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Join AdventureYogi in the beautiful French Alps for a yoga and hiking holiday adventure. Start and end the day with yoga to stretch out your hiking limbs. If you have not visited the French Alps in the summer time, you are in for a treat as the mountains take on their summer mantle the views are spectacular! There are plenty of activities to choose from. You can swim in refreshing glacial lakes, try paragliding, white water rafting, or enjoy the olympic sized pool in Bourg St Maurice.
Airport transfer included: Geneva Cointrin International Airport
There are five twin or double rooms and two single rooms all with en-suite bath or shower rooms. There are five bedrooms on the ground floor. The two single rooms with en-suites have glazed doors opening directly onto the garden, with the other rooms being on the second floor. The ground floor rooms have all been completely renovated in 2014. All the bedrooms are decorated in soothing colour schemes to reflect the surroundings and have beautiful mountain photographs on the walls.
Enjoy full immersion of your yoga practice over the week (with one day off mid week to rest) inside or on the decking. Step out of the chalet and the mountain trails are yours for the picking. If you have not visited the French Alps in the summer time, 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 colorful 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, blue, red or black hikes. Enjoy views of Mont Blanc in the distance. If you feel like a day off from walking, why not try parapenting or white water rafting, or enjoy the olympic-sized pool in Bourg St Maurice. You can also simply relax in the garden of the chalet and catch some sun whilst enjoying a good book.
Each day there will be something exciting in store for you. Please note that the schedule is all optional. It is your holiday so you can be as active or relaxed as you like. If you feel like you need a day off to relax at the chalet, have a hot tub and sauna, a snooze and a massage then do it!
Two daytime hikes with experienced guide including packed lunch are included in the price.
The rustic chalet is set in La Thuile, a small peaceful hamlet that is a part of the commune of Sainte Foy Tarentaise. It is nestled on the mountainside surrounded by alpine pastures, at 1250 meters altitude, half way between Bourg St Maurice and Val dIsre. This is one of the most easterly and spectacularly beautiful parts of the French Alps right up against the Italian border.
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Your meals will all be freshly prepared by an in-house chef Will, who is Cordon Bleu trained and is highly-talented. He has taken on the challenge to create wheat, dairy, sugar, gluten free food to a Cordon Vert standard and has succeeded. Be prepared to be thoroughly spoiled with your three-course evening meal, beautifully presented and delicious.
Brunch is buffet style, offering a selection of juices and homemade smoothies, a selection of cereals, including homemade Granola, fresh fruit, yogurt, boiled eggs, freshly baked hot croissants and bread with homemade marmalade, jams, and local honey, washed down with freshly brewed tea, herbal teas or coffee. If you are staying in the chalet, you can enjoy lunch for 10 EUR.
There are plenty of activities on offer, from a gentle stroll to organized hike, mountain biking to parapenting or white water rafting. Below is a list of activities on offer, let Adventure Yogi know which ones you are interested in and if it is available, they will book you in.
The hiking trails around La Rosiere are easily accessible on foot and the hiking maps are excellent, so plan a hike and choose the level and off you go! They can last for two hours or six hours, its up to you. More information is sent out before the holiday starts with an itinerary so that you can choose what you would like to do.
There are optional two to three other hikes throughout the week with a guide and packed lunch. Taking you to glacial lakes for wild swimming, waterfalls and stunning views of snow capped Mont Blanc for 25 EUR per day.
Hydrospeeding is available for the adrenaline junkies on the Isre River for 65 EUR.
It's a mountain biker's paradise in the local area, with a lift system operating in the summer. You can carry your bike up and have lots of down-hill adventures. Adventure Yogi has routes written out and mapped up on hand-out sheets for the guests, and bike hire can be arranged.
Parapente or paragliding is possible here with the most stunning views of the mountains for 90 EUR.
White water rafting takes place daily and trips are easily arranged for 68 EUR. The standard route takes in two grade four rapids and two grade threes.
There is an Olympic sized pool in Bourg St Maurice which Adventure Yogi can arrange lifts to get to, and a fresh water lake nearby, complete with sandy beach and cafe.
You can book from a range of treatments with local therapists who will come to the chalet and treat any aches and pains from the weeks activities at an extra cost. Massage treatments are 38 GBP for 30 minutes, or 65 GBP for one hour.
Please book your flight to arrive at Geneva Airport (GVA). Transfer from and to the airport is included. AdventureYogi will pick you up from the airport.
If you decide to fly, please make sure you book your outward bound flight to arrive before 3 p.m. and homeward bound flight to leave after 1 p.m. This is so that AdventureYogi can arrange one group transfer, which will be included in the price. If you arrive outside of these times, your transfer will be out or their control and considerably more expensive.
Rail Europe do not release train tickets until three months prior to travel. Please check the options and book the recommended train times for your transfer.
Meeting and drop-off point is Bourg St Maurice Train Station. Transfer to and from Bourg St Maurice Train Station can be arranged. Please contact AdventureYogi for more information on group transfer, which will be included in the price. If you arrive outside of these times, your transfer will be out of their control and considerably more expensive.
AdventureYogi highly recommends that you travel by train because of some reasons. The train is a mere 20-minute drive from the chalet whereas the flight transfer from Geneva is three hours. The slow way to travel, take in the countryside, have a stopover in Paris if you fancy, make the journey a part of your adventure.