Time Out Solo

Give yourself, alone or with your partner, the gift of supported quiet time to pause, reflect and refocus

3 days.
Flexible dates

Six Fer a Cheval, French Alps

From 1,950€

A Customised Experience

For a single individual or a couple, this retreat can have as much or as little input from us as you wish. Enjoy the luxury of time and space to step back and relax in awe-inspiring surroundings, to reflect, refocus and re-energise.

Fully adapted to your needs, the programme includes walking, hiking or snowshoeing (depending on season), mindfulness activities and coaching conversations with Sally-Anne Airey.

What's Included?

3 nights luxury accommodation

In a private ensuite room

Needs analysis and follow-up conversations

With Sally-Anne, in advance & within 4 weeks after the retreat

Full board

Delicious vegetarian cuisine, prepared by our professional chef

One whole-body massage

Tailored to your needs by our expert therapist

Tailored programme of activities and one-to-one coaching

Designed just for you

Experience of mindful living

For sustained wellbeing

Quiet time for personal reflection

As much as you want

Return transfers (and all local transport)

From Geneva airport or railway station

What's not Included?

Travel costs

Please make your own arrangements

Additional massage treatments

Can be arranged locally or in advance

Travel insurance

Strongly advised

The Activities
(and teaching)

Infinitely flexible, this popular retreat can be used to work through a particular issue, to gain perspective on life or work, to learn mindful living or meditation, or simply just to relax. 

All our resources are at your disposal. Outdoor activities, mindfulness and coaching are usually the main elements of the programme.

You’ll leave feeling revitalised, clearer and with tools and techniques you can use at home every day.

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 four 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.

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, vegetarian 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
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 vegetarian 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



Introduction to mindfulness

Beginner mindful sitting practice

Mindful walk to la Cascade du Rouget

Quiet time

Programme review

Day 2


Guided meditation


Mindful eating

Mindful walk in the Cirque du Fer à Cheval

Reflection, journaling

Quiet time

Day 3


Whole- or part-day hike with mountain guide (picnic lunch)

Mindful walking





Day 4


Mindful movement

Deciding what to take forward into your life and work, and how


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