The resort has always been popular with French families and holds the 'Famille Plus' label for its child-friendliness.
The numerous facilities on offer in Les Gets would normally be associated with bigger centre including an 18 hole golf course, leisure area with a swimming lake, an adventure park, an extensive lift system to take you without effort to the top of the mountains, ten-pin bowling etc.
As the Mecca for mountain biking, Les Gets regularly holds the discipline's World Cup. Les Gets is rich in trails and downhill courses, which attract riders from all over Europe. Walkers will be rewarded with magnificent views of Mont-Blanc from either side of mountain tops above the village of Les Gets.
The extensive selection of restaurants in Les Gets makes eating out a pleasure while the delicatessen or the local cheese dairy will delight those looking to make their own feasts. Every Thursday in Les Gets the traditional market will bring you mouth-watering local produce.
Half-way between Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc, Les Gets is set in a picturesque Valley which is easily accessed by motorway and only 55km from Geneva.
There are over 800km of marked trails and more than 23 lifts open all summer long so the Portes du Soleil area offers a host of fun outdoor activities.
Some recommendations for visits in Les Gets this summer
- Swimming lake - this is Les Gets’ recreational Park. Clear waters reserved for swimming and fishing, water slides. Children's play area, picnic area
- The Perrières cheese dairy - discover traditional cheese making
- Mechanical music museum
Top summer activities to experience in Les Gets
Please note Peak Retreats do not book any activities and most activities are payable. For more information about pricing and availability, please contact the Les Gets Tourist Office on 0033 450 74 74 74 or visit www.lesgets.com
Portes du Soleil Multipass
Thanks to the Portes du Soleil Multi Pass enjoy unlimited activities for everyone in the Portes du Soleil area. For all the holidaymakers staying at a participating accommodation provider, the Multi Pass provides unlimited access to numerous activities and 20% discount at several partners throughout the Portes du Soleil area for only 2€ per day:
- 22 mountain lifts for walkers
- swimming pools and public lakes
- minigolf pitches
- ice rinks
- Les Gets Mechanical Music Museum
- tennis courts
- inter-resort shuttles
Access to these facilities is unlimited. And for those spending one day in the Portes du Soleil, the Multi Pass is also a day pass: 9€. Offer valid in June, July and August.
Trampolines and bungee at Mont Chery
Come and practice your acrobatics in a majestic arena with views of Mont Blanc from July. Located at the top of the Mont Chéry bubble and suitable for all ages, you’ll find enclosed trampolines and a bungee trampoline, where we’ll attach to you a framework with elastic ropes while you bounce on the trampoline below. Mont Chéry bubble-free with the Multi-Pass but activity is payable.
Electric motor scooters for the kids!
New and unique in the Haute Savoie! Children will be able to enjoy the thrill of riding a 100% electric all-terrain motor-scooter adapted to their age. Various options for this ‘zero carbon’ activity are available. For children from 6-14yrs. Located next to the Ecoles Lake, under the Chavannes Express chairlift.
For your daily outings in and around the resort, choose the environmentally friendly alternative and use a bike (An electrically assisted one). The registration on the tourist office's website is easy and gives you access to the 5 bike parks located in the village. Once registered, you can simply pick up and drop off a bike as and when you choose.
Ferme de La Sarre
1373 route de Lassarre
At Les Gets, children discover life on the farm! From 10am to 12pm (upon reservation), children from 3-years old can help on the farm. Feed the sheep and chickens and groom the donkey.
The little train
Two little trains run during July and August - one provides a free shuttle service between the village centre and the leisure area and the other takes you on a tour of the village and its surrounding area. There is a small charge for this train.
Atelier Chocolate workshops
Chalet du chocolat
336, rue du centre
Indulge in a course at the Chocolate Workshop, an activity which brings together lovers of this delicious product - and they are many! Dressed in a chef’s hat and apron, create your own chocolate-based delicacy to take home.
Hiking - Geocaching
An exciting new way to discover trails and paths. Download geocaching on your smartphone. You can discover new circuits and trails in Les Gets by searching for geocaches located at different points in the Les Gets/Portes du Soleil area. See www.lesgets.com/geocaching for more info.
Trails facing Mont Blanc
3 marked Hiking Trails, including 1 beginner’s loop, are offered in a unique setting in the Mont Chery region. You'll find the magnificent panorama with the Mont Blanc range in the background. It is an ideal area for all fans of mountain running or those who want to improve or simply relax in the mountains! Accessible via the Mont Chery gondola, routes start and end at the arrival station. From 5km-17km (green, blue and red tracks).
