SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Something for all ages in Samoens & we loved the chalet. The children didn't want to leave." Pincus family

Chalet Bezière is the perfect base for a relaxing holiday and to explore all the alpine activities on offer. From spring to autumn the chalet is available to rent on a weekly self-catered basis, although we are still happy to provide part or fully catered stays. Summer guests can enjoy all the luxuries of the chalet, and relax in the large, sunny, garden. The swimming pool will keep kids and adults busy for hours, and there’s a BBQ to let you take full advantage of the warm summer evenings.

As the snow melts away in the valley leaving magnificent snow capped peaks, Samoëns bursts into life with a vast array of outdoor activities including: endless walking for all levels, waterskiing, paragliding, 600 km of mountain biking, white water rafting, canyoning, canoe-rafting, hydrospeed, rock climbing, via Ferrata, Indiana Park - an adventure assault course through the trees - potholing, and guided heritage tours. Samoëns is also perfectly placed to visit some of the wonderful surrounding areas and historic towns such as Evian, Thonon les Bains, Yvoire, Chamonix and Mont Blanc, Annecy and Geneva. There are also numerous golf courses set in stunning alpine scenery within an hour’s drive of the chalet.

"I had a fantastic time. Lake is lovely." Izzy Smith

Walking
The region is a paradise for walkers with over 900km of marked trails. There is something to suit all abilities, from walking along the valley and beautiful River Giffre, to serious mountain hiking up to 3100m altitudes. Trails are well marked and are easily followed using a map, or alternatively you may prefer to use the expertise of a local guide.

Cycling
Another fantastic way of discovering the Grand Massif is via the 600 km of marked mountain bike tracks. Again there are numerous roads and routes of varying lengths and difficulties. Several chair lifts are open in the summer, and save you a grueling climb. Bikes and helmets can be hired.

Adventure Parks
At the Tarzan-style Indiana Park, you can have great family fun crossing tree-top bridges, climbing rope ladders and whizzing down zip lines.

River Sports
The Giffre river cascades through the valley offering some great water sport activities including rafting and canoeing, airboat (a one person inflatable craft) and swimming in rapids (equipped with float, fins and reinforced wet suit) and, not for the faint hearted, canyoning.

Via Ferrata
A really fun activity, combining walking and rock climbing. Routes are equipped with cables and metal ladders, safety equipment, steps, bridges and ropes. Brilliant fun!

Golf
There are several championship courses in the area set in stunning alpine scenery including Les Gets (20 minutes drive), Flaine (45 mins), Chamonix (40 mins) and Evian (45 mins). There's a driving range in Samoens, on the lake!

Air
Paragliding was invented just up the road. It is a fabulous alpine sport flying over the valley or over the most stunning summits. There are flights throughout the year accompanied by a qualified instructor. You can even do a paraglider pilot training course.

Fishing
There is first class trout fishing to be found in mountain rivers, streams and lakes. A fishing license is needed.

Outdoor Swimming Pool
With a main pool, beginner’s pool, paddling pool and 60m water slide. Remember to bring Speedos.

Potholing
Samoëns is the location of one of the world's deepest potholes, the Gouffre Jean Bernard; guided tours are available.

Climbing
Lots of great climbing is accessible within minutes of the town, catering for beginners and experts.

We will be able to help organize these activities as part of our service to you during your stay.