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Trail, yoga and well-being in Les Saisies

Join Caroline, UIMLA mountain leader, and Sophie, yoga instructor, in this unique 3-day trail running and yoga trip at Les Saisies.

Group

Alps

3 Days

Apr


Description

This early-season trip in Les Saisies, Savoie, combines trail initiation, yoga and wellbeing for a maximum relaxation in the heart of the mountains. During 3 days, you can benefit from expert advice to improve your trail skills. In addition, you will get extra benefits from yoga: breathing, postures, mental preparation…

A complement of the journey will be the moments of wellbeing, with free access to the hotel spa. In particular, there’s an indoor pool, a hammam and sauna). You also have access to the Saisies aqua-fitness center. Furthermore, you will enjoy a recovery massage to make the best of the stay.

The trail outings in general will not be longer than 2 hours, ensuring an active but pleasant stay.

Performing well depends on listening to yourself and respecting your body. Therefore, yoga is extremely useful for trail practice. Yoga is a life philosophy and a complete tool. Both to complement trail practice and for everyday life!

The expert joining us is Sophie Bernaille. Besides a yoga instructor, she is passionate about the mountain.

The highlights of the trip are the following:
– An accessible trip for beginners
– A spring trip to get in shape
– Unlimited access to the spa and pool
– Mountain and yoga professionals
– A comfortable accommodation in the heart of the resort
– The possibility to come with the family

In the ‘extra’ section below, you’ll find information about the required trail running level you need to have. You will also see the equipment that you need to bring with you.

During these 3 days we will run on average 10-15km a day and go up from 500 to 1000 meters. We will mainly be on large paths and non technical terrain.

Did you find this unique proposal interesting? Then please contact me! I would love to go on this trip with you. Let’s make the best of these 3 days!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Price per person to join a group up to 10 clients.


Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome and trail

Welcome in the late morning, briefing and info about the stay.
Lunch at the restaurant.
Trail outing (around 1:30hs) with technical advice to progress when descending.
Thematic evening: Nutrition, how to eat in trail?

Day 2: Trail, yoga and massage

2h trail in the morning with technical advice.
Lunch at the restaurant.
Yoga session in the afternoon (around 1:15hs).
Evening off to enjoy the Saisies spa, wellbeing massage (30 min).

Day 3: Trail or snowshoeing

Trail or snowshoeing, depending on the conditions (around 2:30hs).
Lunch at the restaurant.
The trip ends in the afternoon.

 

Details

Accommodation

At a 4* tourism residence.

More info

A minimum number of participants (defined in advance) is required for the departure to take place. If the number of participants is insufficient and the departure is cancelled, clients will be informed via a phone call at least a week prior to the scheduled departure date and will receive a complete refund.

Clients are required to have a multi-risk insurance, covering cancellation fees, rescue and accident, repatriation and baggage loss or theft.

(Trail, yoga et bien-être aux Saisies)

Group size: 6 to 10 people.

Companion price: €399.

Included: - unlimited access to the spa and pool - 1 wellbeing and recovery massage (30 min) - 1 yoga session with a professional

Required level: - Practice running twice a week for about 1 hour - No specific practice required (e.g. trail or mountain hiking)

Equipment: - During the day: a light backpack with a waterproof jacket, a long sleeve warm fleece type, a survival blanket, a whistle, an individual pharmacy kit*, a cap or headband, a hat and thin gloves, sunglasses suitable for running, cereal bars and energy drinks, a minimum reserve water of 1.5L, an elastic strapping strip - To wear: long tights, a short-sleeved and a long-sleeved t-shirt, running socks and already worn trail shoes - For the whole stay: spare clothes for 3 days, a personal hygiene kit, spare shoes, a spare water socket, a floor mat - Recommended additional equipment: poles and camera * Individual pharmacy kit: anti-friction cream, sunscreen, double skin dressings, elastic band

Meeting point

At Les Saisies.

About the guide

I hold the State Certificate of Mountain Leader (UIMLA), Athlete of Team Garmin Adventure. I won many trail competitions such as Oxygen Challenge, The Glaciers Tour of Vanoise, Albertville Trail, Drayes Blanches of Vercors, the Frison Roche Beaufort, Run and skate of Chamonix… I have also some racing podiums such as the Saintélyon, the Lyon Urban Trail, the Causses Marathon, the Allobroges. I am an ex-sportswoman of high level in rowing (World Championships, World Cups, France Championships). I have a mastery STAPS (Sport) and BEES First degree in rowing.
I organise and supervise many trail courses in the Alps with a pro team, a friends group with whom we have a mission: Run and enjoy! I invite you to contact me if you want to train and/or discover these incredible massifs.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

Residence

Crest-Voland


What people are saying about Caroline Freslon

Andrew Smith

5.00

August, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Antoine van Outryve d'Ydewalle

5.00

June, 2021

Amazing 4-days trip with Caroline!!

