Mountain biking from Les Saisies

Family Cycling Holidays in the Alps

Exploring the trails in and around Les Saisies

You don't have to pedal up a mountain to enjoy real mountain-biking, as we discovered at one of the French Alps' most popular activity centres.

Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, French Alps

Ascent to the Aiguille du Midi

Chamonix Mont-Blanc

Riding the world's greatest cable-car, from Chamonix up to the Aiguille du Midi.

Passengers alight at the Nid d'Aigle, Tramway du Mont Blanc

Ride the Tramway du Mont Blanc

Ride the spectacular tramway

The legendary Tramway du Mont-Blanc, Le Fayet and Saint Gervais to the Nid d'Aigle.

Couple enjoy forest walk at Les Saisies

Top 10 Summer Activities

Enjoying everything the mountains offer

10 of the best summer activities and things to do in the mountains.

cyclist Route du Parpaillon

Cycling the Col du Parpaillon

The lost Alpine route in the Vallée de l'Ubaye

Once a key route for military supplies, the Route du Parpaillon is popular for walkers and cyclists and offers stunning mountain scenery.

CGH Hameau Pierre Blanche, Les Houches

Summer Holidays in the Mountains

Take a fresh look at altitude holidays

Increasing numbers of visitors are discovering that summer at high-altitude offers so much more than two weeks lazing on a beach.