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


Swimming Pool

Ice Skating

Canyoning  Vertical Services



Horse riding


Parcours  Les Contamines Parcours Adventure


Hiking with a donkey  Les Anes Montagnards

Glacier trekking  Compagnie des Guides de Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc

Mini Golf

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)