welcome to 'WILD and FREE' mountain retreat
August 18-22th, 2021 in the wilderness, switzerland
'With alpenstock and knapsack light,
I wander o'er hill and valley;
I climb the snow peak's flashing height,
And sleep in the sheltered chalet,-
Free in heart -happy and free-
This is the summer life for me.
The city's dust I leave behind
For the keen, sweet air of the mountain,
The grassy path by the wild rose lined,
The gush of the living fountain,-
Free in heart- happy and free-
This is the summer life for me.
High above me snow clouds rise,
In the early morning gleaming;
And the patterned valley beneath me lies
Softly in sunshine dreaming,-
Free in heart- happy and free-
This is the summer life for me.'
Alpine Song, W. Wiliams
Welcome to the Majestic Val de Bagnes
Aren't you tired of a city noise, pollution and the news?
The noise that does not even allow you to hear yourself anymore...
Would you like to immerse into discovery and exploration in one of the most beautiful places in the world - the Swiss Alps?
Be Outside Coaching has designed this Hiking retreat for you- who is looking for awe, coming back to nature, self-discovery, endless adventure and time for yourself.
Designed for fit hikers and anyone who would like to discover mountain in a safe but wild environment. Every day we will hike for 5-7 hours with a stable pace, taking time for being, enjoy the views, practice mindfulness and eating outside. During 5 days we will hike, explore mountain lakes, glaciers, valleys and ourselves.
about 'wild and free' mountain retreat
Wild Nature and Silence- a place where you can truly rest
This retreat is for participants who have a strong physical shape and are not scared of heights. The terrain is not difficult but has some steep parts and exposure therefore stable feet is a must. The participant need to be in a very good health and physical condition and being able to walk up to 10-15km/day with 1000m+ of elevation gain. Total km to walk during 5 days: 40-50km
We will stay in a magnificent and authentic Swiss mountain huts in the middle of the nature wilderness. Each cabin is different and authentic in its own way. There Awe reaches your soul for good.
We will start in Chable village and finish in Lourtier village. Have you ever dreamed of crossing the entire mountain range and end up in a completely different place vs where you have started? It’s time to get it done! During this crossing we will stay in 4 authentic Swiss mountain cabins. During 5 days we will hike through 50-60km of wild terrain with 5000m+ of elevation gain.
Activities during the retreat
• Hiking for participants with very good physical condition
• Nature Connection practice (shinrin yoku)
• Find and observe local life as well as flowers (edelweis...) and animals (ibex, marmottes...)
• Free time for personal reflection/relaxation
• Intimate experience: this retreat is limited to 7 participants max
• Night Hiking and Milky Way Observation
• Swimming in the Alpine lakes
• Cow bell concert
Mountain is a place where you can truly be yourself and have fun
Discover rich flora and fauna
typical day during the retreat
07.00 am Morning mindfulness
07.30 am Breakfast
08.30 am Hike Start
09.30 am Break / snacks
10.30 am Hiking hiking and hiking
12.00 pm Lunch Outside
02.30 pm Arrival to mountain cabin
03.00 pm Time for Yourself
04.30 pm Relaxation/reflection of the day
07.00 pm Diner
10.00 pm Star gazing/ night hiking
Price/ All included:
Early Bird (until June 15th ): 1150 CHF
Standard: 1250 CHF
What is included in the price?
All meals during the program (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, excl alcohol). All meals will be made in the mountain huts- mostly local and high quality products. We will, of course, taste the Swiss fondu during this retreat 😉
All activities during the retreat.
Accommodation during retreat: in an authentic mountain cabins.
What is not included in the price?
Your flight or train tickets from home country to Switzerland;
Transportation to Chable (meeting point of the retreat)- possible advice/organization of transportation for an extra fee
Alcoholic drinks during retreat ( not recommended anyway);
Possible extra nights in Geneva or Zurich before or after the retreat
Need to be in Chable station by 10.30 am on August 18th, 2020
We will finish retreat at 4-5pm on August, 22d in Lourtier village
Combinable with more extensive travels in Switzerland – advice available upon request.
Payment and Cancellation Policy
50% of the price needs to be paid upon the booking the retreat.
The rest needs to be paid until July 15th.
50% is refundable until June 30th 2021. After this date- its non refundable.
If the program needs to be cancelled due to Covid-19, the total amount will be reimbuirsed. 50 CHF will be kept as an administration fee.
Wild Lac de Louvie- is one of our swimming spots during the retreat
During our trekking we will pass through the highest hanging bridge in Europe
One of the Mountain Cabins where we will stay during our Retreat
Share this experience with your better half or a friend
Lot's of happiness and sharing are created during Mountain Retreats
about ruta- your guide and facilitator
Ruta did her first hike back in 2013- she then realized that the real life is not happening in the indoor- office environment but rather outside.
This made her realize that she was missing something important in her life- connection with Nature. Since then, most of her time she spends outside- climbing, hiking, wild camping, walking in the forests, parks and other natural places. She has become hiking ‚guru‘ and is now passionate to share the most beautiful places in the Swiss Alps with the others. Her last big adventure was in Kyrgyzstan in summer 2018 when she with other team members has climbed some alpine peaks which have never been climbed before- above 4000m. In 2017 she packed her mountain bag and went trekking alone in Himalaya.
Ruta is a professional neuro-coach (Neuroleadership Institute, London), and forest therapy guide (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, USA). Ruta is currently studying to become a mountain guide in Switzerland.
By creating Be Outside Coaching movement, she has connected her 2 major passions: activities outside and human development. Be Outside Coaching delivers immersive and holistic Nature experiences in the different corners of pristine the Swiss Alps.
Be Outside. Be Authentic. Be You
What Be Outside Coaching nature retreat participants say?
'To be in nature means to experience everything: the sounds, plants, trees- to touch, to feel how everything is changing. It's amazing to see how much nature gives to us. We must experience this again and again. I am so happy that i found out about the Be Outside Coaching. What Ruta does in those Nature Retreats is amazing and i wish to everyone to experience it.'