Gorgeous hiking. Refreshing dips. With a fun and friendly group of gay men. Join our 4-day gay ‘Hike & Dip’ retreats every May & October.


May 5 - 12, 2024

Oct 1 - 6, 2024


Greg & Alex will be your guides and picnic-makers for the week. 


From €678

per person all-in


With some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes in France and Europe - the Languedoc region was made for walking. And skinny-dipping. So we’ve put together 4 walks that combine gorgeous but very different scenery - with the opportunity to swim at the end. We’ll be visiting the gorgeous river canyon at Cirque de Navacelles, the Mars-like lanscapes of Lake Salagou, the cliff-tops overlooking the Medterranean at Leucate with the beach at La Franqui and the beautiful Héric mountain gorge with its many rock pools filled with crystal-clear water.


Each of the walks will last about 2-4 hours, and we’ll be providing you with a delicious picnic for each one. There will be time after each outing to chill by the pool, have a bubble in our jacuzzi or explore the surrounding area. And we’ll be cooking up a tasty group dinner on the first night to kick start the fun, and hosting a drinks party on the Saturday evening. 

PRICES : from €678 per person all-in
(Depending on the type of suite you choose)

This includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • First night 3-course dinner with canapés, bubbly and wine
  • Last night drinks party
  • 4 guided walks - with picnic, soft drinks and water
  • Group breakfast each morning

Non-participating partners are welcome, and will be charged just for their stay in the suite.

Arrive 1 or 2 days before the retreat and/or leave 1 or 2 days after the retreat - and get 50% off those extra nights!



Group dinner 


Group breakfast
A walk up the beautiful Gorges d’Héric with its many rock pools filled with crystal-clear mountain water. We’ll walk to the top and then on the way down, stop for a dip in one of the pools and a sunbathe on the rocks. On the way back we could stop at the nearby village of Roquebrun (officially one of the most beautiful village in France) on the river Orb for a coffee. 


Group breakfast
A loop walk up and around the stunning Cirque de Navacelle - an ‘oxbow lake’ formed by the River Vis - with views down the magnificent river canyon. We’ll jump into the river and its rock pools at the end to freshen up and then have a drink in the pretty hamlet at the foot of the Cirque.


Group breakfast
Walk 3: SEA:
We head down the coast to the beautiful Leucate peninsula, where we’ll walk along spectacular cliffs that look out across the Mediterranean and enjoy the view during our picnic lunch. We’ll then walk down to the pretty village of La Franqui (a local centre for wind surfing) where we can have a drink in a café and a swim at the beach. 


Group breakfast
Walk 4: LAKE:
Our last walk takes us to the strange and beautiful shores of Lake Salagou - with its dark red earth and exotic plants. We’ll be climbing up the martian landscapes to enjoy the spectacular views of the lake, and then head down to the shore where we can strip off and jump into the cool waters. On the way home, we’ll stop off at our favourite café-bar - ‘Amy's Wine Bar’ in Neffiès - where you can enjoy some of their superb wines or a good cup of coffee. 

Evening wine & canapés


Group breakfast


Email Alex Charles at: [email protected]

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