Summer is holiday time and with the long sunny days it is the best time of year to get outside and be active. With the extensive school holidays, summer is also the perfect time of year for your main family activity holiday.
The choice of activities available in the mountains is also at its highest with everything from sailing and waterskiing on the mountain lakes to paragliding, canyoning and mountaineering on offer!
Thanks to the range of activities available in the summer our fully customisable summer multi activity holidays, summer activity weekend breaks are our most popular holidays in the summer and are available from May to September.
With these holidays you have activity points included in your package that you can exchange for a wide range of activities available in the destination you have chosen giving you full flexibility over the the activities you want to do.
We have chosen the Southern French Alps as our top multi activity holiday destination as it boasts the best weather in France with 300 days per year - double the amount of sun as the Northern Alps and it has a huge variety of activities thanks to it's diverse landscapes.
With the largest lake in France, 4000m peaks, a world class aerodrome, the best white water rivers, lavender fields and orchards all within an hour of each other you can do everything from climbing and mountaineering, water skiing, sailing, caving, rafting, canyoning and paragliding, hot air ballooning and more all in the same holiday!
Check out some of the activities you can do.
As these holidays are so customisable they are perfect for all types of holidays from stag activity weekends to family adventure holidays to incentive activity weekends for companies.
If you like this concept of a multi activity holiday but want to come in the autumn or winter, have a look at our autumn multi activity holiday in the Alps and our winter multi activity holiday in the Alps.
We also have a number of multi activity holidays, micro adventure weekends and tours with more fixed itineraries that include cultural sightseeing as well as outdoor and adventure activities. Have a look at our walking and rafting weekend and our Discover the Alps holiday
The long days and warmer temperatures of the summer melt the snow and glaciers in the high mountains, opening up a wide range of walking, climbing and mountaineering possibilities.
The summer high mountain refuges in the Alps tend to open from mid June to mid September making long distance Alpine refuge to refuge walking routes like the Tour du Vieux Chaillol possible. Wildlife lovers will also love our guided walk through the foothills of the Alps.
The summer is also the best time of year to tackle the big 4000m plus Alpine mountaineering summits like the Barre des Ecrins. We tend to stay away from the main honey pot mountaineering destinations like Mont Blanc but can tailor make any mountaineering holiday for you where you can experience top class alpinism with safe and sure guides, away from the crowds. Have a look at our mountaineering holidays.
As soon as the sun comes out all forms of e-bikes, mountain bikes and road bikes are out on the roads all round Europe. Have a look at our road cycling holidays, mountain biking tours and electric biking holidays.
In France, the highlight of the cycling calendar, the Tour de France is the main cycling event of the year in June and July. For 2020 we have even put together an exclusive Tour de France activity holiday around the event.
Summer is also the best season for downhill biking where the main ski resorts open their lifts for bikers. Have look at our downhill biking holiday in the Alps.
The summer months are perfect for learning a new sport and we have a range of holidays aimed at learning a new skill to add to your adventure check list with more coming soon! Learn to paraglide and fly above the mountains on one of our paragliding courses in the Alps or learn sailing or windsurfing as part of a summer multi activity holiday.