Have the mountains to yourself this Autumn
Autumn isn’t the most obvious time to visit the Alps - but if you haven’t visited at this time of year, you’re really missing out.
You can enjoy scenery with autumnal foliage to rival that of famous spots like New England or Tokyo, with fewer crowds than at the height of summer or the ski season.
The weather begins to cool from September onwards, so you won’t be sunbathing, but you will find conditions great for many outdoor pursuits. The autumn months offer a comfortable temperature for hiking, walking and cycling and the days remain longer, so there’s more time to enjoy these outdoor pursuits. Trails too will be quieter at this time of year - it’s a great time to feel like you’ve got the mountains to yourself.
Towards the end of September you’ll see the leaves starting to change colour. The autumn foliage is never the same any two years - it might begin earlier or later and the intensity of the colours you see will depend on conditions earlier in the year. One thing is certain - the display will be beautiful. Lots of areas of the Alps have a mixture of ever-green and non ever-green trees, so the autumn colours range from darkest green to brightest red.
Although technically off-season, many resorts will still have amenities including shops and restaurants open and, outside of the busiest months, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of a charming Alpine village.
If you’d like the chance to enjoy the Alps in all seasons, an investment property could be a great option. When you own a holiday home in the Alps, you can benefit not only from enjoying it in your free time, but also from renting it out when not in use. If enjoying autumn, winter, spring and summer in the Alps sounds like something you’d enjoy, get in touch to find out more about how we can help.