Summer guide to Val d'Isère: make the most of your summer holiday in this famous French Alps resort when the snow has gone for the season.
Owing to its high altitude, Val d‘Isère enjoys one of the longest ski seasons in the Alps. However, when the snow melts, it remains a top notch resort for outdoor activities with activities such as white water rafting and mountain biking stepping in to fill the void left by skiing. If you come when the thermometer rises, you’ll still be guaranteed to have a range of activities available for all ages and abilities.
Best for canyoning Jump, climb, abseil and swim all in one day with this exhilarating and popular activity. Following the route of one of the region’s many rivers, Evolution 2 can propose various routes for various abilities. With the experts, you’ll be sure to get the most out of your canyoning experience.
Best for rock climbing When the snow melts, the mountainside reveals a wide range of rock climbing faces and routes of varying lengths and difficulties. This makes Val d‘Isère the perfect place to go rock climbing, whether it’s for a relaxed couple of hours with family and friends, or something altogether more strenuous. Trustworthy and the local specialists in outdoor activities, Le Bureau des Guides has been running rock-climbing classes for more than 50 years, so be sure to get in touch with them.Visit Website - Bureau des Guides
Best for white-water rafting Churning rapids and rocky straits make for an exciting white-water rafting environment, and as long as you don’t mind getting a bit wet, this is one of the very best summer watersports to try out in Val d‘Isère. Short or long trips are possible, so if you want to take to the water, Franceraft will have an option that meets your expectations
Best for mountain biking Making the most of gravity and the twisting tracks of Val d‘ Isère’s mountainsides, On Gravity are the local mountain biking experts. If you want to experience the rush of screaming down the mountainside after the snow has gone, there really is no better way to do it than on a mountain bike. Get in touch today to see which of the activities from their extensive program is best for you.
Best for via ferrata Originally constructed in Austria and Italy, this network –or iron road – of rods that protrude from the rockface has spread throughout the Alps and is a popular and exhilarating summer activity open to almost all ages and abilities. Whilst it is possible to do the via ferrata unaccompanied as long as you have all the relevant equipment and experience, we advise getting in touch with the tourist office as they can recommend local expert guides who will really help you get the most out of the experience.
More summer activities Val d‘Isère offers a much wider range of summer activities than just the above 3. If you’d like to try out another summer outdoor activity not listed, then a good company to get in touch of is the Val d‘Isère branch of the national network of accredited outdoor guides, Le Bureau des Guides, who are local experts offering almost every summer activity under the sun!
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