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Tignes - A typical week in Summer

The bike riding terrain in Tignes is amazing!

Six of the best activities to do in Tignes

We have selected six of the best activities (one for each day of your week) which many of our guests will do within a typical week in Tignes. They are some of the best and least expensive, and they make the most of our Free Activities and lift pass so you don't have to spend a fortune. These activities are just a small selection of what’s on offer, there are many more great activities to do: like horse riding, Water balling and climbing - and you can book them locally with our Active Reps.

Tignes is part of the Vanoise National Park and in summer it’s a beautiful place which teems with wildlife, gets lots of sunshine and offers a FREE lift pass for bikers and walkers. TIgnes has the widest choice of activities centred around an impressive lake. In fact, there are so many activities to try, that sometimes it can be hard to choose what to do!

The activities in Tignes are many and varied, with a few included for free with our holidays; and at the Hotel Ski d'Or we can promise you a great base to enjoy it all from, with a warm welcome from our British staff.

Enjoy walking around Tignes' beautiful lake

Day 1 - Tignes’ Lake

Grab your trainers or one of our Specialized bikes (which are free to use) and head down to the lake. It’s only a couple of minutes away and offers a great place to start your week as you can orientate yourself around the resort. It has a super walking or biking track that goes all the way around the lake with activities to do along the way as you circumnavigate the lake.

You can try full size trampolines and tennis or maybe paddle boarding or kayaking - all these activities are free on your Multipass. Or, you can pay a little extra to go zorbing on water: the WOW balls (walk-on-water balls) are big inflatable balls that you climb inside to roll around the lake! Or why not try fly fishing or the giant slide for a bit more adrenaline! 

View lake activities

Whitewater Rafting from Tignes is exciting

Day 2 - Whitewater rapids

The rapids near Tignes are some of the best in the Alps. So get ready for a fun-filled excursion and try Whitewater rafting or hydrospeeding with other hotel guests. It’s a great way to break the ice and have a thrilling day out. Perfect for ages 10+. When you return, just take it easy and enjoy some sunbathing at the lake or a nice lunch at a lakeside restaurant.

Whitewater rafting

Tignes Summer Eye of the Needle

Day 3 - Eye of the Needle

Grab your walking shoes and head for the Eye of the Needle. Possibly the most 'Insta-famous' location in the resort. On this hike, you will see magnificent views of the valley and Mont Blanc and all sorts of mountain flora and fauna en-route (the wildlife is incredible). Our reps will give you a route card and map so you can make a great day of it.

 Mountain Biking in Tignes is incredible!

Day 4 - Mountainbike the high trails

Why not try mountain biking on the high altitude trails. You will need to rent a full suspension bike (from €69) and you can use your free lift pass to access some of the most incredible trail riding and high altitude mountain scenery. We recommend going up the Tuffs chairlift (just 100m from hotel Ski Dor) and riding over into Val d’Isère. The riding suits intermediate riders, not children or beginners. Beginner riders can ride down to Lac Chevril as an alternative. The Lac is rather beautiful and promises a great day out.

Tip: Why not hire a guide for the day. We can often make up a group of likeminded guests to split the cost. A guide will show you how to use the lifts and the ‘real mountain terrain’ best suited to your abilities. 

Day 4 - The Hidden Valley

Grab your free lift pass & walking shoes (or a bike) and head up the Tovières cable car. You will follow our Route card and walk down a beautiful valley into Val d’Isère. There are large rocks on either side that look like a scene from Lord of the Rings. On arrival in Val d’Isère there is often a market, plenty of shops and it's a great lunch spot. To return, you can do so quite easily by lifts or a bus.

Via Ferrata above Val d'Isere

Day 5 - Via Ferrata 

The Via Ferrata are legendary in Tignes and Val d’Isère. This great activity will have you climbing and moving over rocks and rock faces (with a guide) using pre laid routes with wire rungs, pegs, ladders and other aids permanently fixed into the rock, to help climbers with less ability move around the rock and reach high vantage spots. It’s a must do activity and costs from €45.

More on Via Ferrata

Try pedalo on Tignes' lake

Day 6 - Resort Activities

Grab a bike from our hotel racks and ride to the lake for a swim. Bring your multipass so you can have a go at kayaking or the pedalo’s, some mini-golfing or maybe the full-size trampolines (they’re great fun!). Or take a trip to the Lagon leisure centre for a spa or swim. It comes with free access on the Multipass, so why not? 

Or, if you fancy some more excitement - why not have a go at parapenting, flying (with an instructor) high above the valley floor in the thermals. Flights last about 20 minutes and will leave you yearning for more!

  Fact Box

  7nts Half board from £495
  Stay at our 4* boutique Hotel Ski d’Or  
  Self drive to Tignes from Calais (approx 9 hours)
  Fly to Geneva and make use of our free transfers




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