The Alps are a fantastic destination to visit all year round! While in winter, the snow-covered countryside adds a special charm to the valleys and villages, in summer, this veritable land of treasures is just as wonderful. So, for your summer holiday in the Alps, let yourself be tempted by the wide range of activities on offer. What’s for sure is that you’ll never get bored in this enchanting region, bursting with natural wonders. A remarkable destination, right in the heart of nature, is just waiting for you to come and recharge your batteries. 

Summer holidays in the Alps: a unique area, packed full of surprises

First of all, the Alps are home to truly legendary summits and the highest mountain in western Europe, Mont Blanc. Well known as a major skiing destination for mountain holidays, the Alps are full to the brim with fantastic tourist attractions and have much more to offer. Apart from their modern ski resorts, they are also home to some truly picturesque villages and stunning landscapes. In south-east France, the Alps enjoy many hours of sunshine, allowing you to make the most of your holidays. As a result, the sensational countryside surrounding the Écrins National Park unfolds right before your eyes. Take a trip around the foothills of the Vanoise National Park and fully immerse yourself in nature. 

Activities on offer for summer holidays

So, if you’re passionate about hiking in snowshoes or Nordic walking in winter, now is the time to give yourself over to sunny rambles in summer. Come and pedal your way around on a mountain bike and try out a host of different exhilarating activities. For the most adventurous thrill-seekers, you’ll also find paragliding, climbing or the via ferrata! Later, you can also enjoy the breathtaking countryside and panoramic views from the many viewpoints along the mountain routes. Then, after a day of activity, you can relax in one of the region’s excellent spas. To find your holiday destination, discover our whole range of accommodations in the Alps!

Discover the Alps while rambling in the great outdoors

The Vanoise National Park is the largest national park in France. Home to lush flora and fauna, it is perfect for enjoying a real change of scenery as you admire its shimmering lakes, its wooded valleys and its mysterious forests. And, don’t forget to pay a visit to the Sierroz Gorges and take a big gulp of fresh air. Right in the heart of nature, here, you can enjoy refreshing rambles in some exceptional natural surroundings. The Fier Gorges are another unmissable place to visit in the Haute-Savoie and the Alps. This natural curiosity forms an impressive canyon. 

To get your full dose of adventure, why not give in to the pleasure of taking on the Roc du Cornillon via ferrata. This unmissable route in the Alps presents remarkable views over the valleys and the Dent du Chat mountain. And of course, don’t forget to visit the Les 4 Vallées ski resort in Nendaz, Switzerland. It’s one of the best known in the Alps! Find out about the best ski resorts in the Alps.

Enchanting towns and villages for summer holidays in the Alps


Very close to the Vanoise National Park, the town of Chambéry – capital of the Savoie area – is surrounded by beautiful mountains. As a result, it has plenty to offer tourists thanks to its proximity to Italy and Switzerland. It is also a historical destination with a surprising heritage, fascinating monuments and great natural beauty. You’ll be captivated by its picture-postcard setting.


Next, the town of Annecy and its iconic lake is a must-visit town while on your summer holidays in the Alps. This is the second-largest lake in France and a true paradise for water-sports fans. Cool down from the summer heat by windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing or paddle boarding on these turquoise waters. From here, you can admire the steep mountain summits and rolling hills amid a peaceful atmosphere.


Why not take a boat trip to relax?. The Savoy spa resort of Aix-les-Bains is just as beautiful. Nestled in the mountains, its invigorating thermal waters make it a destination of choice. Discover its beautiful, distinctive hotels, its stunning facades, its peaceful promenades and its fantastic lake! The Bourget lake is, in fact, the largest freshwater lake in France. Here, you can take a picnic, go paddle-boating or even try paragliding for maximum thrills! What’s more, you’ll be able to enjoy exceptional views of the Mont-Blanc and Chartreuse mountain range. 

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Explore the Alps during a peaceful trip

Discover one of the exceptional chalets offered by the AlpvAlpVision agency now for an unforgettable trip in total luxury, amid a warm and friendly atmosphere. Wait no more, book your summer holiday in the Alps now for a complete change of scenery.