ALPTITUDE
All you need to know

We're dead excited about you joining us for what he hope will be a memorable week for all.

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Who'll be there?

 
 

Crew

 

Where is it?

 

Samoens is in the heart of the French Alps but just 1 hour from Geneva Airport.

Trueman Alp
558 Avenue du Giffre
74340 Samoëns
Haute Savoie
France

 
 

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!)
  • sunglasses
  • suncream
  • 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)

Schedule

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

SATURDAY
Arrivals – Geneva airport pick-up at 9am, 11am, 12pm and 3pm
Welcome dinner 7pm (drinks from 5pm)

SUNDAY
Mindful walk 7am
Breakfast 8-9.30am
Icebreaker session 10am
Lunch 1pm
Afternoon – optional activities:
Walk through forest to Lac Bleu
Ropes course (2 hrs)

Pizza @ Chez Hubbard 7.30pm

MONDAY
Yoga
Breakfast
Group sessions
La Bourgeoise short hike or beginner's mountain biking
Summit talks

TUESDAY
Forest walk
Breakfast
Group sessions
Buffet lunch
 Rafting
Dinner 

WEDNESDAY
Pilates
Cirque du Ver a Cheval breakfast hike & talks (leave at 8am)
Market in Samoens (closes at 12.30pm)
Buffet lunch
Rock climbing / via ferrata or foraging
Hog roast dinner and craft beer tasting at LVF 6pm

THURSDAY
Full-day hike (leave after breakfast)
Packed lunch
Mountainside pledges
Refuge stay with dinner

FRIDAY
Return to Samoens for lunch
Q&I session
Parapenting?
Closing dinner

SATURDAY
Breakfast
Check-out 11am
Airport transfers (times tbc)

Massages are available at Trueman. Just ask Debbie our host who'll be able to book you in.

 

What's included

 

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.