The Ultimate Alpine Playground
John Peel is returning to a hidden corner of the French Alps, where the cows still get milked in their pastures and hiking trails wind past centuries-old churches and trapped-in-time hamlets. The Savoie, a nook of France bordering Switzerland to the north and Italy to the east, feels like the Rocky Mountains on steroids – the ultimate alpine playground, infused with European charm.
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Where Luxury Meets Adventure
The rugged spirit of the French Alps is complemented by a refined dose of culture, cuisine, and European charm at our premium French chalet. Nestled in the tiny mountain village of Le Miroir, Chalet Pelerin and Chalet Hibou are a dream base for exploration. By day, we’ll set out on a day filled with adventure. At night, recharge in the chalet’s freshwater pool, sip wine on the patio, and let your chef introduce you to regional specialties.
Hiking and biking trails wind past centuries-old churches and sapphire blue lakes and lunch is always al fresco. Days are spent paragliding, glacier trekking, biking and white water rafting. Evenings revolve around steam and sauna sessions, wine on the patio and chef-prepared meals showcasing the region’s best ingredients, sometimes served in unique off-site vanues.
As Eleven Experience properties, the private chalets that host this intimate, 20 person adventure are some of the most exclusive accommodations in the Alps.
iFIT Adventures are all-inclusive, premium/turnkey travel experiences where your every need is taken care of. Registration includes all lodging, food, activities, equipment, transportation, and logistics support needed for a stress-free, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Air travel to/from destinations is not included.
Luxury Chalet Accommodations
Nestled in the mountains of the Tarentaise Valley, Chalets Hibou & Pelerin are perched atop the tiny French farming village of Le Miroir, providing 180-degree views of the surrounding mountains. With rustic-chic interiors, the private Chalets provide unmatched amenities including outdoor hot tub, sauna, steam rooms, and a stunning patio for morning yoga. There’s no need to set an alarm, as church bells or cowbells signal the start of each day and another chance to take in the crisp mountain air. All rooms are double occupancy with King beds, making this the perfect adventure for couples.
Food & Drink
Food is a highlight of this iFIT Adventure. A local dairy farmer delivers fresh yogurt to the chalet door each morning to accompany a hearty breakfast spread of muesli, house-made bread, and made-to-order eggs. Fine French cheeses and garden-fresh salads are served for lunch, even in the backcountry. At night, chef Hannah’s menus showcase Savoyarde dishes like pumpkin velouté with the region’s famed Beaufort cheese, Côte de Bouef, and of course, Raclette and fondue. French wines also take center stage, with nightly menu pairings.
Memorable Group Activities
iFIT Trainer John Peel will lead daily hikes to discover the region’s hidden treasures and take you on unique climbing, biking, and water adventures. Start and end each day with restorative sunrise yoga and meditation sessions. This adventure offers the best way to experience French Alps hiking activities at your own pace, as the flexibility of the luxury basecamp far surpasses typical point-to-point routes.
Ground Support and 24/7 Assistance
Our team will handle all transportation to/from airports and local activities. Enjoy a dedicated on-site coordinator, standing by to support any need you may have 24/7. Click here to learn more about travelling with iFIT.
Meet Your Adventure Leader John Peel
John Peel led an iFIT training series in the French Alps, where he introduced the mountains, valleys, and culture of this amazing place to many iFIT members. As leader of this adventure, John will take you back to some of the extraordinary places he’s visited in this alpine paradise. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to travel with John to one of the most stunning locations on the planet.
John is a former Division I football player for the University of Utah. Upon graduating, he relocated to Los Angeles, where he worked as a celebrity trainer for eight years. Since then, he’s moved back to his home state of Arizona, where he lives with his wife, daughter, and three pups. Using his extensive knowledge and fitness experience, he’s opened up his own personal gym called the Sweat Garage.
Get to know John more on his Instagram!
The intimate French Alps adventure is limited to 20 guests
Participants in the French Alps Adventure must be 18+, or 16+ if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
iFIT Adventures are all-inclusive unless otherwise noted. Prices include all lodging, food, drink, ground transportation, activities, and equipment needed for an extraordinary experience. Air travel to/from destinations is not included.
