To clear your head, there’s nothing like taking a little height. In the mountains, summer is full of life and oxygen, calm and activity. Lakes, torrents, glaciers, alpine pastures and peaks offer a multitude of panoramas and possibilities. The hardest part will be to leave! To make the most of your stay in the mountains this summer, we have selected for you 5 great activities to discover or rediscover, solo, with your family or as a duo.
A cultural and gourmet walk
Who says mountain in summer says of course hiking. To enhance the classic hike, the best thing to do is to concoct a cultural and gourmet itinerary. How do you do it? By spotting some traditional hamlets or museums, but also local cheese dairies to visit, producers of honey, delicatessen and even mountain cakes… Enough to prepare a tasty picnic on the way by going to meet traditional trades. Ask at the tourist offices to map out your route!
Full of sensations with paragliding
Mountain also rhymes with strong sensations. If you have never practiced aerial sports, summer is the ideal season for a first flight. For this, there is nothing like paragliding, which offers adrenaline at takeoff but also fullness once in the air. A feeling of total lightness. With this sport, you can fly close to the clouds and enjoy a 360° view over the summits. The Alps are full of exceptional sites to practice paragliding in breathtaking landscapes. This summer, go for it!
All schuss at the foot of the glaciers
If you couldn’t enjoy the pleasures of skiing this winter, make up for it this summer! In the Alps, the glaciers are waiting for you with 40 km of slopes spread over 4 resorts. Among them Tignes and the superb Grande Motte glacier, a summer ski area stretching from 2724 to 3456m of altitude, accessible by funicular and lifts. A playground of 10 trails for all levels where summer mildness and snow freshness are combined. Something to make up for this winter and fill up on oxygen.
Rafting down the Isère
In the mountains in summer, we also enjoy white water. Especially in Tignes! From the discovery course for young people to the adult course with rapids, rafting down the Isère is a treat for everyone. A convivial moment where we paddle as a team through landscapes inaccessible to walkers. Sensations guaranteed with the most beautiful river descent of the Northern Alps. And for some gentle aquatic sensations, try the Water Ball on the superb lake of Tignes. This summer, theHotel Village Montana and the Residences Village Montana as well as the Levanna welcome you to Tignes for a maximum comfort stay.
Keeping the North in the wilderness
Do you know orienteering, the ultimate outdoor sport? This summer in La Plagne, go on an adventure in the heart of the mountain in search of the beacons placed throughout the area. Discovery or sporty version, choose your level and launch yourself into a superb exploration course. A free activity to be practiced in team or alone with a compass and a map that will make you cross forests, viewpoints, historical monuments to meet the mountain differently.
Go to the info point to get the material. What about accommodation? TheCarlina Hotel and Residence open their doors this summer for a simply perfect stay.