When somebody talks about the Alps, snow-covered mountains and white surroundings instantly come to mind. For the same reason, most people plan to visit the Alps during the winter season only. Visiting the French Alps this summer can be an amazing experience as it is during the winter months. This is a list of four of the top things to do.
However, contrary to the popular image, there is much more to the beautiful French Alps than just winters, and when you are done reading this article, you would have unveiled the beauty and the hidden fun-adventurous side of Alps in summer, be ready to book your tickets and pack your bags.
Now, without further ado, here’s a list of summer activities that will make all the adrenaline junkies out there jump with surprise and joy.
Things to Do in the French Alps this Summer
Activities like sky diving, paragliding, and fox flying have recently found a place in almost everyone’s to-do list. However, if you are one of those people who want to experience the same rush of flying through the air and seeing the mountain-valley beauty from a height but without feeling like you are falling down to the gravity without control, then you must try parapenting in the Alps.
A parapenting round lasts for about an hour so your adventurous side can be easily satisfied.
If you go to the mountains and do not roll down the hills, then you haven’t really done anything! And, that’s why while you are in the Alps, you must go skiing in winters and mountain biking in summers.
The best of mountain biking in the Alps is that you can simply enjoy the fun of trailing across the mesmerizing Alps and skip the tiring effort of pedaling up the hills; thanks to the mindful resort owners who have connected the lifts to the cycling zones. Moreover, you can also participate in the summer fest called ‘1 Jour 1 Col’ that takes bikers to various cols and awe-inspiring trails on the decided dates throughout the summer.
The advantage of participating and biking on these says is that you can forget about paying attention to the traffic and just focus on the fun since the roads are closed for cars and heavy vehicles on these dates.
Truth to be told, there is so much to explore in the Alps that you can easily miss during the winters. For example, the mighty cliffs and caves of Via Ferrara will give you an adrenaline rush that is sure to last for months. The amazing trail of metal bridges, steps and ladders will make question the difference between real and reel. If that is also not enough, then you can try canyoning through the caves.
Zip wiring is fun but there is no match to the fantastic cable in the valley of Portes du Soleil. This 1335m long zip wire connects the two sides of the valley at a height of about 340m from the ground and gives you a chance to appreciate the awesomeness of the valley while zipping at a speed of up to 100 km per hour.
Other than these activities, you can also take part in the well-being weeks or go rafting, lake swimming, golfing, or indulge in self-pampering activities like spa, fine dining, and wine tasting.