In summer the alps have very relaxing energy and a slow pace, surrounded by the gorgeous bright colours of spring and summer with wildflowers and wild blueberries contrasting with the snowcapped mountain tops. Anytime in the French Alps in summer is a great time to be there. In fact, July and August are great times to be there to get away from the heat and crowds of the coastline in Europe. It is still possible to enjoy long hikes in peak summer because with altitude it gets cooler. As well as hiking in the summer there are lots of bike tracks for downhill or road cycling, try parapenting or even white water rafting. It can be an active holiday in summer but there is always time to relax in the sunshine and read a good book.
Your summer French Alps holiday for 2023 is situated near Moutiers in a quaint and peaceful French village 1300m above sea level with views across to Courcheval and Meribel ski areas. The views are breathtaking here and a real feast for the eyes. Your week will be packed with visits to local markets, hiking high up in the mountains, picnic stops, meditating with the views, spa days, a cooking workshop.
"A truly superb experience. The location and facilities are beautiful, with tremendous views of the Alps. The food was outstanding. The outside activities were most enjoyable. Laura was extremely helpful which I personally benefitted from the daily yoga routines and advice. The facility, location, food, and service combined to create a perfect setting for yoga & hiking, highly recommend."
Emily - 5 stars on google - June 2022
"I loved this retreat. We had phenomenal weather and being up in the mountains was divine. It was a great group of women on this retreat both instructors and participants which I think helped create an amazing experience. The food was out of this world. Hikes combined with the yoga was just what my soul needed . I would definitely recommend a yoga retreat to any of my friends."
Stefanie - August 2019
"I had a great trip with AdventureYogi! Food was excellent, yoga was appraochable for all levels and the venue was fabulous. Would recommend there trips and I can't wait to do my next one with them!"
Victoria - 5 stars on google - August 2019
"These retreats always seem to come at a time when I need them! So many great lessons and a relaxed holiday with wonderful food and fantastic yoga classes!"
Laura - August 2019
"Join AdventureYogi 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."
April - August 2019
"It was my first yoga retreat and I hope the next one will be as good! The chalet was lovely and the yoga sessions were really well planned. Louise is a great teacher, I have learned a lot and really relaxed. We went on a few hikes and had some free time to rest, read and chill in the hot tub or sauna. Food was very tasty and it gave me good inspiration to cook vegan dishes more often!"
Eleonore - 2018
Where do I fly to and how long is the transfer?
Fly to Geneva. We have recommended flight times so that you can meet the transfer bus that is included in the price of the holiday. It takes less than 2 hours drive from Geneva.
Train travel: If you are coming from the UK there is the option to travel by train from London Saint Pancras to Bourg-Saint-Maurice changing in Paris during the summer months. The transfer from Bourg-Saint-Maurice is an hour away to the venue.
Find out more about travel in our 'how to get there' section on the summer hiking yoga holiday in the French Alps website page and scroll down to the bottom.
Are yoga mats included?
All yoga equipment is provided but we do recommend always bringing your own mat if you prefer to use your own.
What's included in the price?
Everything is included except massage if you choose to enjoy one of these.
What is included in the price:
- All hikes
- A day trip to Moutiers and the weekly market
- A trip to the spa with lunch included
- Gorgeous accommodation
- A cooking class with your hostess and chef and
- Airport or train transfers to and from the venue
If you would like any extra activities such as parapenting or white water rafting this can be arranged at an extra cost.
What level of fitness do I need to be?
The hikes in the French Alps are at altitude and can half steep climbs and so we recommend having experience of long walking/hiking and having a good level of fitness
What kit do I need to bring?
You never know what the weather will do and so we recommend being prepared for hikes. We send you a packing list closer to the time and see below:
- Hiking boots are a must. NOT trainers. If new, wear them in first.
- layers, so shorts, leggings, waterproof jacket and trousers, good socks, t-shirts, vest, long sleeved top, a jumper just incase!
Are their hairdryers?
We always recommend bringing your own if you need it