If someone asks you to picture the Alps then your mind probably conjures up images of snow-capped peaks and huge slopes that were built for skiers to enjoy. While this is, of course, one of the main attractions, there’s still more than enough fun to be had when we come to the summer months. From sporting activities to special events, the 3 Valleys is an area of the French Alps that continues to pull tourists in who are looking to enjoy a bit of luxury. Here are five reasons why The 3 Valleys shines during summer.
Beautiful hiking trails
If you’re someone who prefers wearing mountain boots instead of a ski jacket then you’ll love the different hiking opportunities in Courchevel and Meribel. That’s because you are in truly stunning surroundings and you’ll be able to go on a proper adventure, whether you’re into short walks or long excursions. Just don’t forget to bring your camera, because we can guarantee that there’ll be a chance for some unmissable photos during summer in the 3 Valleys.
Exhilarating mountain biking
When the snow melts away it’s time to dust off the mountain bikes and ride down some of the finest biking trails in the country. If taking part in this exhilarating sport seems like a bit too much then you can simply watch one of the many mounting biking events that occur in the 3 Valleys every year. One of the highlights has to be the 3 Valleys Addict Tour, which challenges competitors to brave the mountain terrain in the heat. These 3 Valleys mountain biking trails are not for the faint-hearted!
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You can take a trip into Meribel or Courchevel at any time of year to enjoy the incredible fine dining, and with the sunshine glowing down you can sit out on the balcony to take it all in. Our blog post goes into more detail about the incredible restaurants in the 3 Valleys but you can rest assured that you’ll be spoilt for choice when visiting during summer in the 3 Valleys.
Incredible shopping opportunities
There’s no doubt that many visitors leave the 3 Valleys with much heavier suitcases than they arrived with, and that’s because of the wealth of interesting shops nearby. Whether you’re looking for sports gear, designer outfits, tasty food or something else completely, you’re bound to find just what you need right here. When shopping in Courchevel be sure to check out Blu&Berry, which specializes in rare finds from a number of French designers.
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Courchevel or Meribel summer holidays wouldn’t be complete without gazing at one of the gorgeous sunsets, especially over the Roc de Fer, which is why many people call it one of the most romantic spots in Meribel. Do yourself a favour and take some time to get in a good spot to watch the sunset, we know you won’t be disappointed!
There are many people who believe the 3 Valleys to be purely a winter destination, but as you can see there is more than enough excitement to be had when the heat rises. If we’ve convinced you to take a summer trip then make sure you check the availability of our Meribel catered ski chalets today.