- 5 nights luxury accommodations (King bed, double occupancy, with en suite bathrooms) at either Chalet Pelerin or Chalet Hibou Le Miroir, France
- Daily breakfast, lunch, aprés and dinner
- House alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Daily activities as outlined in the itinerary
- All gear necessary for included activities
- Group shuttle transfer to/from Geneva, Switzerland or Lyon, France airports (Recommended arrival windows to be provided, any arrivals outside of these windows are subject to additional transportation fees).
- Daily iFIT optional training sessions (strength training, mindfulness and stretch/recovery sessions)
- Pre-arrival planning and onsite experience coordination support
- Passport and Required Entry Documents Fees (It is the sole responsibility of the traveler to ensure all entry requirements are met prior to departure)
- Required COVID-19 testing fees (To meet current Entry and Exit requirements)
- Travel insurance - strongly recommended to protect your investment against the unexpected
- Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Reserve alcohol
- Wellness services (massage...)
- Any activities or services not listed under inclusions
- Any ground transfers outside of recommended arrival/departure windows or locales
This Adventure includes a meaningful amount of hiking. You should be able to complete a 3-5 mile hike on a well defined trail to attend this Adventure.
You will be able to cancel your reservation within 14 days of booking without penalty. All payments to secure your booking are non-refundable after 14 days. For this reason, we strongly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance. For more information about travel insurance, see the next FAQ.
To protect your investment and the health and safety of all travelers, we strongly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance. Specifically, we recommend the purchase of a ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policy, or CFAR policy, to provide maximum flexibility and peace-of-mind. A CFAR policy can cover you for: Trip Cancellation & Interruptions, Emergency Medical Treatment and Rescue, Baggage & Personal effects, and more.
Standard trip insurance policies include trip cancellation/interruption coverage for specific reasons such as: illnesses diagnosed by a medical professional, business reasons and named storms, but do not allow flexibility to cancel a trip and secure reimbursement for “any reason”, including border closures, fear of travel, and personal conflicts. For that reason, we invite you to research CFAR policies which come at a premium (typically 50% more than standard policies) and typically cover up to 75% of the trip costs but offer maximum flexibility and protection.
Standard policies must be purchased within 14 days of initial deposit/payment for the most complete coverage, including that of pre-existing medical conditions.
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All Adventure attendees will be required to adhere to the COVID-19 Policy of the country you are traveling to and from. Please see the itinerary for more information or check the government policy here. Note that these policies are subject to change. If they do change, attendees will receive updates from iFIT Adventures.
For the most up-to-date Entry Requirements and Information please visit THIS WEBSITE.
Currently all visitors are required to provide:
- Passport valid at least 6 months beyond departure date
- Proof of vaccination (see website link above for more details)
- Negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to flight departure
- French Health Pass -- details outlined in website link above
Each of our Adventures are curated to ensure you can relax, feel at ease, and enjoy the experience knowing that all details have been handled. Your dedicated guides/hosts are either right with you, or never further than a phone call/text away. You'll be provided with a detailed daily schedule so you'll always know where to be when. Click here to learn more about travelling with iFIT.
Group shuttle transfer to/from Geneva, Switzerland or Lyon, France is included with your registration. Recommended arrival and departure windows will be provided after you register. Any arrivals or departures outside of these windows are subject to additional transportation fees.
You can review a fairly detailed schedule of events here. You’ll receive both a detailed trip-specific digital itinerary pre-departure that will provide real-time trip updates, as well as detailed communication throughout the adventure. Please note that all itineraries are subject to change.
No, airfare to and from this Adventure is not included with registration.
Yes! Group shuttle transfer to/from Geneva, Switzerland or Lyon, France is included. Recommended arrival and departure windows will be provided after you register. Any arrivals outside of these windows are subject to additional transportation fees.
All French Alps adventure registrations are for a double occupancy room for two. All rooms are King or Queen beds with en suite baths.
You’ll be provided with trip-specific packing and gear recommendations ahead of your scheduled departure
Yes! You'll have the chance to let us know about any dietary restrictions/preferences and allergies in your detailed pre-adventure intake form