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Experience a different summer holiday – discover the French Alps

In the summertime, the French Alps retain their status as a hidden gem. Offering a wealth of activities for the adventurous and ample opportunities for those seeking relaxation, it's a destination that caters to all preferences. From thrilling adventures for the active traveller to tranquil moments amidst unspoiled landscapes and radiant sunshine, the French Alps provide an unforgettable experience for every visitor.

The astounding beauty of the mountains is hard to beat with their dramatic skyline of rugged peaks and glaciers, crystal clear mountain lakes and green meadows. Some resorts offer up to 40 different lakes and mountain activities for adults and children of all ages alike.

The Alps in summer offers superb value for money, especially when compared to other favourite holiday destinations in France. If you're ready to book your summer alpine holiday, call our Alpine specialists on 023 9283 9310. Alternatively, email or request a quote

Val Cenis Summer Panoramic

So why visit the French Alps this Summer?

  • Unspoilt traditional villages and towns away from huge crowds and mass tourism,
  • Experience the ‘real’ France with good food and wine at reasonable prices and that ‘Je ne sais quoi’ peace of life equal total relaxation,
  • Sunshine and temperatures 5-10°C higher than in the UK, always a bonus!,
  • Uncrowded and pollution-free,
  • A vast amount of activities ranging from peaceful walks, family adventure areas and sunbathing to adrenalin-pumping active pursuits such as white water rafting and bungee jumping,
  • Plenty to keep the kids busy with a real emphasis on family togetherness. Resorts have kids clubs and activities geared towards a fun-filled week (or two!),
  • Bags full of accommodation of a superior standard, plenty of space for families yet with character,
  • Excellent value for money.

Activities the French Alps has to offer

The expansive and ever-changing terrain of the French Alps presents breathtaking scenery, pure fresh air, majestic mountains, and crystal-clear lakes. Whether you're drawn to traditional Alpine pursuits or seeking heart-pounding thrills, this region offers a wealth of options. Alpine rivers and lakes beckon water enthusiasts, providing an endless playground for all ages. While some adventurous activities may have age restrictions, expert instruction ensures a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Below is a selection of activities available, though the list is far from exhaustive!

  • Paragliding – see the alps from above…an exhilarating experience,
  • Hydrospeed – using a float you ride the waves down a course steering with flippers,
  • Potholing – explore to discover underground rivers, caverns and rock formations. All equipment is provided,
  • Kids clubs – age varies with some geared for younger children and others for teenagers. Activities could include mountain climbing initiation and outdoor games. Each club is required to meet strict safety regulations and employ qualified staff so your children are in safe hands,
  • Adventure parks – these are located in the tree canopy and both adults and children can take part. Strapped into a safety harness and suspended 15m above the ground you move between trees along the steel cable or perhaps just balancing over wooden trunks, it's great fun for all the family!
  • Walking/hiking – want to experience the mountains from a substantial height? The ski lifts enable you to get there without wearing yourself out on the hike up. There are many pedestrian trails with signposts to keep you on track. Guides are also available in many resorts,
  • Mountain biking – using the ski lifts (if you want) you can cycle around at altitude then off-road it back to the resort. Perfect for the experienced and extreme mountain biker, but there are also less intense routes for the novice!
  • Mountaineering/Rock climbing – climb up and abseil down the rock face with the security of ropes and harnesses. Normal starting age is 8yrs,
  • Via Ferrata – walking and rock climbing is involved in this activity with the challenge of getting around a course using fixed ropes, ladders etc with helmets and harnesses used for safety,
  • Summer ski – a couple of resorts in the French Alps offer summer skiing on their high-altitude glaciers. Les Deux Alpes and Tignes are both open for summer skiers.

Lake Annecy Panoramic

Ready to book your summer holiday? You can browse all of our resorts online while you're here, call us on 023 9283 9310 or request a quote and we will find you the perfect Alpine holiday! Don't forget to sign up to our newsletter to get all the latest news and deals for both summer and winter in the French Alps.


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