Spring, summer & autumn

Serre Chevalier = lasting memories for everyone that visits. We thought we’d let our guests do the talking in this section about spring, summer and autumn…

Mark & Kirsty

Holiday dates: 8-14 June 2011

Stayed at: La Guisane

For: Annual walking/hiking holiday

Kirsty & Mark’s photo album

Kirsty and I travel to the Alps almost every summer for two weeks of hiking, looking for new trails to explore. This year it was the Serre Chevalier valley.

We arrived on June 8th, 2011, a few weeks earlier than normal and the weather cooperated. Our stay was for 6 nights, as it turned out we should have stayed for the full two weeks. Our apartment in Monêtier les Bains (La Guisane) was perfect, very spacious and of the highest quality finishes. Good views of the mountains, and enjoyed the well stocked DVD collection (The Italian Job – original with Michael Caine).

With two excellent National Parks at our disposal, we had endless trails to choose from. Our first day, we drove into the Ecrins National Park and hiked up to the Glacier Blanc. The Refuge du Glacier Blanc was already open for the season and more than two dozen climbers were out on the glacier itself.

The second day we tried to hike/climb our way to Dôme du Monêtier via Pas de l’Ane; too much snow at Col des Grangettes, had to turn around but it was worth it. Another worthwhile hike is up at Le Grand Area, with wonderful 360 panoramic views. From here you can choose to do a couple of circle routes.

One of my favorite hikes starts at Fréjus (we drove up and parked here) and hiked straight up past the highest ski run. Reaching the ridge line we continued along a beautiful high ridge circle route (great views of the Ecrins National Park and Dôme du Monêtier) taking us to the Col de la Pisse and returning back to Fréjus via Col de la Ricelle.

Our trip was too short, much more to discover here in the Serre Chevalier valley. Thank you Melanie, looking forward to our return.

Bryony, Kevin & Charlie

Holiday dates: 10-13 June 2011

Stayed at: Aclot

For: A weekend getaway

Bryony’s photo album
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Beth & Ian

Holiday dates: 9-16 July 2011

Stayed at: Aline

For: Annual summer holiday

Beth & Ian’s photo album
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Jay & Jolene

Holiday dates: 20-23 July 2011

Stayed at: Aline

For: Tour de France Stage 18

Jay & Jolene’s photo album
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If you’ve stayed in one of our properties and would like us to feature a few words and some photos taken during your holiday, please send all info to Melanie as soon as you can!

Serre Chevalier Activity List

Adventure Parks
Alpine Flowers
Altitude Training
Ball Sports
Beauty Treatments
BMX Park
Botanical Gardens
Bouncy Castles
Canoeing
Climbing
Festivals
Fishing
French Markets
Glaciers
Go Karting
Half Marathon
Hiking
Horse & Pony Riding
Ice Cave (La Grave)
Kayaking
Lakes
Luge (Montgenevre)
Mini Golf
Mountain Biking
Paintball
Paragliding
Photography
Playparks
Rafting
Refuge Walks
Road Biking
Sailing (Embrun)
Sight Seeing
Skate Park
Speed Riding
Souvenir Shopping
Swimming
Tennis
Thermal Spa
Tour de France
Trail Running
Trampolining
UNESCO World Heritage
Via Ferrata
Walking
Zip Wires & Tree Jungles