One of the best things about holidaying in the Alps is the sheer variety of activities on offer. Unlike a beach holiday, you’re not confined to watersports; but if that’s your bag, there are plenty of options available in the lakes, gorges and rivers of the Alpine region.
It’s what makes a multi-activity summer holiday in the Alps such a winning idea; however diverse the interests of your party, there’s sure to be something for everyone.
So what activities are available in the Alps in summer?
One of the most popular summer activities in the Alps is mountain biking; the same fantastic views and thrilling descents that make it a great place to ski make it a must-go destination for cyclists. And if speeding down bumpy tracks doesn’t float your boat, there are plenty of cycling routes on roads and marked cycle tracks.
The lakes of the Alps are often well protected from the elements by the surrounding mountains, and offer a great place to get on the water. A relaxed afternoon out on a sailing boat or kayak can be the perfect family activity, but there are lots of adrenaline-fuelled options too.
Chamonix offers some unique canyoning opportunities, which will see you let up canyons and gorges in the Alps by an experienced guide, while many resorts boast the opportunity to try out white water rafting on the fast-flowing rivers of the Alps.
Walkers, hikers and climbers can enjoy stunning views with their scrambles, whether it’s a laid back wander through an Alpine meadow or a hard-core scramble up a near-vertical ascent.
Activities for children in the Alps
Many of the activities included on the most popular multi-activity summer holidays in the Alps are suitable for children, too. No more cries of, “I’m bored” from your little ones - they won’t have time to sit still, nevermind get bored by their surroundings.
The same offerings are what make a holiday home in the Alps such a great investment. With so much to see and do, your family will never get bored of visiting this beautiful part of the world. For more information on buying a holiday home in the Swiss or French Alps, contact us today.