The Alps in summer: the most beautiful hikes in Italy and France

Marvel at the verdant nature and breathe in the pure air

Take paths through the middle of nature, admire unique panoramas, take in a deep breath of fresh air: treat yourself to a hike in the mountains. For your summer holidays, climb to the heights and play explorer in the Alps. Achieve new heights of relaxation.

1. Discover the summertime beauty of the Vallée de la Tarentaise

During summer, the mountain shows itself in a whole new light. Once the snow has melted, the landscape is dotted with lakes that reflect the surrounded peaks. And nature wakes up after a long, hard winter. The air is pure and silence fills the air. This alpine valley shows nature off to its best.

Enjoy this flower-filled landscape by going on a mountain hike or head out on mountain bike - the choice is yours! Treks, trails, Nordic walking or guided hikes: all options are available at the Club Med Arcs Panorama, Peisey Vallandry and Valmorel Resorts. Silently watched by curious ibex, you'll love the amazing views that unfold before your eyes.

If you want to discover trails that are reserved for Club Med guests, then download the Mhikes app, available in Resorts including the Alpes and Valmorel.

Set out on a hike from the Valmorel 4Ψ Resort

2. Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon and the joys of mountain life

Feel the call of the wild as you walked along the marked trails and admire the sublime views across the Vallée du Giffre.

For fun family mountain hikes, use the Club Med Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon as your base. Kids will love the lush greenery, while adults can bring out their inner explorer.

If you're a mountain bike fan, then there are plenty of thrilling mountain trails to tackle. This activity is available to the over 8s and is included in your package. Revitalised by the mountain air, hurtle along a trail and set off on an adventure.

Everything you need to know about the Grand Massif

3. Head to new horizons in the Alps

Mountain hikes and treks take on their own allure thanks to the extraordinary activties on offer Enjoy new experiences in the French and Italian Alps.

At Pragelato Vialattea head off for an exciting day Dog Trekking*. Admire the different landscape of Italy's Piedmont region, as you're pulled along by a pack of dogs. 

Join a "prestige hike*" and explore the local glaciers at Serre-Chevalier . Under the guidance of mountain specialists, head towards the peaks for what is one of the most beautiful hikes in France.

At Valmorel, you can combine hiking with climbing in the rocky landcape of the Via Ferrata*.

*At extra cost

Discover the Pragelato Vialattea 4Ψ Resort

In these resorts you can benefit from:

  • Experienced G.O®s to advise and help you The Mhikes app to help you explore the local environment Trails that have been laid out by experienced guides

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