Summer holidays in the mountains mean lots of activities, wonderful accommodation at a reasonable price and a really friendly welcome, not to mention the amazing scenery. Here are five activities to help you enjoy the French Alps with ideas for family activities, outings and scenic touring.
An exhilarating walk from Châtel in the Portes du Soleil, French Alps. After taking in the views from Morclan and the Col de Folière close to the Swiss border, set off down the valley for lunch at the Chalet de Barbossine, a summer dairy farm producing AOC Abondance cheese.
This is a beautiful walk that will suit the whole family. Gaze in awe at glaciers, observe wildlflowers and picnic beside a clear mountain stream. Finally, take some time to enjoy the remote, protected hamlet of Le Monal.
Springtime in the mountains and the ski slopes beckon those who want to make the most of the snow before it melts. But beginners can benefit from learning to ski in the spring and we’re going to tell you why.
Conceived and designed to blend into the landscape, Flaine was a pioneer on many fronts including sustainable development. 50 years after its creation, it continues to initiate innovative measures to minimize its impact on the environment.
More than 30 ski resorts and partners in the French Alps are taking part in the 2018 Skiing into Spring initiative, now in its’ fourth year. After record beating snowfalls in December and January, it looks like this year, late season skiing will be everything skiers hope for.
The French operator Club Med pretty much pioneered the truly all-inclusive holiday. Fast-forward sixty years the company has reinvented its all-inclusive concept.
Flying into Geneva airport and wondering where to ski? We list the best resorts and ski areas to consider for great skiing and short transfer time.