Summer in Samoëns

Samoëns is a great choice for a summer holiday with family or friends in the stunning scenery of the French Alps.


A picturesque traditional farming village, with authentic Savoyard charm and an intimate family feel, it has historic stone buildings, narrow streets lined with local shops and a quaint marketplace where Le Gros Tilleul (the large lime tree) sits.


Throughout the village there is an array of excellent bars and restaurants, typically specialising in local Savoyard cuisine. There is a weekly market where you will be able to pick up local produce.

There really is something for everyone, whether you want to just relax and enjoy the tranquillity and breathtaking scenery, or if you want to get involved in some of the many activities on offer for all ages. 


Activities Available

Included in the cost of the holiday are unlimited days of self-guided walking; our team will provide you with route cards, maps, transport and advice on the most suitable walk each day. For the rest of the week, you can choose from a range of other activities which are not included in the price of the holiday, but which we are happy to arrange for you.

Additionally we will provide transport to and from any activities.

These holidays are designed to be as flexible as you wish. Activities include hiking, mountain biking, road biking, white-water rafting, via ferrata, climbing, paragliding, canyoning, potholing, pony trekking, archery, tennis, mini golf, disk golf and two high-wire adventure parks.


If you are looking for more relaxing activities, there is an outdoor swimming pool, alpine lakes, local market and a botanical garden all within walking distance of the chalet.

  • 900km of marked trails.

  • Route Cards provided for our favourites.

Mountain Biking
  • 160km of marked trails.

  • For all ability levels.

  • Take on the Col de Joux Plane mountain pass used in  the Tour de France.

  • Take to the River Giffre.

  • Go through the stunning Gorges des Tines.

  • Routes in the Balme valley.

  • Different levels for adults & children.

Via Ferrata
  • Use ladders, cables and bridges to climb across a rock face.

Rock Climbing
  • Routes for beginners and experts.

  • View the stunning Giffre valley from the skies.

Horse Riding
  • Explore the Giffre valley on horseback.

Mountain Lakes
  • Enjoy a relaxing day by one of the many lakes.

Swimming Pool
  • Samoëns is home to an outdoor pool with a slide. Perfect for children.

High Wire Parks
  • Climb through the trees in 2 of the parks in the local area.

  • Play at a mountain course in Avoriaz.

  • Driving range available at the Samoëns lake.

  • A number of courts are available in Samoëns and Morillon.

Mini Golf
  • View the stunning Giffre valley from the skies.

Our Samoëns Chalets

Grande Ourse

5 bedroom chalet sleeping up to 13.

Petite Ourse

2 Bedroom Chalet Sleeping up to 6