Gina from Reach 4 The Alps gives us the lowdown on alpine summer stays:
The Alps are arguably even more beautiful in the summer with lush green meadows and turquoise blue lakes sitting below the snowy white peaks.
Apart from the scenery what a lot of people don’t realise is just how much there is to do in the Alps in the summer.
Morzine, Les Gets & Chatel in the Portes Du Soleil have some of the best mountain biking tracks in Europe with 650 kilometers of marked itineraries from easy winding tracks along the river or through the forest to steep and very technically demanding single tracks. 24 of the ski lifts are specially adapted to carry you and your mountain bike.
If mountain biking isn’t your thing what about road biking? The Alps host some of the toughest mountain stages in the Tour De France, come and test your strength and ride some of these famous “cols” or mountain passes.
But there is so much more than just biking
Other activities include paragliding, canyoning, rock climbing ,via ferratta, golf, white water rafting and then more gentle activities such as swimming in the outdoor pools and the swimming lakes, having a game of tennis, sampling the local cheese and wines and relaxing in the sun enjoying the scenery.
The Alps offer excellent value and no crowds, you won’t need to fight for your space to get your beach towel down beside the local lake! Accommodation is also extremely good value as there are so many ski chalets and apartments that are fully booked in winter but come at really good prices in the summer!
The Portes du Soleil Multi Pass
In The Portes Du Soleil the Multi Pass scheme offers amazing value. Perfect for individuals, couples, families and groups. The Multi Pass is similar to a winter ski pass and gives guests access to 2 lakes, 25 chairlifts and telecabines for walkers , 9 tennis courts, in resort buses and trains, 2 ice rinks & 5 tourist attractions all for only €2 a day or just €8 for 6 days.
This means you can go for a hike in the morning, swim in the afternoon and then have a game of tennis in the afternoon all for only €2 or less!! This is only available to guests staying with hotels/chalet companies who have paid to join the scheme such as Reach4thealps chalets, Cairn Lodge, Claire Vallee in Morzine and Chalets Alouette & Martinet in Les Gets.
If you fancy being truly looked after why not opt for a fully catered Multi Activity holiday, one of our partners in Morzine offer a week stay fully catered, return transfers from Geneva, a 6 day multi pass PLUS 4 activities (canyoning, ½ day mountain biking, high ropes course & white water rafting) for only €750 pp, staying at the gorgeous Brown Bear Lodge.
Reach 4 the Alps also offer dedicated triathlon training breaks in the Portes du Soleil - more details at Tri4theAlps