Canyoning couple holding hands, jump into pool.

All About Canyoning

One of the most popular water sports in the mountains, canyoning attracts more and more people in search of splashing adrenaline.

Specialist activity company Undiscovered Mountains introduces the exhilerating and increasingly popular sport of canyoning. People of all ages can take part in summer or winter with a knowledgeable local guide.

All About Via Ferrata

An historic sport growing in popularity

In France via ferrata have become very popular with those in search of sporting activity, and there are via ferrata to suit all tastes and aspirations.

Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, French Alps

Ascent to the Aiguille du Midi

Chamonix Mont-Blanc

Riding the world's greatest cable-car, from Chamonix up to the Aiguille du Midi.

View of the Beaufortain at Areches

Beaufortain Walking Tour

Hike through the heart of the Alps

A walking tour of the Beaufortain, a route in an area known as Little Switzerland for it's remarkable scenery.

cyclist Route du Parpaillon

Cycling the Col du Parpaillon

The lost Alpine route in the Vallée de l'Ubaye

Once a key route for military supplies, the Route du Parpaillon is popular for walkers and cyclists and offers stunning mountain scenery.

Mountain biking from Les Saisies

Family Cycling Holidays in the Alps

Exploring the trails in and around Les Saisies

You don't have to pedal up a mountain to enjoy real mountain-biking, as we discovered at one of the French Alps' most popular activity centres.

Paragliding, Chamonix

Holiday with friends in Chamonix ?

Independent research has found the perfect solution for a holiday with friends, a summer activity holiday in the world-class resort of Chamonix.

No matter what time of year you are planning your getaway, when it comes to catering for larger groups with different tastes and expectations, Chamonix certainly ticks every box.

Passengers alight at the Nid d'Aigle, Tramway du Mont Blanc

Ride the Tramway du Mont Blanc

Ride the spectacular tramway

The legendary Tramway du Mont-Blanc, Le Fayet and Saint Gervais to the Nid d'Aigle.

CGH Hameau Pierre Blanche, Les Houches

Summer Holidays in the Mountains

Take a fresh look at altitude holidays

Increasing numbers of visitors are discovering that summer at high-altitude offers so much more than two weeks lazing on a beach.

Savoie vineyards - Peak Retreats The Lakes Tour

Tailor-made Cycling Holidays

Quality touring in the Alps

Experience freedom in the stunning Alpine mountains with Peak Retreats road cycling holidays.

Couple enjoy forest walk at Les Saisies

Top 10 Summer Activities

Enjoying everything the mountains offer

10 of the best summer activities and things to do in the mountains.

Above Pralognan looking towards the Grande Casse

Vanoise Walking Tour

High-altitude walking tour in the Vanoise National Park

Mark Tennent from Simply Savoie describes a walking tour of the Vanoise National Park, a route sometimes known as the Tour des Glaciers de la Vanoise.