Walking, mountain-biking and more
Today more people than ever before are heading to the mountain areas of France for summer holidays. At altitude things are cooler, cleaner and more natural – perfect, in fact, for a whole range of activities from walking and mountain-biking to via ferrata and hang-gliding. The recent revolution in on-mountain accommodation means that you can now expect real quality and comfort, too.
Chamonix is the perfect solution for friends.
No matter what time of year you are planning your getaway, when it comes to catering for larger groups with different tastes and expectations, Chamonix certainly ticks every box.
One of the most popular water sports in the mountains, canyoning attracts more and more people in search of splashing adrenaline.
Specialist activity company Undiscovered Mountains introduces the exhilerating and increasingly popular sport of canyoning. People of all ages can take part in summer or winter with a knowledgeable local guide.
An historic sport growing in popularity
In France via ferrata have become very popular with those in search of sporting activity, and there are via ferrata to suit all tastes and aspirations.
Hike through the heart of the Alps
A walking tour of the Beaufortain, a route in an area known as Little Switzerland for it's remarkable scenery.
High-altitude walking tour in the Vanoise National Park
Mark Tennent from Simply Savoie describes a walking tour of the Vanoise National Park, a route sometimes known as the Tour des Glaciers de la Vanoise.
Exploring the trails and villages in the Beaufortain
The Beaufortain is perfect for relaxed Alpine walking holidays with gentle trails over pasture and through forest with stunning scenery all around.