Summer activities in Châtel

The perfect summer holiday for the whole family

Catered ski chalet in winter - Self-catered ski chalet in summer

Châtel in summer is like nowhere else in the Alps. Whether you’re a thrill seeker, walker, or just want to relax and enjoy the great scenery, there is something for everyone in Châtel in summer.

And the good news is, as members of the Châtel Tourist Office, all our guests are eligible to buy the ‘The MultiPass Portes du Soleil’ holiday card. The card gives you unlimited access to a massive choice of activities and facilities across all 12 village resorts in the Portes du Soleil.  Swimming pools, tennis courts, mountain lifts, resort shuttles, cultural sites… the list goes on!

Just drop us a line, if you would like to know more about the MultiPass Portes du Soleil.

Events and Entertainment in Châtel

Chatel has many restaurant offering local and other cuisine and bars for you to enjoy a drink with family and friends. 

Throughout the summer there are many entertaining events, form mountain festivals, French National holiday and fireworks, carnival, car rally’s, road bike races, live bands and much more. 

Visit Châtel for stunning walking and hiking in the Alps

Incredible views of Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva, red coated Abondance cows grazing peacefully, alpine pastures – Châtel in summer is a walker’s paradise.

From leisurely strolls around Lake Vonnes with the highest fountain in France, to a full day’s hike in the mountains, you’ll find an abundance of marked and signposted walks suitable for all abilities.

And if you would prefer a guided walk to get to know the area, we’re happy to arrange an experienced guide for you.

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Take to two wheels: Mountain Biking and E-biking

If you’re into mountain biking, then Châtel in summer is the place to be: 

  • over 650km of marked tracks of different grades in the Portes du Soleil
  • a dedicated mountain bike park with around 20 downhill trails, suitable for all skill levels. 
  • guided mountain bike rides available for both beginners and advanced riders.


If you’re more into free-wheeling, then try electric mountain biking.  There are 5 wide and safe tracks available in Châtel and the bikes are incredibly easy to handle.

Rock climbing in Châtel

Châtel and the Portes du Soleil offer a wide range of climbing challenges suitable for all levels of experience. Via Ferrata, located in Le Chapelle d’Abondance is the closest to Châtel and offers 3 graded routes.

Equipment can be hired locally and there are a number of local, qualified guides who will offer full supervision and ensure you’re got all the necessary safety gear. 

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Châtel Outdoor Activities For You To Experience

Cool down with a host of water activities close to Châtel

Whether you love swimming, fishing, or want to try something a bit more exhilarating, there is something for everyone in Châtel in summer.

Swimming: Aquatic Centre Forme d’O has 2 indoor pools, 1 outdoor pool, a spa area and fitness centre.

Fishing: Lake Vonnes is a family-friendly well-stocked trout lake, while more experienced fishers will enjoy the challenge of the River Dranse.

Rafting: from gentle trips down the river to adrenaline fuelled white water rafting. Great fun for the whole family.

Hydrospeeding: simply lie on a board and surf the white-water rapids. Great if you want to get close to the water!

Canoe Rafting: an excellent way to explore the local rivers as a two-strong team.

Paddle boarding: get a full-body workout while you have fun on Lake Vonnes.

Adrenaline-fuelled activities with a difference

When you’re on holiday, sometimes you just want to try something a little bit different and Châtel has lots to offer.

FantasticableIf you’re a bit of a daredevil, then you’ll enjoy these zip wires strung between mountain tops.  Over 1200m long and 240m high at some points, you can get up to speeds touching 100kph!

Canyoning: jump into deep pools, scramble over rocks, slide down natural chutes! Canyoning is a great way to learn more about abseiling, jumping and sliding through a gorge.

Tree top adventuresexplore the treetops in the Super-Châtel forest with 7 different adventure courses suitable for all the family.

Paragliding: the best way to see the mountains tops as you drift like a bird in the sky. Tandem flights and courses are available.

Day Trips from Châtel: Situated on the French-Swiss board, Châtel is ideally situated to visit a number of wonderful places. Our top recommendations are: 

If your planning a trip, consider our wonderful catered chalet in Châtel, the perfect base for your Summer holiday adventures. Learn more here.

You’ll never be bored in Châtel in summer!

There is so much to do in summer, that it’s hard to cover it all in one visit! Bob-Luge, tennis, archery, crazy golf, French bowls…  the list is endless.  But one thing is for sure, whether you want to relax and enjoy the scenery or prefer to fill your days with a variety of outdoor pursuits, Châtel in summer is the perfect base. 

Check to see if our self-catered chalet is available for your summer holiday.

Email info@alpinequests.com
Phone 0033 (0)450 73 21 63
Mobile 0033 (0)686 30 78 77

To book Chalet Aaron, please confirm your dates in an email and we will send you a booking form.

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