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Summer Activities

Mountains, lakes and rivers

We carefully selected our chalets for their access to the mountain and their position in the traditional Savoyard village of Montchavin.

There’s plenty to do on the mountain and in the valley, with a range of activities for all ages both in and outside.

Cycling in Savoie

When the snow melts, the extensive mountain bike trails of La Plagne are revealed. There are 21 itineraries and over 300km of marked paths to follow through forests and meadows. The routes are colour-coded from blue to black with plenty of fun to be had at the bike parks. Whether your style is downhill, enduro or electric, mountain biking here is hard to beat.

If road cycling is more your thing, there are endless passes and climbs where you will be rewarded with panoramic vistas at the top. Challenge yourself with the famous Col du Petit St Bernard which climbs above the Sere valley and crosses the border into Italy.

Did you know? 

Electric mountain biking is increasingly popular in the Alps. There are 10 new e-mountain bike trails across La Plagne which are specially designed for those who prefer electric assistance when they pedal.

With plenty of charging points across the resort, and trails accessible for children aged 10 and above, it’s a great low-impact way to experience cycling this stunning landscape.

Lakeside fun for all the family

Just 10 minutes by car from our chalets, head towards Aime and you will find this beautiful lake and leisure park. The lake itself has a sandy beach, paddle board area and is supervised for safe swimming in the summer. On the grassy banks that surround it, there are bbq and picnic areas, a great playground and a large splash park, providing water fun for even the smallest members of the family. There is a café here too which serves snacks, drinks and ice creams.

Espace Paradisio

Located in Montachavin, we highly recommend this fabulous pool complex right on our doorstep. There is an indoor wellness pool and spa with a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. In the summer, the outdoor pool has swimming lanes, water polo, a 3-lane water slide and a splash park for little ones. There is also a picnic area where you can enjoy the stunning mountain scenery.

White water adrenaline

The ice-cold and crystal-clear River Isére snakes its way through the Tarentaise valley with dramatic scenery on either side. Through gorges and rapids there are plenty of ways to enjoy the white water, including kayaking, rafting and hydrospeed. With something for all abilities, there are plenty of local companies offering water-based trips, experiences and equipment.

Annecy and its lake

If you fancy a day trip, you can reach the shores of Lake Annecy by car in just over an hour. With a dramatic mountain backdrop, this famous lake is fed by mountain springs and is known for its clear turquoise water. There are several villages surrounding the lake, and we highly recommend Talloires for its lifeguarded beach and swimming area. The Old Town of Annecy is nicknamed the ‘Venice of the Alps’ and is known for its waterways and cobbled streets.

Tree-top adventures

There are several tree-top obstacle courses in the resort where you use rope bridges, ladders and zip lines to navigate through the pines. Equipment is provided and the session starts with instruction and safety briefing. It is a great activity for all the family, with children from 2 years old catered for at the specially designed mini course just 1m above the ground in Les Coches.

Visit Bourg Saint Maurice

Situated in the middle of the Tarentaise Valley, Bourg is the local hub for commerce, supplies and transport but it retains its small and friendly market town feel. The town has been the gateway of Savoie to Italy and France for centuries. Now, it’s a great place to eat, socialise and enjoy some down time. You can chat to specialists catering for all sports, take the funicular to Les Arcs or enjoy some retail therapy. Bourg is well-connected with its train station which links the town to Paris and the UK.

More about
the area

  • A top altitude of 3226m
  • Panoramic mountain vistas
  • Over 300km of mountain bike trails
  • Lifts open for cyclists and hikers
  • The biggest cable car in the world
  • Swimming pool and spa in Montchavin
  • Plenty of parks, BBQ and picnic areas

Get in touch

Contact us today to find out more about our chalets and the wide variety of services we offer. 

We know just how exciting an alpine holiday can be, which is why we are here to offer our support and local knowledge to make it even better.