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Allow your team the time and space for ideas to be heard and explored, and for the team spirit to flow and grow.
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2-4 days.
Flexible dates

Sixt Fer à Cheval, French Alps

From 950€

Time Out for Teams

We offer the opportunity for management teams to experience the transformative effect of a few days in the space of the mountains, far from the office environment. Minds are freed, ideas spark and new solutions occur.

The retreat programme is geared entirely to your needs: the format can be free-range or structured, with as much or as little input from us as you wish.

What’s included

Preparatory needs analysis discussion

With Sally-Anne Airey, in advance

Luxury accommodation

In ensuite rooms

Hiking or Snowshoeing in the Mountains

A day or half-day, accompanied by a mountain guide

Return transfers (and all local transport)

From Geneva airport or railway station

Bespoke programme

Activities, workshops and coaching adapted to your needs

Full board

Delicious, nutritious food, prepared by our professional in-house chef

Quiet time for personal reflection

As much as you want

What’s not included

Travel costs

Please make your own arrangements

Travel insurance

Strongly advised

The Activities
(and facilitation)

Infinitely flexible, this retreat can be used for any purpose which benefits from space and togetherness away from the workplace: leadership team-building, strategy development, working through a particular issue, or simply taking time out to re-energise, re-focus and re-connect.

All our resources are at your disposal. Session facilitation, coaching, mindfulness and outdoor activities are usually the main elements of the programme. You’ll leave feeling revitalised, clearer and more cohesive as a team.

The Retreat Centre

The Alps Retreats Centre is an authentic 1830s Alpine farmhouse in a magnificent setting. Beautifully renovated, it combines traditional Alpine character with contemporary design and comfort.

It nestles peacefully among stunning mountains and waterfalls, at the heart of a huge network of walking trails.

The Rooms

With ample space for up to 11 adults, the bedrooms all have super-comfortable beds and private bathrooms with calming rain-effect showers and underfloor heating. In the open living areas there are plenty of sofas and armchairs and a superb woodburner. 

And you can soak up the fabulous mountain views from the large outdoor hot tub.

More sleeping accommodation is available if required, in a similar neighbouring property, also a beautifully renovated traditional Savoyard farmhouse with en-suite bedrooms.

The Location

Sixt Fer à Cheval is a beautiful French Alpine village 75 minutes from Geneva airport and train station. Surrounded by the largest nature reserve in Haute-Savoie, it is a place of inspiring beauty, peace and calm. 

You walk in the majestic mountain valley of the Cirque du Fer à Cheval. And you absorb the splendour of the Cascade du Rouget, the ‘Queen of the Waterfalls’.

The Food

During your retreat you can expect three delicious, creative meals a day, plus afternoon tea and cake, all lovingly prepared by our professional chef. Ingredients are organic and locally sourced where possible.

You can help yourself to hot and cold drinks at any time.

The Retreat
Support Team

Retreat Guide
Support Coordinator
Chef
Mountain Guide
Qi Gong Teacher
Massage Therapist

Sally-Anne Airey

8 years ago, Alps Retreats co-founder Sally-Anne Airey decided to make her beautiful Alpine home into a place where busy people have the time and space to reconnect with what really matters to them.

Herself an experienced coach, retreat leader and mindfulness teacher, Sally-Anne guides your retreat with the support of other deep specialists in their field.

Simon Airey

In moving to the mountains 10 years ago, Alps Retreats co-founder Simon Airey was at last fulfilling his childhood dream: to wake up every morning to an inspiring Alpine view and breathe in clean mountain air.

And after a full career in the Royal Navy, this was worth waiting for.

Jess de Jong

Jess de Jong is one of the most sought after retreat chefs in the valley. Her culinary creations come from a place of genuine love and her warmth and skill shine through every one of the meals she cooks for you.

Jess’s food is delicious, nourishing and a feast for the eyes.

Arno de Jong

For more than 10 years, International Mountain Leader Arno de Jong has been guiding Alpine experiences throughout the Giffre valley for individuals and groups seeking inspiring adventure.

You step out of your comfort zone and into a new perspective.

Ben Cox

Ben Cox has devoted his adult life to the practice and teaching of Taichi, Qigong and Chinese medicine, learning and working with several masters in the west and China.

He teaches you how being physically open, relaxed and dynamic is the key to being physically and mentally present.

Ella Plaisted

An Advanced Myofascial Release Therapist, Ella Plaisted tailors her treatments to your needs, with dedicated focus on the cause rather than the symptom.

She works with the body’s connective tissue to restore balance and improve your overall well-being.

Sample outline retreat schedule

Day 1

Transfer from Geneva

Orientation

Lunch

Introduction to mindfulness

Afternoon cake

Leadership & management session 1

Dinner

Quiet time

Day 2

Breakfast

Leadership & management session 2

Lunch

Power of pause workshop

Local waterfall walk

Afternoon cake

Ways of working & next steps discussion

Dinner

Quiet time

Day 3

Breakfast

Half-day hike (or snowshoe) with mountain guide

Lunch

Final discussion

Transfer to Geneva

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"This was a wonderful and unique opportunity to unravel the noise and chaos of everyday life. After a couple of days of peace and tranquility, with Sally-Anne's gentle guidance and encouragement, I started to reconnect with my inner being. I was able to focus on who I wanted to 'be' rather than what I needed to 'do'. I left with the strength and resolve to move forward and embrace all that life has to offer."

Larissa H. - HR Director

"I sought out Sally-Anne with a burning desire to self-discover. After my time with her in awe-inspiring Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, I felt calmer, sharper and far more grounded than I'd ever felt before. The experience helped me rejuvenate, adjust course and plan the rest of my career/life. This wasn't just a journey of self-discovery, it was what my mind and body needed to find my purpose."

Alexander F. - Director of Alliances,

global cybersecurity firm

"Being on retreat gave me the comfortable space I needed to step back, relax and reflect on what's important. What better way to do that than in this wonderful environment in the French Alps. I don't stop very often and it's been a real joy to take time for myself. I urge everyone to do the same."

Vicki Evans, Founder,

Walk Mill Botanics

"Maison La Cerisaie is a beautiful, comfortable chalet and the food was creative, varied and delicious. Under Sally-Anne's gentle guidance, the retreat fed my spirit, mind and body, enabling me to re-charge and re-focus in a stunning corner of France."

Stephen Burt, Owner,

GibsonStarr Ltd

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    Phone:

    +33 (0)6 48 85 60 95

    Email:

    info@alpsretreats.com

    Address:

    Maison La Cerisaie, 44 Chemin de la Combe des Tattes, 74740 Sixt Fer à Cheval