Summer in the Alps

Amanda's verdict
Once the last of the snow has melted and summer comes around, the Alps spring back to life, with hillsides carpeted with flowers and sunshine glistening off lakes. Stay in a cosy Alpine village and choose from a menu of thrilling activities, from mountain biking and rock climbing to glacier skiing and white-water rafting.

Recommended tour operator: Peak Retreats

Peak Retreats says

Family summer holidays in the French Alps are close to perfection!

  • good value
  • lots of outdoor activities
  • options for self-catering

We specialise in French Alps holidays that offer great value. Each one of our 43 resorts offers something special, the outstanding range of choice means there’s something for every family! Relax on the shores of Lake Annecy, seek adrenaline on a mountain bike in Les Gets or ski a glacier in Tignes!

We’ve purposely handpicked traditional resorts away from the big crowds, picturesque villages where children can enjoy the fresh air and lots of exploring, and which offer great value for money. Many of our resorts have a superb range of activities from adventure parks to rock climbing, mountain biking and even summer skiing.Plus there’s plenty of opportunity to experience the mountain lifestyle by making the most of a resort’s events calendar.

Our selection of summer holiday accommodation includes self-catered apartments (some of which have swimming pools), self-catered chalets suitable for large groups and cosy, family-run hotels.

Our packages include travel by ferry or Eurotunnel, or you can book just your accommodation with us. We’re happy to help book train services, transfers, car hire and en-route accommodation.

Whatever your budget, a summer holiday in the French Alps makes for a great family break combining the chance to relax with opportunities for outdoor fun. We have plenty of special offers available, even for the school holidays, such as 35% off and two weeks for the price of one. Prices start from around £130 per person for seven nights including a mid-week ferry crossing (seven nights self-catering for five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment for example).

Our expert team is more than happy to talk through which resort and package would best suit you and your family. Head to our website to find out more about us and our summer holidays in the Alps.

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