This is partly what it looked like on our hike and meditation adventure in Valtournenche in the Italian Alps, October 8-14 2018.
In short - this is a retreat where we will hike in the Alps and train our mind to be more present through meditation. And we haven't even mentioned the Italian food. Can it be any better?
Meditation - During the week, we will teach ourselves to be more present, but most importantly we will practice this through meditation. Josefin Dahlberg and Axel Wennhall will be your guides for the week and will be available for participants who have not tried meditation before. You will get to test a veritable smörgåsbord of meditation, for example, mindfulness, walking, shaking and mantra. In short - you will experience a lot of wonderful meditations, that will help you to be your true self and stay more present both during the retreat and when you return home.
Nature - The village of Valtournenche lies in the Italian Aosta Valley and has become a paradise for hiking during summer. The village of Cervinia on 2 050 m.a.s is squeezed in between Plateau Rosa and the Toblerone icon Matterhorn which stretches all the way to 4 479 m.a.s, or Cervino as the Italians call it. Here you are truly surrounded by some of Europe's highest and most beautiful mountain peaks.
Adventure - Valtournenche offers over 200 km of outdoor hiking routes in different terrain along crystal clear lakes, in quiet forests and with stunning views. We'll pack a nice lunch and head off on different hikes every day, maybe to one of all refugios that sit on the mountains. Our guides will deliver different difficulty levels so that everyone will get an opportunity to participate. There will also be opportunities for cycling and mountain climbing.
Program day 2
09.30 Guided Hiking
19.00 Welcome dinner
Program day 3-6
09.00 Guided Hiking
19.00 Own time for dinner *
No activities on Day 1 (arrival) and Day 7 (departure). Simply arrive and leave :)
* Dinner's on us the last day!
Price: 7 500 SEK
The retreat will be available for everyone speaking English or Swedish.
This retreat will include:
6 nights stay in a double room at Hotel Millefiori - Alpine Event Lodge
5 days with different guided meditations
Exercises and reading material you can take with you after the retreat
5 days guided hiking with different difficulty levels
Welcome- and farewell dinners
Tea, coffee and fruit available every day
Transfer to, and from, Milan, Turin, Bergamo or Geneva to Hotel Millefiori
Access to Hotel Millefiori indoor- and outdoor spa
A single room costs 1 500 SEK extra.
You will need to book your own Return flight. We recommend our guests fly to Milano Malpensa.
Ski lift access may be an additional cost depending on the hike.
Lunch, dinners, drinks and snacks outside the deal above.