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Top 5 things to do in Samoëns in summer

Thinking of heading over to Samoens this summer, but wondering what there is to do? We’ve got you covered! From family treetop adventures to caving with an expert guide, Samoens provides the perfect playground for your summer break. We’ve narrowed our list down to 5 favourite things to do in the area; read on to find out what they are…

What to do in Samoens in summer

Treetop adventures

Head over to the Samoens adventure park for a fun-filled day out in nature! With courses ranging in difficulty and height, anyone aged from two upwards can have a go. Find your balance along the treetops, overcome your fear of heights, or feel the rush of adrenaline while speeding along a zip-wire; there’s something for everyone! Have a look at their website to find out more.

Discover Samoens’ history

If you’re curious about the resort’s past and architecture, make your way to Samoens’ Société des Maçons. From the ornamental fountain in the main square to the former chateau and stables, the guided tour will take you to the depths of the ski station’s history. Have a look at the tourism office’s website to book your tour!

Learn more about Samoens’ past through a guided tour with the Société des Maçons. © Christian Martelet

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Wander beneath the mountains

Experience a different kind of Alpine experience under the mountaintops with Samoens’ ZigZag Ski! Make your way through the magical subterranean world through a guided caving tour in the caves and tunnels below the resort. Follow your expert guide and explore the underground labyrinth, uncovering a whole new world beneath the crowds of tourists!

Summer day by the Samoens lake

If you’re looking for a cool spot to take the edge off the heat, head over to the Lac aux Dames leisure centre. Take a gentle stroll around the two lakes, which cover around 10 hectares for a nice long day out. You will also find a variety of sports facilities (tennis, swimming, adventure courses, paragliding…) as well as the perfect spot for relaxing with your family and friends.

The park at the Lac aux Dames offers a lovely day out for families, with sports and activities for all ages. © Christian Martelet

Take your bike out for a spin

If you aren’t a fan of hiking, you can explore a different kind of trail around Samoens’ beautiful countryside! The resort is credited with the Accueil Vélo label – and for good reason! Road cyclists can take on the Col de Joux-Plane, an area often featured in the Tour de France. But if you’re looking for a rush of adrenaline, try out one of the 28 MTB tracks in the mountains of Giffre. Whether you are a beginner or a committed alpine biker, there are courses for all levels; take a look at the Samoens tourism office website for more information.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Vallée du Giffre when cycling around Samoëns. © Christian Martelet

If you’re curious to find out more about the resort, head over to our website for a detailed guide to Samoens. Also, be sure to share pictures of your holiday by tagging #ovonetwork, and follow us on social media @ovonetwork for more inspiration!

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