The region comes alive in summer with the sights and scents of alpine flowers, green meadows and the fresh air rolling off the glaciers, whilst Mont Blanc maintains its snow cover, giving inspiration to a new generation of alpinists and mountain enthusiasts.
The Mont Blanc region has become known as the mountain holiday centre, and for good reason, as the choice of activities available is vast: walking, biking, climbing, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting and canyoning; the towns of Saint Gervais, Megève and Chamonix also have excellent infrastructure including year-round lift access to the slopes.
For those looking for a more sedate holiday, there are plenty of spots to sit and read or catch a few rays whilst taking in the views. Photographers beware, you’ll need plenty of space on your memory cards! There are also plenty of opportunities for seeing more of the area, with both Courmayeur in Italy and Martigny in the inspirational Valais region of Switzerland within 50 minutes’ drive. The picturesque town of Annecy with its beautiful lake offering a range of watersports and lakeside activities offers a great day trip.
Please see our Summer Activities Gallery
We are happy to recommend day trips and sports activities either before or during your stay.
More endless opportunities :-
Saint Gervais Summer Activities Pass Saint Gervais
Walking/Hiking (180 kms of signposted tracks) Alpine Footprints
Mountain Biking (VTT Verte through Les Contamines and Saint Gervais) VTT Saint Gervais
Dirt Monster Claude Penz Sports
Cycling (imitate the Tour de France cyclists on the many local Col’s)
Local Market – every Thursday
Thermal Spa Les Thermes de Saint-Gervais
Mountaineering Compagnie des Guides de Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc
Kayaking Session Raft
Mountain Lakes ideal for swimming
Hot Air Ballooning
White water rafting Session Raft
Rock climbing Vertical Services
Canyoning Vertical Services
Parcours Les Contamines Parcours Adventure
Hiking with a donkey Les Anes Montagnards
Glacier trekking Compagnie des Guides de Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc
Bungee jump See Saint Gervais Bungee
Tramway du Mont Blanc (France’s highest mountain rack railway) Compagnie du Mont Blanc
Aiguille du Midi (Highest vertical ascent cable car in the world) Compagnie du Mont Blanc
Montenvers – Mer de Glace (France’s largest glacier) Compagnie du Mont Blanc
Parc de Merlet (Animal Sanctuary)