‘Which resort for which summer mountain sport?’ With so many alternative holiday ideas, it is hard to know where to choose. Read on to find out the things to do in the Alps and some of the best places to stay when there is no snow! Our Alps In Luxury portfolio has just the collection of summer mountain accommodation you will need to make your activity adventure holiday even more memorable!
Biking in the Alps is hugely popular; not only from followers of the Tour de France, but many avid peddlers! From road biking on winding, scenic alpine roads to getting bumpy and muddy on mountain bike trails, you simply can’t beat the Alps for a biking holiday.
Morzine is a perfect resort for this sport, connecting you to a large number of alpine cycling routes. Many people choose a mountain biking holiday in Morzine for its large network of varying ability trails. With over 600km of mountain bike trails For those wanting to step it up a notch, neighbouring resort Les Gets has a
You will want to be able to come back from a day on the saddle to luxury Morzine chalet like Chalet 46°. It is situated ideally below the cycling and walking trails of the Pleney – perfectly located for the adventurous members of your group. The outdoor dining area with barbecue, pizza oven and bar will be waiting for you to cook up a well-earned feast after a day on your bikes….not to mention the hot tub to soak away any aches and pains!
Marathon running in the Alps might sound crazy to some, but for fittest of the fit, it’s simply a check on their marathon bucket list. If marathon running is a hobby or passion, then you will be sure to enjoy marathon running in the Alps with the incredible scenic trails to truly test your endurance and stamina.
Trail running in Gstaad is a popular mountain activity with some fantastic routes for the avid trail runners amongst you. For the ultimate challenge, take on the hardest marathon in Switzerland, the Glacier 3,000 Run and Marathon. It’s a very special athletic challenge, climbing 2,015m in total and passing though authentic Swiss villages, stunning mountain landscapes and harsh glacier conditions. For those up for the challenge you will no doubt deserve a bit of luxury after all that training!
For those up for the challenge you will no doubt deserve a bit of luxury after all that training! Try putting your feet up at Chalet Lottie with its cosy open plan living room or watching your favourite movie in the private cinema room. Alternatively, relax outside in the sunny garden or in the cedar wood hot tub – with stunning mountain views of course! If you’re not ready to relax, for those who have the energy to keep on going, you continue your training in the chalet’s gym…if you really want!
Hiking in the Alps is one of the most popular activities on a summer holiday in the mountains. Reaching heights by foot gives you gratifying achievement that you can’t source anywhere else. Your journey up the mountain can be enjoyed by taking in the stunning mountain views, admiring the nature that surrounds and maybe even spotting curious wildlife on your way!
Zermatt is renowned for its hiking in the summer months, with a 400 kilometre hiking trail network of varying routes for all abilities. Whether you are a family looking for a leisurely hike, or a keen walking group looking for a challenge, you can count on Zermatt delivering. Beneath the Matterhorn Zermatt is a walkers paradise and a destination worth adding to your list for mountain walking holidays.
Chalet Pollux is walking distance to the Matterhorn Express lift station for access to Zermatt’s hiking trails. The tunnel and elevator taking you up to the chalet bring you high above the village with spectacular mountain views. The chalet is also one of our dog friendly properties, so you can bring along your companion to enjoy the hikes and Marmotte spotting!
Quite the alternative holiday idea, white water rafting is a ‘must try!’ From May to September, the mountain rivers flow intensely allowing you to experience this super adrenaline rush!
White water rafting in Chamonix is possible from 3 rivers nearby. The Arve River, that cuts through the centre of Chamonix, is an easy rafting route but has a powerful flow fed by the Mont Blanc Gaciers. Stepping it up a notch you can enjoy a Chamonix white water experience on the Dora Baltea, which in May and June, is the most powerful river in the Alps. If that’s too much then stick to July to September for more moderate flow and warmer water temperatures.
After a fun filled day out with your family or friends on the exhilarating rapids, Chalet Rytola will be just the place to retreat to. Only a few minutes walk to the town of Chamonix and the nearest lift, you’ll be back relaxing in the hot tub with spectacular mountain views in no time. When you are not flying down the river, you can delight in the chalet’s many facilities including an outdoor hot tub, garden area and TV snug.
Are you brave enough to try canyoning in the Alps? For the thrill seeking water lovers, this one is for you. Of course it isn’t all for the adrenaline junkies as many canyoning routes in the Alps allow for different routes to be taken, depending on your preference and ability. Nonetheless, you’ll be clambering over rocks and jumping into pools amongst some of the best natural waterparks in the world.
You can explore the natural gorges of the Lech valley with beautiful waterfalls and deep pools of water to swim across. Slide, jump and abseil the terrain with your experienced canyoning guides – it will be a day you’ll remember!
Sleeping up to 8 people, Nidus Penthouse is an elegant and homely apartment for you to stay and relax after the thrill of your canyoning adventure. Celebrate your achievement by socialising with your friends or family around the fireplace, or head to the sauna to warm up the bones!
There is no better destination for a climbing holiday than the Alps. For keen climbers there are many rock faces in the Alps on their climbing bucket list, and for those just wanting to get started, the Alps have many climbing routes suited to all abilities.
The mountains of Verbier attract climbers from all over the world where seasoned climbers can tackle new routes and beginners can hone their skills on the outdoor climbing walls. There are prestigious climbing routes, accessible rock faces and boulders for all climbing abilities.
If you are looking for a luxury summer chalet in Verbier for your group’s climbing trip to the Alps, then look no further than Chalet Nyumba. With its cosy living area, breathtaking views and wellness facilities including hammam, steam room, jacuzzi and plunge pool, there is little left to be desired after putting your body to the test on some of the best climbing routes in the Alps. All rooms are cosy and luxurious and there is a charming bunk room which the kids will love!
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