Les Gets Adventure Park
Les Gets Aventure Parc® offers more than 86 games over seven courses: pont de Rondins, double Tyrolian, giant step, Tarzan leap, gateway, etc. inviting you to swing through the tops of the trees.
Les Gets Aventure Parc® has:
- A team of qualified monitors in attendance throughout your route,
- Suitable equipment provided: jumpsuit, gloves, harness, lanyards, pulley. Count at least an hour and a half to two and a half hours to explore the courses; you can go over the various courses again at will.
- Large course: Starting from 1.80m high arms up
- Yellow course: This course is open to everyone from 1.55m high arms up
Les Gets Bowling
The bowling alley is open every day from 6pm to 2am (open at 2pm if raining). Don’t forget to book. Billiards, darts, etc. French and English football match broadcasts
Mountain biking in Les Gets
The Les Gets Bikepark belongs to the VTT area of Les Portes du Soleil, one of the biggest linked area in the world with 12 resorts between France and Switzerland and 650 km of trails. The Portes du Soleil offer a unique grid of 25 lifts open all summer long.
- Lifts operating all summer - 3 at Les Gets and 22 throughout the whole Portes du Soleil area.
- 95km of marked MTB tracks, using the same colour code system as ski slopes: green, blue, red, black and black and white check for the most difficult tracks
- 14x downhill runs
- 1x Freeride track
- 6x Cross country trails
- 1x Jumps Park
- 1x North Shore zone
- 1x Kid zone
- 1x mini jump park
- 1x Pumptrack for beginners in a safe area
- 1x 4-cross run
- 1x coaching track
- An 80km Portes du Soleil endurance ride.
- MTB rules enforced to ensure biking and village life live happily side by side.
- MTB lessons and guided rides with expert professional bikers.
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*A Pumptrack is a closed circuit with rollers in between. It is designed to be ridden without pedaling. A full-body workout, riders use their body to pump—or push down into the dip after an elevation and pull up before the crest of a mound—throughout the continuous loop. By absorbing and compressing your bike over rollers, you convert gravitational force and downward thrust into speed. This pumptrack can be enjoyed by riders of all levels.
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Kidzone in village centre
A free of charge, ‘Kid Zone’ in the Place de la Mairie. Great fun and open to riders of all levels, its 100% wood construction tracks. The zone can be used at any time and grass-riders can enjoy regular, free beginners sessions, pump track races and night riding sessions with music.
Mountain bikers will be able to record their own personal video. Located in the Mini Jump Park at Chavannes on the Gibannaz plateau, this video zone allows you to film yourself on the different modules (for free) and then watch your performance on your phone and internet and share it on social networks.
Improve your mountain biking skills
For the first time in Europe, a thematised track will help you improve your MTB skills. Called the "Coaching Track", this trail has been co-developed with Fabien Barel (multiple World Champion). Like a fitness trail, this track is a series of 6 exercises spread all along the way. Each exercise will make you work on 1 skill (how to correctly take a turn, how to best break, how to take a jump ...). Each module is supported by an explicative sign with photos and advice from Fabien Barel. This new track is in line with Les Gets resort efforts to promote mountain biking for the most. Access: The Coaching Track is located on the green trail called "Les Ecureuils" in the Chavannes side. Access is recommended via the Express des Chavannes Lift starting from the heart of the resort.
Leisure area and swimming lake
The bathing lake is monitored by qualified staff. The average water temperature is 22°C in July and August. A paddling area is available for babies. Also beach volleyball, playground and 8 modules that are located around the Lac des Ecoles: Elliptical bike, rowing machine, cross-country ski simulator and abdominal boards.
The Les Gets Wibit Waterpark
Come and enjoy a fun family day out at the beautiful Ecoles Lake where there is an exciting floating water play area made up of 30 inflatable modules. Suitable for children from 6 years-old, the modules include obstacle courses, a giant slide, water climbing walls, a human catapult and a climbing frame amongst others. Access to the Wibit Waterpark is exclusively reserved for holders of an Ecoles Lake pass. Visitors are requested to register their time-slot at the entrance kiosk. A life jacket is provided.
