Nordic walking (pole walking) has become hugely popular in the UK along with trail running. This sport attracts people who want to enjoy an energetic hobby in beautiful surroundings and in an eco friendly manner. Nordic walking enables walkers to use more of their entire bodies with intensity than normal walking. Energy consumption is considerably more than walking without poles.
Here in the stunning Beaufortain region of the French Alps the locals have always embraced the multitude of activities that the terrain makes possible and Nordic walking is no exception. The area has a vast number of well marked trails available to Nordic walkers of all ages and abilities.
The varied terrain, high altitude, stunning scenery and crisp, clean air make for ideal conditions. There can few better ways to enjoy the solitude and tranquillity of the mountains whilst keeping the impact to the local environment to a minimum. The summer and autumn months are an ideal time to visit the Savoy with warm, sunny days and cooler nights.
English speaking, locally based guides and instructors in Nordic walking can be booked for you as can the Nordic walking poles. Please be sure to let us know well in advance should you require these services.
There can be no better base from which to enjoy a Nordic walking (or mountain activity) holiday than the lovingly restored Chalet Savoie Faire nestled in the heart of the French Alps in the village of Fontaine, Naves. Nikki and Hugh have taken a ruined 1900’s Savoyard farmhouse and turned it into a luxury (yet affordable) mountain bed and breakfast and cookery school. The accommodation sleeps up to eight and the farmhouse is completely self-contained with its own kitchen and dining room and luxurious bathrooms. It’s the perfect place to rest and watch the world go by after a strenuous day’s activity in the beautiful meadows, valleys and mountains surrounding the chalet. One of the great advantages of a holiday at Chalet Savoie Faire is its flexibility. You can book this mountain lodge on a B&B, fully catered or self catering basis (or indeed a mixture of all the above) allowing you to have the holiday you want.
Nikki is an accomplished and experienced chef who runs cookery courses in a relaxed and fun atmosphere in her specially designed kitchen. For more information on the courses available please go to the Cookery School page. With more than 25 years experience of cooking and living in France, Melbourne born Nikki can provide you with wonderful gourmet meals when you return “home” from a day out on the trails.