THE SUMMER SEASON
In many ways our favourite time of the year, Les Gets has as much to offer in the summer with clear rules ensuring mountain biking and walking can live happily alongside each other.
SUMMER IN THE ALPS
The summer season in Les Gets runs from late June to early September, some chairlifts do operate at the weekend in late May/early June (weather permitting).
In many ways our favourite time of the year in the Alps, Les Gets has as much to offer in the summer as it does in the winter with clear rules ensuring mountain biking and walking can live happily alongside each other.
Mountain biking has really taken off locally, especially since Les Gets hosted the Mountain Biking World Championships in 2004. There is access to 650km of tracks across the Portes du Soleil with 95km of marked tracks in Les Gets itself (downhill, freeride, cross country) alongside a jump park, kids zone, videopark and coaching track. If you really want to test yourself, then why not try the 80km endurance ride? Les Gets has become one of ‘the’ places to mountain bike in Europe.
If mountain biking is not quite your thing, there is still the chance to get on a bike with the electrically assisted bikes available in three different bike parks in the village – the hills seem much more manageable when you’ve got a bit of a helping hand!
The walking in the area is excellent with numerous well signposted walks ranging from a gentle amble with views of Mount Blanc to more serious all day hikes. Many chairlifts will take you half-way up the mountain so all you need to do is enjoy the wild flowers, cow bells, wild raspberries/blueberries and stunning views.
Get a multipass for only €2 per day and enjoy unlimited access to 23 mountain lifts, swimming pools, public lakes, ice rinks, minigolf, museums, tennis courts and inter-resort shuttle buses.
Also within the village itself is an 18-hole / par 70 golf course, a swimming lake with water slide, an acrobatics centre (trampolines, bungees, elastic fly), a zip-wire adventure park, a working farm, chocolate workshops, tennis courts, archery, fishing, paragliding, a little train and access to local canyoning, caving, rafting, abseiling…
Then there’s of course the chalet’s large (1 acre) garden with its 12ft sunken trampoline, hot tub and extensive terrace, just perfect for soaking up the mountain sunshine whilst listening to the cow bells!