The French Alps are almost unrivalled for their excellent walking and hiking. The lifts are open all summer and we include a FREE walking lift pass in all our resorts so you can cover many miles of alpine terrain and reach high vantage points easily.
We include a free guided walk with all our Morzine and Les Gets holidays using a professional mountain guide. It’s a great introduction to the local area and your guide will help you discover incredible vistas, take you to high vantage points and show you an array of wildlife along the way.
We run several guiding groups: high routes for the keen hikers and easy routes and rambles for the not-so-adventurous and family members. You’ll get to use your (free) lift pass and cover many miles of walking suited to your fitness and tastes.
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 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 1000kms of trails in Morzine (25 lifts) to around 400kms 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 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 the Refuge walk for lunch (1hr 20mins). The Refuge is a small mountain restaurant wand our Active Reps can help you book it in advance, in resort. After lunch, return back down or if you’re keen, continue up to the snow line (1 hr 30 mins). Stunning views guaranteed!
For Tignes guests, the walk up to the glacier base from Val Claret is about 1 hr 20 mins. Or take the funicular railway for direct access to the snow at 3000+ metres. Pop on some crampons or snowshoes (hire from local shops) to use on the snow. If you are looking for a proper hike in the snow, we always advise using a guide, which our reps can help you book.
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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