5th – 12th September 2020.
This 6-day Mindful Hiking Retreat moves through the Monterosa and covers some beautiful mountain terrain, forest trails and views of the higher placed glaciers, the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa Range. The routes are easy to medium graded and suited to walkers in good physical shape and used to walking over hilly rough terrain. There will be guided meditations and mindfulness teaching along the way.
The journey moves through, in a figure of 8, the Valley D’Ayas, into the Valtournenche valley and then dropping into the Gressoney valley before heading back to Champoluc where the tours begin. They are divided into daily stages of around 5/6 hours, following mountain paths and pose no greater difficulty then shorter stretches over stony ground and around rocky outcrops. Should they be required, there are exit routes along the way where transport back to Champoluc, can be arranged. We will carry belongings required for the week with us, there being storage in Champoluc where items not required for the Tour can be kept for the week.
We are accommodated in different comfortable mountain refuges each night where traditional Aosta Valley dinner and breakfast is provided. Packed lunches can be purchased at each Refuge. The Refuges have dormitory rooms, of 4 / 6 beds, with some of the Refuges providing a bathroom for each bedroom and others shared bathrooms.
Details and photographs of the Tour route and mountain refuges can be seen here.
Travel and Transfers
A Mindful Mountains representative and transfer vehicle will meet you at either Turin or Milan Malpensa airports, we have transfers available from each of these airports. Both airports have daily flights from various UK airports so this increases your choice of flights. Transfer time from Malpensa 2 hours and Turin 1.5 hours. On arrival day the transfer vehicles will be departing airports at 2pm and on departure day will arrive at airports by 12 noon, please arrange flights to coincide with these times. If you are unsure please speak with us before booking your flights. Also, if you wish to arrive on an earlier date or depart on a later dates please speak with us and we will help you arrange airport transfers.
The package price is £950 and includes:
• Return airport transfers to / from Champoluc.
• 7 nights half board accommodation.
• Monterosa Tour.
• Mindfulness teachings.
The cost does not include flights, insurance or lunches.
Contact us through the Contact form on this web site giving name and preferred arrival / departure airport. We will reply with booking details. On booking a deposit of £100 is requested and final balance required four weeks prior to the Tour week. Also, on booking we will provide you with further local information and details of equipment requirements.