SUMMER IN CHAMONIX
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 routes.
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.
VIDEO GALLERY OF THE SUMMER EVENTS
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.
RAFTING, CANYONING & HYDROSPEED
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.
HIKING & TRAIL RUNNING
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.
YOGA, PRIVATE TRAINING & MASAGE
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.