LES CARROZ IN SUMMER
Les Carroz looks completely different in the Summer. The mountains beautifully transform offering a fabulous, picturesque playground for all to enjoy. Summer temperatures can reach 30+ perfect for physical activity or relaxation by the pool.
Choose from a variety of activities including: Mountain Biking and Road Biking, Walking and Hiking, Fishing, Golfing, Canyoning and white water rafting, Horse Riding and Sports centre with 2 outdoor swimming pools and tennis courts.
Enjoy pretty villages with spectacular scenery, beautiful floral displays from boxes and baskets. Watch the world go by whilst eating out on one of the sunny terraces of the local restaurants.
A variety of routes are available ranging from ‘easy for families’ to ‘middle/sport level’. Explore the mountains and enjoy breathtaking scenery. Enjoy exceptional views of Mont Blanc, the Giffre valley and the Arve valleys from the viewing points.
The Kedeuze telecabine is open from the beginning of July until end August from where you can choose a route amongst the 8 signposted from Les Carroz. Also a brand new downhill route from the telecabine being 3894m long.
Don’t forget the VTT weekend which is held every year, ‘La VTTticime’ (Velo Tout Terrain) – attracts around 2,500 riders Register at www.lescarroz.com
There is a wonderful feeling of well-being to experience whilst spending your holiday in the mountains. The purity of the mountain air, breathtaking scenery and diversity of mountain flora are attributable without a doubt!
There are many golf courses to choose from around Les Carroz. It’s a fifteen minute drive to Flaine, where at 1900 meters you can play on the highest 18-hole golf course in Europe. Other links in the area include the Les Gets Mountain Course, Royal Parc Evian Masters, Giez and Le Cottage Bise in Annecy and the outstanding course in Chamonix – all less than an one hour’s drive away.
The French are passionate about their national sport and the famous Tour de France passes by, just a few kilometers away. As such, the roads in this region provide some truly spectacular rides, with clearly marked routes graded from easy greens to tough blacks.
Also known as paragliding, this is one of the locals’ favourite pastimes. It’s the most exhilarating thrilling experience! Why not try out a tandem ride with a fully qualified instructor, or learn to fly one yourself on a week’s course.
What better place to try your hand at rock climbing than the French Alps? Local guides will take first-timers on a beginner’s course, or test the skills of more advanced climbers. The limestone towers of The Tours d’Areu are just a stone’s throw away as are the fantastic climbs of Maladiere and Balme.
Ever thought of exploring the mountains on four legs? There is an equestrian centre just a few minutes drive from Chalet D’Arles, and also at Flaine, catering for all riding levels.
White water rafting
As the snow melts the local rivers swell, offering some great opportunities for white knuckle rides on white water. Popular rafting rivers include the Arve at Chamonix, the Giffre in nearby Samoens and the Dranse, between Morzine and Lake Geneva.Ever thought of exploring the mountains on four legs? There is an equestrian centre just a few minutes drive from Chalet D’Arles, and also at Flaine, catering for all riding levels.
And if that's not enough why not try ...
Flyfishing, swimming ,canyoning, potholing, tennis, shister biking (fat-wheeled bikes for downhill), hot air ballooning.. (details on all these activities are available).
A variety of activities to keep the children occupied including tennis, golf, climbing, horse riding, fishing and swimming.
The Le serveray Sports Centre offers heated swimming pool, tennis, skate park, fitness and exercise circuit.
Places to visit
The World renowned ski resort of Chamonix – why not try the Aguille Du Midi whisking you up to 4,000 metres – with amazing, breathtaking views of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe. www.chamonix.com
ALSO: Annecy, Geneva, Yvoire on Lake Geneva (all within 1 hours drive of Les Carroz)