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Bored of beach holidays?

Why not try a summer holiday in the Alps?

If you’re bored of beach holidays, the Alps are fast becoming a hotbed of summer activity and many resorts are now opening for the summer months as well as the winter ones.

From the French to the Swiss or Italian Alps, a summer holiday in the Alps promises to be full of fun activities and provides some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world, with over 300 days of sunshine!

So, whether you’re planning a trip for the family, group of friends, a romantic getaway or corporate team building breaks; there’s no shortage of activities, day trips, events and so much more to explore in the Alps.

Here are some of our top resort picks for the perfect summer getaway.


Located in the heart of the Portes du Soleil, this scenic, traditional alpine village is full of charm and is packed with a huge range of indoor and outdoor activities. As the snow recedes and the summer sun shines, temperatures in Morzine reach the mid-20s, making it one of the leading family mountain adventure holiday destinations in the French Alps. Offering spa retreats, adrenaline packed adventures, Morzine is a giant outdoor adventure playground!

If road cycling is more your thing, Morzine makes a great base! With well-maintained surfaces and quiet roads. Favoured as a training spot for professional cycling teams and triathletes, the wide range of routes range from lower undulating rides to more challenging steep ascents.

Our properties cater for families, friends or cycling clubs! There really is something for everyone, of every ability and age in this charming resort.

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Cycling in Morzine - Summer in the Alps


At just eight hours from Calais and one hour from Geneva Airport, Chamonix is easily accessible for UK visitors and hosts a range of summer holiday experiences.

At the foot of Mont Blanc, Chamonix is one of the worlds top trail running locations, recently garnering the name – Valle du Trail. So far, 18 trails have been graded and are mountain bike free with trails to suit every ability.

Chamonix is also famous for its world-class annual running events. The Mont Blanc Marathon weekend in June and UMTB in August attract runners from across the globe.

Many of Chamonix’s ski lifts are open throughout the summer, providing easy and affordable access to the high mountain activities. As well as the summer festivals, wine tours, wellbeing day trips or exhilarating mountain activities; Chamonix also has easy access to the must-see city of Annecy, the Venice of the Alps!

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Mont Blanc - summer in the alps


A chic and trendy Alpine village in Switzerland’s Valais Canton, and the gateway to the 4 Vallées ski area; enjoy the usual mountain outdoor activities or relax and relish the epic scenery and soak up as much sun as possible.

Keen cyclists can test their fitness on some of the most gruelling sections used in the Tour de France. If cycling’s not your thing, just hop on a horse and head out to enjoy the fantastic mountainside trails.

For the more cultural activities visit one of the many concerts laid on annually during July and August as part of the Verbier Festival. Spanning three weeks of the summer, the festival offers classical artists the opportunity to attend workshops and coaching sessions and an outstanding programme of classical concerts set against the stunning backdrop of the Swiss Alps.

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Verbier Chalet - summer in the alps


Probably one of the areas prettiest resorts and a fantastic choice for a summer break in the mountains. Take full advantage of being in the highest ski area in the Alps, with summer skiing. If summer skiing isn’t for you, there’s lots to keep everyone occupied including outdoor activities, great shopping and fantastic restaurants.

Lying at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn, Zermatt has maintained its original character. Enjoy freedom for children to wander the car free, cobbled streets, whilst you shop in some of the beautiful boutiques.

If you can’t pull yourself completely away from the beach, Zermatt boasts a beach with crystal clear waters that have filtered down through the mountains.

And for the younger children in your party take them to Wolli’s adventure park at Sunnegga where they can explore the playgrounds whilst you relax by the idyllic mountain lake with its gorgeous view of the Matterhorn.

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Zermatt summer in the Alps


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