A mesmerizing stay focused on France's natural beauty
Enjoy one week full of France's most reputed natural sites. From mountain, lake, and countryside, you will have a truly peaceful experience. France has one of the globe's most incredible natural paysage to truly revel in its splendor.
Day one Lyon: Arrive and settle
On the first day of your visit to France, enjoy discovering one of the country's most well-kept secrets. Lyon is a city surrounded by mountain and countryside with a lively city center. Many consider Lyon to the be one of the last remaining truly untouched cities, maintaining its traditional French culture. Discover the major sites, such as the old city center, the Basilica Fourviere, and simply enjoy the sounds and sights with your own private guide.
Day two Alpes: Guided mountain hike
Your guide will pick you up in the morning after breakfast to accompany your trip to the Alpes.
You drive for about 1 hour and 30 minutes into the mountains to begin a two-day guided hike.
Enjoy a picnic lunch before beginning the hike, then meet with your certified mountain guide.
For the rest of the afternoon, enjoy a stunning hike towards a rustic mountain refuge accessible only by foot.
The night is spent in a private room with a shower. Enjoy a home-cooked meal prepared by the cooks at the refuge after settling in.
Day three Alpes: Guided mountain hike part two
Breakfast is enjoyed along with the other hikers in the mountain refuge.
After breakfast you will rejoin your guide and begin the second day of mountain exploration.
A picnic lunch is enjoyed at the summit of the mountain, accompanied by stunning views of the surrounding mountain peaks.
Afterwards, you begin the descent back to the starting point. Enjoy a congratulatory drink in a the traditional mountain village before being transported to your hotel for the night.
Dinner will be enjoyed in the mountain village where you sleep.
Day four Yvoire: Kayak the Lake Leman
After breakfast you have the morning to relax and explore the village by foot.
After lunch in the village you are driven to the Leman Lake on the border between Switzerland and France. You will rent a kayak or an electric boat and have the opportunity to visit the immense Leman Lake.
Dinner in Geneva is followed by a guided night tour of the city.
Day five Yvoire: Electric bike tour around the lake
After breakfast, you will find an electric bike at your disposal to freely tour and discover the lake and the beautiful villages around.
You will be free to eat lunch at whichever village you desire. Dinner in Yvoire is enjoyed after the end of your bike tour, at your own leisure.
Day six Lyon: Visit a mountain cave
In the morning you are driven to a mountain cave to enjoy a guided tour of the wonders of the underground.
Enjoy lunch in a mountain village and return to Lyon to visit the city for the rest of the afternoon.
You will visit on your own and have dinner in Lyon. The night will be spent in a hotel in Lyon.
Day seven: Depart from Lyon or Geneva
Your guide/driver will accompany you to Lyon and facilitate any transport to the airport or to another connecting tour. All prices include accomadations, transport and tours. Meals are not included.