A totally flexible, tailor made activity holiday in the French Alps. Choose from a range of activities and accommodation to create your week of fun and adventure in the sun.
Location: Southern French Alps
Months available: May, June, July, August, September
If you are a family with teenagers or younger children looking for a family summer holiday in the Alps, an outdoory couple looking for a weekend activity break, or a group of adventurous minded friends looking for a great location for your summer activity holidays, then this holiday is for you!
With this activity holiday in the Southern French Alps we give you activity points that you can exchange for a range of activities and adventures to tailor make your perfect activity holiday in the French Alps, with the added advantage of the 300 days of sun unique to the Southern French Alps. Our local experts will put together your customised itinerary so you can make the most of this amazing adventure playground in the Alps.
The flexibility of our points system makes it easy for multi-age and multi-interest groups and families looking for an activity adventure holiday in the Alps to find an activity that everyone can enjoy. Read our tips on planning a family adventure holiday in the Alps.
You can choose from a range of accommodation including camping, luxury chalet with private hot tub, farmhouse bed and breakfast, chalet style youth hostel or hotel to suit your budget.
Summer in the Alps is one of our favourite times of year! There are so many activities and adventures to do, you'll be spoilt for choice! Walk in to a high mountain refuge 'en famille' and explore the Ecrins National Park, take your fiancée paragliding for some spectacular views, challenge your head for heights on one of the biggest via ferratas in the Southern Alps, slide down a natural toboggan and plunge into deep pools of clear water canyoning, give someone an adrenalin rush to remember by sending them down the longest and fastest Tyrolean zip wire in Europe... go mountain biking, white water rafting, rock climbing, kayaking..... the choice is yours!
This holiday is available from April to September and whilst the range of activities may change during the different seasons, there is enough choice for an action packed Spring half term for families as well as the summer holidays. For outdoor lovers not tied to school holidays there is a huge amount to discover both inside and outside of the summer season! If you are looking for this sort of holiday specifically in the Autumn or for October half term, then please have a look at our Autumn Multi Activity holiday in the Alps.
Have a look at our summer activity holiday kit list for advice on what to pack!
All the activities are worth different amounts of points. For example a via ferrata is 2 points, river kayaking is 1.5 points and canyoning is 3 points. For a week with 10 activity points per person, you should expect to experience about 5 high quality activities.
This is a perfect holiday for different ages and even generations as each person can choose different activities if they wish. We have a wide variety for all tastes, from yoga and nature walks to giant zip lines and canyoning. We make sure it all works logistically so that your holiday runs smoothly taking into account each individual's needs.
You pay a 25% deposit when you book and the rest is payable six weeks before your holiday.
|XC Mountain Biking - Full Day Hardtail Bike Hire - self-guided
|Mont Colombis descent (self guided with shuttle to top)
|XC Mountain Biking - Full Day Full Suspension Bike Hire - self-guided
|XC Mountain Biking - 1/2 Day Guided with Hardtail Bike
|XC Mountain Biking - 1/2 guided with Day Full Suspension Bike
The nearest major city is Gap which is just south of Grenoble and north of Marseilles. Gap has a train station which links to the major TGVs such as Aix-en-Provence and Lyon and also has a night train directly from Paris. The nearest airports are Marseilles, Grenoble or Lyon but Nice, Turin and Geneva are also drivable distance.
We highly recommend you self drive rather than let us drive you to and from the activities. The area has so much to offer and for you to explore in your free time and public transport is limited.
However, if you are a group with a full itinerary and would like a quote for a transport included holiday, please just let us know when you make your enquiry.
If you are looking for a car free holiday, then have a look at our Alps to Provence along the Durance Cycle Touring Holiday as this is a very flexible trip with lots of activity options which can be tailored into a bike and train led multi activity holiday.
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