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Things to do in Méribel in summer: Our top 6

Despite making a name for itself as a popular destination for skiers from all over the globe, Méribel is a great option for families wanting to spend their summer break in the mountains. From watersports to climbing- this picturesque town in the 3 Vallées has plenty of activities to fill your holiday itinerary. Read on to discover our top 6 things to do in Méribel in summer…


1. Hiking

The effect of Covid-19 has seen a rise in the popularity of hiking. With fresh air and vast open spaces, which are ideal for social distancing, this is the perfect activity for your upcoming trip. Luckily, Méribel has some fantastic routes that you can try as a family. Whatever your ability, there are a range of options which vary in length and difficulty that you can choose from. To find out more details, see the website here.

If you fancy trying some other great hikes in different resorts, read our blog on walking holidays in the Alps. Also, remember that temperatures can reach the mid thirties in the Alps in summer, so make sure to pack sun cream, a hat and plenty of water for your walk.

2. Helicopter tours

A helicopter tour is an incredible way to capture the most breathtaking views of the mountains! Tours can be enjoyed in both winter and summer, and it’s a great way to see the sights if you’re not a keen hiker or climber.

Various packages are available- with 10, 30 or 60 minute private helicopter tours for groups of up to 5 people available. If you fancy taking to the skies this summer- take a look at this website for more information.

3. Paragliding

Paragliding is always top on our list of recommended summer activities!

Soaring above the mountains with an experienced pilot is definitely one of the most memorable activities available in resorts across France. Luckily, Méribel is another fantastic spot for paragliding in both summer and winter.

Head to this website and see what packages are available from different operators, to find one that suits you.

4. White watersports

Things to do in Méribel in summer- white watersports
Those looking for adventure will find it rafting down the Isère river this summer in Méribel!

From May-October the Isère river is a hot spot for thrill seekers. With white water rafting, canyoning, hydrospeed and more- this is definitely one of the most exciting things to do in Méribel in summer!

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5. Via ferrata

Those looking for a more adventurous way to explore the mountains should give Via ferrata a go! Combining hiking with climbing, there are different routes for different abilities- although no previous experience is needed. By following wire walkways, to which you’re safely attached, you can navigate your way through the courses and enjoy the sunning views along the way! Take a look at the website to learn more.

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6. Golf

If you’re looking for leisurely things to do in Méribel in summer, then a visit to the golf club is a great option. The 18-hole, 71-par course is located at 1565m and the high altitude means the ball flies further!

The club is open from June to September and if you want a private lesson, then a variety of choices are available at different prices. If you’re an avid golfer, then our blog on golf in the Alps recommends the best spots to visit.


For a more in-depth guide to Méribel head to our website to find out more about his fantastic, family-friendly resort!

Also, don’t forget to follow @ovonetwork on social media and use #ovonetwork to share your best summer moments in Méribel!

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Hi, I'm Lindsay, and I work on the editorial side of the OVO Network team. I'm based in Kent, England and love this job as it combines my passions for words and travelling to beautiful places.