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Hiking and Qi Gong on the high plateaux

It's only a short step from the brooms of Brittany to the heather of the Ardèche. This granite land, steeped in history, these vast expanses blown by the Burle, welcome us on a new journey. A journey towards ourselves through the daily practice of Qi Gong and a geographical journey, with our noses to the wind on the high plateaux, blooming with a new spring.
As for our hosts, they welcome us to a vast, unspoilt area, the aptly named Domaine de la Planque! A vast area where organic farming projects are in full swing. A flowery, dynamic and peaceful " edge of the world "...

You will like

  • The high plateaux of the Ardèche, the sources of the Loire
  • Qi Gong practices in endless landscapes
  • Hiking between the hills, plateaux and valleys
  • A comfortable gite, with very friendly hosts
  • Great local produce, goat's cheese, honey...
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Next date Next departure 03/06/24

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Dates & prices

Dates Status Prices
From 03/06/24
to 08/06/24
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Trip from Monday 3 June to Saturday 8 June 2024
For a group of 8 people: €910 per person
For a group of 9 people: €880 per person
For a group of 10 people: €850 per person
For a group of 12 people: €830 per person


The price includes

  • Organization and registration fees;
  • Supervision by a qualified mountain guide and Qi Gong teacher
  • The meals of the dinner of the 1st day to the picnic of the day 6
  • Nights in room for 2 or 3 people​

The price does not include:

  • Personal expenses (drinks, etc.), visits;
  • Cancellation assistance insurance (4.2% of the total cost of the trip);
  • Car journey to La Planque;
  • Road transfers at the start of the hikes organised by car pooling.
  • Return journey from your home to the meeting point and dispersal.​

The price is all inclusive from departure to end point.

Personalised tour available

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L’itinéraire jour après jour...

Day 1

Meeting point in the early afternoon at Gite la Planque, in Cros de Géorand
Settle in for 5 nights, visit the owner and practise Qi Gong under the chestnut trees.
Meals and overnight at the gite, in rooms for 2 or 3 people.

Day 2

Wake up gently each day with a meditation and body and breathing practices.
After breakfast, we set off for the day's hike through broom, fragrant valleys, plateaux and up a Suc.
As usual, we take advantage of each inspiring spot to do a Qi Gong practice. The wild geese fly off into the infinite space of the Ardèche high plateaux...
The journey continues, within ourselves, with practices on our return from the hikes or in the evening.

Day 3


Day 4


Day 5


Day 6

Departure for Les Estables, for a walk.
End of the tour at around 3pm.

The itinerary is established according to the latest information available, the possibility of unknown factors affecting this itinerary is possible including situations beyond our control which may change the route, timings etc.

The trip

LEVEL **    

Walking time: 3 to 5 hours walking per day, with Qi Gong practised during the hike.
Type of walk: accessible to anyone in good physical condition, with flexible stages that can be adapted.
Walks of no more than 8 to 15 km per day (the difference in altitude is less in the Ardèche, allowing for longer walks).

Please find the description of the levels by clicking here: levels of difficulty


Number of participants between 8 and 12 people supervised by two qualified professionals:

Catherine Gaggioli, Mountain Leader

Marie Anne Grorod, a graduate of the Institut de Médecine Traditionnelle Chinoise d'Avignon and the Institut Xin An in Qi Gong
"My studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong have sparked a real passion within me. This age-old wisdom allows me to explore my body and my emotions in all their aspects, to approach the depth of my Spirit or Shen in Chinese. My body becomes stronger. A new confidence, fluidity, peace of mind and presence settle within me.
I'm keen to share all these discoveries with you and to guide you on this beautiful inner journey, to meet yourself and the universe. See you soon on the Road!"


The gîte "La Planque" is a vast, partially renovated farmhouse set between fields and woods, in the middle of 18 hectares of land. The interior is spacious and tastefully furnished. Our hosts : Jodie (the ron ron cat), Julien (who doesn't sleep that often) and Anthony (the estate's agro-ecological specialist).

The gîte has 4 bedrooms for 2 to 3 people, a shared bathroom and a bathroom in one of the bedrooms.


Breakfasts and dinners are provided at the gîte, concocted in good humour by Julien. At lunchtime, a home-made picnic is shared during the hike.
Hot drinks are available on a self-service basis in the gîte.
On the menu, local produce... good bread, excellent cheeses, local vegetables, Mezenc fine pâté (to be discovered), famous honey...

Please inform us about any food allergies and special diets at the time of booking.
We do our best to accommodate special diets (gluten-free, vegetarian, etc.). However, we encourage you to bring some additional products for your own picnics.

Practical information


Meet in the early afternoon at the Gite la Planque, in Cros de Géorand.

Between Thonon and Cros de Géorand, approximately 350 km, plus travel to the start of the hikes.

On the outward journey: Depart Thonon at 8am and travel to Cros de Géorand, arriving at around 2pm (picnic en route).
On the return journey: departure late afternoon, after the hike.

MINIBUS POSSIBLE (minimum 7 people) :
110€ per person for the return trip, including local transport.

End of the trip around 3 p.m.


In accordance with regulations, we are covered by Professional Liability Insurance. Under no circumstances, we can replace your personal civil liability.
The repatriation insurance EUROP ASSISTANCE that we offer is dedicated to French speaking people living in Europe. If it is not your case, we advise you to subscribe to another travel insurance which will cover you in case of injury and repatriation during your trek.

If you chose to take out repatriation insurance with EUROP ASSISTANCE whom we propose, Altitude Mont Blanc will only serve as an intermediary between the client and the insurer. We cannot influence either party. We adhere to strict conditions of sale. You are responsible for compliance with the reporting procedures of any incident.

Before making any decision, contact EUROP ASSISTANCE.


If you are late please contact the agency as soon as possible on+33 (0)4 50 79 09 16 or +33 (0)6 42 49 76 07

Equipment & baggage



  • Light hiking trousers
  • Shorts + 1 swimming costume.
  • T-shirts
  • 1 jumper
  • Windbreaker
  • Rain jacket + bag cover
  • Hat or cap
  • Chèche-type scarf to protect the neck
  • Hiking socks
  • Walking shoes that are already broken in, with well-spiked soles
  • Soft clothing for Qi Gong practice at the gite​

Other Equipment

  • Toiletry bag
  • Towel + bath towel
  • Sunglasses and sun cream
  • Water bottle or thermos flask (minimum 1.5 litres)
  • Knife and cutlery
  • A small plate or airtight plastic box to use as a plate
  • Coffee cup
  • Small personal first-aid kit (painkillers, compeed bandages, etc.)
  • Two telescopic poles (optional)
  • Floor mat + Zafu-type cushion or meditation mat + blanket or shawl to cover yourself during seated practices
  • Valid identity card or passport​


Bring a comfortable backpack of 30 to 40 litres for your personal belongings for the day (warm clothes, waterproofs, water, plate and cutlery for your picnic, sunscreen and your identity documents) and please keep a little room to carry a picnic and snacks.


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