Despite the Alps’ reputation as a winter sports playground, there are also many reasons to visit in the interseason. The month of November is a great time to travel – resorts are usually quieter, holidays are cheaper, and the changing trees enrich the natural beauty of the mountains.
In this post, we highlight the top 5 reasons to visit the Alps in November, including:
- Cheaper holidays
- Luxury chalets
- Romantic getaways
- Remote working
- Pet-friendly stays
Why visit the Alps in November?
1. Cheaper holidays
November is generally considered a ‘low-season’ month in the Alps. This means that holidays in general tend to be more budget-friendly and resorts are less crowded.
Accommodation and flights will be much cheaper than in the peak months of December, February, July and August and 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.
Do bear in mind that because November is an off-peak time, some businesses in the Alps may also take a holiday during this time. Make sure to check ahead of time before visiting certain restaurants, for example, or be aware that some services may be restricted.
Autumn chalets in the Alps
2. Luxury chalets
As a result of cheaper holidays, holidaymakers can enjoy luxury accommodation for less. You may find fewer places open in the resort compared with peak seasons, but you’ll have everything you need in the comfort of your rental chalet!
At OVO Network, our partner properties offer features such as:
- Hot tubs
- Saunas/steam rooms
- Top-class cooking facilities for nights in
- Home cinemas
- Games rooms
- Wine cellars
- Swimming pools
- Gyms/fitness studios
- Massage rooms and wellness facilities
- Kid-friendly equipment
- Home offices
So, if you’re not a keen skier but still want to experience the Alps, why not book a luxury chalet in November?
3. Romantic stays
With the seasons changing, wrapping up for walks through the woods and drinking hot chocolates, November is an ideal time for a cosy romantic break with your loved one. Resorts are quieter and accommodation is 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. Visit a Michelin-star restaurant, spend the day at a spa, go for a walk in the woods or visit a nearby town.
The medieval town of Annecy, for example, is magical at this time of year. With the Christmas market usually kicking off in late November, it’s a wonderful way to get into the festive spirit and spend quality time together.
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4. Remote working holidays
With remote work more common than ever, many of us can enjoy greater flexibility. So why not trade in your home office for a luxury chalet in the Alps?
The autumn months are perfect for a remote working holiday in the mountains – accommodation is cheaper and as it’s not peak time, you’re not missing out on skiing. So, if you fancy a change of scenery, but can’t get the time off work, then this is perfect for you.
When you book a remote working chalet with OVO Network, you’ll have all you need with fast Wifi and private desk space, whilst being immersed in the beautiful surroundings of the Alps. Spend your time off hiking, sightseeing, sampling the local cuisine or simply enjoying your luxury accommodation!
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5. Pet-friendly stays
November is a great time to holiday with your four-legged friend in the Alps. Fewer crowds and cool temperatures make it ideal for exploring the multitude of dog-friendly hikes on offer! Owners and their dogs can enjoy exploring the forests dusted with fallen leaves and the first snowfall or take an autumnal stroll around an Alpine lake.
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 August 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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