Activity and recreation in Southern France: Join us on this unique holiday adventure combining relaxing yoga sessions with stimulating hikes through Haute-Provence’s beautiful landscapes. All natural chalets and homemade vegetarian meals will round off this vacation for your mind, body and soul!
Activity and recreation – this is the motto of this unique adventure trip in Haute-Provence's unspoiled Haute-Bléone valley. Far off the beaten track, start out your day with some stimulating yoga exercises and a copious breakfast before heading out to explore the wild and untouched nature surrounding your holiday camp. Your local guide Yvan knows the mountains like the back of his hand, allowing you to enjoy the region's most beautiful routes and views. Relaxing yoga exercises and Nina's delicious homemade vegetarian cuisine will round off your day, turning this trip into a true vacation for your mind, body and soul!
Day 1: Arrival in Haute-Bléone-Tal
Your yoga and hiking adventure starts at our camping ground in Haute-Bléone-Tal at 5:30pm. You may use the pick up service from the train station at _Digne-les-Bains_(includes surcharge). Settle into your yurt or chalet and enjoy a welcome drink while learning about the week's programme before rounding off the day with your first yoga lesson.7.30 pm homemade dinner.
Day 2: The source of Le Gau
Start off your day with some yoga exercises followed by a copious breakfast, and head out for your first hike exploring the valley. Hike up to the mountain pass La Colle and enjoy a breathtaking view of the valley, the village and the surrounding mountains. Continue on toward to the source of Le Gau stream and stop for a picnic in the shade, before making your way back to the camp for a 2-hour evening yoga session and delicious homemade dinner.
Duration: 4hrs – elevation difference: 380m
Day 3: Abbey of Faillefeu & Pass de la Braisse
35 min yoga session before breakfast, then transfer to hamlet Tercier. From there, ascent in the direction of Col de la Braisse ( 1.780m) through mountain pastures. Descent through the forest Faillefeu. Return to the village. 60 min yoga session. Dinner around 19:30. Hiking time: 4hrs - elevation difference: +/-430m
Day 4 : Visit of the museum of Alexandra Neel & Digne-les-Bains
45 min yoga session before breakfast, then transfer to Digne-les-Bains. Visit to the museum of Alexandra David Neel (Orientalist & Buddhist). Lunch at the restaurant. Free afternoon in Digne-les-Bains. Return either on foot or again by SUV. 45 min pranayama session & breathing exercises. Indian dinner around 19:30. Later: Slide show about Yoga in India & short film about Auroville.
Day 5: Ghost villages
After your morning yoga exercises, visit the mountain village of Mariaud. Enjoy a picnic and yoga break in the open countryside and finally head back to the camp for the day's final yoga session and dinner. Hiking time: 4,5hrs - elevation difference: +/-450m.
Day 6: Natural art from Herman de Vries
Your morning yoga and breakfast routine is followed by a hike toward the Vallée du Bès, a beautiful valley marked by deep canyons and spectacular rock formations. En route visit the Sanctuaire de la Nature, a piece of art integrated with its natural surroundings and created by the Dutch artist Herman de Vries. Duration: 3.3hrs – elevation difference: 250m.
Day 7: Departure
Last morning yoga session (approx. 45 min). Your yoga and hiking trip ends after breakfast at around 10am. Have a safe trip home or feel free to extend your stay in Southern France! You may once again use the pick-up service to reach the station in Digne-les-Bains (additional surchange).
Indication of price per person in eco-chalet or yurt for 2 persons (shared bathroom & toilet)
Or from €1029/person in eco-chalet or yurt for 2 persons with private bathroom & WC depending on the travel date.
Single occupancy starting from €270 depending on the travel date.
Our trip starts and ends at the camping ground. Pick-up service at Digne-les-Bains train station upon request (payable on the spot).
Please feel free to arrange your trip to Haute-Bléone-Tal or Digne-les-Bains by the means of transportation of your choice.
For parties of 6 or more, we're happy to arrange for additional travel dates and/or customize programmes.
6 nights in eco-chalets or yurts, vegetarian full board with lunch picnics ( 1x lunch in restaurant ), French licensed mountain guide, daily yoga sessions Hatha yoga with a licensed instructor, museum entry, transfers according to the programme, visitor's taxe.
Guaranteed departure: 6 participants (max. 10 persons)
Not accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
The tour operator reserves the right to cancel this trip up until 21 days prior to departure.
6 nights in comfortable 2-person eco-chalets with or without private bathrooms, or in 2-3 person yurts with shared bathrooms.
Homemade vegetarian cuisine prepared with all natural, regional and seasonal products. Lunch picnics during the hikes.
Average daily hikes: 3.5 hours on mountain paths and pastures with altitude differences ranging between 250 and 450m.
Suitable for all those with a good level of fitness.
Yoga for beginners and advanced participants. Hatha-Yoga is a way to react to inner tensions. Different techniques, which are learned step by step, help to overcome personal difficulties and become more balanced. Yoga is a source of calming for the body, the thoughts, the mind and the soul. By combining certain stretching, breathing and relaxation exercises from traditional Indian movement theory, we free the body from tension, calm the mind and find a state of inner contentment. By going inside ourselves, we not only find ourselves, but also learn to open ourselves to others, life and the world. More information in our blog article.
We recommend a low-carbon train ride to Digne-les-Bains via Nice or Aix-en-Provence, or train to Aix en Provence and bus connection nach Digne-les-Bains.
Closest airport: Marseille-Marignane. Bus connection to Digne-les-Bains.
If you're travelling by plane, please consider offsetting your carbon emissions, for example through the atmosfair programme.
Pick-up service at Digne-les-Bains train station upon request.