Back to the roots - summer
Hiking, fauna, rye bread traditional manufacturing , spa
D-1 A private chauffeur will be waiting for you at the meeting point in Sion in the beginning of the morning in order to drive you on a road furrowing the sides of a profound valley lateral to the left bank of the Rhône. Shoes on feet, meet a specialist of the place who will guide you from the village’s secrets to the surrounding mountains legends. Visit some old 18th century windmills, still working under the surveillance of the miller. When the mountain’s air increases your hunger, enjoy a tasty local picnic sitting on a bench and listening to the cracks of the waterwheel. The time of an afternoon, become a baker. Initiate yourself to a tradition transmitted from generation to generation and participate to the confection of a loaf of the famous rye bread. Enjoy trying unusual ingredients for the preparation this tasty bread and bake it in the village’s oven. Then drop your luggage in a charming hotel, with thick 19th century stone walls and spend the rest of the evening around the table tasting a gourmand dinner in a period style room filled of legends. D-2 After a generous breakfast, put a dressing gown and get to the alpine altitude spa of your hotel for a morning of relaxation. Enjoy a liberating massage with essential oil of pines. Refresh your mind during your lunch break under the shadow of the umbrella, or protected from the wind in the veranda. Then take the road in company of your guide to take an altitude walk beyond the “mélèzes” forests, until a charming mountain hut. The eyes focused on the summit of 13000 feet appearing far off, taste a autumnal festival of local savors with a “brisolée” (roasted chestnuts, served with cheese, meat…). At nightfall, following the reassuring walk of your guide, go on the tracks of the “king of forest” called the stag. Become part of the natural elements and listen to his impressive and deep slab. D-2 continuation
September and October
Find then Morpheus for a peaceful night of sleep rocked by the dreams of this amazing alpine fauna. D-3 Breakfast eaten and shoes on feet, find back your middle-mountain guide for an immersion into nature to the discovery of your senses. Along the way, the noises, the tastes and the smells, let yourself be guided through the secrets of this place, and recharge your battery in the heart of the alpine’s nature.
Included: 2 night in a 4* hotel (double room, spa access, breakfast) 1 diners (3 meals menu), without drinks 1 “brisolée” in an altitude hut, without drinks 2 locals’ picnics, without drinks 1 light lunch, without drinks 1 windmill visit with rye bread fabrication 1 relaxing massage of 50 minutes Twice half-a-day day with a middle-mountain guide All transfers with a private chauffeur
Participants must have: Hiking shoes Backpack Sun cream, sun glasses, cap Fleece jacket and gore-tex jacket Swim-suit Insurance (check general conditions)
Notes: • This circuit can be organized for the number of person that you wish • The price indicated is calculated on the base of a double-room and on a standard seasonal price. We stand at your disposition to make an adapted offer to your needs and availabilities