Top 5 Summer Resorts in the Alps

Tue May 24, 2022 by Ellie Riches
SHARE: 
summer alpine resorts, summer mountain holidays, Megeve in the summer

Whether you wish to escape for the peace and quiet of the mountains, discover new adventures and activities, or retreat to a luxury summer chalet with wellness facilities and mountain views, you can be sure the Alps will deliver. With plenty on offer for everyone, it is no surprise that summer holidays in the Alps are growing in popularity year on year. Let us share with you some of our top summer mountain resorts in the Alps to inspire you for your next summer mountain holiday.

Chamonix

summer  alpine resort, Chamonix in the summer, summer Alps holiday, French Alps in the summer

Chamonix in the summer thrives. It’s an adventurer’s paradise and one of the few summer mountain resorts in the Alps that’s more popular in the summer than the winter, for its many summer Alps activities. Along the Chamonix Valley there’s plenty to explore on foot, bike or mountain train, whilst admiring key landmarks such as the Aiguille du Midi, Mer de Glace and of course, Mont Blanc.

For something a little more adrenaline-fuelled, Chamonix is your answer. It’s a haven for mountaineering, climbing, rafting, canyoning, paragliding and more. You can discover more about climbing in Chamonix here. After a day’s adventure, enjoy the buzzing sunny resort centre where cafes, bars and restaurants spill out onto the streets, or relax amongst the peace and quiet in your luxury alpine home for the week.

Zermatt

summer resort in Switzerland, Swiss Alps in the summer, Zermatt in the summer, summer alpine holidays

At the foot of one of the most photographed mountains in the world lies the traditional, picturesque, car-free resort of Zermatt. The green meadows and scenic landscape create the perfect setting for summer mountain holidays filled with adventure. Explore breathtaking heights by cable car up to the highest mountain station in Europe, or lace up your boots and summit challenging peaks, via stunning turquoise lakes, on your own two feet. Mountain biking, e-biking, summer skiing, mountain carting and mountaineering are just a few other alpine activities on offer in the stunning Matterhorn paradise.

Megeve

summer alpine resort, Megeve in the summer, French Alps in the summer, Megeve summer holiday

Old cobbled streets and rustic charm below the famous Mont Blanc are key characteristics of this traditional French summer mountain resort; Megeve is the perfect summer destination for culture, activity and relaxation. Surrounded by spectacular rolling hills, alpine peaks, glassy lakes, enchanting forests and luscious green meadows, there is plenty for everyone to enjoy on their summer mountain holidays.

For the ultimate adventure, take to the skies in helicopter or paragliding tours, reach mountain tops via various hiking and biking trails or canyon down nature’s best waterparks. For a slower, more relaxed approach, enjoy Megeve’s wellness facilities, a round of golf on the Mont d’Arbois golf course or take in the ambience and watch the world go by from one of Megeve’s many alfresco restaurants. It is not hard to see why Megeve in the summer makes it onto our list of the best summer mountain resorts in Europe.

Verbier

Verbier in the summer, summer holidays in Verbier, Verbier summer
Verbier in the summer offers a variety of action/adrenaline packed activities for you to explore. A summer holiday in Verbier might involve soaring the skies by paraglide, or Via Ferrata across rope bridges and ladders, perfect for any adrenaline junkie who dares. For a more sedate experience, there’s alpine hiking with a choice over 400km of walking trails enjoying scenic views. One in particular worth adding to your hiking list, is the 9.5km hike at Lac des Vaux with a scenic lake and a perfect view of Verbier’s mountain range after a long day out.

You might also consider visiting the Verbier bike park which features 19km worth of trails, jumps and more. In the unlikely event it rains, visit Centre Sportif de Verbier where you can go rock climbing, play basketball, tennis, badminton and more. If you wish to take a more relaxed approach on your Verbier summer holiday, visit Bel Air Fine Art where you can see the masterpieces from artists such as Patrick Hughes, Mr. Brainwash and the inevitable Banksy; not forgetting the post-pop-art of Patrick Rubinstein, David Kracov and Hiro-Ando.

Morzine

Morzine in the summer, summer in Morzine, Morzine summer holidays

Exciting things are waiting for you on a summer holiday in Morzine. Whether you pick up a pedestrian pass and head up the mountains to discover Morzine’s wildlife and nature on foot, meander through the tree-lined downhill mountain bike trails or gallop through the mountainous meadows on horseback, it’s up to you. Adventurers can benefit from tandem paragliding, white water rafting or canyoning, the choice is yours.

For a dialled down day, you can enjoy paddle boarding and kayaking on one the many lakes Morzine has to offer. If the rain catches you off-guard, you can enjoy a film at the Cinema Rex in the heart of Morzine, challenge your problem solving skills at the escape room, or unwind with a massage or spa treatment; the opportunities are endless.

We hope you feel inspired to consider one of these summer destinations to explore on your next luxury summer holiday to the Alps. If you are still unsure about which of our top summer mountain resorts are best suited to you, or would like to consider alternative alpine summer resorts, reach out to our Summer Alps Specialists who will be more than happy to guide you based on your criteria. You can give them a call on +44 1202 203659 or send an email.

SHARE: 

Archive

Latest Posts

Top Reasons to Visit Chamonix in Summer Lakes for Summer Swimming in the Alps Summer Activities In Tignes French Alps Summer Holiday Bucket List Best Chalets with a Matterhorn View Luxury Catered Summer Chalets in the Alps A Family Summer In Chamonix Top 5 Summer Resorts in the Alps Summer Restaurants in Megeve Alps Summer Events Calendar 2022 Top 5 Activities for your Chamonix Summer Holiday A Summer Holiday in Les Gets Top 5 Cycling Cols in The Alps Ski and Surf in a Day - Zermatt in the Summer Top 10 Ultimate Summer Chalets 10 of the Best Family Summer Chalets in the Alps The Guide to Vanoise National Park By 10 Adventures Value For Luxury - Summer Holidays In The Alps Top 10 Secluded Chalets - Summer Alpine Retreats Top 10 Luxury Chalets For A Mountain Holiday With A View 5 Reasons for a Summer Seasonal Rental Summer Holidays in Verbier French Alps Summer Holidays Top 10 Summer Chalets in the Alps with Hot Tub Top 5 Reasons to Drive to the Alps Alps Social Distancing Holidays 2020 Dive into our Top Chalets with Outdoor Pool

The Blue Skies Lifestyle Collection