The French Alps are almost unrivalled for their excellent walking and hiking routes and facilities. The lifts are open all summer (which add lots of variety to your itinerary) and we include a pedestrian lift pass for free in all our resorts.
Walking or hiking in the alps with a professional mountain guide is a very rewarding experience. In fact, it’s so popular with our guests that we include it for free with our Morzine, Les Gets and Val D’Isere Active Packs - so all our guests can experience this great half-day activity.
We run several guiding groups: high routes for the keen hikers and easier routes and rambles for the not-so-adventurous and family members. You’ll get to use your (free) lift pass and cover many miles at altitude, taking in incredible vistas and an array of wildlife along the way.
Guided walks are a great way to meet other guests and learn a little more about the area whilst discovering the secret spots that only a local knows.
The Alps are famous for their spectacular walking and hiking trails which are served by a lift system in summer to enable walkers to reach high vantage points and cover many miles of stunning terrain, with ease.
The area teems with wildlife, waterfalls, forests, alpine meadows and excellent mountain restaurants. Our free lift pass allows walkers to use the gondolas and chair lifts all week, and our route cards and walking maps will give you many exciting itineraries to try, as they cover more than 800kms of trails in Morzine (25 lifts) to around 350kms in Tignes and Val D’Isere (10-12 lifts).
Grab a pair of Nordic walking poles, (available in all our main hotels), and discover the mountain using this enhancement of ordinary walking which is fast, yet twice as effective!
Nordic walkers utilise poles in order to gain three main benefits:
For a truly unique experience in Val D'Isère and Tignes, try a walk to the snowline and even take crampons to explore a little further.
In Val D’Isere we love to do the Refuge walk for lunch (1hr 20mins). This lovely little refuge will need pre-booking, so do ask our Active Reps in resort. Then, after lunch continue back down, or if you’re keen - hike up further to the snow line (1 hr 30 mins). Stunning views guaranteed!
For Tignes guests then walk up from Val Claret (1 hr 20 mins) or take the funicular
train to the Glacier for direct access to the snow at 3000 metres. Pop on some crampons or snowshoes (available at local hire shops) and go stomping around the snow.
If you are looking for a proper hike in crampons over the snow, do ask our Reps for a guide, we always advise using a guide.
Our Holidays come with more free-and-inclusive activities than you can shake a kayak paddle at! What’s more – we’ve picked the best ones and packaged them up in our Active Pack - which is a free package of activities (worth up to £355) offered to all guests staying in our chalets and hotels
If you have any energy left, you can try additional activities in resort and our Active reps will help you organise them for a small additional cost. The most popular add-on activities are Canyoning, Via Ferrata, Horse Riding and Parapenting.
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