Why not trade in your skis for hiking boots and mountain bikes this summer and experience the calm and serenity of summer in the Alps?
For most, the idea of a summer holiday in the French Alps doesn’t cross the mind, however let me tell you about one of Europe’s best kept secrets and some excellent reasons to check out our Summer France properties in the French Alp
1. Low-budget holidays
The resorts’ peak season is winter, therefore in summer you can definitely bag yourself a bargain. For example, a weeks stay in Résidence Les Fermes, Saint Sorlin in a 1 bed apartment sleeping 4 in mid-July starting from as little as £137 for 7 nights.
2. Countless outdoor activities
In every resort there are hundreds of kilometres of mapped out paths, where you can discover the nature and wildlife, greet fellow hikers with a friendly ‘Bonjour’. If you miss the thrill of zooming down the pistes, why not give the mountain biking a try. Bikes can easily be rented within the resorts, so no need to worry about bringing your own! The cable cars and chair lifts are open in the peak summer months, helping you get to the top of the mountain if you don’t fancy cycling or hiking uphill.
3. Adventure sports on your doorstep
The French Alps offer something for everyone. If you’re an adrenaline junkie why not try paragliding over the mountains, for breathtaking views of the surroundings and just the birds to keep you company. White water rafting is perfect for adventure sports lovers wanting a refreshing water thrill, and adrenaline rush. Via Ferrata was originally invented by the Italian army to get their troops safely and efficiently across the mountains. If you have a head for heights, definitely give this one a try. Rock climbing is also extremely popular, whether you are a beginner or pro there is something for everyone. You just have to be brave enough to hang off a cliff…
4. Stunning scenery and backdrop
I can’t think of many places in the world which are more picturesque than the Alps. Wake up every morning to incredible views and enjoy your breakfast or evening meal on a terrace surrounded by gorgeous mountain scenery.
5. Relax and unwind
Relax and unwind without the hustle and bustle of a crowded seaside resort. The French Alps offer a calming environment and nothing can beat the fresh mountain air. Rivers and lakes are never too far away and most resorts also have spas, offering the perfect environment to de-stress.
The French Alps are easily accessible year round and just a short flight to Geneva, Lyon, or Grenoble. In the summer months you may want to rent a car to easily access the resorts. Local coaches and buses also run a revised timetable. Or book your transfers at https://mvtransport.fr/en/
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