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Hotel Gelinotte

Val DIsere

The Gelinotte is a charming hotel located very close to the centre of the southern alpine resort of Val d'isere. Bikers and walkers will enjoy the free lift pass and bike hire that come with all our holidays, (a very worthwhile saving!), and active families will be spoilt for choice with an array of alpine activities to choose from, appealing to all tastes and ages.

At A Glance

  • Premium Hotel (50 beds, 23 rooms)
  • Bars & shops: 5 min walk
  • Lifts & trails: 2-3 min cycle
  • Swimming pool, Sauna, Steam room
  • Bike workshop & mechanics

Your Holiday Includes

  • 7 or 14 Nights Hotel
  • Flights & Transfers
  • Breakfast; Afternoon tea & cakes
  • 5 course a la carte dinners (6 nights)
  • Active Reps to plan your week
  • What’s Included

Your Free Activities

  • Mountain & Road bike hire
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Via Ferrata with instructor
  • Electric Mountain biking
  • Guided walks & bike rides
  • Your Free Activities

Inclusive activities

Val D’isere is a pretty alpine resort (one of the nicest, we think) and we’ve upgraded our free Active Packs for this summer, with more than enough premium activities to sink your teeth into.

Once you’re ready to head out our activity team is there to hook you up with all the fun and adventure you can handle. We offer free mountain bike hire - so you get a top-notch mountain bike to use for the week; and a free lift pass for walkers and bikers so you can use the lifts to explore hundreds of Kms of trails in this beautiful mountain region.

We’ve also upgraded our inclusive Active Packs for the Gelinotte so you can have a free half day excursion of Via Ferrata - climbing on natural rock faces using pre-laid routes - and in Val D’isere the Via Ferrata are famous! We include a guided walk and a guided bike ride - with professional guides - run in sociable groups from the hotel; and free access to resort activities like archery, golf and tennis to name a few. We even include a free half day session on our (very high-end) electric mountain bikes so you can experience this fast growing sport. Our selection of bikes of all sizes makes it a fun activity for everyone.

We’ll also help you get wet with our inclusive Whitewater rafting excursion (a very fun half-day out). Nothing breaks the ice with your fellow hotel guests like heading down a river at high speed on an inflatable raft, right? Our free Active Packs will keep you busy enough, but if you’ve got any spare time, the area is also renowned for its Via Ferrata... horse riding... glacier walking... parapenting... and more.

About Hotel Gelinotte

The Gelinotte is a 3.5-diamond hotel run exclusively by our great staff for alpine-loving Brits in summer. It enjoys incredible views of Val D’Isere and the mountains - from its elevated position - and is less than 5 minutes walk to the shops and bars and only 5-10 mins to the lifts and activities. We include free bike hire all week, so getting around is not only fun - but easy too!

Come back after an epic day on the mountain and soak up the comforts of our hotel bar. Enjoy freshly made cakes for afternoon tea whilst relaxing in the evening sun; then head downstairs to the swimming pool and wellness suite and take it slightly slower for a while. You’ve earned it.

What’s Included

For mountain-lovers who like a lot of variety, Hotel Gelinotte comes with an upgraded package of (free) activities; and your friendly hosts will be there to welcome you with a glass (or two) of bubbles when you arrive. Check out what we have available in store for you this summer.

► 7 or 14 nights Hotel (50 bed, 23 rooms)
► Direct Flights & Transfers (most UK airports)
► Swimming pool, steam room, sauna
► Reception, guest lounge, bar, Wi Fi.
► Secure bike store, Jet wash
► Bike workshop & mechanics on site
► Active Reps to help plan your week

► Bubbly reception on arrival
► Breakfast each day
► Afternoon tea & cakes (6 days)
► 5 course menus (6 nights)
► Luxury toiletries & bathrobes
► Hotel hosts to look after you

► Mountain & road bike hire (inclusive, all week)
► Electric Mountain bike hire (1 session inclusive)
► White Water Rafting (1 session inclusive)
► Via Ferrata with guide/instructor (1 session inclusive)
► Walking lift pass (6 days)
► Biking lift pass (6 days)
► A Guided walk (professional guides)
► A Guided bike ride (professional guides)
► Aquatic Centre - swimming / leisure (2 sessions inclusive)
► Archery & Rifle shooting (1 session of each inclusive)
► Multi Activity Pass for resort activities (6 days): Archery, golf, electric road bikes, tennis, Geo cache, air bag & more

Try these activities out

Our holidays come with more free activities than you could shake a kayak paddle at. If you reckon you can handle even more, you can book extras with us. Here’s a selection of some of the best.

