This page describes some of the fabulous Summer Activities available in Meribel.
Please follow the links below to see additional pages that deal specifically with:
Golfing, River Rafting/Watersports, Mountain Biking, Alps Road Cycling
Experience the unforgettable thrill of white river rafting on the rapids of the Doron & Isère Rivers. Or try canoeing, hydrospeed and canyoning. We recommend Franceraft as all their guides are experienced and qualified, speaking English & French. See www.franceraft.com for full details.
ROAD CYCLING in the Les Trois Vallées
Apart from many exciting routes, also experience the same route Le Tour de France takes when it comes to Les Trois Vallées!
Your Luxury self-catered accommodation is offered in 4*Chalet Champêtre. There is secure storage for your bikes in the cellar of the Chalet.
Mountain biking: Meribel has been a French cycle federation labelled site since 1998, with over 100kms of cycle tracks. The Tour de France race always passes nearby or sometimes right through Meribel.
Meribel Golf course is less than 10 minutes drive from Meribel-Village. & 15 minutes drive from. Les Allues. This world class 18 hole course has recently been redesigned.. Join the Gourmet Drive from 12th-15th July.
Other activities include, tennis, rock climbing, horse riding, hiking (guided if required). Kids Adventure Park, tiny tots play area, fishing in the many lakes, Para gliding & Archery.
In Meribel’s Olympic centre there is a large swimming pool, rock-climbing wall, bowling alley & ice rink. The studious can even have language lessons. Spend lazy days relaxing on the beach and swimming at nearby Bozel Lake and just 1 hour away is France’s prettiest lake at Annecy.
For hikers you can stay in remote overnight refuges in the Vanoise National Park, found at the head of the Meribel Valley. See Meribel Valley Map and Les Trois Valleys Map. The area contains nearly 500kms of marked paths & 2700 acres of Alpine grassland, a botanical trail with over 80 species of Alpine Flora & forests with trails suitable for all levels of walker. A picnic rucksack & rug is provided in the apartments, complete with binoculars.
Take a 90 minute small aircraft trip from Méribel Altiport for views of the glaciers, Mont Blanc and Chamonix.
There are 4 excellent Spas in Méribel. The new one at the Olympic centre has indoor swimming pool, fitness gym, beauty spa, sauna, Jacuzzis, relaxation rooms and a lovely restaurant overlooking the mountains. The Olympic centre also has a rock climbing wall, ice rink & 10 pin bowling alley. The other 3 spas are in the hotels and include; steam rooms, saunas. Hamman, solarium, massage, whirlpool, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy & fitness rooms. The famous spa town of Brides les Bains is just 15 minutes away, now also famous for it’s successful weight loss clinics.
French Language tuition while on holiday
Have stress-free French lessons in the comfort of your holiday home and out and about with your tutor, learning or perfecting your French while in France. Their personal service is designed to give you confidence to quickly use the French you learn. Each session designed to your own personal requirements with lessons that are practical and meaningful whilst still being fun. Whatever your age or ability they can help you to learn or perfect your French! See www.f2f-language-academy.com
The mountains really come alive in the summer and offer a huge range of activities to suit all ages. The villages transform, with flowers everywhere and temperatures from 22-32c. with sunny skies and clear, clean air. From the peaks you have magnificent views of the snow capped Mont Blanc.