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Summer time in Samoens: for families who dare!

Most people who have come across our beautiful little corner of the world tend to know the village of Samoens for its winter sports and access to the extensive Grand Massif ski area.  Rarely do people realise that Samoens is also a fantastic summer location for outdoor adventure activities.

Unlike its more extreme neighbours of Morzine, a magnet for downhill mountain bikers, and Chamonix, where the challenging peaks have been attracting the world’s most hard-core mountaineers for centuries, laidback Samoens offers up a mixture of mountain experiences that are perfect for mums and dads who are looking for activities to suit the whole family, from young kids to daring teenagers needing a safe environment to let loose.

Kids in the mountains

Samoens’ gigantic natural playground and wealth of dependable adventure outfits and mountain guides will provide your ticket to some of your most memorable family holiday excursions, from fun days exploring on mountain bikes to rafting on the valley’s white water rapids and walking the plank on the hair-raising Via Ferrata route.

If this sounds like fun to you then read on for a round-up of our favourite Samoens’ adventure activities to add to your family bucket list:

  • White water rafting through the Giffre Valley – have fun and give your crew a confidence boost as they learn how to navigate the twists and turns, gorges and rapids of the river
  • Canyoning – explore the valley’s canyons by climbing, jumping, abseiling and riding its natural water slides
  • Tackle the Via Ferrata du Monts – this thrilling course is perfect for thrill-seekers and includes ladders, handrails, iron steps and a narrow bridge on a route of fixed cables set into a gigantic rock face!
  • Mountain biking – from beginner and challenging downhill routes to electric mountain biking for lazy days exploring
  • Paragliding – take to the air to see the mountains of the Haute Savoie at their most majestic
  • Swimming in a crystal clear mountain lake (with beach and life guard)or the outdoor pool with its lovely mountain views
  • Family climbing lesson on a natural rock face
  • Pony trekking through beautiful mountain pastures
  • Picnic in the sky – take the ski gondola for stunning views, walks and a picnic lunch with a view!
  • Hire wire park – perfect for energetic little monkeys who need a safe areas to climb, swing and jump

We offer flexible family adventure holidays with catered of self-catered accommodation in our beautiful chalets during July and August. All you need to do is choose your dates and get in touch.

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