Summer – Hiking/Biking Les Contamines

Les Contamines is a traditional alpine village which is dominated by the eastern side of the Mont Blanc massif, the views are stunning.

In summer the town is a mass of flowers and offers a multitude of sports activities and entertainment.

It is a hiker’s paradise with miles of marked trails for all levels and many more further afield at nearby St Gervais, Chamonix and Megeve. The Tour de Mont Blanc runs through the village as does the long distance walk the GR5.

There is a very scenic large swimming lake (+ beach, bar and restaurant), golf driving range, 8 championship tennis courts, highwire adventure course, rock climbing school and boating lake in the gorge at the end of the village. Other sports include, mountain biking (the ski lifts are converted to accomodate mountain bikes in the summer), rock climbing, mountaineering and parapenting. There is also a very attractive open air swimming pool (+ restuarant) in St.Gervais (10 minutes away).

Additionally there is horse riding, donkey rides, archery, trampolining and mini-golf.

Chalet Jolyvue stays beautifully cool in the summer and is only 5 minutes walk from the village centre where there are two small supermarkets, restaurants, banks, tourist office, pharmacy, shops and bars.

There are numerous challenging golf courses in the area – the closest being at Chamonix and Megeve.