France’s five mountain ranges, the Alps, the Pyrénées, Vosges, Massif Central
and Jura, between them offer a huge range of breathtaking scenery, activities,
events and experiences. Anyone with a love of the outdoors and a sense of
adventure will find something to suit them in the French mountains.
Top 5 For 2016
Earn Your Dinner
Hikers with a penchant for good food can get stuck into five days of hiking in
the Vénéon valley in the heart of the wild and beautiful Ecrins National Park,
discovering local delicacies and overnighting in refuges, hotels and B&Bs on
Electronically Assisted Adventures
New for 2016, Val d’Arly has put together a three-day autonomous E-bike tour
of the beautiful valley beneath Mont Blanc via over 100km of marked cycle
paths. It includes one night in a mountain refuge. A great way to get into
cycling in the mountains.
For Tour De France Wannabes
Morzine Mountain Cycling offers an all-inclusive package including guided rides,
external speakers, equipment testing and entry into the Morzine-Haut-Chablais
Mountain Biking For Girls
On two wheels but off-road, Les 2 Alpes and their mountain bike partner Giant
are offering “Liv Giant”, new for 2016. A 1/2 day every week or a five-day
mountain bike course (18th-22nd July) exclusively for girls and taught by girls.
For Adrenaline Junkies
Look no further than Les Gets, where Antoine Tricou offers tandem “extreme
paragliding” including loop-the-loops and other heart-stopping manoeuvres.
The session includes a video for each participant.
What We Are Looking Forward To In 2016
The Tour de France Mountain Stages
Without fail, the mountain stages of the Tour provide the lion’s
share of the drama and incredible backdrops to match. This year’s
tour includes nine mountain stages in the Alps, the Pyrenees,
Massif Central and Jura.
What We Are Looking Forward To In 2017
The 2016-2017 winter season, which will bring a multitude of new
accommodation options, winter mountain activities, stories and
press trips in the French Mountains!