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Top 5 Megève summer activities

Year round, Megève offers a wide range of activities, restaurants and shops to appeal to the masses. Just over an hours drive from Geneva, this resort is a great option for families who want to spend their summer in the mountains. Read on to discover our top 5 Megève summer activities…


Megève summer activities

1. Visit the lake

Lac de Javen is a beautiful spot for families to spend a hot summers day! Situated just outside of Megève, you can choose to take a 4km walk, or drive and park at the available slots. Activities at the lake include fishing and a playground for younger children, and you can enjoy a picnic in the sun, or visit the restaurant and sit on the terrace. If you’re keen to visit more lakes this summer, then check out our blog on watersports in the Alps.

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2. Take to the skies

Book a flight and take to the skies on a guided airplane flight! Setting off from Megève Altiport, you’ll enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Mont Blanc mountain ranges, and have running commentary from your experienced pilot.

Booking in advance is recommended, and it’s worth scheduling this early in your itinerary, so there’s flexibility to rearrange if the weather is bad. If you want to find out more, you can visit their website here.

3. Via ferrata

Skiing and boarding aren’t the only ways to explore the mountains! If you’re looking for Megève summer activities to try, give Via ferrata a go! Photo credit: Walther Luecker

Via ferrata is a fantastic activity to try with older children in the summer who want to try a combination of climbing and hiking. If you plan on going through the Guides Office, you will follow a designated trail while clipped onto the guide cables to ensure your safety at all times. We recommend booking a guide if you’re a beginner, so you can get the most out of your day. If you’re keen, then you can find out more here.

4. Canyoning

Families looking for Megève summer activities to enjoy together will love climbing and jumping along the mountain streams, rivers and waterfalls on a canyoning adventure! A professional guide will accompany you and help you enjoy the experience safely. Children over 10 can join, as long as they’re capable swimmers who aren’t afraid of heights. Find out more about this activity by visiting their website.

5. Megève summer walks

Hiking is always an excellent way to discover the mountains in summer, and in Megève it’s no different! There are a fantastic range of walks, differing in length, but all offering up stunning views! But ensure you pack plenty of water, sun cream and wear a hat, as temperatures can get very high in the Alps in summer. If you’re keen to try some hiking routes in other resorts, then read our blog on walking holidays in the Alps.

Fresh air, stunning views and great exercise are some of the reasons to get hiking this summer! Brilliant Megève summer walks await on your next trip to the mountains. Photo credit: Holly Mandarich

If you’re keen to see what else the French Alps has to offer in summer, then read our blog about the top 5 things to do in the Alps in summer.

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