It’s not just about the winter sport in Chamonix. Beautiful sunny alpine landscapes provide a whole host of summer activities and events to keep you, your friends and family occupied throughout your Chamonix stay. In fact Chamonix is has more to do in the summer season than it’s winter season. From pleasant strolls, relaxing health spa retreats, to high treetop adventure parks, or to get wet and wild rafting and canyoning in glacial rivers. There is something to suit all ages, abilities and tastes.

Chamonix being a vibrant fully functional town all year round makes for a great atmosphere, not to mention the plethora of fantastic and well attended events hosted throughout the summer. You may want to take part or witness some of the fittest athletes in the world tackle the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, a 100 mile mountain trail running race stretching 3 countries. Or perhaps become a cool cat connoisseur and appreciate live Jazz music performed at altitude upon mountain summits across the valley. Or perhaps cheer on the exhilarating ups and downs (literally) of the world best male, female and para-climbers competing for a prestigious title at the Climbing World Championships.

Summer alpine holidays make fantastic summer breaks and can often be overlooked. Check out our summer activity recommendations and get inspired for your summer Chamonix visit.

A Perfect Summer Chalet

We have the most fantastic collection of stunning alpine summer chalets and aesthetic apartments that can host anywhere between 2 to 80 guests. From quaint airy studios for those active adventures just wanting a small base to sleep, to large luxury chalets featuring their very own outdoor swimming pools, vast terrace and grounds to enjoy long sun-filled days swimming, playing and perhaps a tasty BBQ.
Chamonix Chalets love Chalet Bentley and its Swimming Pool
Chamonix Chalets can provide tailor made summer holidays at your convenience to show you everything Chamonix has to offer in the glorious summer months. Whether you need transport arranged from the airport or to be picked up from a summer adventure, a full concierge service, catering service, we can provide your dream summer Chamonix stay. Find and book your luxury Chamonix summer chalet or alpine retreat here. Or if you would like to discuss your requirements or for more inspiration get in touch.

Hiking & Trail Running

As you would expect in the mountains, there are also extensive breathtaking (in more ways than one) walks and hikes to discover.  From valley floor meanders through the riverside forests all the way to fortnightly long hut-to-hut treks and everything in between.  Many of these walks can incorporate a delicious lunch stop at one of many great mountain restaurants or refuges scattered across the valley and beyond.
Chamonix Chalets Safe Chamonix Hiking Guide
One the most famous trails in Europe, if not the world, is the Tour du Mont Blanc. A 100 mile trek that can be run like in the UTMB or hiked at a pace that suits you. Another famous bucket list hike is the Haute route where keen hikers can bag a number of summits on their way to Zermatt from Chamonix via their own two feet. Observing some of the world’s most iconic mountains such as Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn and resorts such as Verbier.
Chamonix Chalets Chamonix Trail Running Guide

Chamonix itself has well over 500 km of maintained hiking trails throughout the summer and even more technical unmaintained high alpine trails and aided sections. For those dedicated to the ever growing trail running community there are now specific running trails and dedicated trail running information desk in the Chamonix Valley. For more information on this visit Vallée du trail website for a list of dedicated routes with detailed descriptions.

Mountain Biking

With hundreds of kilometres of mountain bike trails available to explore Chamonix offers some of the best mountain biking terrain in Europe. Chamonix has a real mixture of trails to suit those giving it a go for the first time to expert riders. Options include mild scenic trails traversing the valley, open singletrack and dedicated north shore marked downhill areas with lift access those wanting to avoid the unnecessary slog of pedalling uphill. Chamonix Chalets can organise guides, equipment hire and lift passes to access the trails if you require it.

Climbing, Via Ferrata & Adventure Parks

Chamonix is a European hot spot for alpine and sport climbing alike attracting climbers from across the world. But you don’t have to be an expert climber to appreciate the sport in the valley. With a number of beginner crags to explore with excellent instruction on offer you can be introduced to the wonderful world of rock climbing in Chamonix.
Chamonix Chalets recommend the Via Ferrata in Passy Chamonix
For youngsters there are a number of high rope adventure parks with cargo nets, nepalese bridge traverses and speedy ziplines to keep entertained. Or perhaps for the more adventurous try one of the local via ferrata’s that take make climbing near vertical walls a little less technical with the use of additional aiding hand and foot holds, ladders and bridges with a wire cable for protection.

Paragliding & Skydiving

Throughout the year you will see paragliders, skydrovers and wingsuit flyers taking to the skies of Chamonix. For experienced and qualified pilots and jumpers there are numerous take off points and several designated landing spots in the Chamonix valley. For those that would like to get a taste for flying in the form of a tandem jump or flight are in luck with many credible companies offering their highly qualified and professional instructors services. From tranquile parapent flights serpentining through the valley, to exhilarating skydives or acrobatic flights there is plenty of choice to learn how to fly in Chamonix.

Health & Beauty Spa Retreats

Chamonix maybe known for its adrenaline pumping extreme sports, it by all means knows the true meaning of relaxation and health also. There are several notable Spa hotels in the Valley with all the accustomery spa and beauty facilities you would expect.
A Spa Day in Chamonix is a Great Way to Relax and Recover
However if you are looking for something really special why not travel 15 mins to the natural thermal baths in nearby spa town St Gervais for a hour of hours, or for larger and whole day spa experiences you can explore the reputable spas of Terme di Pré Saint Didier just over the Italian border or the Les Bains de Lavey spa in Switzerland.

Watersports

When out and about in Chamonix Centre you can’t help but notice the bright flashes of yellow, orange and red flash past on the L’Arve river. Running straight through the centre of Chamonix there are a variety of watersports available to try. From the rock and rolling water rafting, captivatingly adventurous sliding, jumping and climbing or canyoning or the utterly insane hydrospeeding (effectively a rocket shaped body board, wetsuit and fins )to navigate the raging glacial rapids.
Watersports in Chamonix Yellow Rafting is highly recommended by Chamonix Chalets

Golf

A good game of golf is to be had on a handful of local courses as beautiful and menacing as the scenery it provides. In the Chamonix itself you will find the 18-hole golf course in Les Praz was first created in 1934 and is surrounded by the impressive (and perhaps rather distracting) views of Mont Blanc and Aiguilles Rouges. For the keen golfer just 40 minutes drive you will find the exclusive Golf du Mont d’Arbois, a true alpine 18-hole course at 1,320 metres overlooking the village of Megève, one of the oldest of its kind.