Why your next summer holiday should be in the French Alps
The weather is finally starting to turn in the UK, and with it comes a refreshed sense that finally spring is on the way. As you look ahead and plan your summer trip, why not consider the French Alps with all the amazing scenery, adventure, and natural beauty it has to offer? Whether you’re travelling as a couple, in a group or with the full family, there are so many great activities to enjoy. Below we’ve listed out some of our key reasons to make your summer 2017 holiday an Alpine adventure to remember.
During the summer months, the ski resorts of Les Gets & Portes du Soleil re-open their ski lifts offering over 400 miles of mountain biking trails. The cycle routes around the Portes du Soleil allow you to drop across the French/Swiss border, taking in the breathtaking scenery. Morzine is also a hot spot for mountain biking holidays, with a number of bike parks for those who want to try out jumps and tricks. Take a break from your ride for a swim or a picnic to soak up the stunning natural beauty.
If mountain biking isn’t your thing, the French Alps will play host to one of the most exciting events in the international cycling calendar – Le Tour de France. Watching a stage of the tour is one of the most exhilarating live sporting events you can watch, or following a stage on your own bike is another incredible way to get involved. During three weeks of July, France gets Le Tour fever – so be sure to book and plan ahead to avoid disappointment. If you’re travelling with young children, be sure to consider the effort required to cycle some of the more strenuous Alpine routes.
If you need a break from the bikes, the walking trails around Les Gets and Morzine offer over 200km of beautiful almost untouched countryside for you to explore. There are strenuous routes for keen hikers or more gentle routes suitable for young children. There are mountain guides in town which will be able to offer you advice on routes. The area around Portes du Soleil boasts over 800km of hiking trails and 24 lifts for when your legs get too tired.
There are so many reasons to visit the French Alps this summer, including taking in the stunning scenery on bike trails, hiking or enjoying a refreshing swim in one of the lakes. Whatever the needs of your group, we have accommodation and advice to help you plan your best holiday yet. Contact RushAdventures today.