Hiking and yoga holiday Chamonix, French Alps June 2022

Enjoy an exhilarating week of hiking and other outdoor activities with yoga situated below the highest mountain in Europe, Mont Blanc for our hiking yoga holiday French Alps

04th June 2022
11th June 2022

We are so excited to be heading back to the French Alps again this summer for our hiking yoga holiday in the French Alps. This time we are in the awe-inspiring valley of Chamonix, at the base of Mont Blanc in all its glory.  An intimate group size of 8 in our gorgeous and spacious chalet with a huge garden and hot tub, this is going to be a glorious week of fresh mountain air, hikes, outdoor yoga, delicious vegan food and time out from every day life.

Our chalet is based in Chamonix Sud, near the climbing wall and a 10-minute scenic walk into Chamonix town where there is a relaxed mountain vibe with cafes, shops, restaurants, all nestled under the stunning vista of Mont Blanc and the amazing glacier. There are literally jaw-dropping views everywhere you look.

There is something for everyone in this action sports town, with the highest lifts in Europe enjoy hiking at altitude and swimming in crystal blue glacial lakes up high. An exciting week of adventure activities during the day beginning with yoga and then a choice of hiking, white water rafting, paragliding, wild swimming, climbing, biking or try out the tourist spots like the funicular train up to the glacier or relax outside at the Olympic size pool. There is something for everyone.

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 exhilarate and enliven body and mind.

After stretching your hiking limbs, soothe them with a hot tub, or treat yourself to a massage. We have been running our hiking yoga holidays French Alps since 2008 and have worked out the perfect formula for your active relaxation.

£1395

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DATES:
4th – 11th June 2022
11th – 18th June 2022

PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING:  For 2021 retreats post lockdown we asked for 2 lateral flow tests prior to the retreat. We will continue to do this in 2022 until further notice. That way we can attempt to create covid free retreats.

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Bess Shipside

Bess teaches a hatha flow based asana practice but comes more from “how does that feel” rather than precise alignment based practices.  Connecting the heart to the body and mind through physical movement and the breath and infusing mantra and affirmations in each class be ready to be taken on a transformative journey.

About the yoga

Morning Class
Our morning classes are held either outside in the garden or spacious decking if sunny or in the yoga studio all with views of the Mont Blanc glacier in the yoga studio of the chalet. 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 full-day hiking, white water rafting or parapenting, return to the chalet 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 the mind and body really let go and allow you to enter a state of deep relaxation.

 

Highlights

  • A thoroughly energising and exhilarating active holiday

  • Small group size of 8 guests

  • Stunning scenery and breathtaking views

  • Plenty of activities on offer such as guided hikes, white water rafting, parapenting

  • Walking distance to Chamonix town for cafes, shops

About the food

Our food on this yoga holiday will be predominantly vegan with some vegetarian options.

Enjoy a hearty brunch post-yoga each morning with a choice of fruits, porridge, cereals and a savoury protein option to give you a boost ready for a day full of adventures.

In the evening enjoy a 3-course vegan dinner outside under the moon with views of Mont Blanc.

Lunch will be provided on the hike days as a packed lunch and a few other lunches will be included, depending on the group activities during the week. Try out the variety of restaurants and cafes in Chamonix.

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Suitability

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

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Beautiful France

We run skiing and yoga holidays in the winter and hiking yoga holidays in the summer in this beautiful region of the Savoie in France.  Based in Chamonix, it is one of the larger towns in the French Alps and so there is a lot you can do besides ski in winter or hike in summer.

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In summer it has very relaxing energy and a slow pace even though it has a higher number of visitors, but because the summer visitors are climbers they are up in the mountains, meaning the town has a sleepy pace. There are many types of activities that you can enjoy as well as hiking. We are next to the climbing wall and a lake and walking into town takes 10 minutes.

In winter, it is more vibrant and the town is alive at night because skiers only go up the mountain in the daytime.

 

Itinerary

There is a choice of activities on offer for your pleasure:

  • Hiking
    2 daytime hikes with packed lunch are included in the price
  • Rafting
    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
    Hydrospeeding is available for the adrenaline junkies
  • Parapente
    (Also known as paragliding) is possible here with the most stunning views of the mountains.
  • Mountain biking
    It’s a mountain biker’s paradise in the local area, with a lift system operating in the summer. You can get the ski lift up and have lots of downhill adventures. Bike hire can be arranged.
  • Climbing
    The climbing wall is situated right next to our chalet, so whatever level you are you can enjoy learning or developing your sport. We can arrange lessons for you.
  • Relaxing massage
    On the days off from adventure, to relax and soothe with our massage therapists
  • Guide your own hikes
    The hiking trails around Chamonix 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.

If you’ve not visited the French Alps in the summertime, 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. If you feel like a day off from walking why not try paragliding, hiring electric bikes, going to the spa, wandering around Chamonix and enjoying a leisurely lunch in the sunshine with a good book.

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A Typical Day

7.30am
Wake up with hot water and lemon and pre-yoga snacks

8.00-9.30am
Energising morning yoga practice

9.30am
Brunch

10.30am-5pm
Time for activities – Walking, hiking, climbing or just relaxing in the chalet. Massage and other holistic treatments on offer.

5pm - 7pm
Restorative evening yoga

7.15pm
Delicious 3 course evening meal

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01273 782 734

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