TOP 8 unusual things to do in the mountains this summer: get off the beaten track!
This summer you've decided to change course and opt for the mountains rather than the sea! Away from the beaten track and conventional activities, you're looking for an experience out of the ordinary. Whether you're looking for an adrenalin rush, a relaxing romantic getaway or a family adventure, we've selected the best summer mountain activities for you.
In this article, discover our top 8 unusual activities that are sure to please everyone. Unique experiences await you, ready to give you unforgettable sensations and lasting memories.
Get ready to push your limits with thrilling adventures, explore secret corners, marvel at breathtaking landscapes, and reconnect in a totally new way.
So, if you're ready to get off the beaten track and embrace a mountain of emotions, read on and be inspired by these activities that promise to make your summer in the mountains absolutely unforgettable.
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A shot of adrenalin for a fresh start
Le grand saut: an unforgettable experience in the Gorges du Verdon
To start your day in style, get ready for a breathtaking experience: let yourself fall from a height of 182 meters into the majestic Gorges du Verdon. Dare to take the plunge and push your limits in the highest spot in France, if not Europe! The Artuby bridge, located close to the Gorges du Verdon, offers you the opportunity to experience a fascinating and memorable spectacle, while pushing your limits.
Brush up against extremes in complete safety, as you leap into the void to experience an exceptional moment. This unforgettable experience will give you a unique adrenalin rush. The breathtaking panorama that awaits you as you free-fall is sure to fill you with wonder.
So, are you ready to embark on this sensational experience in the heart of the Gorges du Verdon? Take the plunge and let yourself be carried away by an extraordinary adventure that will stay with you forever.
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Glide between the mountains: the Tyrolienne de la Colmiane, a breathtaking experience.
Take a deep breath and soar above the ski slopes for a sensational experience. Make the most of the climb to admire the breathtaking scenery, because the descent promises to be thrilling, reaching speeds of up to 130 km/h. Indeed, the Tyrolienne de la Colmiane is the longest in France, stretching 2,663 meters for a vertiginous descent of 300 meters.
This exceptional Tyrolienne offers you a unique opportunity to glide between the mountains, offering a breathtaking view of the surrounding peaks. You’ll feel a real adrenalin rush as you embark on this high-speed descent.
Ready to glide between the mountains and experience an unforgettable moment? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to embark on an extraordinary adventure. The Tyrolienne de la Colmiane is waiting to offer you thrills and memories engraved in your mind forever.
Sleep close to the cliffs: a magical night with Inax Aventure
It’s getting close to bedtime, but tonight the idea of spending a traditional night in a cabin just doesn’t appeal to you. You’re craving adventure and unique experiences. So why not spend the night on a cliff? Better still, along the cliff! After a short hike, set up your comforter above breathtaking Lake Annecy. Contemplate the scenery throughout this experience, until the city lights go out and you can admire the stars from a height of 500 meters.
Imagine lying on the cliff face, lulled by the soothing sounds of nature and enveloped by a breathtaking panoramic view. This unique experience will allow you to reconnect with the wild beauty of the mountains and admire the stars in all their splendor, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Recharge your batteries as a duo: A soothing weekend among the peaks
Soar with the sun: a magical flight over Mont-Blanc
At sunrise, let yourself be inspired by the call of dawn and treat yourself to a privileged moment to enjoy the first light and contemplate Europe’s iconic summit: Mont-Blanc. Immerse yourself in a living canvas where colors and shapes blend harmoniously, offered by the generosity of nature. During your flight, you’ll also be able to admire solitary lakes perched at 2,000 meters, raging torrents tumbling down glaciers, herds dotting the meadows, and hamlets forgotten by the world. Embark on a spectacular hour-long flight over majestic peaks at over 3,000 meters.
This unique experience lets you soar through the air and admire the splendor of the Alpine landscape from an exclusive perspective. You’ll marvel at the diversity of the panoramas as you soar over breathtaking scenery.
