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Les Vosges 2-day hiking and sylvotherapy guided tour

Vosges
Forest Bathing
Forest Bathing
Forest Bathing
Forest Bathing

Follow UIMLA-certified mountain leader Eric on a delightful 2-day forest hike in the Vosges. Learn what the healing benefits of the forest and countryside can do for you on this weekend program.

Group

Vosges

2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Occasional

Beginner


Highlights

  • Spend a weekend in nature and learn about the healing properties of trees
  • Use the forest and its energy to awaken your senses
  • Enjoy invigorating hikes in the beautiful Vosges region

Description

Get away for a weekend and recharge on a relaxing forest hike in the Vosges region of France! This wellness excursion will energize your senses and invigorate your spirit, all on a delightful two-day forest trek!

The benefits of spending time outdoors, and specifically in nature, are numerous. Vitamins and minerals from the sun and plant life are easy remedies for the wear and tear of daily stresses and life struggles. We can find peace and center ourselves.

One method used to improve your health and wellness is sylvotherapy – the process of enriching your health and wellness through contact with trees and their energy. Placing yourself in the forest and interacting with it can bring about many positive effects on one’s spirit.

I designed this weekend program for just this reason: use the forest and its energy to awaken the senses. By entering the solitude and beauty of the Vosges, you can immerse ourselves in the purity of nature to relax and center yourself. This is a great way for you to rest and relax, and to experience the outdoors in a way that you might never have before. You will be able to appreciate the rich biodiversity of the country, and ground yourself in the subtle beauty of the trees.

You will spend the first day getting acclimated to the forest and we will hike through some of France´s most beautiful country scenery. You will keep the positive energy flowing on Saturday evening when we settle into a farmhouse inn for the night. There is an authentic dormitory for us to sleep in at night.

The following day will include a classic breakfast, proceded by another jaunt into the serene landscape. We will even enjoy a picnic of local fare in a chalet on Sunday afternoon to enhance your experience.

This trip is for anyone ready to enjoy nature. An occassional fitness is great, and the trek itself is not too difficult.

Book now and enjoy the benefits of a relaxing weekend hiking among the trees of the Vosges!

Can’t make it to Les Vosges this summer? Join  me for an awesome snowshoeing trip in this stunning area this winter.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 269 Each

Group of 2

EUR 269 Each

Group of 3

EUR 269 Each

Group of 4

EUR 269 Each

Group of 5

EUR 269 Each

Group of 6

EUR 269 Each

Group of 7

EUR 269 Each

Group of 8

EUR 269 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

This is the price to join a group program. There is a minimum of six (6) people required for departure.

The price includes guiding fee, accommodation and meals from Saturday evening to Sunday noon. Saturday night Hot meal with local specialties, varied breakfastaf on Sunday; picnic lunch on Sunday, with local products.

The price does NOT include insurance, tips, cancellation, medical assistance, personal food and drink(s), personal expenses, or anything not explicitly listed as ¨included.¨


Itinerary

Day 1: Sylvotherapy Hike

We’ll meet at 1pm at a secret place…! We will get accustomed to the Vosges on a 7 kilometer hike, spanning roughly 4 hours. In the evening we will stay in a dormitory at a local farmhouse inn. Over the course of the day, we will climb 300m and descend 400m.

Day 2: Chalet Picnic

After a delicious breakfast, we will head out for a charming six or seven hour hike, covering 11 kilometers. This will include a picnic in a beautiful chalet. We will climb 590m and descend 440m.

 

Join a group


Details

Accommodation

We will be staying overnight in a dormitory at a farmhouse inn.

More info

Organized in collaboration with AEM VOYAGES.

Contact me for possible additional departure dates.

Please mention any allergies you may have, including food allergies.


About the guide

Since 1982, I explore the world with curiosity and passion.
Legendary peaks, lost valleys, native forests, endemic species, ethnic groups and local minorities, culture and gastronomy. I'm a certified mountain leader (UIMLA). All my treks, during the summer and winter, are tailor-made. All I wish is to make sure you live an unforgettable journey. You'll find here some of the programs I have organised in the past. Feel free to contact me if you want to discuss about them.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

Residence

France


What people are saying about this trip

Laetitia Donnez

5.00

October, 2018

Tant de bienfaits... Dame Nature nous protège et nous offre sa beauté. Eric nous guide et distille son savoir sur les Vosges et sa flore ; et les arbres diffusent leurs phytoncides! Tous nos sens sont en éveil! Le temps s'arrête! Le groupe est porteur, soutenant, bienveillant et drôle (Merci à chacun d'entre eux!). Un enchantement à s'offrir : cela fait un bien fou! (Et en plus, les Bleus ont gagné!)

Sabrina Cioe

5.00

July, 2018

Super week-end! Eric est un guide parfait! Il est passionné et c'est très intéressant de l'écouter parler des arbres, de la forêt et de ses bienfaits. La rando, en elle-même ne présente pas trop de difficulté, d'autant qu'Eric fait tout pour que le rythme de marche incite à observer et profiter du calme de la forêt.

Michael Ribera

5.00

July, 2018

Quel week end rando forêt merveilleux !!!! Éric est passionnant ,passionné d une grande gentillesse . Il vous fera découvrir des endroits magnifiques , vous fera partager son savoir. Pendant tous ce beau week end je n ai pas regardé une seule fois l heure et me suis demandé quel jour nous étions !!! Le groupe respirait la joie de vivre et la bienveillance !! Je te dis à bientôt Eric et encore un grand merci car c est sur je reviendrai. Et bisous au groupe 14 juillet 2018. Au top

Marielle Mangin-simette

5.00

July, 2018

Prendre le temps de regarder et d'écouter la Nature durant un week-end "bain de forêt". Ces instants ont été merveilleux et m'ont permis de me ressourcer. Merci Éric pour ton accompagnement durant cette belle promenade. Meilleurs souvenirs à l'équipe du 14 juillet 2018.




 

 

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