The Alps

5 reasons to visit the Alps in June

Despite the Alps’ reputation as a winter sports playground, there are many reasons to visit in summer too. June is a beautiful month to plan a trip, and with summer just getting started, there is plenty to see and do as the Alps welcome in a new season.

In this post, we share 5 reasons to visit the Alps in June including:

  • Cheaper holidays
  • Romantic getaways
  • The weather
  • Activities
  • Pet-friendly holidays

So whether you’re travelling as a family, a couple or a group of friends, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable summer break in the Alps. Read on to find out more…

Why visit the Alps in June?

1. Cheaper holidays

June is generally considered a ‘low-season’ month in the Alps. This means that holidays in general tend to be slightly more budget-friendly.

Accommodation and flights will be much cheaper than in the peak months of December, February, July and August, plus you won’t need to factor in the cost of a ski pass.

Another benefit of cheaper holidays is that you can take advantage of shorter stays. Throughout peak times, these are far more costly, therefore many people will opt for a quick mountain getaway in the interseason instead.

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2. Romantic stays

The Alps in June are ideal for a romantic break. Resorts are quieter and accommodation is a bit cheaper, so it’s easier to find a great value chalet for two.

At OVO Network, our “Cool for Couples” partner properties are perfect for romantic getaways. Whether you’re looking for stunning mountain views, luxury features such as hot tubs and saunas or a secluded hideout for two, you’re sure to find your dream chalet.

What’s more, you’ll be able to enjoy endless activities together straight from your doorstep. Adventurous couples could try paragliding or watersports and fitness enthusiasts can enjoy mountain biking, hiking, climbing and much more!

For foodies, there are plenty of Michelin-star restaurants for special occasions or if you simply want to relax, why not visit a spa for a couples massage?

A couple sit side by side on a rock overlooking a mountain at sunset
Enjoy a romantic summer getaway in the Alps – photo by KELLY SCOTT on Unsplash

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3. The weather

The weather can never be guaranteed and of course, it will vary depending on where in the Alps you decide to holiday. High-altitude ski resorts will experience cooler temperatures than if you were to holiday in an Alpine town such as Annecy, for example.

However, on the whole, June tends to be a great month for the weather in the Alps. Temperatures are mild, meaning you can enjoy your favourite outdoor activities in a comfortable climate.

You can expect average temperatures of around 20 °C throughout the day and around 8 °C at night and the average number of rainy days is approximately 18. However, the Alps are very widespread and weather can be unpredictable at times, so make sure to pack accordingly!

4. A wealth of activities

The summer months are a great time to visit the Alps if you are a sports enthusiast, with a multitude of activities to discover. Similarly, those who simply want to explore the local region and all it has to offer can enjoy plenty of non-physical pursuits.

Here are some ideas of things to do in the Alps in June:

…and much more! For more details about the most popular choices, check out this blog post about summer activities in the Alps.

A woman wearing a pink top climbs a mountain in the sun
Try something new this summer in the Alps!

Similarly, summer is a brilliant time to plan a wellness retreat in the mountains. Practise yoga with a view, take a mindful walk through the mountain pastures or unwind in a wellness centre – there are plenty of ways to enjoy a restorative break in the Alps.

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5. Pet-friendly holidays

The month of June is a perfect time to take your four-legged friend on a pet-friendly holiday in the Alps. Fewer crowds and milder temperatures make it ideal for exploring the many dog-friendly hikes on offer!

At OVO Network, we work with a wide range of pet-friendly properties which will welcome you and your dog with open arms.

Plus, the Alps on the whole is a very dog-friendly destination, so you’ll find plenty of cafés, bars, restaurants and even shops which will allow you to visit with your pet.

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We hope you found this guide useful and are ready to start planning your June holiday! If you’re still unsure when to visit, then check out our other guides on when to visit the Alps.

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