Plgm Freitas

5.00

August, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

James Jirn

4.00

August, 2019

Great experience, but definitely favored toward elite runners. One of our guides, JC, was amazing. He cared about every runner. The other guide seemed only to care for the elites (and himself). On top of Col des Montets, I asked if we had time to put on warm layers. The guide said "of course," but then quickly proceeded to run off with the entire group while I stood bare and freezing with my gear unpacked. Total lack of consideration for the well-being of his runners. Otherwise a great tour.

Christopher Woodrow

5.00

July, 2019

Well organized tour of the TDS course. Amazing views await even if you’re not planning to run the race

Andrew Pidden

5.00

July, 2018

Awesome and very well organised

Iván Qart

5.00

August, 2017

Ha sido una experiencia inolvidable. El lugar es impresionante y el grupo de personas con el que compartí la semana eran majísimas. Los alojamientos y la comida han estado muy bien. La guía Carol excepcional. Muy simpática, atenta y con extensos conocimientos sobre la actividad a realizar y la zona. Totalmente recomendable. En cuanto pueda repetiré.

Kurt Deleu

5.00

July, 2017

Great trip. Good balanced program, valuable tips from experienced guide and breathtaking environment.

Miriam

5.00

September, 2016

Mon stage initiation trail à La Plagne avec Caroline a été une très belle expérience. Son expérience sa disponibilité son sourire m'ont permis d'assimiler les bases du trail. Mes compères et moi même avons progressé jour après jour toujours dans la bonne humeur. Aujourd'hui je me sens capable de faire mes premières courses avec des bases techniques, alimentaire et de sécurité. Je compte continuer mon apprentissage avec un stage intermédiaire en 2017.

Romain

5.00

January, 2016

Pour moi le trail c'est avant tout la découverte de nouveaux territoires, les rencontres et les échanges avec d'autres passionnés, le respect de la nature. Mes 3 stages avec Caroline m'ont permis de retrouver ces fondamentaux dans un cadre toujours bon enfant, mais pas moins professionnel. Caroline est une passionnée de montagne et de tout ce qui y touche (sport, culture, gastronomie) et elle sait comme personne transmettre sa passion et ses bons conseils, toujours avec le sourire. Je garde un excellent souvenir des rencontres avec les autres stagiaires et mais aussi avec les autres encadrants, Guillaume, Seb, Cédric, Lydie et tant d'autres rencontrés au cours de ces stages.

Jean G.

5.00

January, 2016

J'ai fait deux stages avec Caro, c'est devenu une amie, et chacun de ces stages m'a laissé des souvenirs inoubliables. Le premier stage en 2014 en Haute Savoie à l'occasion du Trail du Gypaète. Le Deuxième stage en 2015, dans les Calanques de Marseille. Ces stages auront été parfaits à tous les niveaux: Paysages grandioses (on sent qu'ils ont été choisis avec soin), des échanges techniques avec des "pros" (un grand moment quand Caro inspecte les sacs à dos...), pleins de conseils nutrition - mode de vie etc... La découverte des autres stagiaires mais aussi des autres encadrants (très bon contact avec Guillaume Lenormand par ex.). Des conditions matérielles top (hébergement, repas, organisation etc...). Seule critique: le temps passe trop vite, c'est toujours trop court! Donc au final quand c'est fini, on n'a qu'une envie... c'est de repartir pour un autre stage! Et vu le nombre de personnes que l'on croise sur les stages qui en sont à leur n-ième participation, je peux affirmer que ce sentiment est partagé!

Laurent B.

5.00

January, 2016

J'ai eu l'opportunité de participer à deux stages, l'un dans le Cantal, l'autre à Chamonix. Un grand plaisir de partager une passion commune avec des participants très sympas de tous niveaux et de tous horizons. Caroline, une grande professionnelle de la montagne et du trail, n'a pas son pareil pour organiser ces rencontres, et tout cela dans une super ambiance et des paysages à couper le souffle.


 

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