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2 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Summer in the French Alps: a whole world of outdoor activities
 
There's a lot more to the French Alps than skiing. As temperatures rise, the outdoor action hots up too. Welcome to summer in the mountains.

A world of new opportunities for adventure-lovers opens up in the mountains in May - from the thrills and spills of white water rafting on glacial rivers to high altitude treks or swift descents on mountain bike trails amid the spectacular Alpine scenery of Mont Blanc.

Summer visitors can take part in a full calendar of events: from 10Ks and mountain marathons to triathlons and challenging sportives over testing mountain passes.

The Alps is a fantastically family-friendly holiday destination, with organised activities for all ages taking place throughout the year. And at the end of a hard day on the hill, you can spoil yourself with fantastic French food and great company with like-minded outdoor folk in the region's friendly bars and cafes.

Follow your passion and focus on one discipline or try exciting new challenges on a multi-activity holiday. Put away the thermals, grab your sunglasses and head for the hills!
 
 
 
 
How to get active in the Alps
 
How to get active in the Alps
 
From canyoning to paragliding, here are 10 top things to do on your activity holiday.
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MY GOAL: Pedalling to Paris
 
MY GOAL: Pedalling to Paris
 
This will be the biggest ride I've ever done - 300 miles in four days to watch Le Tour!
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Climb into a challenge
 
Whether walking, riding or mountaineering, the Alps is the ideal location to challenge yourself...
 
 
  Geneva to Nice Cycle  
Geneva to Nice Cycle
 
Road cycling - Geneva to Nice, France - 6 days . Sign up for £149.
 
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Find a run, ride or even a triathlon to do with the locals in the Alps this summer...
 
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An adventure playground
 
From classic cycle rides to yoga weekends, find your perfect activity holiday in the Alps...
 
 
  Trans-Alps Cycling Challenge  
Trans-Alps Cycling Challenge
 
Road cycling in Morzine, French Alps, France - 8 days from $3895 with Thomson Bike Tours
 
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  Cycling The Alps - Long Weekend  
Cycling The Alps - Long Weekend
 
Road cycling in La Grave, French Alps, France - 4 days from £595 with La Vie en Vélo
 
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  Haute Route - Alps  
Haute Route - Alps
 
Road cycling in Nice, French Alps, France - 9 days from €3999 with Altitude Training Cycling Camp
 
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  Yoga Long Weekend - French Alps  
Yoga Long Weekend - French Alps
 
Fitness in Morzine, French Alps, France - 4 days from €496 with Alpine Action Adventures
 
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  Alpine Fitness & Health Boot Camp - Long Weekend  
Alpine Fitness & Health Boot Camp - Long Weekend
 
Fitness in Morzine, French Alps, France - 4 days from £550 with Alpine Action Adventures
 
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Our local experts share their knowledge to help you get the most out of the Alps...
 
 
 
Mountain biking in the Alps
Mountain biking in the Alps
Discover the greatest vertical descent in the world
 
 
 
 
 
Take on classic Alpine climbs
Take on classic Alpine climbs
Road cycling in the French Alps
 
 
 
 
 
Snowshoeing in the Alps
Snowshoeing in the Alps
A great cross-training idea for runners
 
 
 
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