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