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What is an Alpine Summer Holiday?

If you fancy something fresh and exciting, (perhaps a healthy alternative to the beach?), then an activity holiday to the French Alps could be just what you’re looking for! Our beautiful destinations promise fun for all tastes, from alpine sports lovers to active families - with over 50 activities to try - so there's really something for everyone.

Try activities like mountain biking... horse riding... wild swimming... whitewater rafting... or just relax and take it easy. The Alps has spectacular scenery for walking,...charming mountain restaurants for lunching… plenty of sunshine for lazy afternoons by the hotel pool. So,  something for everyone!

Inclusive activities with our holidays

We offer a Free Active pack with our holidays which comes with a pick of the best activities to give you a fun-filled week in the Alps. We’ve selected activities to appeal to all ages and tastes, with the hope of encouraging families to be active together! When combined with our Route Cards (suggested itineraries for a great ‘Day Out’) then you will have every day filled with fun and exciting activities for no extra cost.

We include activities like Mountain biking...White water rafting... Stand Up Paddle boarding… Kayaking… the Cascades high ropes adventure park, a lift pass for pedestrian access to the mountains and some great resort-based activities on top. We also include Active Kids Clubs and if you have any energy left then we’ll organise some extra paid-for activities for you.

What to expect on an alpine holiday

The Alps are vast and waiting with dozens of Alpine activities for all ages to discover, from Whitewater rafting to rock climbing, and our Active Team will help you make the most of your week and deliver as much adventure as you can handle.

Our guests are all active Brits looking for a fun and exciting alternative to the beach and our hotels and chalets are friendly and sociable places to be. We have plenty of suggestions for a great ‘Day Out’ and activities or excursions that won't cost you a cent’.

Your week can look like this

Mountain Biking and Walking

The Alps were made for walkers and bikers and that’s why we include free-use of our rather excellent fleet of Specialized bikes. The terrain is sensational and there are trails for all abilities: from family walks to adventurous hikes and casual bike rides to world class downhill courses.

As a beginner or family of bikers we can introduce you to unforgettable alpine bike rides; or if you’d like to hit the downhill trails and learn how to ride banks, berms and use the lifts - then we’ll hook you up with our specialist bike guide partners.

Our Active Staff organise hosted walks and social bike rides with other guests to help you get started in the resort and meet our other like minded guests. 

Lake Activities

Our mountain resorts are home to beautiful mountain lakes and we giveaway a free session of kayaking or paddleboarding to all our guests to help you discover these beautiful places. You can also go swimming, sunbathing and enjoy the Wi Bit aqua course on the Les Gets lake.

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Beautiful Chalets

A chalet is a great place to enjoy the Alps. A cosy home from home you can join on a shared basis with other like minded alpinists, or to book privately for your friends and family. They come with an Alpine Elements host to cook, clean and look after you; access to our Kids’ club and bike hire and a 5 star welcome as warm as can be!

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Alpine Hotels

Our exclusive hotels are run by us and equipped with our famous Active Kids Club, bike hire and workshops (with mechanics), activity equipment, entertainments and leisure facilities. They offer the perfect base for an adventure holiday for families, couples and thrill seekers.

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Our Active Team

Our Active Team are a creative bunch of mountain-mad individuals who are there to make sure you have a good time and make the most of the Alps and its array of activities. They will advise you on things to do for a great day out, suggested bike rides and walks, which activities are best to do, what to expect, what to wear and how to find them… Our Child Care Leaders are also on hand to keep your children busy in our Active Clubs (ages 4-12) so that parents can zip off and do some grownup activities while we look after them. 

Active Kids Clubs (age 4-12yrs)

For four or five days a week, we offer a free Active Kids Club for 4-17 and 8-12 year olds. It's a pre-bookable kids’ club run from our main Morzine hotels. So, whilst our Active Club Leaders keep the kids busy doing fun and sociable activities outdoors - parents are free to get some 'me-time' and enjoy an activity or two.

Self Drive, it’s not that far!

