If you’ve only seen the stunning slopes of Val D’Isere covered by a blanket of snow, you may want to visit again this summer. Glorious sunshine and lush, diverse landscapes await intrepid explorers looking for a hiking or biking holiday with a difference.
Summer in Val d’Isère truly is a feast of nature and a dream destination for walkers, mountaineers and cyclists alike as the Vanoise National Park, Iseran Mountain Pass and Ouillette Lake unveil peaks, valleys, rivers and lakes that could only be imagined during the snowy winter months.
This summer will see the bike parks in Val d’Isère and Tignes merge into one fantastic area offering bike lovers the time of their lives with the use of 5 chairlifts.
Those in doubt of their sporting capabilities need not fear, as there’s a trail to everyone’s taste. Riders will have access to a series of special tracks, from novices to expert riders. There will be 21 downhill trails, 8 endurance runs, 2 cross-country circuits and 1 family ride, plus a scattering of recreational zones with light refreshments and resting points for anyone with tired legs along the way.
Professional guides are also available to help guests to experience the best this beautiful region has to offer.
From 30th June to 2nd September 2012, visitors can buy a Val d’Isère Summer Gift Pass free of charge from participating hotels. Pass holders can enjoy unlimited access to pedestrian and bike lifts, the resort swimming pool, a complimentary half-day guided ramble and a choice of 2 Sports Park activities (golf practice, shooting stand, archery or a fun park.)
For more information on summer activities and events in Val d’Isère or to book the above activities, visit www.valdisere.come
Travel Reporter: Amy Everett