The range of activities is truly breathtaking. From sublime mountain relaxation to adrenaline fuelled adventure, Les Gets offers the ideal summer mountain getaway for all tastes and ages.
Les Gets is a world-renowned mountain biking destination. Having hosted the world downhill championships, there's first class infrastructure. They have 25 lifts spread out over the whole area that run during the summer to lift you and your mountain bike to the top of the mountain, allowing you to enjoy the downhill runs without having to riding up first.
There are 650kms of trails, all marked and graded so you can ride to your ability knowing the likely level ahead. There's cross country, downhill, dirt & jumps parks, north shore and more.
The French Alps in Summer are a rapidly growing summer holiday destination for active families. The range and breadth of activities on offer here, along with the great value they provide, attracts more and more families each year you enjoy the mountain surroundings. There's everything here from the relaxing to the exhilarating, and all well planned for children and adults alike.
Les Gets has the Family Plus status, which means then put a large emphasis on on Families and facilities for children. Here you'll find all the activities have a child-friendly option, and many aspects are aimed at the family market. The swimming lake is an ever popular place to relax with children. Right next to that is the Adventure Parc, a tree tops adventure made from a high and low ropes course through the forest. It's not all hardcore downhill routes, there's great mountain biking for families here as well. There's the Kids Zone for child riders only, the Family Cross Country circuits, lessons and guide for all levels and more.
Another family favourite day out is a day's white water on La Dranse river, or maybe a half day horse riding along the valley trails. In fact the list of family activities in and around Les Gets is almost endless, so no matter what your age or tastes, you'll find plenty to entertain the whole family.
If you are keen to exhaust super active kids whilst having a more relaxing time yourself, then a multi-activity holiday works perfectly. The huge range of things to do mean that you can take it easy in stunning surroundings whilst they burn off all their spare energy trying countless new activities.
The Alps are a growing market for Multi-Activity Holidays. If you like trying new sports and adventures in a pristine environment, then Les Gets in Summer could be for you. The list and range of activities is almost endless.
For People looking for more extreme adventures we've activities to thrill and excite in abundance. There's the world-class Les Gets mountain biking to start with. The there's all the water sports, including white water rafting, canyoning and hydro-speeding. There's also rock climbing lessons for beginners as well as routes for the more advanced, or you could try your hand at Via Ferrata. Parapenting is an Alpine favourite all year round, giving some of the most wonderful views over Les Gets and the surrounding peaks.
If you like exploring the surrounding areas then we can help arrange trips to Chamonix, where you can ascending the Aiguille du Midi, see the glaciers tumbling down the dramatic mountain sides or try your hand at Ice Climbing. Lake Annecy is also well worth a trip, famed as one of the most scenic places to visit in the whole of the French Alps, and just 1 hr away is lake Geneva.
For those looking for a relaxing break in the Alps there's a full range of activities. The walking here must be experienced during any stay. Abundant alpine flora and fauna line the 850kms of marked trails, which cater for everything from a gentle mountain stroll to the most dedicated hiker. You can use the lifts to get you up to the top of the mountains & enjoy the mountain restaurants during your walks. There's also guided horse riding along the trails and donkey trekking where your donkey will carry your bags or children for you, as well as making a unique companion. A lot of people though come here just to enjoy the alpine flora and fauna, to relax and take in the mountain environment. The Alps in summer are truly spectacular.
Les Gets tourist office produce an excellent PDF of all the activities available by summer: Download it here