Les Gets Golf
18 HOLES, 18 EXCEPTIONAL PANORAMAS
In the heart of the Portes du Soleil, in wooded surroundings, Les Gets Golf course has holes named after the nearby peaks - with Mont-Blanc, on the 7th hole, being the most impressive of this lineup.
Les Gets golf course is part of 'Golfy' - the biggest golf network in Europe. 'Golfy' counts more than 145 golfs in 6 countries (France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland and Spain).
The golf course is in the earth of a natural and preserved environment. It was the first golf course in France to obtain the "ISO 1400" certification, which ensures that it constantly reduces its impact on the environment.
The course’s geographical location on the Crête des Chavannes ridge enabled Don Harradine & Olivier Dongradi to design this rather technical course, opened in 1995 by the then Minister for Sports Guy Drut. And rather than affecting its difficulty, the variation in height contributes to the course’s diversity, now even more accessible thanks to the fleet of 30 electric golf carts at players’ disposal.
Les Gets Market
Market in Les Gets every Thursday morning in the Marais Car Park.
The Perrieres Cheese Dairy
137 route des Perrières
A family-owned business since 1950 The Fruitière is the place where milk is turned into cheese, where the fruit of the milk is collected, hence the word fruitière. Every day Abondance, tome and raclette are produced. Every Wednesday at 9am free guided tour to see the cheese being made.
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Restaurants and bars in Les Gets
Les Gets is blessed to have many excellent restaurants and bars in the village and there is even a nightclub (l'Igloo). You will be spoilt for choice!
Les Gets amenities
Doctor, dentist, physiotherapist, pharmacy, optician, banks, cash machines, supermarkets, health & beauty treatments centre, weekly market, linen hire, post office, sport shops, gift shops, bakeries, butchers.
Accessing Les Gets
By Road (self drive options pre-bookable with Peak Retreats):
Driving distance from Calais to Les Gets 538 miles or 7hrs30
A6 motorway via Macon followed by the A40 motorway towards Geneva. Exit at Annemasse, Thonon, Chatel.
From Northern Europe, access via the Swiss motorway towards Martigny. Exit Portes du Soleil, 20 minutes from Chatel.
By Rail (pre-bookable with Peak Retreats):
Thonon-les-Bains SNCF railway station (TGV – high speed train) / Transfer by shuttle.
By Plane (not pre-bookable):
Geneva Airport is 67 km from Les Gets (1 hour)
Chambery Airport is 117 km from Les Gets (1 ½ hours)
Grenoble Airport is 203km from Les Gets (2 hours)
Lyon Saint-Exupery is 204 km from Les Gets (2 hours)
Lake Annecy Airport Transfer or Car Hire (pre-bookable with Peak Retreats):
Call our reservations team for details on 0844 576 0170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote and availability.
A daily free shuttle services runs every hour and serves the following hamlets: Les Prerrieres, les Cornuts, les Granges, centre of village, les Puthays, la Turche, le Char Road, les Folliets, les Chavannes…
Open 24 hours/day every day - an indoor car park with 280 spaces, in the heart of the resort. Car park entrance beside the Chavannes cable car. Free of charge during the summer season.
Les Gets News & Events 2021/22
- Trail des Gets 23rd-24th July 2022 The Trail des Gets is the ideal opportunity to push yourself to the limit in a race while discovering the beauty and many aspects of Les Gets playground: mountain pasture crossings, ridge paths with a view of the Mont Blanc and the Roc d’Enfer, paths in the undergrowth, etc.
- The World Mountain Bike Championships return to Les Gets in August 2022. Building on the success of the previous edition, Les Gets is keen to once again welcome elite mountain bike athletes to one of the homes of the sport. It will also be an opportunity for the athletes to shine on the Gétoise tracks which have produced the greatest champions in previous competitions, organised for over 30 years.
- Lumina Night walk - a unique concept, for the first time in a European resort! Already present in a dozen destinations around the world, Moment Factory is expanding its concept to Europe. In the heart of the forest at nightfall, visitors embark on an immersive and interactive adventure that sparks unique emotions and wonder. They are amazed by the site’s natural beauty enhanced by the use of light, video projections and scenography accompanied by original music. Each Lumina night walk is designed specifically for the site. In Les Gets, the experience is inspired by the site’s DNA. Surrounded by nature, the luminous pathway creates an enchanting world brought to life by characters from local culture, tales and legends. It's a one-kilometre walk with several zones. Visit time is around 45 minutes.