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Top 5 Activities to do in the French Alps this Summer

Never visited the Alps during summer? You’re missing out.

There is far more than skiing and snowboarding on offer in the French Alps. Luscious, rolling pastures and perfect lakes replace snow and ice.

We’ve pulled together the top five activities to do in the French Alps this summer;


Go on a Hiking Adventure

From a gentle stroll through a nature reserve to a challenging multi-day hike through alpine traverses and everything in between, the French Alps are an ideal location for a walking or hiking trip.

The great thing about walking is that it’s accessible for all ages and abilities. Just choose the length and difficulty of the walk according to your group, pack a picnic, strap on your walking shoes and you’re ready to go!

The Nature Reserve of Plan de Tueda in Meribel is a great spot for a long walk.


Thrilling Water Sports

You don’t need a beach to have fun in the water! With beautiful alpine lakes spread throughout the French alps, there are loads of water-based activities to try this summer;

  • Try a relaxing kayaking trip
  • For adrenaline seekers, a white-water rafting adventure is the ultimate adventure activity! Ride the water and cling on for dear life!
  • There’s nothing like a refreshing dip to brush away the cobwebs.
  • Lake Annecy is a great spot to try out some water sports such as windsurfing or sailing.


Canyoning in the French Alps

Canyoning involves trekking to waterfalls and rock pools to jump into fast flowing water. Think of it like white-water rafting without the boat!

The French Alps are home to hundreds of canyons at varying degrees of difficulty, making it a great spot for canyoning. From family fun to hardcore adventuring, you will be able to find a tour operator to suit every level.


Explore the Alps by Bike

A cycling trip in the Alps is full of spectacular scenery and challenging, winding roads. It’s also home to lots of cycling events and competitions from amateur to professional.

Our top destinations for cycling in the Alps:

Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

What better way to see the Alps in all their splendour than from above? To make your summer holiday in the Alps truly one to remember, a hot air balloon ride is a special activity. Glide over dramatic mountain landscapes with your loved ones for a few hours of thrills.

Summer in the Alps

The Alps during the summer makes a fantastic holiday destination for anyone looking to add an element of adventure into their trip.

Explore stunning alpine panoramas and take in the beauty of your natural surroundings as you try out some of these action-packed activities.

Convinced? Then it’s time to start planning your summer holiday to the Alps.

A luxury catered chalet in the Alps is the perfect base to discover the French Alps for yourself. Alpine Infusion offer a range of five-star chalets in Meribel and luxury catered chalets in Courchevel to help make your holiday a once in a lifetime experience.


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