Summer Page

The scenery, the climate, the food, the history, the activities possible, the flora and fauna all contribute to why the Tarantaise and Beaufortain is a must for summer visiting.

Whether one seeks adventurous sport or relaxed exploration and discovery. The area constantly offers spectacular mountain views into which scattered Alpine villages and hamlets dot the hillsides (with their small restaurants preparing traditional local fare). Snow peaked mountains rise high above the tree-line, punctuated by waterfalls, lakes and rivers whilst in the valleys small and larger towns, reveal the characteristic Tarantaise architecture, history, culture and food to be found.

The Chalet is situated within 10 km of the Vanoise National Park. The alpine flora and fauna such as the high mountain bouquetin – a relative of the Arabian ibex, the chamois and loveable marmot, not to mention the bird life – including birds of prey - eagles, buzzards, bearded vulture, and the butterflies and other insects - all colour the experience of a summer alpine holiday.

Summer activities

  • Walking with detailed signposts, timed and graded routes in pine woods and on lower slopes.
  • High Mountain treks from alpine hut to hut.
  • Mountain Biking – with designated routes and bike access on chairlifts
  • Water sports – on the Isere river below Bourg St Maurice
    • International Kayaking Course, White water rafting, canyoning, canoeing and hydro-speed
    • In Tignes – sailing and windsurfing
    • In Bourg St Maurice – Olympic sized swimming pool and outdoor pools
    • In Aosta Valley - Italy – (1.5hrs drive) more water sports – canoeing, rafting.
  • Climbing – free and bolted routes, Golf, Tennis, Horse-riding, Paragliding, Fishing.
  • Historic architecture, the towns, their churches and the Chateau

And of course summer skiing at Tignes.

Not forgetting the restaurants and the fabulous traditional local cuisine.

Summer booking – Self Catered per week (Sat – Sat):

June July August             September
£500 £600 £600                £500