Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Alpine Retreats - Adventurous Getaways

View of the Alps

The Alps provide an ideal playground for adventure seekers waiting for their next adrenaline boost. The French Alps are home to the mountain range on the eastern border of France, where most valleys will have centres guides and hires that cater for every adventurer. For a wide choice of alpine accomodation visit Peak Retreats.

Samoens La Ferme de Fontany

Here are some of the Alpine hot spots  listed by activity:

Ski some of the world's best resorts in areas such as the 3 Valleys, Maurienne Valley and Mont Blanc.

Ski on glaciers in the summer in Tignes & Les Deux Alpes

Les Gets is the mecca for mountain bikers, with Chamonix and Tignes taking a close second for all those more experienced riders.

Try paragliding in Annecy or in Mieussy which is where the sport was invented in 1978 – it’s near to Les Gets and Samoens.

Climbing in the Alps Ski in the Alps

You can find Canyoning and Hydrospeed in the Chamonix valley, airboating in Serre Chevalier, rafting in Morillon or Samoens and Sailing in the Maurienne valley.

For a challenging and demanding combination of scrambling and climbing rockfaces with man-made courses of pegs and cables, fixed ropes, ladders and hand rails. Try the recommended Via Ferrata in Les Saisies or Aussois.

There are some great climbing spots in Oisans. Try climbing in Les 2 Alpes, where there is also an Adventure Park in nearby Venosc.

Pedestrian trails are maintained by organisations in each area, and maps are available from Tourist Offices. For instance, there are 400 miles of marked hiking routes in the Portes du Soleil region – see Les Gets

For any more information on Alpine resorts and accommodation please visit peakretreats.co.uk

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Alpine Retreats

Alps Holidays

The French Alps provide the perfect setting for an unforgettable holiday. Whether it is a winter ski holiday or a summer holiday high in the mountains, the French Alps has it all. The French Alpes mountain range is situated on the eastern boarder of the country, towards the south in the Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur regions.

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Samoens - summer and winter holidays in the French Alps

Areas of the French Alps

There are several large skiing areas that make up the French Alps:

Activities in the French Alps

There are far and wide activities to choose from for your holiday in the French Alps, including the following:

  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Alpine mountain biking
  • Alps climbing
  • Snow shoeing
  • Walking
  • and more

Alpine Accommodation

Those seeking Alpine holidays can choose from lots of different types of accommodation from self-catered alps apartments to chalets in alps and half board hotels.

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Alps apartments - La Reine des Pres, Samoens