The Summer Alps

Summer is an excellent time for families to discover the mountains

There is so much to do, so much to explore, you’ll have the best of times.

Paradiski: Les Arcs – La Plagne – Peisey & Vallandry

Paradiski in summer has plenty to offer to have a great outdoor and adventurous vacation.

Paradiski

Les Arcs Paradiski

Peisey&Vallendry Paradiski

La Plagne Paradiski

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Road cycling

The likes of Miguel Indurain, Greg Lemond and, Chris Froome: All the greats have cycled the roads in this region. In both 2020 and 2021, the Tour de France passed through Bourg Saint Maurice. Cyclists peddled up the Cormet the Roselend, Col des Saisies, Les Aravis and the Plateau des Glières for more than 4000m of climbing.
Other climbs such as Col de la Madeleine, Col du Mont-Cenis, Col de l’Iseran or Col du Télégraphe are all less than 2 hours away from our chalets and we offer transfers to and from your climb of choice.

From May to October we offer a catered package for cycling groups. Our chalets have secure bike storage facilities and we can cater for groups up to 16 people. Contact us for a detailed quote. 

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Mountain biking

Where to begin with the extensive mountain biking possibilities in these stunning mountains. We recommend you check out the websites below and we’d be happy to assist you should you need any further information. Upon request we offer a free shuttle in our pickup truck to take you and your bikes up to the station of your preference. From our chalets in Courbaton, Arc 1600, you literally drop down on the 6,6km long black “La 8”  with a 820m altitude drop from Courbaton to Bourg Saint Maurice.

During summer season (July and August) we offer a catered package for MTB groups. Our chalets have secure bike storage facilities and we can cater for groups up to 16 people. Contact us for a detailed quote. 

These websites have all the information from maps, to bike rental, lift passes and more:
Ultimate France 
Bike Park Les Arcs

catered MTB weeks
Summer activities

Hiking

Hiking enthusiasts can have more than 200 km of trails to explore. In groups, alone, guided, all options are available. For a great private guide we have our contact Fréd Védie who is an official guide for the Bureau des Guides. He organises snow shoe walks in winter and multi days hike tours with overnight stays in refuges in summer.

Both Les Arcs and See Les Arcs websites have a lot of information and organised events. Alternatively, the Office du Tourisme is open in Bourg Saint Maurice and in all Arcs Stations during the months of July and August.

For more summer activities check out Les Arcs Summer.

Summer activities

Climbing & via ferrata

Heaven for those looking for their vertical limit. From an artificial climbing wall at Arc 1800, to climbing courses, to just plain awesome climbing sites. Les Arcs has it all.

A dedicated mountaineering website is the one of Bureau des Guides (winter and summer mountaineering).

For more summer activities check out Les Arcs Summer.

Summer activities

H2O

Rafting, kayak & canyoning
The L’Isère river offers 20km of navigable waters. Please visit Eaux Vives in Bourg Saint Maurice for rafting information or Bureau des Guides for canyoning information.

Swimming pools
Plenty of choice when it comes to water fun for the whole family. There are three pools to chose from. Hours and admissions here.

Nearby here, at a 30 mins drive you find Versants d’Aime Leisure park. A lake for swimming, kayak and paddling, acro bungee and more.

For more summer activities check out Les Arcs Summer.

Summer activities

Golf

18 holes, 70 par, 5497m, a driving range, all at an altitude of 1800m above sea level….Golf Arc 1800 has all that and more. Views to die for, the Mont Blanc in the background and a welcoming Club House. For professional golf lessons at Arc 1800 we can recommend Julien Constans.

More info click here. And opened in 2020, is a junior practice driving range at Arc 1950. Four shots are placed near the Village on the Marmotte trail.

For more summer activities check out Les Arcs Summer.

Summer activities

With children The HERO programme

Multi activity packages for the whole family or children on their own for the day. Guided or self exploring. Check out the HERO programme at Arc 1600 and Arc 1800 or download the brochure here.

For more summer activities check out Les Arcs Summer.

Summer activities

Summer Skiing

Experience summer skiing in 2 resorts at less than an hour away from Bourg Saint Maurice:
– Val d’Isère with the glacier du Pissaillas
– Tignes and the glacier de la Grande Motte

More info on the skiinfo.fr website.

Summer activities

Lac d’Annecy

For a more mediterranean feel in the French Alps we recommend a day at Lac d’Annecy, less than a two hour drive away. Annecy is one of the most beautiful cities in France, the lake one of the bluest you’ve ever seen… and the backdrop of the Alps in the background is one of the most breathtaking. They make you never want to leave there. Spend a day shopping, sipping a drink on a terrace, take a dip in the lake or visit one of the many historical sites.

There are 4 major lakes in Savoie, all with a beach!

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