Lakes, Waterfalls and Bubble Baths : Walking and Well-being break with a Mountain Leader

A holiday exploring the Claree Valley at a leisurely pace...

This holiday takes you on a gentle exploration of the valley with a Mountain Leader via easy walks that are accessible to everyone.

Each evening you return to the hotel where the sauna and Jacuzzi await you for a relaxing break…

Bath in the Claree river
Bath in the Claree river
Jacuzzi at the Chalet d'en Hô
Jacuzzi

Programme for Walking and Well-Being break

The stop-off points for the week include shimmering lakes, verdant mountain pastures carpeted in multi-coloured blossom, and friendly mountain huts…
 

Monday: walk along the banks of the River Clarée and visit the village of Névache and its cultural heritage

  • 7:30 am : Body Awakening Ritual
  • Transfer by shuttle to Fontcouverte (1860 m). Nice bucolic descent along the Clarée river to enjoy the flowers and the heritage of small hamlets made up of chalets in the Upper Valley.
  • - 250 metre altitude difference, a 3-hour-walk, a 2-hour visit, 9 km.
  • 4 pm : enjoy access to Well-Being area, massage sessions (optional).
  • 6 pm : stretching session / yoga and relaxation.


Tuesday: Chardonnet valley and mountain hut

  • 7:30 am : Body Awakening Ritual
  • Transfer by shuttle to Fontcouverte to climb up to the Laraux hamlet in the shade of pine and larch trees, then to the Chardonnet mountain refuge in the middle of mountain pastures at the foot of the high summits of la Grande Manche and Queyrellin. Return through the Queyrellin glen.
  • + and - 380 metre altitude difference, a 3-to-4-hour hike
  • 4 pm : enjoy access to Well-Being area, massage sessions (optional).
  • 6 pm : stretching session / yoga and relaxation.


Wednesday: the ‘small balcony’ of Nevache

  • 7:30 am : Body Awakening Ritual
  • In the morning : a half day walk towards the ‘small balcony’, a well marked footpath, at first crossing a peaceful forest then above ancient terraces and « clapières » (piles of stones) of the village.
  • Pic-nic in the sunshine nearby the river or in the fields and return to the hotel in the early afternoon.
  • In the afternoon : WELL-BEING SESSIONS : one-hour Afghan hikes (learn how to breathe while walking), twin massages (clothed), learning of self-massage techniques, or biodynamic relaxation.
  • 4 pm : enjoy access to Well-Being area, massage sessions (optional).
  • 6 pm : stretching session / yoga and relaxation.


Thursday: Laramon lake affording views over the Écrins range

  • 7:30 am : Body Awakening Ritual
  • Transfer as far as Fontcouverte to climb up to the Ricou hamlet : there you will find a winding footpath that drives gently to the big lake Laramon. Awesome panorama over the glaciers and summits of the Ecrins.
  • + and - 510 metre altitude difference, a 4-to-5-hour hike
  • 4 pm : enjoy access to Well-Being area, massage sessions (optional).
  • 6 pm : stretching session / yoga and relaxation.



Friday: lakes and mountain passes at the source of the River Clarée

  • 7:30 am : Body Awakening Ritual
  • Transfer as far as the end of the road of the Upper valley to the Laval hamlet (2030 m). We will walk upstream along the Clarée river to walk past the Drayères mountain hut and discover the pastures and lakes right near the Savoie border.
  • + and - 500 to 600m altitude difference, a 4 hour-and-a-half to 6-hour hike
  • 4 pm : enjoy access to Well-Being area, massage sessions (optional).
  • 6 pm : stretching session / yoga and relaxation.

During the treks, your mountain leader, coaching and relaxation practitioner, will suggest « sophrology and yoga breaks » to recharge your batteries in the wild. Every morning before breakfast, you will be able to attend an outdoor Body Awakening session. In the evening she will offer an indoor one-hour session of stretching based on Hatha Yoga as well as deep relaxation.
Every day, during the treks, you will learn how to breathe.

Laramon lake
Laramon lake
Walking in the Claree valley
Walking in the Claree valley
The Clarée lake
The Clarée lake

Book your stay

DATES : from Sunday 24/06 to Saturday 30/06/18
from Sunday 8/07 to Saturday 14/07/18
from Sunday 22/07 to Saturday 28/07/18
from Sunday 5/08 to Saturday 11/08/18
from Sunday 12/08 to Saturday 18/08/18
from Sunday 26/08 to Saturday 1st/09/18

Detail of stay :

  • 6 nights full board from Sunday to Saturday
  • 5 days with a leader, with the hikes, the body awakening sessions in the morning and stretching in the evening
  • Transfers by bus
  • Access to the Spa every afternoon from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Possibility of Massages in extra charge, to book in advance

Difficulty :  1* out of 5*

  • 3-5 hours walking per day.
  • Mountain paths with cumulative vertical height changes of 250-500m including climbs +/- descents.
  • Back pack: you carry what you need for the day including a packed lunch.

Prices for Walking and Well-Being break in the Claree Valley

2018 Prices per person Double Room Single Room 3rd et 4th Adult
in the room
24/06 to 30/06/18
08/07 to 14/07/18
22/07 to 28/07/18
05/08 to 11/08/18
12/08 to 18/08/18
1064 € 1317 € 944 €
26/08 to 01/09/18 993 € 1162 € 894 €

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