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.

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.

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.

Walkers admire the view at Les Saisies

Walking Holidays in Les Saisies

Exploring the trails and villages in the Beaufortain

The Beaufortain is perfect for a relaxed walking holiday with gentle trails over pasture and through forest with stunning scenery all around.