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Holidays with Altitude

Hip’s summer adventures offer fantastic alternatives to another boring beach break.

Summer in the Alps: perfect for lovers of sun & sight-seeing, high-energy activity – or just basking in the beauty of the views. For those in the know, summer holidays don’t have to mean overcrowded beaches, sun-bed disputes and queuing for ice-cream.

Long days and warm nights in the beautiful valley of Chamonix Mont Blanc set the scene for Hip’s summer breaks. Whether you’re a “seize-the-day” thrill-seeker, a nature lover or simply want to relax, Hip Chalets Adventures are the perfect way to combine a luxurious sun-soaked holiday with – well, whatever it is you most want to do…

Hip Explorers can look forward to a whole load of summer holiday adventures in the beautiful Alps. With an uber-cool chalet in the Chamonix valley as a base to head out from, you can choose to climb, run, hike, ride or simply walk the beautiful mountains.

Hip “Soarers” come to us for adrenalin filled fun over the highest peak in Europe. Chamonix is a mecca for parapenting - and an exclusive Hip - helicopter or hot air balloon experience over the stunning mountain ranges of three countries is simply breath-taking.

Chilled “Hip”sters come here for a peaceful and quiet summer holiday in one of our stunning mountain retreats. Perhaps to indulge in a SPA or a spot of golf or tennis, take a private yoga or cookery lesson, or simply to absorb the real beauty of the Alps – the wild flora and fauna, the quiet joy of the many lakes and the glorious sunsets over the mountains from the private terrace of your exclusive Alpine Chalet.

Hip Families enjoy everything from water parks, to wildlife parks. Mountain lift rides, to mountain bike trails. Outdoor adventure parks designed for all the family to enjoy; train rides, horse rides, amusement park rides – there is always something to experience together on a Hip family break. There are also beaches (and lifeguards) at the many stunning nearby lakes – but we promise you there are no “kiss-me-quick” T-shirts, or seagulls squawking here! Just quiet beaches and well organised parks with built-in barbeques and shady wooded areas – all with snow-capped mountain views. With all of this, rest assured you could never find this beach holiday boring!

Chamonix, Hip’s base for summer vacations, is a wonderful town that hosts a number of world class events in the summer, from the World Climbing Championships to the truly awesome UTMB. Nestled at the foot of the majestic Mont Blanc it is the lively social centre of the valley. As close to Geneva, in Switzerland as it is to Turin in Italy, it’s a perfect base for exploration. Stroll the pedestrian streets, packed with unique shopping, restaurants, bars and sun terraces. Take in a concert after satisfying your culinary curiosity or sit back and enjoy an apero, watching the snowy Mont Blanc Massif turning pink at night.

Regardless of the reason for your summer getaway - cozy couples, extended family get-togethers, group holidays or sporting events, Hip Chalets promise you a fun-filled Alpine holiday. With unique, carefully selected luxurious accommodation and service and adventure packages to fit your kind of stay.

Holidays aren’t infinite, make the most of yours before summer flies by…