Explore the Alps…in summer!

The Alps: we’ve heard of them, some of us have seen them in person, and some of us have even skied down their epic lengths. This is, of course, in the European winter. But what about in summer?

It may seem somewhat strange to think of visiting the Alps in summer because they are so well-known for skiing and other snow-driven activities but, there is plenty to do in summer. Just like with our taller mountains in South Africa, the Alps offer great outdoor activities but at a much higher altitude.

Get your adrenalin pumping

Samoëns is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. The region includes large cities such as Lyon, Annecy, and Grenoble. Annecy is the capital of the Haute-Savoie department.

On a holiday in Samoëns expect to have plenty of opportunities to explore lakes, vegetation on the mountain sides, villages, and good food and wine. Try your hand at mountain biking or go for a walk or hike in the sun and through the lush greenery near you.

Enjoy a walk with epic views

As the famous Mont Blanc mountain stands in a number of regions, by staying in Haute-Savoie the mountain sides you will be exploring will be of Mont Blanc. Our Club Med Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon is just right for your dream summer holiday in the mountains. Or “summer mountain” holiday, as we call it.

Just like in winter where we offer a number of schools to help you learn or master particular winter sports (like skiing and snowboarding) in summer we offer schools to help you learn or master summer sports, too. Explore the mountains on two wheels with our mountain biking school or on two feet with our walking and hiking school. We also offer badminton, petanque (or boules), weight and cardio facilities, swimming pools, and much more.

Explore the mountains on two wheels

With us, you know that children are always taken care of. Our clubs for children and teenagers cater to the needs of the younger family members with fun activities and the opportunity to meet and play with other children and teenagers.

Our spa offers an excellent time-out option. Choose from massages to facials and everything in between, including a sauna and Turkish bath facilities at our Club Med spa by Carita.

We also offer two restaurants for your dining pleasure. The Cozy Mountain is the main restaurant with four dining rooms; it is open at all meal times for a great selection of food from France and the rest of the world. The Skyline Gourmet Lounge is just what you need when you want a gourmet meal in an intimate atmosphere; enjoy a gourmet picnic at lunchtime, a tasty afternoon tea, or a discovery dinner created by French chef Edouard Loubet who has 2 Michelin stars and 5 Gault & Millau Toques. Our Bread and Co restaurant is the ideal place for families; it caters exclusively to Petit Club and Mini Club members at lunch time but at dinner the children can invite their parents for a meal.

A day at the pool is just what you need in the warmer weather

Enjoy the 4-trident Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon village facilities for a wonderful summer mountain experience. We are having a South Africa week in August which will be a great time for South Africans to visit the resort and swap the South African winter for the European summer.

Stay with us for the week beginning 18 August 2019 for a brilliant Summer Mountain holiday with your partner, family, friends, or all of the above. Speak to one of our sun specialists and book your holiday.