5 Day Hiking & Mindfulness Retreat in the French Alps

24 - 28 May 2023
28 Jun - 2 Jul 2023
11 - 15 Oct 2023
Jan 2024 (dates tbc)
Montriond, French Alps
€1995 per person / ‘bring a friend’ discount available
Hiking, Coaching, Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation
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Yoga and Hiking retreat in the Alps

What awaits you on this holiday?

Take time to recharge and enjoy a mindful holiday of hiking, fresh mountain air, healthy food, self development practice and plenty of time to rest and slow down.

Reconnect with yourself and Alpine nature without distractions, whilst learning tools to bring a sense of calm into your everyday life and set your personal intentions.

Choose the season that appeals to you the most: Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter. Each season in the Alps offers completely a different and fantastic experience.

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Daily yoga, meditation and Qi Gong

Awaken the body and explore mind-body connection with daily yoga sessions, meditation & Qi Gong classes with our qualified teacher.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced practitioner, this program will help you awaken the potential within yourself.

Depending on the season, sessions take place in a quiet sunny corner of the garden; or a quiet spot surrounded by beautiful mountains on the shore of Lac Montriond and other peaceful Alpine locations Cosy indoor options available for winter months.

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Self reflection coaching sessions

Set clear, personal intentions with an in-depth Pre- and Post-Retreat, two hour, one-on-one online coaching session with Caitlin.

During the retreat you can experience self-reflection exercises that will help you learn tools for bringing a sense of calm into your everyday life.

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Guided mountain walks & forest bathing

We’ll take our practice outside, enjoy the seasonal beauty of the endless fields and forests, and reach new depths through our meditation and forest bathing.

Together with a guide, we’ll practise connecting to nature by observing our thoughts and senses. These tools will help you slow down and stay centred to fully enjoy the present moment.

Environmentally rich and unique, the magnificent Alps are one of the largest and highest mountain ranges in the world. Dynamic and diverse, here you can feel nature shifting around you.

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Luxury chalet with 10 comfortable ensuite bedrooms

Step back in time and indulge in the ultimate alpine retreat at Ferme á Jules, a magnificent chalet built in 1808.

Sink into sumptuous bedding, surrounded by the tasteful decor, and wake up refreshed and rejuvenated. Gather in the common indoor areas and soak in the stunning mountain views from the balconies Take a dip in the sauna and hot tub, or take the fresh alpine air on the terrase.

Located in a quiet neighbourhood, this chalet is the perfect destination for those seeking a mindful holiday in the mountains with endless hiking routes at the doorstep.

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Gourmet Dining Experience

Our food is crafted entirely from scratch, utilising only the freshest, locally sourced, free-range, and seasonal ingredients.
Enjoy three vegetarian meals each day carefully designed to support your nutritional needs. Cooked and buffet breakfast every day; Fresh picnic lunch and snacks; Afternoon tea with cakes & savouries; 4 course meal carefully prepared to impress even the most discerning gourmand; All dietary requirements are accommodated.

Awards include: "Favourite Food in Morzine" 3 years in a row and listed in The Telegraph's top 5 ski holidays for food lovers.

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What's included

Luxury ensuite room

4 night / 5 days accommodation

3 gourmet meals a day

locally sourced, seasonal vegetarian meals, breakfast, picnic lunch, afternoon tea with cakes, 4 course dinner

Daily Yoga/Meditation/Qi Gong

with a qualified teacher

Coaching sessions

pre, post-Retreat sessions and carefully designed Retreat programme by Caitlin

Guided walks & forest bathing

with a qualified guide

Hot tub and sauna

for deeper relaxation

Private chauffeur service for the group

to mountain locations and lake

Committed service from the AliKats team

to ensure your comfort

What's not included


Organised group transfer service from Geneva airport to accommodation available on request. Get in touch for more details

Travel insurance

can give you extra protection if your holiday doesn't go as planned

How to get here?

Ferme a Jules is conveniently located just a 75-minute drive from the bustling city of Geneva, making it easily accessible via various transportation options.

  • We will be organising a group transfer leaving Geneva airport at around 1pm so your flight should land no later than 12pm in Geneva. Costs will depend on the number of people on the transfer.

    On the return, we will be organising a transfer that leaves at 12pm so your flight should depart at 4pm at the earliest

  • Skiidy Gonzales offers the largest fleet of comfortable, heated, and well-maintained 8, 13, and 19-seat vehicles for airport transfers in the Alps. They provide 24-hour support

  • 525 Chemin. de la Cherry, 74110 Montriond, France

  • Two options:

    • Option 1: Arrive at Thonon Les Bains train station, take the Y91 bus to Morzine (Montriond bus stop)
    • Option 2: arrive at Cluses train station, take the Y92 bus to Morzine
Al & Kat

The Owners - AliKats Mountain Holidays

Meet Al and Kat, the dynamic duo behind AliKats. They both moved to Morzine in search of new challenges and a change of pace.

Together with their team they have found their passion in managing the chalet, creating unique menus, recruiting and managing the team, and raising their three children.

They are also dedicated to giving back to the community through involvement in the local environmental charity Montagne Verte.

Each individual, including the owners, brings a wealth of experiences to the table and is dedicated to making your stay unforgettable.

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Great Heights Pathways - Caitlin

Co-Active & Leadership Coaching

Caitlin Cockerton, the founder of Great Heights Pathways, is an experienced coach with a diverse background in biomedical sciences, philosophy, sociology, and business consulting.

Growing up on a farm in rural Canada, Caitlin developed a deep connection to nature and the outdoors, which has been a constant thread throughout her life.

She brings together her love for nature, movement, and the outdoors, her academic background, and years of experience as an innovation and business consultant to help individuals, teams and businesses reconnect to what matters to move forward in a meaningful and impactful way.

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Ursula Yoga Snow

Yoga, meditation & Qi Gong teacher

Has been practising yoga for 20 years, Ursula's background includes over a thousand training hours in Vinyasa, Power Yoga, Forrest Yoga, Yin & Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Myofascial release, Movement for Trauma, Trauma-sensitive & somatic bodywork, Psychotherapy, Sound Healing Therapy & Teen Yoga.

I bring an open and compassionate approach to my classes. I don’t believe in competition, or judgment - just curiosity, honesty and connection. Practising with integrity, honouring your body with both its strength as well as all its limitations, listening carefully to what it’s trying to communicate with you.

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Retreat Booking & Details

  • 24 – 28 May 2023
  • 28 Jun – 2 Jul 2023
  • 11 – 15 Oct 2023
  • Jan 2024 (dates tbc)
  • €1995 per person 
  • ‘bring a friend’ discount available
  • organised by Alikats and Great Heights Pathways

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