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Summer Holidays in the French Alps

A summer break at Chalet La Giettaz offers a spectacular mountain setting for a huge array of activities for you to choose from, whether you are seeking to get away from it all and relax surrounded by the beautiful scenery, or enjoy a more active holiday in the region.

"Excellent base for a summer trip to the Alps" Tripadvisor review of Chalet La Giettaz, September 2015

A family summer holiday in the mountains offers children a fascinating blend of fun and education, as they explore the natural surroudings.  Kids will love swimming in the fresh mountain water of one of the many lakes in the region, taking a ride on a chair lift to admire some of the spectacular mountain scenery and even practicising their French to order an ice cream in a friendly local café.  Check out our blog for suggestions of our Top 5 summer holiday activities with kids.

La Giettaz is at the heart of some of the most famous cycling terrain in the world, with a number of organised events taking place throughout the summer.  As you would expect in the Alps, there are plenty of routes for cyclists of all levels to enjoy, including some of the Tour de France's most famous climbs or the more gentle terrain surrounding Lake Annecy.

The area also offers fabulous walking, in some of Europe's most dramatic mountain scenery.  The trails are well-maintained and signposted, and we can arrange tours with a local guide, help you work out your own itinerary or even drop you off and collect at either end of your walk.

Thrill-seekers may prefer to get involved in some of the more white-knuckle sports available in the region: mountain biking (including the MB Race and Roc des Alpes events), climbing, water sports, canyoning and via ferrata are just some of the exciting activities in the local area.

If a slower pace is more your style, how about a gentle horse ride through the hills?  Alternatively, you might simply want to relax with a picnic of fresh, local produce, bathe in natural pools or take in the spectacular 360-degree views from the top of the local chair lift or the Col des Aravis.  And if mountain views are what you're looking for, why not take a ride in a hot-air balloon?

There are 18-hole golf courses in Megève, Chamonix and Annecy, and a small 6-hole course in La Clusaz.

Further afield from La Giettaz, the region is dotted with picture-perfect villages and beautiful mountain scenery.  Chamonix and Annecy are notable day-trip destinations.

Closer to home, the village has a tennis court, mini-golf and a children’s playground... the choice is yours and we'll be on hand to help ensure you really take advantage of a summer stay in the mountains.

Of course, our bar is available at the end of each day, where you can relax, unwind and perhaps enjoy a cold drink on our terrace as you watch the sun set over the Aravis mountains... truly blissful!

Please click the links above to view details of the various activities on offer in the local area.  Of course, we're more than happy to give you further information and to make reservations for you, so don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

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