The mountain is accessible by foot, by mountain bike, by horse, by donkey and by cable car, and as you would expect, the views are tremendous. It has a beautifully preserved medieval centre with narrow cobbled streets, tastefully restored buildings, fountains, a pretty church, horse-drawn sleighs, and a market on Friday mornings.
There are lots of smart clothing, jewellery, food, antique and gift shops in Megeve. Or you could pamper yourself instead at the various beauty centres offer reflexology for face and body, Thalassotherapy treatments, facials, massages and body scrubs. There is a sports centre with ice rink, swimming pools, climbing wall and gym, plenty of marked paths for walkers and cyclists surround the area, an adventure park, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding and much more. Golfers can enjoy the diversity of 3 golf courses in the surrounding area, a 5 hole training course with driving range and putting green, and an open air driving range with instructors available.
Throughout the summer there are various traditional shows, festivals and exhibitions to entertain visitors and locals alike in Megeve.
Framed by the Massif du Mont Blanc and the Chaine des Aravais mountains, Megève is accessed from Sallanches (13 km – motorway exit and TGV train).
Places of interest in Megeve
· Haut Val d’Arly Museum: Over 600 exhibits showing the history of winter sports and the life, customs and crafts of the village people.
· Medieval Megève: Very pretty area, 13th century church with bronze dome, priory and tower, cobbled alleys and stone bridges.
· The Calvary trail: a former place of pilgrimage and a replica of the Way of the Cross, in Jerusalem. It ascends the heights of the village, dotted with chapels and oratories retracing the scenes of the passion of Christ, and offering an outstanding panoramic view over Megève and its surrounding area
Top summer activities to experience in Megeve
Please note Peak Retreats do not book any activities and most activities are payable. For more information about pricing and availability, please contact the Megeve Tourist Office on 0033 450 21 27 28 or visit www.megeve.com
Megeve Mountain Biking
Over 300 km of paths and trails, backed up by a vast network of ski lifts, this activity reveals itself, in turn, to be relaxing, fun or even extreme.
Setting out from the village and reaching the heights of Megève, the itineraries adapt to everyone.
Family rides on the flat or more gentle slopes, steep altitude paths or downhill pistes, the Gateway to Mont-Blanc (Portes de Mont-Blanc) Mountain Biking Area has
a special place in the hearts of all mountain bikers, labelled by the French Cycle-Touring Federation.
You can prepare your next ride on www.megeve-gps.com by downloading the itineraries onto your smartphone or GPS.
Freedom, easy to use, variety and of course, the Megeve Pass has many advantages.
Access to cultural and sports activities: summer sledding (5 passages, excluding nocturnal), aquatic centre, ice rink (skate hire included), table tennis, mini-golf, media library (excluding loans of books etc…), ski lifts and the Meg-Bus.
Megeve Summer Sledging
Activity included in the Megève Pass (number of passages limited, except nocturnal).
Open July and August.
Megeve Pedestrian hikes
Mountain guides office
Themed hikes: fauna, flora, animal tracks, orientation, geology…
Family rates on request.
Megeve Sports centre
Climbing Wall - Artificial structure of over 200m
Swimming Pools - Heated Olympic outdoor pool (50 x 21m), outdoor water slide (70m), and outdoor paddling pool.
Heated indoor pool (25 x 12.5m), heated indoor children’s pool.
Saunas, Turkish bath, Trampoline, parasols, lounge chairs.
Gym with weight-training room and dance studio.
Tennis - 10 outdoor courts, 2 of which are clay, 1 indoor court, for instructors and lessons.
Olympic ice rink
Musical animations, late evening openings.
From 6 years of age, harness and helmet provided. On a cliff at the new village site of Martinet, in the mountains or on the Sports Centre’s artificial indoor climbing wall (200m2): initiation, discovery and perfecting.
Megeve Fitness trail
Why not give in to a more voluptuous kind of enjoyment and get some fresh air in the woods around Cote 2000. They are packed with wood scented exercise rooms and, at an altitude of 1500 meters, it’s a sure way to build up your red blood cells.
