Summer Activity Holidays
Experience The Alps in the Summer! We run our chalets on self-catered basis both in Montchavin and in the village of Peisey Nancroix, the gateway to the Vanoise National Park.
During the summer, the snowy mountains take on a different beauty with the spectacular colours of the spring flowers and cascading waterfalls from the glacier as it melts. Often the temperatures can rise to 30ºC during July and August, although you can escape the heat by simply going higher into the mountains and enjoy the summer winds. From Spring onwards, the weather if changing quickly, it always remains glorious and perfect for activities challenges.
We can offer a holiday for the adrenaline junkie or for those who wish simply to unwind and relax with a group of friends or family, in fact we arrange Yoga retreat weeks from May till late in Autumn, please contact us for more details. With mountain biking made easier by the trails which have been created and the connecting ski lifts as well as the option to use electric bikes, this is a great activity for the whole family. You can hire all the protective gear too.
Activities to get the heart pumping....
- White water rafting
- Mountain biking
- Canoe rafting
- Via Ferrata (climbing)
Or to simply enjoy the rich past and existing present of the Alps...
- Tasting the local beaufort cheese, crozets, genepi....
- Horse &/or carriage-riding
- Walking the Route du Baroque with its XVI century style mountain churches and 90 other sites
- Summer music festivals by the lakes, on the mountains and in historical sites
- Visiting Annecy and its lake or Chambery with its Savoie castle
- Swimming pool and spa in Arc 1800 with in/outdoor pools, slides and jacuzzis
- Enjoy the lovely small restaurants and their Savoyard specialties
Chalet Barthelemy in Peisey Nancroix
This chalet is based in the village, is the closest chalet to the ski/summer lift and is ideally placed for the local supermarket and baker which are only 5 mins walk away.
There are a couple of restaurants in the village and Greg's bar has a large terrace which catches the sun and has a takeaway pizza service plus a restaurant. The Alpage is virtually next door and offers a simpler menu and also has a bar. There are more restaurants in Plan Peisey and Vallandry and at the end of the valley you can find Le Petit Hibou if you are looking for somewhere special to eat with amazing fusion food and a cosy atmosphere.
Chalets in Montchavin, La Plagne 1800
Chalets Icicle, Hermine, Lievre Blanc and Hermine Blanc are available on a self-catered basis between June and September.
The above activities are also available in Montchavin but there is also an aquatique centre with both indoor and outdoor pools within walking distance. The village centre has plenty of bars, restaurants, shops as well as a small supermarket.
The resort which incudes Les Coches offers lots of extra activities and sports during the summer months from the beginning of July. Parcour Acrobatique in the trees, table tennis, volley ball, children's play area. From May, you can follow one of the many walks in the mountains whether you are looking for an easy half hour stroll to a four hour hike.