Summer libertin

The resort has much to offer in the summer time and there is something for everyone of all ages to enjoy, be it adrenalin sports or more gentle activities. The Portes du Soleil, one of Europe’s largest ski-ing areas, in summer, is host to many different activities.

The local resort is a picturesque town, and is situated in the French Alpine region of the Haute-Savoie, about 1 hours drive from Geneva and so making for easy access from the UK.

It retains all the charm and culture of the farming town that it once was. The town is now bustling with a number of bars, cafés, restaurants and a variety of shops.

Amongst the many facilities and activities on offer there are two cinemas which play English films, an Olympic-sized open air swimming pool, tennis courts, downhill tobogan run, mountain boarding, chairlifts, mountain bike routes, ice-skating rink plus much, much more.

During the summer escorted visits to local swingers clubs can be arranged. The following clubs are within an hourÕs drive from the chalet.

Bodyx Discothéque — www.le-bodyx.com
Aquazen — www.aquazen.com
Oxygene — www.oxygenesauna.com
Le 20 (Geneve) — www.le20.ch
Le Neptune/L’Athenee — www.club-neptune.com

We can also organise escorted shopping trips to Geneva, or enjoy a trip to the Casino or Sauna at Evian. We can also arrange for excursions to Lake Geneva for boating or water skiing and other points of interest in the area

ACTIVITIES ON OFFER DURING THE SUMMER
Please make your selection:

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Mountain Biking in the French AlpsWith 380 kms of mountain trails to bike on and chair lifts to get you started, the area has become well known for its terrain. Mountain bikers can use World Championship courses throughout the summer, along with the other courses in the Portes du Soleil. There is also the Free Raid which is available for all to enter in early summer. This is a race for the all round riders (downhill and cross country) which takes you all over the area.

You can hire mountain bikes from local shops – we can arrange this for you in advance should you wish it.

ROAD CYCLING – Uphill and Downhill

Road Cycling – Uphill and DownhillUsing our luxury chalet as a base is the perfect way to make sure you get the most out of your cycling holiday. We have a secure lockup for you bikes. You can take advantage of the amazing climbs and downhill runs in close locality.

A spectacle not to be missed is the Tour de France which usually has a stopover close by and is the perfect opportunity for keen cyclists to soak up the atmosphere and try out the routes before or after the stage has taken place.

Road bikes cannot be hired so you will have to bring your own bike and equipment. If you are flying to Geneva and require a transfer then please let us know and we will make sure your bikes can be transported as well.

HIKING AND WALKING

Hiking and Walking HolidaysThere is hiking and walking for all ages and abilities from relaxing low level walks through alpine pastures to more demanding high mountain hikes using wires over rough terrain.

All types of hiking offer fabulous views of the French and Swiss Alps.

Should you wish to come out and explore the mountains then there is a large selection of maps and hiking guides on sale at the Tourist Office and in local shops.

GOLF

Les Gets Golf CourseFor the golfing enthusiasts, there are numerous challenging alpine courses and just 40 minutes down the valley the international course at Evian.

There are also numerous driving ranges in the area. We will be happy to transport you to the golf courses in the area.

PARAPENTE (Paragliding)
For those who fancy an exhilarating flight for the first time, a tandem flight with an instructor can be arranged for about 55 Euros.

RIVER ACTIVITIES

The River Dranse is well known for its water activities. White Water Rafting and Hydrospeeding (floating down the river headfirst with a float) can easily be arranged and are exhilerating experiences for those who have not tried them before.

There is also canyoning available for those who want to test their nerve, jumping into rock pools and abseiling off bridges and waterfalls.

White Water RaftingWhite Water Rafting

It’s an inflatable dingy with a team of between 4 and 8 people led by a qualified guide. Discovery trips for children or more adventurous descents available. Open to anyone who can swim.

Kayak RaftingKayak Raft

Two-seater boat, technically sophisticated and easy to navigate on the river Dranse. A remarkable compromise in that it’s both easy to handle and stable.

HydroSpeedingSwimming in white water (hydrospeeding)

Fly down the rapids, swimming, slaloming and surfing as you go. Discover the sensation of being swept down the river on a foam float. Guaranteed sensations

Available for anyone from the age of 14 who can swim.

Canyoning

CanyoningAquatic trekking for those wanting to explore the riverbed without ropes or harnesses. Swim, jump and walk in the water: from 10 years of age.

Canyoning down the river with ropes and harnesses, slide down the natural toboggan runs sculpted by the river, jump into deep pools, ab-sail down waterfalls. Strong emotions and unforgettable memories!

From 14 years of age.

Canoeing and Kayaking

At nearby alpine lakes and the river Dranse. You can either join in in group activities or hire a canoe or kayak and make your own way around the lake.

Canoeing on the Dranse and on lake MontriondIntroduction to the lake (1.30 hours)

Canoe: 13 Euros
Kayak: 15 Euros

Going down the river

CLIMBING

3 cliffs in Le Biot

The “Pas de l’Ours” cliff, with some routes up to 80 metres in length, up to level 8A, 8B.

Rock Climbing in the French AlpsThe “Touvière” beginners rock face, with routes up to 30 metres in length (5 to 6B).-

The rock-face for experts looking to work on their technique at the Col du Corbier, at Arblay (from 7B).

There is also an indoor artificial climbing wall in Morzine Palais des Sport.

Climbing maps are for sale in shops and at the Tourist Office.

Climbing Guides and Courses:

Beginners climbing lessons on the rock-face from 10 years old. Also available, a course of 3 half-days for children.

A state-qualified instructor will be present for beginners lessons, experienced climbers courses and courses for children from the age of 6.

Private Lessons are also available to both beginners and advanced climbers.

HORSE RIDING

Horse RidingThere are two local riding schools: Montriond Le “Ranch de l’Avenir” – Horse riding with Pierre Premat and Françoise Saint Marc, and Morzine’s Parc des Dereches.

There is a large range of equestrian leisure activities: initiation, intermediate level classes, outdoor riding etc. For children they do awareness and saddling sessions from 4 years old. You can take many paths through beautiful mountain scenery making for a truly memorable day.

FISHING & ANGLING

Here is the chance to titillate numerous different species in the various rivers and lakes. The river Dranse is famous for its trout fishing.

Fishing permits, either for the day, the week, 15 days or a month are available to buy.

HOT AIR BALLOONING

Hot Air Ballooning over the French AlpsFlights over the Alps lasting between 45 mins and 1,5 hours. If you want to enjoy a birdseye view of the Alps and take some amazing photos then this is the one for you.

Introductory flight from 200 euros.

WATER PARK & SWIMMING

The twon has an outdoor Olympic size swimming pool open to the public. There are also a couple of fresh water alpine lakes nearby where you can swim during the summer.

Water Park

The Olympic swimming pool offers sunbathing and greenery for all. There are 2 pools, including one measuring 50m by 21m, lawn, terrace and solarium, deckchairs and parasols…

Activities available:

Swimming lessons for adults and children, beginners or advanced.
An aqua-gym club
Activities free of charge all week: water park, inflatable ball, slide race, beach volleyball, ping-pong, water polo, mini triathalon.
Every Tuesday, introduction to scuba diving, beach volleyball tournament, mini football etc.

Open in July and August from 8am to 7pm plus special evening opening on Tuesdays until 9pm. Saturday and Sunday opening from 9am to 7pm.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Summer luge, tennis, basketball, football, skateboard park, ice skating, crazy golf, devil carting, bungy jumping, helicopter rides, and mountain boarding.

FOOD & DRINK etc
The resort is a bustling village with plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs which provide a lively night life.

Please note that where prices are quoted above these may change.