Megeve Acrobatic tree climbing
Megeve Clay Pigeon Shooting
Stade du Christomet
To train in Megève 4 signposted itineraries from 7 to 14km. In order of difficulty, from the easiest to an expert: The “Petit Bois”, Cassioz, Javen and Jaillet.
Megeve Canyoning and watersports
Under professional guidance, canyoning is a fun white water mountain sports activity: sliding down natural slides, jumping into pools of clear water, abseiling down a waterfall!
Hydrospeed, kayak raft and canoe raft.
Maison de la montagne
Megeve Aquatic centre
Heated Olympic outdoor pool (50 x 21 m), outdoor water slide (70 m), paddling pool, parasols, lounge chairs. Indoor area with 2 inox pools. Children, students, large families.
10 outdoor courts, 2 of which are clay, indoor courts.
Maiden tandem sky-diving experience.
1 week in June, September and one weekend per month from April to October.
Tandem from plane
Tandem from helicopter
Megeve Mont-Blanc helicopters
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Megeve Hot-air balloon rides
Numerous bars, restaurants, cinemas. Sports centre, beauty centres, bowling, casino
Lots of smart clothing, jewellery, food and antique shops
Luxurious Chalet Zannier in Megève is opening its wine bar to non-guests. Savoie wines are served by the glass, with small plates of food, in a classy and cosy décor.
Gastronomy: 91 restaurants in the village.
Bars and clubs
Le Bar des Alpes
Rue de la poste
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 93 08 15
Place de l’Église
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 58 99 13
Le Cocoon Club
Route Edmond de Rothschild
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 21 09 91
Le Deli’s Corner
Rue Charles Feige
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 21 02 61
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 21 20 02
Le Kitschen Café
130, route Edmond de Rothschild
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 21 69 33
Le Palo Alto
Rue Charles Feige
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 91 82 58
M le vin
50, rue Saint François
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 34 41 49
Le Saint Paul
Impasse Saint Paul
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 91 93 03
Mini-supermarket, cash point, doctors, pharmacies, physiotherapists, dentists, launderettes/dry cleaning, bakeries… 3 beauty parlours, several hairdressers…
68 slot machines From €0.01 to €5.
English roulette, Black Jack, Texas, Hold’em Poker.
New: The Casino of Megève is one of a hundred casinos who have created a joint Jackpot of several thousand euros, Bar-Restaurant, open until midnight.
Panoramic - 3D
Chemin des Roseaux
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 21 29 34
Rochebrune 1 et 2
Rue Charles Feige
Tel. +33 (0)4 50 21 03 52
Driving distance from Calais to Megeve 549 miles (7hrs35 mins)
From Calais, take A26 Motorway towards Reims and Troyes, then Dijon, Mâcon then ‘Autoroute Blanche’ Motorway (A40 Mâcon – Cluses) exit Sallanches (no 20). Follow signs to Megève (13 km from the motorway exit)
Sallanches 12 km (7 miles) from Megève (terminus St Gervais les Bains / Le Fayet).
• TGV train from Paris, change at Annecy on weekdays. Direct at weekends.
• Shuttle Bus service to the resort from Sallanches and from Geneva bus station.
• Shuttle Bus service to the resort from Geneva bus station (Dorsière square).
• SNCF info and booking.
Tel. +33 (0)892 35 35 35
SNCF Megève Bus station information and booking on the spot.
Geneva 70km +41 22 717 71 11 - Shuttle bus to Megève. For further information on car parking, transfers, etc: www.gva.ch/en (then select Transportation in menu)
Lyon Saint-Exupery 160 km +33 472 22 72 21. Shuttle bus Tel: +33 472 35 94 96 email@example.com
Need an Airport Transfer? Prices from £81 per person based on 4 sharing a private return taxi from Geneva Airport to Megeve. Call our reservations team for details on 0844 576 0170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org