Whether you go to the mountains in winter or summer, there are many activities to do with your family. Here is a small selection of 5 fun activities to do with children that parents will also enjoy.
Tobogganing for young and old
Tobogganing is one of the most popular activities for families in winter, as it appeals to young and old alike. Most ski resorts in the Alps offer sledging runs, from gentle slopes for small children to steeper slopes for those looking for a thrill. Beware, however, that sledging is often free and under adult supervision, except on rail sleds.
Mountain biking to visit the Alps with your family
Mountain biking is not just for adults! Each of our beautiful resorts offers great trails along the valleys, so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery with your children. Young cyclists love these summer rides because they can get a good workout while discovering the nature, flora and fauna of the mountains. Families have the possibility to rent mountain bikes on site during their summer holidays. The rise of the electric bike and mountain bike means that mountain routes are now accessible to as many people as possible!
Pony or horse riding
This family activity can be done in winter or summer. It's a great way to have a good time together and to discover the surroundings during your stay in the mountains. You can take a guided ride through some of the most beautiful alpine landscapes and learn to ride a horse. Little children will be more than happy to be accompanied by these animals and parents will enjoy the ride in the nature. Please ask at the tourist offices or at the reception of our accommodations for more information.
Climbing for height
Discover nature with your family in a different way by taking part in accrobranche courses. A popular summer activity, it is ideal for all ages as instructors are on hand to ensure everyone's safety. Tree climbing is generally practiced in the forest, with levels of difficulty to suit everyone. The courses include obstacles to overcome and some end with a zip line that allows you to slide down several meters high while gaining speed. Breathtaking views and sensations guaranteed! This is an activity that also prepares you for the next step, the via ferrata!
Kayaking on the most beautiful Alpine lakes
A holiday in the mountains would never really be complete without a kayak trip on the beautiful freshwater lakes. This activity to do with children requires little skill, just a little dexterity. Ideal in the summer, kayaking allows you to navigate quietly on the waters surrounded by the beautiful mountains. Beware of the temperature of mountain lakes though, a wetsuit may be necessary if you are at high altitude!