Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Alps in the Summer

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Guest Blog : Alps2Alps written by Heleana Neil

When the snow stops falling, the Alps transforms, taking on a whole new identity.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that in summer, there won’t be much to do in one of Europe’s best mountain ranges. But, you’d be wrong!

Don’t believe us? Here are the top 5 reasons to visit the Alps in the summer.

 

The Range of Exciting Activities

Love the great outdoors? Skiing isn’t the only activity on offer in the Alps!

From hiking to rock climbing, there’s plenty of exciting opportunities to sink your teeth into during summer.

 

Hiking

 Looking for the taste of adventure? Walking and hiking is the most popular summer activity in the Alps.

Featuring stunning views and a chance to get close to nature, it’s easy to see why this activity is so popular.

There are many variations also! From Nordic walking in the Dolomites to a leisurely stroll around Méribel’s national park, there’s something to suit every age and level of hiker.

 

Water Sports

Summer is the perfect excuse to get on the water!

From hydro-speeding to cave jumping, the list of water sports is endless. Perfect for families of all ages or those who want to get their adrenaline racing, you won’t be disappointed by the water sports on offer in the Alps!

Rock Climbing

Love heights?

Adrenaline junkies listen up! Rock climbing in the Alps is an exciting and thrilling activity.

If you haven’t tried it before, you’ll have a trained guide on hand to literally ‘show you the ropes!’

If you prefer the safer option, have a go at via ferrata, which is an easier version of rock climbing. Anyone above the age of eight can enjoy!

 

Peace and Quiet

If you need some time to relax after a day of outdoor activities, you’ll find the Alps are much quieter in the summer.

After the snow melts and skiers hang up their skis for the year, the Alps quieten down. This chilled atmosphere is infectious!

Why not trade busy pistes for unspoilt landscapes?

The Alps is also home to plenty of spas for those looking to unwind and re-energise!

 

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It’s Something Different

Sick of tourist traps? Head to the Alps in summer!

We’ve all tried the well-known summer holiday destinations countless times. The Alps are home to the sunny weather and great climate you’re searching for, but with something a little different.

We all associate the Alps with the winter, so heading there during the warmer months will show you a completely new side to the mountains!

 

Perfect for Families

In the Alps, there’s something for all ages.

The Alps might transform during the summer, but it keeps its family-friendly vibe and relaxed atmosphere.

With an abundance of restaurants and exciting activities, every member of the family will find something to suit them!

 

The Low Prices

Who doesn’t love to save money?

Take advantage of the price drops in the Alps after the snow disappears! From the luxury chalets on offer to the prices of transfers and flights, everything is less expensive in the summer!

Don’t miss out on everything the Alps has to offer!