Family adventure holiday to France

“7 day family adventure holiday in the French Alps, staying in a luxury ecolodge with very organic ethos, in the oldest sense of the word. Pure food, pure air, pure fun. ”

Highlights

Samoens | Morning yoga sessions | Wild swimming | High ropes course | Rock Climbing | Guided 2 day hike with overnight in mountain refuge | White water rafting

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14 Aug 2017
640
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Our top tip:
Replace Wi-fi with Wi-LD and leave all electronics at home. This is the perfect place to have digital detox.
Trip type:
Tailor made for your family, but group activities too. Min. age 4.
Activity level:
Flexible to family needs.
Accomm:
Restored farmhouse, now a 5* eco lodge.
Included:
Accommodation, all breakfasts, 5 dinners with wine, 4 picnic lunches, yoga classes. Note: many activities are extra.
Solos:
Single parents very welcome.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Family adventure holiday to France

Environment

The principles of our organization are founded on sustainability, personal growth and community. Our holidays seems to magnetically draw like minded people with an interest in these things so there is always a friendly and supportive eco-friendly atmosphere here.

We work with Respect the Mountain, a charity that raises awareness about keeping our mountains clean.

On our hikes, we collect any rubbish we see, and we run a workshop on 'no impact' travel in the outdoors. We encourage kids to take responsibility, in a fun way, for themselves, for the people around them and for nature. They take turns helping with dinner service and reading the evening 'reading'.

Our food is largely organic, local and vegetarian. We promote healthy eating. We also ask everyone to bring their own refillable water bottles.

We ask our guests to be aware of their electricity and hot water consumption when they are with us. Our accommodation is a well insulated renovated farm. We recycle and compost. We encourage families to self drive.

Community

We have lived in Samoens, The Alps for many years and know the way of life and language of the local people. On this trip we sometimes bring the children down to an authentic Savoyard subsistence farm to collect raw milk and meet the farmer and some of the cows!

We work with the local community in an annual event organised by Respect the Mountain which often coincides with our Adventure Holiday for Families. We all collect rubbish and raise awareness about sustainable travel in the mountains.

One night we always encourage our guests to experience the local restaurants and cuisine and we suggest the more subsistence and authentic farm restaurants who are maintaining the local culture and traditions to spread the tourism income to those most in need. We also spend the night in a catered refuge, do the ropes course, white water raft and use local guides and companies when possible.

Reviews of Family adventure holiday to France

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Meeting some fabulous people. Doing yoga before breakfast. walking up to the mountain refuge, fondue diner sleeping and walking back down. Great for single parents joining together and for children to have fun together. All the children loved playing with the snow high up in the Alps - wonderful memories created.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Relax, join in, enjoy. Take sports bra!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


We as a group followed the National Park rules and brought all our rubbish back. we used local guides, climbing and white water rafting instructions.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent. Life changing in a harmonising way and getting back to nature.

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


I went with my three children (aged 6,9,11). It is hard to point out the most memorable part of the holiday, as it was simply our best summer holiday ever. The chalet was beautiful and spacious, the food was delicious, our host Saskia was fantastic. The trips were well organised, exciting and well suited to our abilities. There were two other families staying the chalet with us and we made some lovely new friends, by the end of the week, it felt like we were all a big family.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


We went with an open mind and embraced all the opportunities presented in terms of activities. I think this is important when you are planning to stay in a chalet with other people you don't know. We tried things we have never done before - like swimming by the waterfall, white water rafting, sleeping in the mountain refuge. So be brave and experience things together you have never done before. It's great for bonding.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Through the local activities we took part in, yes I believe we helped support local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Amazing!

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Lots of things in a really enjoyable, action-packed holiday - daily yoga, home-cooked food, a delightful, friendly host, white-water rafting, a daily freezing cold swim, climbing a mountain, the home comforts of the eco-lodge - I could go on, but I think that's probably enough...

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Don't rent a car on the French side of Geneva Airport! We thought it would make sense as we were going to France, but actually, the opposite is the case. Make sure each person has a rucksack of some kind for the two-day hike up and down the mountain.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, we recycled our rubbish and were careful not to leave any litter on the mountain hike

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Eleven out of ten! Six stars out of five!!

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The whole holiday was really perfect for us. Particularly memorable was the overnight trip up to the mountain refuge and the white water rafting.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?




3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, especially the local instructors.
The chalet was built and run in a very environmentally respectful way.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The whole holiday was really perfect for us. Particularly memorable was the overnight trip up to the mountain refuge and the white water rafting.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?




3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, especially the local instructors. The chalet was built and run in a very environmentally respectful way.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent

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