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SUMMER

 
   
   
   
   
       
There are so many different attractions that you can easily fill your holiday with much left to do. Whether you are looking for family entertainment or a high adrenaline rush, the Chamonix valley has it all.

The whole concept of easy access to the mountain tops is borne out in reality. For example, 2 cable cars are located just 200 metres from the Alpine Retreat and there are mountain tramways and a vast array of superbly efficient chair lifts which can be used to whisk you up to the glaciers and to the hundreds of well-marked trails which offer a superb range of walks for walkers of all levels of ability. For a close-up view of the local wildlife you can visit Merlet's animal park. If you fancy trying a new activity, why not try canyoning, snow and ice climbing or get an aerial perspective from the height of a paraglider. Dual paraglider flights are very popular with visitors and give a tremendous view of the valley. Additionally, there are some truly scenic mountain biking trails located here to suit every standard of biker. If you prefer the water, the local mountain rivers are perfect for canyoning and white water rafting, and the local village provides numerous restaurants and bars where you can while away the afternoon with a cup of tea and a slice of cake or something a little stronger.