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Summer activities in the mountains

Published on: 8 Sep 2022
Le Levanna Hotel

Ski enthusiasts will enjoy seeing snow covering the peaks of some high mountain resorts such as Tignes and Val d’Isère thanks to the wonderful Grande Motte and Pisaillas glaciers. This summer period is often synonymous with sparser slopes which will also please beginners, looking to have fun in a calmer environment.

Furthermore, these resorts have become ever more versatile over the years, in harmony with the surrounding natural park, becoming unparalleled areas of exploration and welcoming holidaymakers in search of adventure, once-in-a-lifetime experiences or relaxation.

The high mountains offer a wonderful natural setting to spend unforgettable moments.

The creative and recreative great outdoors

While the snow may have mostly disappeared for the season, it’s a magical green layer that now covers the mountains around Tignes and Val d’Isere. An area perfect to enjoy the thrills of the Bike Park and its 160 km of trails designed for the pleasure and safety of all: Enduro, E-Bike and other activities of all kinds (Fat bike, multi-purpose bike, tandem, children area), without forgetting the mythical climbs to test your skills like the pros on the Tour de France.

The rivers, waterfalls and aquatic areas also offer many opportunities to indulge in a variety of activities and white water sports, whether walking along the lake or descending the rivers by canyoning, rafting, or hydrospeed…added to the calmer set of activities available at the leisure centre/nautical base in Tignes: Peddle boat, Stand-up paddle, Canoe, Kayak, Acroland…

Find all these activities and more on the Sports Beach around the lake (Hors-sac hall in Tovière) to enjoy your favourite activities, racket sports (tennis, ping-pong) or team sports (beach volleyball, beach soccer, beach rugby, basketball, soccer) or archery.

Not forgetting your holiday favourites such as petanque, rollerblades, trampoline, mini-golf, table soccer, as well as children’s activities (youth club, children’s games, inflatable amusement areas).

Holidaymakers will have the opportunity to explore the whole resort thanks to the free pedestrian lifts like in Val d’Isère or with the “My Tignes” card for privileged access to all activities and lifts.

The resort also offers many leisure activities inside the villages with cinema, shows for children and cultural programs throughout the season.

The rejuvenating benefits of being in the mountains

Let us guide you along the marked walks and paths exploring the Vanoise National Park, the first natural park originally created in 1963 to protect the endangered mountain goats. Located south of the Grande Motte Glacier, it is one of the largest protected areas in the Alps with many sights to enjoy with your family on guided excursions. The perfect location for an initiation to nature and the treasures of the mountains such as the local wildlife including funny marmots and cheeky goats.

Soak in the fresh air of the great outdoors, the exciting and breathtaking panorama of the Alpine meadows, pastures and wild paths, or explore even higher thanks to the three pedestrian lifts open throughout the summer. Holiday Makers also like to visit the architectural marvel of the Tignes Dam best seen from the upper gallery: So many different perspectives that will reveal all the sublime hidden nooks of the mountains.

Tignes is also a place of historical monuments to discover during guided tours of local monuments (church, architecture, history of the valley) or culinary specialities. Come and taste the local cheese at the Trois Capucines farm, the highest farm in Europe, to discover the secret of Beaufort cheese making.

A mountain of charm with high-end accommodation by les Etincelles.

Les Etincelles welcomes you to explore Tignes with our dedicated team at Le Lévanna hotel with a great range of activities and our best tips for a fulfilling and carefree holiday in the mountains.

Our relaxation areas (spa and swimming pool) offer the perfect setting to take a break while our restaurant and premium rooms with their harmonious stone and wood design offer all the comfort of a high-end hotel.

Petites et grandes merveilles dénichées par nos défricheurs locaux et nouveautés pleines d’étincelles, retrouvez ici nos bons conseils et toute l’actualité de la haute montagne le temps d’une pause pleine de fraîcheur.

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