Get ready to soar with the sun and enjoy an extraordinary aerial experience over Mont Blanc, discovering the mountain from a whole new angle.
Refreshingly challenging: the excitement of gliss-speed
If you’re looking for a unique and refreshing experience to share with your other half, Gliss-Speed is for you. Get ready for a thrilling adventure on the water, combining the speed of go-karting with the excitement of gliding over glistening waves.
Gliss-Speed is a sensational activity that lets you pilot karts specially designed to move on water. You and your partner can race like crazy, skidding and sliding along the fluid surface of a lake or river.
Imagine yourself aboard your kart on the water, splashing and defying the waves as you feel an incomparable rush of adrenalin. You’ll be able to test your driving skills, master the turns and overtake your other half in a fun and challenging competition.
Gliss-Speed offers the perfect combination of sport, fun and summer freshness. Let yourself be carried away by the gentle breeze and the feeling of freedom that comes with gliding along the water. This fun and original activity guarantees moments of complicity and laughter to share with your partner.
This unique experience will leave you with unforgettable memories of your mountain getaway.
Falling asleep under the stars: Nights in the bubbles
If you’re looking for a magical, romantic mountain experience, look no further than Nights in the Bubbles. Treat yourself to an unforgettable night as you fall asleep under a starry sky, lulled by the beauty of the surrounding nature.
Transparent bubbles offer a unique vantage point from which to observe the night sky in all its splendor. Set in picturesque mountain locations, these bubbles let you spend an immersive night, close to nature while enjoying modern comforts.
Imagine lying in your cozy bed, surrounded by transparent walls that offer a panoramic view of the starry sky. You’ll be able to admire constellations, shooting stars and even the mysterious glow of the Milky Way, creating a magical and romantic atmosphere.
Nights in the bubbles allow you to escape everyday life and connect fully with the beauty and tranquility of the mountains. You can fall asleep listening to the gentle murmur of nature and wake up at sunrise, revitalized by a peaceful and enchanting night.
A little extra: choose a night with Jacuzzi to warm your body in the cool of the evening.
Memories to share: Summer activities for the whole family
A thrilling race along the trails: The Mountainkart Challenge
Get ready for a thrilling family experience as you take on the mountain trails in a Mountainkart. Over a distance of 4 km with a 600-meter vertical drop, this exciting competition will test your driving skills and give you the chance to enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure.
The Mountainkart is a special off-road vehicle that combines the thrills of karting with the beauty of mountain scenery. La Plagne offers 3 different courses, accessible to all levels!
Once you’re behind the wheel of your Mountainkart, you’ll hurtle down winding trails, defying natural obstacles with skill and speed. Feel the adrenalin rush as you compete with your friends and family to cross the finish line first.
Mountainkarting is an activity accessible to all members of the family, from the youngest to the oldest. It’s the perfect opportunity to share moments of competition, laughter and excitement, creating unforgettable memories.
To find out more, visit https://www.skipass-laplagne.com/fr/mountain-cart
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Fam’ Building: Descend the Arve as a team
The motto “the more the merrier” takes on its full meaning in this activity. Gather your team and get ready to take on the playful waters of the Arve, a river that promises memorable moments.
The starting point for this adventure is Chamonix, where you’ll embark on a descent of the river, which is classified as level II and even III at certain points, making it accessible to all. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced adventurer, this descent offers challenges to suit every member of the family.
The Arve offers you a mix of emotions, combining the pleasure of white water, rapids and calmer passages conducive to relaxation. As a united team, you can overcome obstacles together, sharing laughter, excitement and complicity.
Skidress tip: you can choose between a more leisurely morning run or an afternoon run for more rhythm and thrills. The choice is yours!
By choosing to spend your summer vacations in the mountains, you’ve opted for an out-of-the-ordinary experience, far from the beaten track and conventional activities. This top 10 list of mountain activities presents some unusual experiences that will help you push back your limits, recharge your batteries as a duo and create unforgettable memories as a family.