Here are the testimonials of two participants in our introduction to hut to hut hiking that took place on October 14-15, 2023. Participants were originally from Mexico, France, Jordan, Guinea, Morocco, China and Burundi. It was a first experience of its kind for everyone. Congratulations to all!
My name is Oscar, and I want to talk about my first hiking experience and how Plein Air Interculturel helped me in this adventure. It’s challenging to be in another country where you don’t know the people, the customs, or even what you can do to relax or have fun. Suddenly, one day, an invitation falls from the sky to meet other people and experience a new activity.
We were a total of 11, all different in terms of ages, tastes, origins, fears, and languages. It was incredible to fit together like pieces of a puzzle in which we coexisted in an atmosphere of camaraderie and cooperation. Finding ourselves in the midst of nature, without running water, electricity, and no amenities like a bathroom or a bed, you learn to appreciate everything you have in your daily life. Faced with such a situation, we all contributed to make our small and ephemeral community work, which would last only a weekend but would remain forever in our memories.
I am infinitely grateful for this opportunity, something that I would definitely repeat. Thank you!
- Oscar, a participant from Mexico
If you want to get out of your comfort zone, discover new landscapes and learn more about how to organize a hike in a rustic cabin, you’ve come to the right place! Adrienne and Robin will give you all the keys you need to make your stay a success. From organising your pack and food preparation to hiking and compass use, they’ve got you covered! This weekend was a real breath of fresh air, full of discoveries and laughter, with the icing on the cake: cultural diversity among the participants, allowing us to practice French and English and discover other cultures. Many thanks!
– Laurine, a participant from France