Water Sports in the Alps

Other Summer Activities

Mountain Climbing in the Alps

The natural playground of the Alps offers many more activities beyond walking and cycling.  Listed here are just some of the possibilities on our doorstep.  We can organise guides and equipment hire for all activities, with experienced, English-speaking local companies.


The Chamonix valley is renowned as one of the most beautiful areas for rafting in Europe, with variable levels of difficulty depending on experience.


The gorges and streams around Lake Annecy offer plenty of opportunities to try this fun, hands-on activity.

Climbing & Via Ferrata

Although perhaps little-known in the UK, Via Ferrata is a long-established Alpine sport based on mountain climbing. Iron rails and cables have been attached to the rock face of many previously-inaccessible mountains, creating a number of challenging trails across the region.

Hot-Air Ballooning

The charm of hot-air ballooning is obvious to all: floating serenely through a crystal-clear blue sky above some of the most magnificent mountain scenery in the world.

Horse Riding


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