Sweet sweet France. Besides some of the world’s greatest cheeses, you can also go to France for a couple of great hikes. France itself is quite versatile, you’ve got mountains, you’ve got beaches, you’ve got flat terrain and you’ve got lakes. It has it all! Oh and let’s not forget that they’ve got great wines as well.
But now, why would you want to go on a hiking and yoga retreat? Well, that’s simple, with yoga you get a deeper connection with yourself, and through hiking, you’ll get a deeper connection with nature. Especially if you’re working a 9 to 5 job, it might be good to go for a couple of hikes to make sure that your body gets some movement.
And above all, it’s great to go hiking in a group as you’ll meet great people and you don’t have to be worried to get lost. For this reason, I always advise to go hiking in a group or at least with a couple of people. Nothing as scary as getting lost at a place you don’t know.
But here they are, my pick for you, a couple of amazing hiking and yoga retreats in France!
#1 Hike And Yoga Near Nice
The Frog’s House
Prices start from US$ 984
Available March – November
What a lovely beginning to start this article, the Frog’s house. This retreat is near Nice, one of the bigger cities in France and near the beach. However, this place is a bit further away from the beach, but you can always decide to visit this city after your trip! St.-Jeannet is a small medieval city in the mountains.
Because the retreat is lying on hilly terrain, the hikes will be tough if you’re not used to hiking. You don’t need to have a lot of experience, but it is advised to make sure that you do a little bit of training before. This especially to train those calf muscles. Walking up and down is putting some stress on those muscles and you will feel them if you are not used to it.
Luckily there are two yoga classes a day to make sure that you will get a proper stretch before and after you did the hike. Combining yoga and hiking is a great combination to make sure that you won’t get that sore on your trip.
And besides this, they also have to offer amazing food that they try to get locally as much as possible, you’ll do a couple of excursions and there is even a wine sampling included in your trip.
That makes this yoga retreat a complete experience. Just make sure that you drink your wine mindfully ;).
#2 Hike And Wine Retreat Occitania
Prices start from US$ 735
How about mixing business with pleasure? On this hiking and yoga retreat, you’ll be walking pieces of the Camino de Santiago and go on a wine tasting! And of course, you’ll be doing yoga as well.
For five days long you’ll be spoiled by some good food, great sceneries, and amazing yoga classes. And to make sure you’re not gaining weight during this trip, you’ll be doing a lot of hiking as well.
The retreat itself is in Eauze, which lies in the south-west of France. It’s not in the Pyrenees just yet, so this hiking trip is suitable for everyone. The hikes will between 10 and 25 kilometers long. But you’ll also have an option to take a shorter route if 25 sounds a bit too much. You’ll be going on 3 hikes that are passing through some villages, to give you an idea of the local culture as well.
And about the yoga: every morning you’ll get a session of pranayama to make sure you’ll get energized to go on your hike!
As you’ll be always coming back to the same location you won’t be having to pack a lot of things to take with you during your walks. This makes it a bit easier as you don’t have anything to carry on your back and you can just relax. The only thing you might need to take is some water and some snacks when you are on your way.
For more information about this great retreat, you can click here.
#3 Castle Yoga Retreat in Celon
Prices start from US$ 578
Dates: Sept. 17th – 20th
Oct. 22 – 25th
Besides Paris, you don’t hear a lot about central France. This is a shame as there is so much beauty to discover in the middle as well. And this retreat even has something very special to offer: you’ll be staying in a CASTLE! How amazing is that?
Alright, it might not be the biggest castle, but it’s still quite authentic and when you’re sleeping in their rooms, you’ll be having for sure the medieval experience! Only for this you just have to go.
And there are other great things as well of course. You’ll be getting a lot of yoga each day! The only thing I didn’t like about the program that it’s quite full, so after your hike, you might like to enjoy some rest. Luckily there is a 30-minute massage included in this package, which means you’ll be able to relax those muscles after your hike!
Overall, this is a great experience, especially if you’re a fan of castles. And if you’d like more information, you can just click here to see what else they have to offer for you.
That’s about it for this article, if you are a fan of hiking then there are a couple of great choices for you to pick from. If you’re not that much into hiking, you can also have a look at this map to see if there is anything else that might interest you. We’ve got about everything, retreats for men, luxury retreats and many more!
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