While we love the Alps in winter, many of the OVO Network team love the area even more in summer! With plenty of sunshine, lakes, rivers and mountains there are so many fantastic things to do on your next summer holiday in the Alps. Activities include:
Read on to discover Our top 5 Things to Do in the Alps in Summer and where to stay!
Summer activities in the alps
Fresh air and stunning scenery are just some of the reasons to go hiking on your next summer holiday in the Alps. No matter your ability, you are sure to find a route that suits you, whether you are walking as a family, with friends or looking for dog friendly hikes!.
Want to try hiking but not sure where to start? Have a read of our blog about walking holidays in the Alps.
Hosting the world famous Tour de France, the French Alps are a playground for road bikers. Exploring the Alps on two wheels is a fantastic thing to do in the Alps in summer, and there are no end of routes to try.
Advanced cyclists will love exploring some of the Tour de France routes on their next summer holiday in the Alps. The Aravis region is a hotspot for cycling enthusiasts – with Stage 8 of the 2021 Tour finishing in Le Grand Bornand! If you’re not an experienced cyclist, why not try the popular e-biking trend?
Mountain bikers too can use many of the ski lifts, which are open in summer to take you up the mountain – making it easier to explore this beautiful area.
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For those looking to try new summer activities in the alps, climbing is a great option – and it can be tried by all the family! With a range of courses and climbs for different abilities, it offers access to some of the most stunning view points!
Less experienced climbers can try via ferrata. Steep and rocky alpine terrain becomes accessible by secured metal rungs, ladders or permanently fixed safety wires. Many popular resorts offer via-ferrata, with safety equipment available to hire before you start exploring!
With lakes and rivers in incredible locations, watersports are a great summer activity in the Alps. Activities such as wakeboarding, sailing, stand up paddleboarding and rafting are just some of the options on offer! If you want to find out more, read our blog on watersports activities before your next summer holiday in the Alps.
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Paragliding is definitely a ‘bucket-list’ worthy experience! Thrill-seekers can take to the skies with a professional instructor and enjoy the scenery from above. There’s a choice of specialists who can help you organise your flight – if you’re spending your next summer holidays in the Alps near Lake Annecy, then check out Activ’ Annecy.
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