Alternative Holidays in the Alps


La Source, Green Adventure Retreats runs unique, great value Active Holidays in the French Alps.
We run a  Family Ski, Yoga and Circus Camp in Chamonix over the February Half Term, a Family Adventure Holidays with Yoga, from a 5* Eco-Lodge in Samoens and we have just launched a summer Budget Adventure Immersion holiday in Chamonix. Our trips are frequently mentioned in The Guardian and Travel Mags, and we have a strong following of people who return year after year.
Founded on principles of community, sustainability, inter-connection, personal growth, and a Joie de Vivre, La Source’s activity holidays are designed to enable you to tune into your own beat and ‘be’! All of our trips are catered and incredible value!
La Source (part of La Source Experience Ltd.) was founded in 2007 by Saskia Anley, an ex-Outward Bound Instructor, Yoga Teacher and Documentary Filmmaker. Saskia, whose philosophy is ‘to provide affordable experiences that promote healthy, conscious living and interconnection’, personally hosts most of the trips.

Trips Dates at a Glance


All of our trips are compliant with the Travel Package Regulations. Money is held in a trust account to cover trip cancellation or insolvency.

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Summer Family Adventure Holiday with Yoga: 25 July – 1 Aug & 1-8 Aug 2016 (£640 per person 4-14 and £735 15+). We stay in a stunning luxury Eco Lodge in Samoens, The Alps. Delicious organic healthy home cooked meals.  Choose to join our group activities such as Rock Climbing, White Water Rafting, Overnight Hike to a Mountain Refuge (an extra €107 for 12 and overs and €89 for under 12′s) or we will help you to custom design your own family activities. The weeks are hosted by Saskia who offers a Yoga Class every morning.

Adventure Immersion, Chamonix   Runs every 4 days from the 23rd July to the 28th August 2016 (£390 per person all inclusive). This budget adventure holiday is a fully inclusive 4 days and 4 nights of pure rustic adventure. UAIGM and qualified guides will take you canyonning, white water rafting, rock climbing and hiking. All meals, accommodation, guiding and lift passes are included. Suitable for anyone over 9 years old. Accommodation is en suite dormitories in an Outdoor Centre in Chamonix.

Half Term 2017 Family Ski Yoga and Circus Camp: Feb 11-18, 2017  (£705 12+/ £575 5+/£435 3-5 years/ £100 for babies – All inclusive except travel) This is the best value and MOST FUN Family Half Term Ski trip available! Staying in an Outdoor Centre – each family has there own en suite dormitory. All meals, children and adult activities and Mont Blanc Unlimited Ski Lift Pass included – Ski Hire is £45 and Lessons are 10% off.  UK based Families can share a mini bus and travel for £85-£100 pp return!!

Details of the following trips will be on-line soon. In the meantime, please email us for more details.

Ski and Yoga Holiday: Feb 18-25, 2017  (£625 12+/ £475 8+) This is the best value February Ski trip available to anyone above 8 years old – solo guests welcome! Staying in an Outdoor Centre in shared dorms (friends, couples and families have their own room), half board, Mont Blanc Unlimited Ski Lift Pass and local travel included. Two minutes walk from the Vallorcine lift and train station.  Ski Hire is £45 and Lessons are 10% off.

Winter Mini Break – Yoga, Sun, Spa, Riding and Surfing. Essaouira, Morocco 17-20 December, 2016, 28-31 January, 2017  £305pp sharing (£100 single supplement)

A great value winter get away… Staying in a beautiful Lodge with a pool, fully catered, 10 minutes from the airport, this 3 day trip will make you feel like you have been away for over a week. Laze by the pool, or explore the best of Moroccan beaches, spas, and markets. Gallop along the beach and catch Atlantic waves… all in communal Sourcey style!

Book ASAP as all of our trips sell out early!

A Bargain Summer Holiday 2016

We are just launching a new trip for the summer of 2016! It will run throughout the peak summer months. It is an ADVENTURE IMMERSION! Hiking, canyonning, white water rafting and rock climbing – guided by UIAGM guides, FULLY CATERED… all for £390 for 4 nights and 5 days. For more info check: out:

We can cater for solo people, families and large groups. We will be posting the details on our website soon but do get in touch if you want to speak to us about it now!

How to avoid extortionate holiday travel costs!

La Source has just come up with a way of avoiding all the extortionate holiday flight, transfer and train costs! The cheapest way to travel to your ski resort is to link  up with 3 or 4 other families and to hire a mini bus. If you are 15-17 people, the total cost of travel will be around £85 per person return each. It is sustainable, communal and fun and we will put you in touch with the other families!