15 Apr Active Family Summer Holidays in the Alps
Join us this July and August for our new Active Family Holidays at legendary Le Chardon Mountain Lodges in Val d'Isere - 5* bespoke family holidays designed for you and your teens, kids, toddlers, babies, or all of the above!
We work closely with you from the moment you book to design the best family holiday you can imagine, drawing on all the exceptional activities, facilities and support you need to make this trip your family holiday of a lifetime.
Your destination, Le Chardon, Val d'Isere
Val d'Isere is one of the most famous winter ski destinations in the world and is rapidly becoming equally renowned for offering exceptional summer holidays as well. Your venue is the legendary 5* Le Chardon Mountain Lodges, family owned and run since 1992. Our chalets are sumptuous and can either be taken exclusively or on a shared basis.
We create your activity menu
We create a bespoke itinerary for you - the opportunities during the week are almost endless, and include:
Walking and hiking
Meander along the footpaths and discover breathtaking lakes, rivers and glaciers. Look to the skies and admire the mountain peaks towering over 3000 metres above you. Eagles are regularly seen along with other wildlife. Enjoy the vast network of marked out hiking trails including the 7 chapel trail in the heart of the village, the Fours peak or the Prariond valley. Enjoy a well deserved rest in one of the mountain refuges. This summer there are even more routes to choose from and new easy to read signposting. Choose from one of the 15 suggested walks for the whole family. Take the easy way to the top with the Solaise , Olympique and Borsat ski lifts.
Via Ferrata are chained routes up on rock faces designed to safely see beginners and novices enjoy the feeling of climbing safely. Val d'Isère has two Via Ferratas located in La Daille.
This summer, a brand new enduro circuit and recreational zone add the finishing touch to the MTB facilities that make up the Val d'Isère Bike Park. Linked to the neighbouring resort of Tignes, this larger than life playground takes size to a whole new dimension: 21 downhill runs for all levels, nine enduro courses, two cross country circuits, two family routes, two recreational zones as well as a choice of restaurants and snack bars along the way to help you relax and recuperate. With five lifts totally free of charge in the Val d'Isère – Tignes Bike Park, two-wheeler enthusiasts can ride to their heart's content. Great for kids and parents alike.
Val d'Isere has mountain bike and BMX terrain park for the kids, and we can also arrange cycle hire and touring as a family, meandering along to Tignes lake, for instance, to take a dip before riding back.
The Aqua Leisure Complex is a stunning new facility and a vital part of the whole family's holiday for both the body and mind. Need to recharge your batteries? Slip into your swimsuit and head for the beach zone. Swimming, fun water-based activities, saunas, steam bath and jacuzzi galore. Need to let off steam? Enjoy one of the leisure complex's lessons classes. Concoct your very own well-being programme. Weights, cardio, aerobics, squash ... the Tone Zone will have you in tip top condition in no time. Play team sports in the 540m2 sports hall or try out one of the many indoor climbing routes. Or simply sit back and enjoy the relaxing lounge zone.
Summer skiing is a fantastic addition to your day. We can arrange for you to go either to Val d'Isere Pissaillas glacier, or around to Tignes. Sun, snow and skiing ... a genuine mini white heaven. Don't forget to pack your sunscreen.
Parc des Sports
The two Val d'Isère sports parks combine over 30 activities for all ages, so there's no time to be bored. At the Charles Diebold Park there is crazy golf, tennis courts, basketball, climbing, beach volleyball, multi-activity ground, Acroval trampoline. At Manchet Park there is a riding school, shooting, archery, golf practice range, aerobics and step, fencing, dance, football, rugby, roller skate park, twelve tennis courts, play park. Plus free organised events every day.
At the top of Solaise, at an altitude of 2,500 m, the Ouillette lake is a genuine trout fishing paradise for the summer...fishermen are in for a summer-long treat and can even compete in three different fishing contests. The kids love it, too - finishing with dinner overlooking the valleys and the setting sun.
Spa and wellness
For the parents - and mum especially - we have a range of spa and wellness options, ranging from therapies at Le Chardon to special bookings at 5* local spa and wellness facilities. We also offer personal nutrition and wellness consultations with Amanda Hamilton herself during your stay.
Healthy, delicious food
During your stay you'll enjoy menus directed by Amanda Hamilton's team and delivered by the Le Chardon 5* catering team; healthy, delicious, ample and entirely in keeping with your active and invigorating holiday in Val d'Isere.
Teen and childcare
Your children can join the “Aiglons