Via Ferrata

Mountain Bike and cycle

Paddle boarding



Summer ski & board


Rock Climbing



This well appointed hotel enjoys a central but calm location in resort, with an elevated position looking out over Val d’Isère and up into the mountains. The Gelinotte is less than 5 minutes walk to the shops and bars; and the lifts and activities are only 5-10 mins walk or an even quicker 3-4 min cycle

  • Bars & shops: 5 min walk
  • Lifts & trails: 2-3 min cycle
  • Self drives: about 8-9 hours drive from Calais
  • Flights from: Gatwick, Luton, Edinburgh, Bristol, Liverpool
  • Fly to: Geneva, Flight time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Transfer time: approx. 2 hour 50 minutes

Eat, drink and be active

A good day in the mountains starts with one very important meal. Each morning you’ll enjoy our very own Breakfast of Champions. A hearty breakfast buffet with cooked options like eggs and bacon on most days; and mouth-watering continental options every day. And nothing beats a freshly-baked cake and afternoon tea when you get back in from the mountains.

In the evenings we’ll tease your taste buds with a delicious five-course a la carte menu. You can expect the very best from our hotel chefs, because we know that eating and drinking well are essential parts of any active holiday.

  • Continental breakfast (7 days) with hot options (6 days)
  • Afternoon tea, coffee, hot chocolate with freshly baked cakes (6 days)
  • Bubbly reception and canapés on arrival night
  • Five course à la carte dinners (6 nights)
  • Bathrobes, slippers and luxury toiletries
  • Explore the local restaurants for staff night off

The Resort

Val D’Isere is one of the prettiest (and ritziest!) mountain resorts in Europe. Surrounded in pine forests and rugged alpine scenery, with lakes and waterfalls aplenty - it offers incredible walking and biking - and you get a free lift pass and bike hire with all our holidays.

It’s bustling centre has a plethora of shops, cafes and bars and throughout the summer it hosts numerous entertainments and organised events for visiting alpinists and families. Choose from up to 50 different activities and enjoy them in this sunny, southern-alpine resort which boasts almost 300 days sunshine a year.

Val’ is linked to neighbouring Tignes, to offer an extended biking and walking area.

Why Choose Hotel Gelinotte?

Inclusive Mountain biking

The Alps are famous for their biking and whether you’re a complete newcomer, a fanatical rider or a family looking for a (very) fun day out, then you’re going to want to give this a go! We offer free bike hire for the Gelinotte, so grab a bike from our racks and go out for a potter or a trail ride whenever the mood takes you. We even offer a free session of Electric mountain biking, too!

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Inclusive Whitewater Rafting

The Alps are also famous for their rapids and the rapids local to Val’ are some of the best (and most exhilarating) in the Alps. This is why we include rafting for free. It’s by far our most popular activity and promises exhilarating fun for all ages 7-8+. A sociable day out with transport included.

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For its variety

Tignes is known as the ‘sporting resort’ of the Alps. It has the greatest variety of activities of all the alpine resorts and specialises in lots of slightly off-beat or crazy activities: from giant slides (into the lake) to long zip wires and hot jumps.

More on Canyoning

For our inclusive Via Ferrata!

Val‘ is famous for its Via Ferrata: pre-set climbing routes with fixed aids (ladders, rungs, wire ropes) which mostly consist of easy to moderate climbs and do not require any special climbing skills. Your guide and instructor will help you discover rugged alpine scenery above Val D’Isere. It’s an incredible experience.

More on your free Active Pack

Guided walks (Inclusive)

Walking in the alps with a professional guide is such a great activity that we include a guided walk for free! It’s a great half-day activity and we run three groups: family walks and easier routes for the not-so-adventurous; and routes for keen walkers and hikers. Use your free lift pass to reach high vantage points and cover lots of mileage.

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Family-friendly fun

Val D’isere is a summer resort that was made for kids! There’s lots to do from horse and pony rides to tennis and swimming, kids adventure playgrounds, child friendly biking (even bike obstacle courses) and of course a plethora of excellent mountain walks and days out.

The family will love to ride up the gondolas, try electric biking, archery and climbing or chilling at the Aqua Sportif centre to name but a few free and inclusive activities.

The hotel enjoys a central position – so everything is close by and yet not too noisy. We don’t offer a Kids’ Club from this hotel. If you’re travelling with babies or toddlers don't forget to ask about our baby packs with cots and high chairs. The hotel has family suites with interconnecting rooms too.

Bedrooms...take your pick

The hotel has 23 en-suite bedrooms and many enjoy a balcony and sunny views of Val D’ Isere from the hotels’ lofty position. We offer a variety of twin, double and triple bedrooms with ensuite bathroom and family quads too.

  • Twin/Double en-suite shower or bath, WC, balcony
  • Triple en-suite shower or bath, WC, balcony
  • Family room: (two rooms) 1 double; 1 twin, en-suite bathroom (WC), balcony

Book smart & save money

  • All guests get a free lift pass for biking and walking, which normally costs €98 in other resorts
  • Self Travel & save up to £250pp on the cost of flights (drive-time 7-8 hrs on French side)
  • Try our 2-week breaks which can save you up to £400pp
  • Been before? – remember you get holiday discounts if you have your loyalty card! Join our Elemental Loyalty Club online
  • Lots of activities for your week away are included

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