Have you ever thought about taking your family on an adventure? It doesn't have to mean leaving everything behind, buying a sailboat and setting off on a 12m² circumnavigation. Even if it sounds like a dream, there are other, much easier ways to take your tribe on an adventure. Starting with a hike and a first bivouac can be a good first step to ensuring that your whole family enjoys this kind of activity in the great outdoors.
Here are all the reasons why you should take your family on a trek:
With the family and away from the crowds
Take your family to a crowded tourist destination? Have them stay in a hotel? Visit all the places shared by herds of other tourists?
Well, it's the same story every year. Your kids get bored with the same old ideas of holidays, so you should give them a different experience this year. A holiday they'll remember. A holiday where they can learn, grow and experience the great outdoors!
And what better idea than to take them on an excursion to the Alps? The views are magnificent and you'll be alone in the world with your family.
Disconnect to reconnect
In the digital age, everyone is glued to their smartphones, even on holiday, which defeats the purpose of getting together, so it's time to disconnect.
When you're out in nature, several hundred metres above sea level, disconnected from the social world, you'll have plenty of time to listen to your children's stories.
Family outings: one tribe
Put up a tent together. Gather wood for the campfire. Birdwatching with the kids. Slide in the snow.
Jam sessions around the campfire, stargazing at night, bivouacking. Nothing compares to the great feeling of being out in nature as a family.
Having a family Whatsapp group isn't the best approach to bringing your family together. Hiking will!
Trekking creates a sense of care and concern among trekking companions. Setting up camp together and sharing food and resources creates a bond between group members. They begin to look out for each other during the difficult phases of the trek. They also help each other to overcome their fears and push their limits.
If hiking can forge friendships between strangers, imagine how it can bring your family closer together.
Hiking, a healthy way to spend your holidays
A study suggests that spending time in nature rather than in a man-made environment has positive effects on human health. It reduces stress, boosts mood and improves cognitive performance.
What's more, spending time in nature develops your children's sense of exploration and makes them better able to assess and manage risks.
hiking with the family: learning for young and old alike
Teach your children to be grateful;
Camping in the mountains among a variety of flora and fauna will teach your children to be grateful to Nature. Far from luxuries, the minimalist mountain lifestyle will teach them the importance of nature conservation and a sense of symbiosis. Let them understand the value of adventure and nature.
Local travel for our environment
We're lucky enough to have access to some splendid mountains just a stone's throw from where we live: the Alps. Why go further afield, take a plane and pay exorbitant sums when you can enjoy extraordinary experiences in the wilderness of our hinterland? Not only will a bivouac trekking trip provide you and your family with an unforgettable experience, but it's also a great value for money. limiting your impact on the environment.
In short, going on a family adventure means offering your family a time of sharing and disconnection, during which you can take time for each member of your tribe.