Following the launch of Alps in Luxury in 2017, the website has gone from strength to strength and we continue to offer some of the best luxury chalets available in the summer season. Over the last couple of months, as the ski season drew to a close, we added to the website three new resorts in the Alps for summer and with them, a number of great luxury chalets as well. So where are they and what can you expect from these alpine resorts?
Widely regarded in skiing circles as one of the best ski resorts in the Alps, St Anton is also a great destination for a summer holiday in the Alps. There are an abundance of activities to enjoy as well as incredible scenery.
The main high street is pedestrianised and there are some great restaurants and eateries to enjoy.
The running and cycling disciplines of the legendary mountain triathlon. The triathlon consists of a 38 km mountain bike race, a half marathon in July and the cult ski race “Weißer Rausch” (The White Thrill) in April.
4 local hoteliers join forces with unforgettable gastronomic delights combined with art created by artisans from near and far.
The returning of the local cattle from the mountains to their winter resting spots.
Chalet Narnia is a lovely large chalet perfect for large groups or for a couple of families. The chalet has a nice enclosed garden area and an outdoor hot tub. It is also very reasonably priced at just €2,500 EUR per week on a self-catered basis.
Part of the Portes du Soleil region that covers both Switzerland and France, Chatel is the lesser well known neighbour of Morzine and Les Gets. The Portes du Soleil translates into English as “Doors of the Sun” and that is precisely why this area is growing in popularity as a summer holiday destination.
This amazing resort has a great range of activities to enjoy during the summer months as well as some amazing chalets at very reasonable prices.
A major international mountain biking event covering the full Portes du Soleil. Over 80km of marked routes head between the many resorts with pit stops along the way to try out local specialities.
A local festival where shepherds and their animals gather with craftmen, musicians and folk bands to showcase local traditions. Enjoy games and watch cheese-making demonstrations.
A demonstration of classic vehicles on closed routes in and around Chatel. Many cars are invited by vintage racing Peugeots so you can expect cars by the French marque to be the main participants.
Grange Au Merle is a beautiful, traditional, alpine farm building that has been lovingly renovated to create a gem of a luxury chalet. The high ceilings and large windows let in an abundance of light which showcase the views over the resorts and the rolling mountains beyond.
Outside is a hot tub with great views. The chalet can sleep up to 15 people and is available on a self-catered basis from just €1,500 per week. That works out at a crazy €100 per person!!
Alpe d’Huez is as well known to cyclists as it is to skiers and for that reason it is one of the most popular summer resorts in the Alps. The infamous 21 hairpin bends up to Alpe d’Huez are a huge draw for cyclists who want to push themselves to the limit.
The resorts has a great range of activities to enjoy and is widely regarded as one of the most extreme summer resorts in the Alps with regular sporting events going on throughout the summer months.
Thousands of mountain bikers take the departure from the famous “Pic Blanc” come rain or shine. There’s a group start at 3,330m on the glacier and the finish line is in Allemont, 2,600m down. This makes the race the longest and craziest downhill mountain bike race in the world!
The world’s most famous road cycling tour descends onto the twisting inclines on the road up to Alpe d’Huez. Watch as famous cyclists all fight for the coveted honour of winning one of the Tour de France’s most well known stages.
A gruelling triathlon in and around Alpe d’Huez. Swim the calm and clear waters of the Lac du Verney, ascend the 21 bends up to Alpe d’Huez and a run in the shadow of the green and snowy peaks overlooking the resort.
Chalet La Chapelle is a large chalet offering spacious accommodation for up to 14 people. The chalet is offered on a half board basis but can also be available on a self-catered or bed and breakfast basis on request.
The Chalet has a wellness suite with an indoor hot tub and a sauna, the ideal places to soothe those aching muscles after a day in the saddle.
Prices are from just £4,500 for exclusive use on a half board basis.
With an good collection of local events, some great chalets and amazing weather with crisp mountain air to enjoy, it is easy to see why we are so passionate about the summer months in the Alps. These additional resorts take the number of resorts that we offer to 21 at the time of writing. We continue to add properties and resorts so make sure you keep checking our website, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram. This is where we regularly release posts showing the new properties as well as other great Alps related information and photographs.
The Alps is a fantastic place to visit in the summer months. Give us a call and we can tell you all about what the area has to offer. You can get in touch with us by calling +44 (0) 1202 203 659 or alternatively send us an email.