Top 5 things to do with your family
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Top 5 things to do with your family

Published on September 14, 2022

The mountains are the ideal playground for a family vacation. Here is a small selection of 5 fun activities to do with the kids that will also please the parents. All this from our establishments open in summer: Le Hameau du Kashmir in Val Thorens, le Taos in Tignes and Le Hameau de la Sapinière in Les Menuires.

Sledding on rails for young and old

Sledding on rails like the Speed Mountain in Les Menuires is one of the most popular activities for families as it appeals to both young and old. Most of the ski resorts in the Alps offer toboggan runs, from gentle slopes for small children to steeper slopes for those looking for thrills. Be careful though, sledding is often free and under adult supervision, except on rail sleds. The little extra: the activity is offered in summer but also in winter!

Tobogganing for young and old

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 enjoy these summer rides because they can get some exercise while discovering the nature, flora and fauna of the mountains. Families have the possibility to rent mountain bikes on site during their summer vacations. The rise of the bicycle and the electric mountain bike makes mountain routes accessible to the greatest number!

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Mountain biking to visit the Alps with your family

Hiking, pony or horseback riding

It's a great way to spend some quality time together and explore the area during your stay in the mountains. You can take a guided ride through some of the most beautiful alpine scenery and learn to ride a horse. Small children will be more than happy to be accompanied by these animals and parents can enjoy the ride in the nature. Do not hesitate to ask the tourist offices or the reception of our accommodations for more information.

Not forgetting the unavoidable hikes: Tignes, Val Thorens, Les Menuires offer you many varied itineraries for all levels. Don't forget to read our advice before going hiking.

Pony or horse riding

Climbing for height

Discover nature with your family in a different way by doing accrobranche courses. A popular summer activity, it is ideal for all ages because instructors are there to ensure the safety of all. Tree climbing is generally practiced in the forest, with levels of difficulty that are adapted to 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! It is an activity that also allows you to prepare the next step, the via ferrata!

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Kayaking on the most beautiful Alpine lakes

A vacation in the mountains would never really be complete without a kayak ride on the beautiful freshwater lakes like in Tignes. 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 the mountain lakes though, a wetsuit may sometimes be necessary if you are at high altitude!

The little plus : our establishment Le Taos is located less than 5 minutes walk from the lake of Tignes.

Kayaking on the most beautiful Alpine lakes

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