Days Away Adventures

  • Fully guided mountain walks for all levels 
  • Mindfulness workshops in the mountains
  • Summer, Autumn & Spring Hiking
  • Winter Snowshoeing
  • Morzine, French Alps
  • English
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Hiking mountain guide near Geneva, in Morzine, French Alps

Experience the wonder of nature and adventure with Days Away's guided outdoor excursions

About Vivien & Jason

Jason and Vivien are the founders of Days Away Adventures, an outdoor pursuits company. Jason has a rock climbing and mountaineering background and is an International Mountain Leader and first aid instructor.

Vivien is also an International Mountaineering Leader and has led expeditions abroad. Both regularly update their skills with Continuing Professional Development Training and First Aid qualifications.

They love to share their passion for the outdoors and help clients achieve their goals and explore beautiful landscapes.

Hiking guides in Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets
Hiking Retreat in the French Alps
Mountain hiking guide in the French Alps
Snowshoeing instructors in Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz
Snowshoeing guides in Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets

Mindfulness in the Mountain Forest

Embark on a journey of mindfulness with Vivien and Ollie. You will be guided in Shinrin Yoku, a Japanese technique of forest bathing to slow down and connect with mother nature.

Experience tranquility, rejuvenate your mind, and deepen your meditation practice. Take in the forest's sights, sounds, and smells as you allow yourself to be fully immersed in the natural environment.

Forest bathing meditation in the French Alps
Mindful hiking guide in the French Alps
forest bathing in the mountains
Hiking & Yoga Retreat in mountain forest in the Alps
Forest bathing meditation on a hike in the French Alps

Visit an Alpage

Join Vivien for a medium-difficulty walk in the afternoon and learn about the workings of an Alpage. She will guide you through the beautiful alpine landscape, providing information on the flowers, cows, and traditional alpine life.

The walk will conclude at a mobile milking parlor, where you will meet the beautiful Abondance cows and taste some delectable cheese made from their milk.

Summer Alpage hike in the French Alps
Summer retreat holiday in the Alps, near Geneva
Local cheese tasting tour in the French Alps
Summer holiday in the French Alps

Snowshoeing Walks in Morzine & Les Gets

Scheduled open snowshoe walks are offered in Morzine, Les Gets, St. Jean d'Aulps and Seytroux. Private snowshoe walks can also be arranged for groups, allowing for a personalised experience at a preferred time and schedule.

An additional option is the evening torchlit snowshoe walk, providing a unique experience of exploring the snow under the light of torches, starting at sunset and ending under the stars. Both open and private group sessions are available for this option.

Snowshoeing retreat in the French Alps
Snowshoe adventure in central Europe

Forage and Cook in the mountain forest

Experience the natural flavours of the forest while learning new cooking techniques.

Participate in a leisurely walk with Vivien, where you will learn about the various edible plants and trees that can be found in the local area near Morzine.

Afterward, take the fresh ingredients to the kitchen of Gourmet Ski in Morzine, where Chef Richard will guide you safely on how to incorporate them into delicious culinary creations.

Foraging hiking guide near Geneva in the French Alps
Wild berries foraging tour
Wild raspberries foraging in the French Alps
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Summer foraging retreat in Europe
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Wild flowers foraging tour in the mountains
Wild flowers foraging in the French Alps
Seasonal foraging tour in Europe
Non edible mashroom

Art in the Mountains

Join Vivien on a guided walk and be inspired by local artist Kimberly Francis as she leads a creative art lesson using various techniques and mediums. You will get to visit different locations and explore the natural beauty of the area, whether it's mountains-capes, flowers, cows, or waterfalls.

Art materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. This is an opportunity to tap into your creative side and create something unique.

Mindful painting retreat in nature
Mindful sketching retreat in the mountains

Plan your mountain experience with Days Away

  • Mountain Retreats in Morzine, Les Gets and Abondance
  • Mindful hiking in Spring, Summer and Autumn
  • Winter snowshoeing adventures
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