Did we just find mountain bike heaven?

No way, it's snowing! In my garage I am preparing my bike and backpack for our Queyras adventure next week, while a photo from pops up on my phone. Local Rogier is skiing a few nice ...

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What is the top 10 of things to do in Samoëns?

Samoëns is an authentic alpine village located in la Vallée du Giffre also known as Dream Valley. And this valley is a proper outdoor paradise. There are so many things to do; a week is just not enough! Let us give you the top ten of ...

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A Wham Christmas in Samoëns

Since October 30th France has been in a second lockdown, but this 'reconfinement' has been (or at least feels) less strict than the first one in May. There is much more ....

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An update from the mountains

Like most European countries, France has been in lock down since the weekend of March 14-15. Since that date, everyone is expected to stay at home as much as possible. You are only allowed to be out on ...

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Backcountry basecamp touring adventure

Backcountry Basecamp

“Where am I? Have I fallen asleep in a freezer?” I aks myself when I open the hood of my winter sleeping bag and see Mont Blanc bathing in the early morning sunshine. "Is this real, or ...

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Transseventyfour enduro bike trip 9

Trans74 tripreport #2

On Tuesday it's still wet and grey outside and it's hard to leave the cosy hut. We give it a go anyway and five minutes later the clouds start to open up and ...

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enduro riding at le Tour in the Chamonix valley

Trans74 tripreport #1

What about riding the best singletracks of the Haute Savoie in six days, linking up different bikespots with legpower and skilifts and spending the night in remote mountain huts?” I reply to Remko when ...

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Arno and Jessica in "Ik vertrek"

When we started dreaming about a new life abroad, we were inspired by all those couples and families we saw on “Ik vertrek”, a populair TV programm in ...

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Private chef in Samoëns; Dailycieux

Let me tell you a bit more about my journey how I became a private chef in Samoëns; organising you a restaurant-quality meal in the ...

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Reflections on the Bucket Project

For me, it was about being in a place, both outside and within, of contentment, but also a very personal feeling that we had come to the end, for now, of our ...

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Mountain biking in Samoëns

Are you considering a mountain bike holiday in the French Alps, close to Geneva? Than Samoëns will be the right choice ...

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Arno, a snowshoe guide in Samoëns

Previously I lived in the urban jungle of Rotterdam. For years I dreamed of escaping the daily rat race to live in the mountains closer to nature. In that time I started ...

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