Try a Summer Mountain holiday in France

Combine your love of summer, the mountains, and France with a Club Med Summer Mountain holiday in the French Alps.

Many of us know that one of the best things to do in the European winter is to experience that fresh powder – the snow. There is a wide range of activities that can help you do this including skiing, snowboarding, and Nordic walking. But what about changing perspectives and experiencing these same mountains in the summer?

A Club Med Summer Mountain holiday is ideal for all holiday preferences and ages: whether you want to relax, work up a sweat, or do a mix of the two it is all available in the Alps. It also works for families wanting to create new memories, couples wanting some special time alone, friends looking to create new stories to laugh about for years to come, or individuals looking for some time alone to reflect and recharge.


As South Africans, we are not strangers to exploring fantastic natural surroundings. Explore the natural environment in Europe’s highest and most extensive mountain range with your family, your friends, or by yourself. Work up a sweat, take in amazing views, and get some fresh air through your lungs while hiking, mountain biking, canyoning, and water skiing.

Mountain biking
Mountain biking through the French Alps with Club Med

Cycle through magnificent trails on your mountain bike (or electric mountain bike for an extra boost), explore waterfalls and mountain streams as you canyon through the Alps, and marvel at the views of France after a hike to the summit of an Alpine mountain.

Climb tall trees and make your way from one tree to the next as you navigate your way through an aerial treetop obstacle by acrobranching. Feel the wind on your face as you brush past trees and get your heart rate pumping faster than normal.

Golfers will love working on their handicap in this lush, green setting.

Enjoy a beautiful picnic lunch amidst this vast mountain range, chewing on divine French food such as cheeses and breads and sipping on award-winning French wines. Take a break from eating to play games, admire your surroundings, or just relax.

French food with Club Med

Swim some laps in an outdoor pool before taking a break to take in your amazing surroundings.

Where to stay

There are a number of places to stay in the French Alps but the best would be with Club Med, of course. Consider the Club Med Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon village, perched on the Saix plateau high above the treeline to give you unparalleled views.

This Club Med village (or resort) is ideal for families with the Club Med Kids’ Clubs offering fun itineraries for children and teenagers up to the age of 17. It also offers wonderful family activities such as an accompanied half-day family hike, family tournaments and games, baking workshops, and more. These activities create great opportunities for families of all ages to reconnect, make new memories, and bring home a sense of renewal in their relationship. These activities can be tailored to suit everyone in the family – from grandparents to the youngest family members.

Club Med’s Hiking and Walking School can help you work your way through fantastic mountain trails on two feet while the Mountain Biking School will help you do the same on two wheels and at a faster pace.

River rafting in France with Club Med


Club Med holidays are all-inclusive. That means that once you have paid your package price you can look forward to enjoying food, drinks, accommodation, in-resort activities, entertainment and after parties, and more at no additional cost. Actually, once it’s booked all you need to worry about is what to pack and making sure you’re at the airport on time.

Connect with nature in the French Alps on an all-inclusive Club Med Summer Mountain holiday

The Travel Agency by Club Med is full-service so you can book your flights and accommodation with the Agency. If you do so, you will get free airport transfers.

Book your holiday (flights and accommodation) to the Club Med Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon village for the week of 18 August 2019 with the Travel Agency by Club Med and get FREE* flights. This will include your airport transfers.

As the European summer happens in the South African winter, you can swap winter for summer in one of the world’s most popular mountain ranges. You’ll come back home with more than just memories after a summer holiday with a difference. Contact a sun specialist today to book your Summer Mountain holiday with Club Med.

*Flights are free; guests will be required to pay the airport taxes. Enquire with the Travel Agency by Club Med for more information.