Chamonix boasts a whole lot of summer holiday activities and fun other than skiing and snowboarding. Your stay at La Cachette, situated in the pretty village of Les Houches, right under the impressive Mont Blanc and only 4 km away from the famous town of Chamonix will open a whole world of fun for your family.
Top summer activities to experience in Les Houches and Chamonix Valley include:
As a great base for family, Les Houches is a typical mountain village with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, part of the hamlets of the Chamonix Valley. You will enjoy farm houses, lakes, local bars and good restaurants for quiet evenings out. Local buses run from Les Houches into Chamonix daily.
For people with passion for photography you can discover unusual and unique neighbourhoods around the hamlets of the Chamonix Valley. Walks take place in Chamonix, Servoz, Les Houches, Le Coupeau, Vallorcine, Montroc and many other places that you may have yet to discover.
Discover this magnificent 50 acres park, 1500m in front of the Mont Blanc, where ibex, chamois, marmots, stags, deers, hinds and llamas move around in freedom!
Travel from tree to tree in a magnificent forest situated in front of the Mont Blanc massif, open every day in July and August, with sky-high thrills in complete safety: take zip-wires, rope bridges, tunnels, rope ladders and skywalks.
Chamonix Valley offers 360km of superbly maintained hiking trails and has 150+ different itineraries offering walks that suits everyone. You don’t have to be a great walker to go see the region’s loveliest lakes.
TMB is one of the most popular long-distance walks in Europe. It circles the Mont Blanc massif, covering roughly 170 kilometres with 10 kilometres of ascent/descent and passes through parts of Switzerland, Italy and France.
Known as the world capital of mountaineering, Chamonix’s granite attracts climbers from all over with its superb mountain routes, prestigious north faces or more accessible rock faces for amateur climbers and beginners. There is also an indoor climbing wall at the Richard Bozon Sports Centre.
There are waymarked routes as well as paths for experienced riders that are sometimes demanding and steep. Sites more particularly dedicated to downhill mountain-biking can be accessed by the ski lifts in Le Tour – Col de Balme, Le Brévent, Lognan, Bellevue and Le Prarion areas.
The Chamonix Amusement Park is an ideal place to spend a great day out with the family. Activities include: the Chamonix Luge Alpine Coaster, a real Roller Coaster in the mountain, slides, toboggans, trampolines, playground, electric motorcycles, indoor and outdoor play areas, giant swing, flying boat, looping machine, a Tyrolean rope, 2 water pistols and more.