Top four summer activities in the French and Swiss Alps: Discover the magic of nature beyond winter
The appeal of the Alps in winter is no great secret - skiing is always going to be the main attraction. But we know that the summer season is just as much of a treat and we’ve picked out four magical summer activities that you’d be mad to miss.
Do a multi-day hike and stay in a mountain hut
Throughout the Alps you’ll find remote mountain huts or refuges in stunning locations with basic facilities for sleeping, washing and cooking. These huts are designed for weary hikers to rest their heads and avoid the need to carry large quantities of equipment. If you fancy getting away from the real world for a night or two, this is the way to do it.
Take the opportunity to enjoy some adventure sports
Few places in the world offer such a dense concentration of adventure sports as the French and Swiss alps do. What’s on offer will vary depending on where you’re staying, but most areas will offer things like mountain biking, white water rafting and paragliding. Having so many options to choose from makes the Alps in summer the perfect place to try something new.
Take a dip - the wild way
Wild swimming has become hugely popular across the world over the last few years - and for good reason. Many proponents claim it offers exceptional health and wellbeing benefits, as well as being a lot of fun. In the Alps you’ll find plenty of opportunities for an al-fresco dip. Check out this list of the best wild swimming spots in the Alps.
Spot local flora and fauna
Many parts of the Alps are in national parks and boast protected nature for you and your family to enjoy. If you’re new to the world of birds, bees and flowers, check out some of the apps you can use to find out what you’re looking at or listening to. Picture This can help you to identify plants and flowers, while Merlin Bird ID allows you to check out what birdsong you can hear.
If all of this sounds idyllic to you, an investment property in the Alps could be a great way for you to get your fill of outdoorsy activities and make a savvy investment at the same time. Get in touch today to learn more about buying in the Alps and how we could help.