On the Champoussin Prairie

Champoussin

18 October 20 October
From CHF 480.-
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Explore the rolling alpine prairies of Champoussin, enjoy delicious local specialities, learn about cheese making, and make a sweet treat with wild plants you harvest yourself!

Your visit to Champoussin will begin in the late afternoon (5:30 pm). After checking in at the Auberge Chez Gaby1670, you’ll tuck into a delicious cheese and mountain herbs fondue.

After a good night’s sleep in the cosy Auberge, you’ll start your day right with a copious Region Dents du Midi breakfast, complete with a mouthwatering piece of our famous ‘Salée de la Vallée’, a cinnamon sugar pie that, paradoxically, translates as salty. After breakfast, you’ll meet up with your guide for a hike to the La Chaux alpine pasture, where you’ll learn about – and pick – local herbs. Some of your pickings will be going right onto your plate for lunch!

In the afternoon, you’ll hike back to Champoussin, accompanied by your guide. There, at Gaby’s Farm, you can see the goats being milked and then enjoy a tasting of some of the farm’s products with a glass of wine.

When you’re done, you’ll return to the Auberge and finish off the day by learning to make goat milk yogurt with fresh herbs before sitting down to dinner.

The following day, you’ll head back to Gaby’s Farm for breakfast, followed by a cheese-making demonstration. The rest of the morning provides just enough free time to visit the farm’s small museum on alpine life in the old days. After a delicious lunch on site, you return to the Auberge for a cooking master class – nougat with goat cheese, the mountain herbs you picked the day before, and dried fruit.

We’ll wrap up the stay at the end of the afternoon, around 5:00 pm, and you can return home by public transportation or by car with memories to last a lifetime

(The activities will be in French.)

Validity dates

From 18/10 to 20/10/2022 at 5.30 pm.

Accessibility

Prestations

Services
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast

Prices

Adult: from 480 CHF (from 16 years old).
4 participants minimum.

The price includes

  • Welcome drink and evening meal at Auberge chez Gaby 1670
  • 1st night accommodation at Auberge chez Gaby 1670, with a Region Dents du Midi breakfast.
  • Guided hike to the Alpage de la Chaux (round trip)
  • Plant hunting and gathering activity
  • Lunch prepared as a group
  • Activity at Gaby's Farm - watching the goat milking
  • Farm products tasting with a glass of wine
  • Evening meal at Auberge chez Gaby 1670
  • Goat milk yogurt-making activity
  • 2nd night accommodation at the Auberge chez Gaby 1670
  • Region Dents du Midi breakfast served at Gaby's Farm
  • Cheese-making demonstration
  • Lunch at Gaby's Farm
  • Sweet treat master class with wild plants
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

The price excludes

  • Travel between your home and Champoussin
  • Drinks
  • Any additional expenses or purchases
  • Travel insurance (cancellation and assistance)

Payment methods

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash

Place

Plan to arrive in the late afternoon (17:30) at the Auberge Chez Gaby 1670 in Champoussin, your host for the stay.

Location

Chez Gaby 1670Route de ChampoussinCH - 1873Champoussin
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