If you like walking, hiking or just taking a gentle stroll in stunning surroundings - then you’ll love the French Alps! Our resorts each offer hundreds of Km’s of tracks and trails served by a lift system to help walkers cover many miles of scenic terrain and reach high vantage points easily.
We offer a free lift pass with all our holidays so you can access the lift system all week and discover 100’s of miles of alpine terrain. We also offer Route cards with itinerary suggestions for a great day out and walking maps to help you find the best trails.
Our Active Team will organise social walking groups during your week, which will give you a chance to meet up with other guests of ours and walk in company, normally following one of our suggested itineraries. It’s a service to connect clients wishing to walk in the company of others. If you would like to join a social walking group then please ask our Active Team on arrival and we will endeavour to match you with a group of like minded guests who will compliment your fitness and tastes.
We often arrange guided walks for our guests, using professional mountain guides. It’s a great introduction to the local area and your guide will help you discover the region, taking you to high vantage points and showing you incredible vistas and an array of wildlife along the way.
Guided walks suit all abilities: high routes for the keen hikers and easy routes for the not-so-adventurous walkers and families. You will get to use your free lift pass and cover many miles of stunning terrain. We often bring guests together so they can share the cost of a guide which is typically from €250 a day. Groups often range from 4 to 10 persons.
Each of our resorts offers a network of spectacular walking and hiking trails, almost too numerous to count. They are linked together by a lift system which enables you to reach high vantage points and cover many miles with ease.
Our alpine regions teem with wildlife and are dotted with pine forest, lakes and waterfalls and (the bit we like) excellent mountain restaurants serving delicious mountain food for a lunchtime pitstop.
We include a free lift pass with all our holidays which acceses a multitude of cable cars, gondolas and chair-lifts all week. Our route cards and walking suggestions offer exciting itineraries with activities to break up the day. During your walk, you can try anything from kayaking and paddleboarding, to goat herding and even flying the world’s longest zip wire.
Nordic walking is an enhancement of normal walking, where poles are used to propel the walker along and to work the upper body. So why not grab a pair of Nordic poles - which are available in all our hotels - and explore the mountain at a faster and safer pace.
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 which our Active Reps can help you book in advance. After lunch, return back down, or, if you’re keen, continue up to the snow line (1 hr 30 mins). Stunning views guaranteed!
In Tignes, you can walk to the base of the glacier from Val Claret in 1 hr 30 mins. Or take the funicular railway for direct access to the snow at 3,100m. Hire some crampons or snowshoes (we can help you with that) so you can walk around the snow at the top.
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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