Who'll be there?
Jack Hubbard, France
Yonnat Yehoshafat , Israel
Robert Vos, Netherlands
Where is it?
Samoens is in the heart of the French Alps but just 1 hour from Geneva Airport.
558 Avenue du Giffre
Samoens has everything you'll need for the week – a big Carrefour supermarket, places to eat and drink, a nearby lake, stunning mountains, waterfalls and rivers.
If you're arriving at Geneva airport, try to arrive as close to 12pm on Sat 4th as you can.
Checkout is at 11am on the 11th.
There will be transfers leaving Geneva airport at 12pm and late afternoon (exact time tbc) on Sat June 4th.
What to bring
Mountains can have all seasons in a day so plan for hot, cold, wet and dry conditions. As we'll be on a hike and staying at a mountain refuge on Thursday we ask that you bring a few things as part of your kit list.
- swimwear (the chalet has a swimming pool, sauna and hot tub!)
- hiking boots
- fast-drying outdoor trousers
- outdoor shirt
- fleece/warm 2nd layer
- wind and waterproof outdoor jacket
- a rucksack (about 20 ltr)
- a min 1ltr camelbag/thermos/plastic bottle (for hike)
- earplugs (for refuge stay)
- a (lightweight outdoor) towel
- a head torch (if you have one)
- plug adaptor if required (EU)
At Alptitude we aim for moments of quiet and reflection, and moments of adventure in the wild. It's up to you to choose the week you want, but we do encourage everyone to join us for meals together and the hike & refuge stay on the Thursday/Friday. Meals will be at Trueman Alp unless otherwise stated.
Early morning activities start at 7am
Breakfast will be served from 8-9.30am
With lunch at 1pm and dinner at 7pm approx
Arrivals – Geneva airport pick-up at 9am, 11am, 12pm and 3pm
Welcome dinner 7pm (drinks from 5pm)
Mindful walk 7am
Icebreaker session 10am
Afternoon – optional activities:
Walk through forest to Lac Bleu
Ropes course (2 hrs)
Pizza @ Chez Hubbard 7.30pm
La Bourgeoise short hike or beginner's mountain biking
Cirque du Ver a Cheval breakfast hike & talks (leave at 8am)
Market in Samoens (closes at 12.30pm)
Rock climbing / via ferrata or foraging
Hog roast dinner and craft beer tasting at LVF 6pm
Full-day hike (leave after breakfast)
Refuge stay with dinner
Return to Samoens for lunch
Airport transfers (times tbc)
Massages are available at Trueman. Just ask Debbie our host who'll be able to book you in.
Your fee covers all early morning activities (such as yoga and pilates), the full-day guided hike, refuge stay and one other activity (ropes course, white water rafting or rock climbing but not via ferrata). Any other activity must be paid for in Euros directly to the supplier.
3 meals a day are included and wine will be supplied with evening meals.
You're more than welcome to stock up on beers or wine from the Supermarket and store these in the fridge in your apartment, as well as bottled water, fruit and snacks.