Many of our guests choose to self drive to the Alps and save on the cost of flights which can be very economic for a family of four. It also gives you a car in resort, and whilst it’s not essential, it is quite useful to get around. And of course you can bring as much luggage as you like and come and go at your own agenda.

The drive to the Alps is about 8 hours from Calais and we’d allow another 1 hour for stops.

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The Alps were made for families!

Our chalets and hotels are full of families with kids from age 4 to 17 all summer long. Families love our friendly and welcoming atmosphere where we organise activities and excursions to enjoy as a family or with other families. There’s a variety of activities to do which will appeal to all ages and it’s great to have the family active together, and sharing energising experiences all week.

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Popular Questions

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What activities can I do?

There are numerous activities in each of our resorts, for all ages and tastes. In fact, around 50 different activities to choose from - so everyone from mum to gung-ho teenager is covered! Choose from calm and easygoing pursuits like walking or tennis, wild swimming and lake kayaking to adrenaline busting adventure like canyoning or downhill mountain biking. We also offer many free activities with enough exciting pursuits for an action-packed week away.

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How fit do I need to be?

You don't have to be a regular athlete to enjoy our holidays! Far from it in fact. The activities we offer suit almost all levels of fitness and our Active Team will help guide you to the best activities for your taste, age, fitness and ability. There is also sightseeing, gondola rides and cultural things to do with great walks, sedate lake activities and sunbathing for the not-so-adventurous. Most activities come with an instructor or guide, so you will be well cared.

Kids Clubs

Are activity holidays family friendly?

Of course! Our chalets and hotels are full of families with kids from age 4 to 17 all summer long. Our chalets and hotels are family friendly and offer a welcoming atmosphere with our all-inclusive Active Kids Club.

Will there be enough for us to do?

There is more than enough to do! In fact, probably too much and that is why our Active Team are always on hand: to make sure you pick the best activities for your age, fitness and taste and you don't waste time doing the wrong thing! They’ll also hook you up with booking additional activities from rock climbing to parapenting and canyoning to paddleboarding.

Is there a set itinerary?

No, not at all, unless you want there to be? After all, you’re on holiday and we like to give you the flexibility to plan your own week (with our Active Reps) when you arrive.

We’ll give you access to our fleet of free hire bikes (all week) and an Activity Multipass with resort activities and a pedestrian lift pass (plus a bonus ‘biking lift pass’ in Tignes) so you can get around and do your own thing. 

If you want it all organised and a week crammed full of adventure then speak to our Actve Reps on arrival and we’ll help you make the most out of every hour you are there.

Mountainbiking is for all levels!

Is mountain biking for me?

The Alps  have some of the best riding in the world, but they also have a great network of beginner trails for every ability. There are family rides and more adventurous green and blue graded bike trails; and harder downhill courses for the experts. All trails are served by the lift system and lift passes are from €5 per uplift, or free in Tignes! Our resort staff will help you get started in resort and give you some great ride suggestions, maps and route cards.

What is an alpine hotel like?

Our Alpine Hotels are run exclusively for our British guests. They are staffed (largely) by British staff with a warm service and an easygoing and sociable air.

However, we've added a little twist and our own formula of fun to help our guests make the most out of the Alps.Our mountain-mad staff have special training to make sure our guests enjoy the activities and make the most of their stay. They also enjoy a central position and extra facilities like free mountain bikes and workshops, Active Kids Clubs, free-to-use sports equipment, sunny gardens, stunning views and spa areas with Wi-fi (of course) and outdoor swimming pools so you can enjoy the sun.

What sort of weather should I expect?

The French Alps are parallel with La Rochelle and other Aquitaine resorts of the west coast. In summer, the Alps enjoy warm weather and lots of sunshine with an ambient temperature between 25C and 38C during July and August. In common with mountainous regions we get localised rainy patches, but it’s often short lived and quickly gives way to sunshine again. The sunniest (and hottest) resorts are Tignes and Val d'isere which enjoy a very southern location and up to 300 days of sunshine a year. Make sure you bring lots of sunscreen and sun hats, because the weather at altitude can be hot in all resorts.

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