Chalet Soleil

 

The Alps in Summer

The Alps in the Summer offer a large array of activities with the Chalet ideally situated to explore the area.

Activities available during the summer include mountain and meadow walks, tennis, horse riding, fishing, archery, climbing, and mountain biking. Bikes are available for hire in Drouzin as well as the local villages of Morzine and Châtel and various chair lifts are open to enable you to take the bikes up the mountains.

Various water activities are also available, from the open air swimming pools in Morzine, Châtel and Evian to swimming in the local Lake at Montriond.

 

For guests who like the faster water sports white water rafting, kayaking, canyoning and hydrospeeding are available on the Dranse river. The Dranse river is a short drive away and has crystal blue water that runs down the gorge between big boulders creating eddies, holes and breaking waves before arriving in Lake Leman (Lake Geneva).

 

Lake Leman is approximately 30 minutes drive from the Chalet and there you will find the Spa towns of Evian and Thonon-les-Bains, as well as the medieval village of Yvoire.

Thonon-les-Bains is built on three different levels and has a Funicular railway that takes you up to the town centre. On the lakeside it has some 800 boats moored in its port and further along its shores you will find the “Château de Ripaile “ which was built in 1434 and is open to the public.

Evain is an historical town built in tiers and is best known for its Natural Mineral water. You can stroll along the water front, take historical guided tours of the town or even take the Funicular railway that dates back to 1907. Relaxed boat trips across the lake are available from all waterfront towns.

The border of Switzerland is only 25 minutes away, therefore not only can you explore the French Alps but also the Swiss Alps. If you want the designer shops then Geneva is only 1 hour away, there are also many Chateaux, an Aquaparc or even a Chocolate factory available to visit.

Local Produce

The Haute Savoire area is proud of its local produce. In La Chapelle D’Abondance there is a brewery “Le Fer Rouge” (The Red Horseshoe) which produces its own delicious and distinctive beers.

From the 14th Century Abbey in Abondance you can buy the locally produced “Abondance” cheese and many villages have “Fromageries” which are open to the public, where you are able to buy the local produce.

There are also numerous restaurants locally which serve excellent food.