Summer in the Alps - Mountain Activity Holiday Ideas

Fri December 21, 2018 by Anna Warlow

Alps summer holidays

‘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 Morzine, France

Bike riding is a hugely popular sport in the Alps, not only from followers of the Tour de France, but many an avid peddler! Morzine is a perfect resort for this sport, connecting you to a large number of alpine cycling routes.

You will want to be able to come back from a day on the saddle to 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!

Chalet 46°, Morzine


Marathon Running in Gstaad, Switzerland

Glacier 3,000 Run and Marathon takes place in Gstaad, Switzerland. For those up for the challenge you will no doubt deserve a bit of luxury after all that training!

Try putting your feet up in Chalet Lottie with its private cinema room and outdoor hot tub. You can even keep up your post training in the chalet’s gym…if you really want!

Chalet Lottie, Gstaad


Mountain Hiking in Zermatt, Switzerland

Renowned for its hiking in the summer months, with a 400 kilometre hiking trail network, Zermatt is famous for its mountain walking holidays.

Chalet Pollux is walking distance to the Matterhorn Express lift station for access to the resorts’ 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!

Summer things to do in the alps


White Water Rafting Holidays in Chamonix, France

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!

After a fun filled day out with your family or friends on the exhilarating rapids Chalet Sanaz will be just the place to come back to. Only a few minutes drive to the town of Chamonix and the nearest lift. It is ideally located in the centre of the valley with Brevent, Flegere, Savoy and Les Planards a short drive away. When you are not flying down the river, you can delight in the chalet’s many facilities including an outdoor jacuzzi, cinema room and large terrace.

Alternative Holiday Ideas


Canyoning in Lech, Austria

Are you brave enough to try canyoning in Lech? It is one of the many things to do in the Alps. You can explore the natural gorges of the Lech valley with their beautiful waterfalls and deep pools of water to swim across. Slide, jump and abseil the terrain with your experienced canyoning guides.

Sleeping up to 8 people, Balegia 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 fire place.

Alternative holiday ideas


Climbing Holidays in Verbier, Switzerland

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 place to stay for your group climbing trip to the Alps, then look no further than Chalet Nyumba, with its cosy living area, breathtaking views, wellness facilities including hammam, steam room, jacuzzi and plunge pool. All rooms are cosy and luxurious and there is a charming bunk room which your kids will love!

alps summer holidays

Are you looking for alternative holiday ideas in the Alps or looking for accommodation for your Alps summer holiday? Send us an email or give us a call on +44 (0)1202 203659 to find the perfect Alps summer chalet accommodation for your stay.


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