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In the summer months of stunning sunshine, Chamonix and the surrounding areas offer an abundance of summer activities including walking, cycling, riding, climbing and running trails.


As one of the few alpine resorts that stays open all year round, Chamonix draws the outdoor enthusiasts and thrill-seekers, as well as those simply looking for some fresh air and relaxation. Here's our guide to things to do in Summer.

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The valley of Chamonix offers a large amount of exciting and challenging biking trails, from casual bike rides to heart thumping terrains.


Equipment can be hired from Chamonix or we can arrange it through our concierge service.


Take in the wondrous views of the Alps parapenting over Chamonix.

The Chamonix valley is perfect for keen parapenters, as well as novices wanting to experience that flying feeling whilst soaking up the impressive panorama of the Mont Blanc mountain chain.


After the winter when temperatures start to rise, the water levels become higher, bringing with it awesome rapids to ride!


Waters sports include canyoning, which is not for the faint-hearted and involves climbing, diving, absailing and swimming in water with strong currents.

Hydro speeding is something that has been recently introduced and is fast becoming a popular way to ride the rapids of the rivers! Using a large body-board as float, you hold on for dear life and hurtle down the rapids!

Rafting on the river Arve is equally as adrenaline-pumping, and is a fantastic way to explore Chamonix from the water as the river crosses the town centre!


One of the best ways to discover the Chamonix valley is on horseback.

For novices or confident riders there is something for everyone.
There are numerous riding centers in the valley. The Mont Blanc horse center runs all year round and you can trek on horseback for half a day, full day or for several days! Other lovely places to ride, especially for children is at Paradis des Praz. With a wonderful river to play in and outdoor play areas in the summer there are numerous fun and exciting activities including pony rides.


Chamonix has over 350km of well marked hiking routes to suit everyone.


Choose between half-day hikes, full days or stop-overs in a mountain hut.
Chamonix has a selection of challenging climbs and beginners and experts can take advantage of the 19 bolted outdoor routes, whilst the Alquilles Rouges and Mont Blanc Massif offer many more possibilities for those prepared to take them on. Guides can be arranged to help navigate Mont Blanc.

Glacier walking is also incredibly popular and a truly unique experience away. Grab the crampons, that can be hired in town and go for a hike up the stunning Mer de Glace, Argentiere or Le Tour glaciers. A mountain guide is essential and can be booked through our concierge services.


If you want to take a break from the excitement of all the action or want to spend your holiday in relaxation and wellness Yoga, massages or day trips to surrounding areas for lovely walks are easily done.

Private Yoga sessions can be arranged in the privacy of the beautiful surroundings of your private summer chalet and is a wonderful way to spend your time enjoying the peace and tranquility the mountains bring.


The stunning and long golf course is renowned for its dramatic views and unique setting. Golfers come from Italy and around the region to play on this interesting, and immaculate course - located next door to the fabulous restaurant La Cabane des Praz, which is a perfect end to a long day of golf. Driving ranges and 18-hole course.



This brand new offering is an absolutely fantastic activity for the whole family, for beginners to competitive skiers.


SKI INDOOR 4810 offers the largest indoor carpet in Europe and will help you improve your ski technique in the most fascinating and fun way. Click here for more details and prices or contact us:

Suitable for all ages and levels.



Thanks to the silent electric motor let yourself be driven by your bike. It will help you climb mountains with very little effort whilst enjoying the impressive scenery that is the Mont-blanc mountain range.




This is an amazing once in a lifetime experience! For those who have never set foot on ice before and the more experienced.
Armed with crampons, harnesses and ice axes, your guide will lead you to one of the most beautiful phenonemons on earth. Marvel at the sea of ice, see crevasses and even have a go at ice climbing.

You need to hire an altitude pack including shoes, crampons and ice axe.

Hire a Guide: €
360 (1-2 person)/ €
390 (3-4 person)




Chamonix is one of the most historical spots for rock climbing. This is a wonderful activity for all abilities, and a lovely way of testing your mental and physical strength.

Hire a guide for the day (or half day) to introduce you to this fun and thrilling activity.

Suitable from 3yrs of age (or min 100cm tall).

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The Chamonix Accro Parc offers 6 courses and more than 70 treetops elements and obstacles for the youngest to the most active.

Giant zip-line, wobbly bridges, Tarzan swings, quick jump and more. 
Various courses available for all levels, from 100cm tall.

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The tennis courts in Chamonix are located just outside the centre of town, offering the most amazing views and beautiful setting. There are both indoor and outdoor tennis courses, as-well as squash courses.
Open every day from 8.30am - 10.30pm from 4th June - 31st August

Lessons with qualified instructors, react rental available.

Court shoes are obligatory. 

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