La Source is an eco-lodge running an exciting programme of Holistic Adventure weeks which include yoga, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, skiing and family adventures. We are based in a historic market village, Samoens, 1 hour from Geneva on the edge of the Grand Massif ski area and one of the most spectacular Nature Reserves in France.
Member since: 14 Apr 2009
How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...
Economic responsibilityWe are a 5* eco-lodge
We keep our prices as low as possible
We also work in close partnership and share our income with local guides, hire shops and restaurants
Environmental responsibilityWe offer incentives to all of our visitors who come by train
We have an especially designed eco-kitchen with recycling and composting
Our heating and hot water is low energy bio mass and the house is super insulated
Social responsibilityWe use local guides who we train in the ethics of the 'spirit' of our courses
We hire equipment from local shops and encourage going to local restaurants and the village market
We use the only local plumber and electrician who promote ecological plumbing and electricricity