Top destinations for adventure sports in the Alps
For the true adrenaline junkie, there’s nowhere better to holiday than the Alps. The mountainous scenery means the landscape is packed with rugged crags, huge lakes, rushing rapids and deep caves - and that means it’s a perfect destination for adventure sports.
Whatever gets your blood rushing, you’re sure to find something that sates your appetite for adventure in the Alps. We’ve chosen some of the top destinations for adventure sports in the Alps:
If climbing is your cup of tea, Courchevel is the place to be. There are a range of safe, specially equipped climbing sites alongside via ferrata for all levels, from beginner to advanced. The Avals Valley and Praméruel offer some of the best climbing in the area - find out more here.
The Dranse river which runs by Morzine offers some spectacular opportunities for canyoning during the summer months. Descending into the canyon requires you to slide, abseil and swim into the icy cold mountain water - but completing a feat like this is enormously satisfying. Suitable for children aged 12+, it’s a great activity for teens and parents to do together.
Swap hurtling down snowy slopes for hurtling down non-snowy slopes during the summer months in Les Gets. Boasting the biggest bikepark in Europe, if you enjoy mountain biking then Les Gets is the place to be. The park has over 90km of tracks and three lifts, giving you more time to spend on the descent than dragging your bike up hills!
The resort of Megeve is close by Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain. If conquering giants is your thing, you need to take on this challenge. Depending on your fitness level, you can hike around the mountain or attempt an ascent with a guide. As well as ultimate bragging rights, you’ll get gorgeous views over the surrounding Alps on a clear day.
Adventure in the Alps
If outdoor adventure is how you get your kicks, there’s no better place to invest in property than the French Alps. You’ll find opportunities for adventure around every corner, whether white-water rafting or black ski runs. To find out more about buying property in the Alps, get in touch today.