chance to visit Bourg-Saint-Maurice and experience white water-rafting. This destination is the perfect place to balance relaxation and adventure.

About the yoga

Morning Class
Our morning classes are held in our indoor yoga space which is one of the two apartments living space. it is spacious and has views of the valley.  Awaken your body, pay special attention to warming those muscles, stretching out the legs and building stamina for your day exploring the breathtaking environment.

Evening Class
After your days of hiking and exploring, unwind and relax tired bodies with a restorative evening yoga class in the yoga shala. This gentle session will vary each evening and include pranayama and meditation to help the mind and body really let go and allow you to enter a state of deep relaxation.

Yoga mats are provided for you on this yoga holiday in the French Alps, but please bring any blocks or other equipment you wish to use.

Highlights

  • Stay in a beautiful area of the French Alps

  • Stunning scenery and breathtaking views

  • Stay in wellness apartments with a spa, sauna, steam, 15 m pool

  • Enjoy lots of hikes throughout the week

  • Try new activities like white water rafting, biking, e-biking and more

  • Enjoy delicious plant-based and vegetarian food all week

  • Time out to relax and unwind

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About the Food

All of our retreat chefs are highly experienced and passionate about their craft. We have always been a vegan/vegetarian company! Expect delicious and creative brunch, lunch, and 2-course evening meal. Each meal will be balanced to keep you energised all day.

Breakfast will be vegetarian/vegan, with eggs, cow’s milk, plant-based milk, tea, coffee, French baguettes and bakery items on some mornings. The rest of the meals will be plant-based but with plenty of protein.

We will provide packed lunches for hikes if you are out during lunchtime, so please bring a packed lunch box and backpack to carry it in. On the other days, lunch is not included, and you are surrounded by shops and cafes, so you can choose what you would like to do for lunch on those days.

Dinner will be a 2-course plant-based/veggie delight.

There is one evening meal where you go out for food, and again, there are a few places to choose from. On one morning, the breakfast is continental light breakfast as the chef has a day off.

Please let us know in advance if you have dietary needs, and we can help you with these.

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