Gourmet hikes: wild plants picking and cooking (Vallorcine)

Duration : 2 days

France, Northern Alps

Level : intermediate

from 232 € / p. from 2 to 15 persons

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For this weekend, I propose you to discover edible plants. Come and taste the pleasure of preparing and savouring wild plants in Vallorcine, a magical place located in Haute-Savoie.

Nature is generous. She offers us immense possibilities to vary our menus, to refine our palate to new flavours, to be more sensitive to what she gives us.

I a waiting for you for some good time spent together, greedy and instructive for all, young and old.


D1 (Saturday):
Meeting at 10am at the train station of Le Buet near Vallorcine. The train from Chamonix or from Martigny and Switzerland stops there.
After check-in in the beautiful chalet in Vallorcine and a welcome tea we will leave for 2 hours of hiking ("easy" level) and picking, enjoying beautiful panoramas . Along the way, I will show you how to recognize the plants that we can eat and we will harvest some of them to prepare a small picnic 100% natural and savoyard!
Notice to the greedy people, the walk does not stop there! Indeed, we will also visit a nearby farm to learn more about the steps of local cheese making.
Finally, we will return to the chalet and will be able to prepare and taste a dinner made with the plants we have picked, as well as cheeses, traditional recipes from the Savoyard countries of the farm.

D2 (Sunday):
We enjoy homemade bread and jam for breakfast. Then we go up to Loriaz Chalet which is beautifully situated above the tree line. We pass through different areas and the higher we climb, the more we can find and identify different plants. Today we will have lunch at Loriaz Chalet to taste the local specialities. Then we will go down another path to go back down into the valley.
At 4pm we end the weekend at the train station of Le Buet.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • Full board accomodation at the chalet.
  • Lunch at the Loriaz mountain chalet.
  • A guide of edible plants.

The price does not include

  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • In a beautiful renovated typical chalet near the forest and in the mountains.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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