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Stretches and Yoga Poses pre and post Hiking

Stretches and Yoga Poses pre and post Hiking

There is a myriad of reasons as to why yoga is good for the body, and specifically in regards to hiking. Yoga complements hiking by: Stretching out sore muscles Increasing your body’s full range of motion Strengthening muscles Improving balance Helping to prevent...
Mountain Yoga and Mindful Hiking

Mountain Yoga and Mindful Hiking

Yoga in the Alps Yoga is an activity that is increasingly popular all over the globe, with many different styles on offer, particularly complementing other sports such as running, cycling and hiking. You name it, yoga has a good stretch for it. And yoga doesn’t just...
Wildlife in the French Alps

Wildlife in the French Alps

We feel incredibly lucky to live in the French Alps and have some of the most stunning scenery right on our doorstep. Both the Portes du Soleil and Le Grand Massif have some of the most incredible walks and hikes within a short distance from the town centres of...
10 reasons for going on a self guided walking holiday

10 reasons for going on a self guided walking holiday

The TOP 10 reasons for going on a self guided walking holiday We first fell in love with the mountains because of the winter. Powder days and chocolats chauds at lunch time were the order of the day when we set up camp in the Alps many moons ago. But as the old alpine...
Wild Camping in the French Alps

Wild Camping in the French Alps

The mountains surrounding Morzine, Samoens and Morillon offer some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe. Enormous cascading waterfalls, vast open expanses and imposing mountain peaks are all within walking distance of our fabulous mountain towns. There is also...
Dan Burton Walking Photography

Dan Burton Walking Photography

In June we had the pleasure of welcoming Dan Burton to stay at Ferme St Christophe. Dan is an award winning photographer who has travelled the world taking some spectacular shots of some equally spectacular scenery. Recently he was named both the National Geographic...