BIKING

We cycled all over the world and travelled with our tandem to South Africa, Mongolia and throughout the Spanish Pyrenees. Kristof participated in several different mountain bike races in the Dolomites, in Israel, and of course, in Belgium! He has traversed Morocco several times by bike. Griet biked from Brussels to the North Cape in 2007.

The landscapes here in the central massif have so much to offer, with quiet roads and little traffic, today we enjoy pedaling here around.

Would you like to discover the region by bike? We have 6 e-bikes from the French brand Moustache available for hire. Prices 40€/half a day, 60€/day with a reduction of 15% for our guests. If you want to bring your own bike along, a cycle storage and workshop is available.

We can recommend different cycling routes that have been mapped out for you.

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Kristof had a bike shop for more than 20 years. With this experience we guarantee you well maintained quality bikes.

FOREST-BATHING

We believe time spent immersed in nature is good for us. We know the importance of natural world to human health.

The trend of Japanese practice Shinrin-Yoku, means bathing in a forest atmosphere. It is a practice of slowing down in a natural environment and consciously connecting with what’s around you, using actively your 5 senses. Exploring sights and sounds of the forest, feel its textures and smell its aromas. On top of the health benefits, the forest bath offers you a relaxed and recharged feeling. If you’re interested to experience a forest bath during your stay, please contact Griet.

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Griet is Forest Bathing guide, certified by “Forest Therapy hub”.

bain forêt Aveyron Thérondels
Aveyron Thérondels bain forêt

WELLNESS

Would you like to enjoy an individual stretching session, a Pilates class or a neuromyofascial tissue resilience?

Annabel, qualified sport coach offers different physical classes. The course can be organized in our guesthouse, outside or in Annabel’s class room.

Course in French only! You can book a course through us or with Annabel by email: annabelelzamarie@outlook.com

 
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To work on fitness, we provide an indoor bike, a yoga mat with gym ball and a FeetUp trainer.

Annabel éducatrice sportive diplômée état
Annabel éducatrice sportive diplômée état

THE GARDEN

Our garden is essential to us. A garden that grows and blooms, where we can work in, take care for growing vegetables, herbs and flowers. We experience and try to find the right combinations of sunlight, water, fertile soil, mulching and companion plants. A place where we can observe the wildlife and follow the season closely.

Our guests have free access to the garden; to unwind in on a summer’s day, to read a book, to stretch and do some yoga, to dream away, simply to enjoy nature and the quiet surrounding. Or why not, sowing or harvesting vegetables and picking small fruit.

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Our method of gardening and designing our garden is inspired on the principles of permaculture.

WOOD-FIRE OVEN

Baking our own bread is satisfying. We’re proud that we saved the outdoor bread oven from our home and spent time rebuilding it back to its glory. Outdoor bread making is part of the heritage and tradition in this region. We continue this tradition by baking our bread in the old fashioned way: we take the time to refresh our sourdough starter, to prepare the dough, to fold it and let it rise overnight. We prepare the wood fire in the oven well in advance, to ensure to get the optimal temperature. After the baking, it’s a pleasure taking the delicious smelling and crusty breads out of the oven.

Baking bread in the outdoor oven is an opportunity to bring people together; friends, guests and neighbours. It’s a lively and dynamic place of exchange. We will organise some workshops and baking sessions on regular base.

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A fouace is a typical bread of the Aveyron, slightly sweet and buttery, flavored with orange blossom water, baked and served for any family gathering.

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