An activity holiday break on the Alps can be an extremely healthy way to get away and have a good time. The Alps are not just for family winter holidays. The French Alps are full of action and offer the perfect fun summer activity holiday for the whole family. There are different resorts that offer plenty of fun and healthy activities to try, here are three resorts you can try for a healthy family friendly holiday that is action packed and fun filled.
With its beautiful alpine location and traditional village feel, Les Gets is a family plus resort making it the perfect place for a family holiday. The whole atmosphere and way of life in this area is centred around the family so you can see why there is such a draw to the place for families with children.
Top activities to try in Les Gets
Getting out in the fresh air and getting active is essential anywhere in the Alps, and this destination won’t disappoint with options to do just that.
1. Mountain biking
Les Gets one of the best mountain biking destinations in the world. There are plenty of tracks and trails for biking and the Portes du Soleil lifts are available all summer. This is great as bikers can enjoy the trails and views at the top of the mountain without having to climb up there with your bike in tow. From here you’ll find downhill and cross-country trails and plenty of open spaces to enjoy for the whole family.
2. Water Sports
Want to try something new as a family? In Les Gets there are options to try both White water rafting and Kayaking. Children from the age of 8 years old can join you and other groups to experience these water sports. Don’t worry, instructed rapids are safe and you’ll be provided with all the kit you need and be given full safety briefings before you set off.
3. Wibit Waterpark
For some inflatable fun out on the water make your way to the lake and visit Wibit Water Park. Kids will have so much fun and the park is suitable for children aged 6 and above. There are around 30 different modules such as a giant toboggan, climbing walls and monkey ladders.
Not only are there lots of fun activities to try, Les Gets offers excellent places to enjoy tasty local produce. The traditional restaurants here offer you delicious Alpine food to keep you healthy and sustain you for the next day of activities.
This Alpine resort’s southern location means during the summer you’ll get a hot and sunny climate. Excellent conditions for enjoying a family activity holiday. Tignes has a reputation of being a very active resort with a variety of things to do to satisfy every type of holiday maker.
Top activities to try in Tignes
The large and varied resort centred around a lovely lake offers plenty of outdoor activities for its visitors. Enabling you and your family to make the most of the fresh mountain air.
1. Summer skiing
Yes, the Tignes Glacier enables guests to try some summer skiing if you get up early enough! Opening hours of the skiing area are from 6.45 am to 12.00 pm so you can take to the slopes in the morning and soak up the warm sunshine in the afternoon. Get the best of both worlds on a summer holiday in Tignes.
2. Dingy and Catamaran sailing
Enjoy the sunshine and the fresh air out on the water and perhaps learn to navigate too. Its an activity the whole family can try and is also quite relaxing too. Tignes lake covers 25-hectares and the weather conditions make it great for beginners and half day sailing sessions. Take the family out together in a dingy and you can all work as a team sailing around the lake.
3. Kids Zone Bike Park
Get the kids used to biking in the mountains and trying out different trails in the kid zone bike park. Family biking is great here and most summer packages will include free bike hire for the duration of your trip. So, you can test out your skills then move on to the more adventurous trails, time is on your side.
With plenty of choice of family friendly accommodation, inclusive packages and enough activities to keep you going for weeks. There really is something for everyone in Tignes. It may be a large resort but if you are mad about indulging in a healthy lifestyle whilst on holiday, Tignes offers more than enough for you to do just that.
Another great Alpine location that offers its visitors plenty of adrenaline filled fun. A family friendly place, Morzine offers a range of activities suited for all age ranges. It’s a busy and popular resort but also has a laid-back feel, so you can both have fun and relax in this beautiful destination.
Top activities to try in Morzine
Like the other locations mentioned Morzine has lots of family friendly things to do. It is a welcome mix between the quieter Les Gets and larger bustling Tignes. So, if you are looking for the middle ground Morzine is a good choice. There are also some unique activities to try here.
1. Be an apprentice famer for the day.
An amazing family activity in Morzine is to try out as an apprentice farmer. Kids will love to spend a day on the farm where they can learn about the animals and help to feed and look after them. They can also learn to make cheese and butter in a traditional way. This is a great insight into life on an Alpine farm. You can also teach them to appreciate where their food comes from.
2. Zip wire on ‘The Fantasticable’.
You’ll find this zip wire at the top of the Chaux Fleurie lift in Morzine. It’s an amazing course covering 3 Kms over two different stages. Everyone gets strapped into a safety harness and then off you go, reaching speeds of up to 100 Km per hour. An excellent way to see the spectacular summer scenery below. This zip wire is a thrilling experience for the whole family.
3. The Aquatic Park.
This pool complex has slides, rivers and waves for the kids to enjoy splashing about in the water. A great way to cool off in the heat. For tired parents the sunbathing area and solarium provides a place to relax and enjoy the summer sun.
Morzine is a typical Alpine destination and if its beautiful scenery and healthy fun activities you are looking for this is a great place to start.
So which resort would you choose for a healthy and fun family holiday in the Alps?
All of these resorts have their own appeal but one thing they share is the amazing alpine outdoors to explore. As you can see there are so many things to do and enjoy, definitely a family holiday that you will remember. From taking advantage of the beautiful, tranquil lakes, the rushing waters of the rivers or the winding mountain trails. The French Alps are a perfect destination to kickstart that healthy family lifestyle you have always wanted.