Summer Activities

Experience active life in the Alps!

During the summer, the snowy mountains thaw out, taking on a different beauty. Now, spectacular colours of spring flowers and cascading waterfalls from melting glaciers take centre stage. Temperatures can rise to 35ºC during July and August so the mountains are a real summer destination!

You can easily escape the heat by simply going higher into the mountains to enjoy the summer winds or by simply sitting in the shade on one of our chalet's terrace enjoying a drink or three.

The weather remains almost constantly glorious - perfect for all the activities the region has to offer. We can help find excitement for the adrenaline junkie or recommend spa treatments and shops for those who want simply to unwind and relax with a group of friends or family. Whether on foot or on a bike, in the mountains, on water or in the air, if you like leading an active life you’re in for a treat in Paradiski. Get inspired – and dive into your next adventure!

Hiking and running

Ascend a peak? Hike through alpine meadows? Explore a wild landscape? Run from one mountain lake to the next? You decide! Thanks to over 350 kilometres of waymarked trails, virtually every corner of Paradiski is waiting to be discovered. The European foothpath GR5 is right in front our chalets so either alone, in a group or with a professional, take the first step and come to enjoy the varied scenery.

La Plagne is trail-running country with a strong connection to running in the mountains through its organisation of the legendary 6000D Alpine trail race for the past 30 years. Themed,cultural or family hikes, multiday hikes with nights in alpine refuges, hikes along the rivers - they are all here to be discovered and waiting for you.

Road cycling and mountain biking

The Tour de France loves Savoie with 42 mountain passes that challenge our best athletes every season so don't be shy, rent a bike and try to beat their personal bests!

With La Plagne being the place where the first mountain bikes were presented back in the 1980s (well before they had a suspension systems!) be sure to explore the various tracks and trails available to all levels of rider if you prefer something more adventurous and wild.

For novices and those not wanting to exert too much energy cycling uphill why not bring or rent an e-bike and enjoy the mountains with a little assistance. With very little effort you can reach new horizons, higher up and further on, just like a champion.

From white water to sky diving

Down in the valley of Paradiski flows the tumultuous Isere River, known to canoeists throughout the world! From easy rafting in calm waters to a sporty run over the Aime rapids, enjoy this beautiful river while discovering all the different sites along the way. Hydrospeed, canoeing, rafting, paddle-boarding, white water swimming... dive in to the deep end with our local partners to keep cool during the hot weather for maximum fun in the Alps.

From the waters currents of the Isere to the air currents in the sky - fly high over the mountain peaks to to embrace the spectacular views and magical scenery by taking a balloon flight, paragliding, a thrillinh helicopter tour and other aerial sports. With all this to be enjoyed in the Paradiski area, the sky really is the limit! 

Summer riding thrills

After months typing on a keyboard, pay a visit to the mountains to escape the grind by doing something out of the ordinary and learn rock climbing. Our local experts will help you to discover your inner-ibex and discover this thrilling sport in complete safety with helmets and harnesses at the ready. And why not go even further by working your way across one of the ferratas here where you can mix running and climbing for a guaranteed adrenalin rush and a unique and satisfying experience.

Of course if you prefer speed above everything else, La Plagne pump tracks are made for you and whatever set of wheels you prefer being on. Or simply enjoy steering a mountain cart as you hurtly done the hills. From beginners to the dedicated addicts, the popular electric scooters, like the e-bikes offer even more freedom and memories in and around the French Alps. 

Relaxing, leisure and nature

At the gates at the Vanoise Park and at an altitude of 1800m facing Mont Blanc, Les Arcs golf course offers a magical and exclusive setting on 60 hectares with a choice of 2 options (9 or 18 holes).  A new golf school gives the opportunity for beginners to enjoy the Alps on the "green".

Adventurers of all ages can climb a bit higher to have fun in an ecosystem that is otherwise mostly inaccessible. The tree/canopy trails course over the Isere River or deep in the valley overlooking the Vanoise glaciers.

After a hard few days cycling, running or experiencing other thrills, you can take a break and relax in the many leisure parks that have been created. They act as a welcoming respite for those wanting to enjoy topping up their tan on the beaches by the lake, to play a game of petanque with friends or even the locals, enjoy a picnic or barbecue while the kids occupy themselves in the playgrounds. On certain evenings you can even enjoy one or two of the many events, festivals and celebrations that are organised during the summer season.

The mountains are an ideal place for recharging your batteries. Yoga and fitness weeks are available outdoors or in local sports halls where you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the peaks and our beautiful Tarentaise Valley. Either in a group or private lessons, reward yourself with a break during your activity holiday and disconnect to reconnect with yourself. In both summer and winter seasons, you can start the day with a yoga session in an outstanding location which encourages relaxation before you start the day. You can then finish in the evening with a dip in one of the local swimming pools or even treat yourself to a spa treatment which are available near all of our chalets.

At the heart of the Tarentaise, people of all ages can discover the natural park where you can enjoy hiking and trekking or simply watching the Bearded Vulture, trying to catch sight of the Alpine Ibex, mouflon or marmot - perfect for superb photo souvenirs. For the most courageous, the region organise real orienteering competitions every year, so groups can discover the valley, its history and all its natural inhabitants.

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  • "Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay last week. We absolutely loved the chalet, great location! Also wanted to mention how incredible Rosie and Jake were, the food was outstanding and both were brilliant with our son Arlo. We enjoyed it so much that we are thinking about coming back in Feb / March." (Ali Bovis, Caribou, Dec 2019)
  • “I can tell you on behalf of the group that we had an excellent stay and were extremely well looked after by Cat and Clive. They were very attentive to our needs and nothing was too much trouble. The chalets are perfectly positioned for the skiing and village, plus very well appointed. We have had a boys January week in Montchavin every year for the last 10+ and will no doubt be returning in 2021. I will most certainly contact you in the autumn to discuss the next trip.” (Martyn Pacey, Hermine, Jan 2020)
  • “We had a fantastic time. Really couldn’t have asked for better. Pat and Pete were fantastic hosts, and really looked after our every need. They were great to have around; they provided a wealth of knowledge on the area and where to ski and were only too happy to answer our million questions pertaining to every other aspect of skiing in Montchavin. The food was of a great standard, and we honestly enjoyed (aka loved) every meal. The chalet was really nice and clean. This experience was certainly one of our best ski trips ever.” (Tessa Kershaw, Lievre Blanc, Jan 2020)
  • Thank you for allowing us to share your wonderful chalet. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Montchavin, and in your apartment with Pete and Pat. Pete and Pat were awesome, and the food was superb. We had a great time, and will spread the word this side. (Chris Cooke, Lievre Blanc, Jan 2020)
  • We had the most amazing week at Christmas this year. The chalet was great, the other guests were brilliant company, the skiing was awesome, the food was fabulous and Pete and Pat were the perfect hosts. As far as ski holidays go, we don't know how it could get any better! (Kevin Smith, Lievre Blanc, Dec 19)