Leisure Activities in Les Gets and the Portes du Soleil
Transformed in the summer from white snow to picturesque green flora and wild flowers, Les Gets is the picture postcard traditional French Alpine farming village. The French Alps benefit from a fantastic climate during the summer months, temperatures averaging 25°C, plenty of sun and blue skies, and just enough rain to keep Les Gets looking green and colourful.
In the heart of the Portes du Soleil, in wooded surroundings at 1400 metres elevation is the Les Gets Golf course.The course, designed by Olivier Dongradi is on the peak of the Chavannes. It was inaugurated in 1995 by Guy Drut, the then French Minister for Sports.
Offering a real challenge, the course is fairly technical in nature with a diverse range of holes but offers a stunning backdrop not experienced by most golfers! Its variety, along with the superb way in which it is looked after, can't fail to seduce you and the panoramic views along with the agreeable fresh air of Alpine summers make a tempting invitation to discover this exceptional setting.
In order to make the course more accessible, Les Gets owns a collection of quality electric buggies for rental along with clubs balls and gloves. There is also a lovely clubhouse and restaurant overlooking the opening hole which is the perfect place to relax!
Holes: 18 Par: 70 Length: 5264m Tuition Available.
Les Gets is surrounded by hundreds of miles of marked and well-kept footpaths with stunning and dramatic alpine scenery. From many of the local peaks you can admire views of the Mont Blanc massif in one direction and Lake Geneva in the other!
Devil's Bridge Gorge/Thonon
Visit this fabulous gorge and then spend the afternoon in the lake side towns of Thonon and Yvoire.
In an exceptional forest environment (Sylvestre Park), the Devil's Bridge Gorge (Gorges du Pont du Diable) offers an impressive insight into the power of erosion. Morzine's Dranse River dives deep into a fissure beneath a natural archway formed from the mountain rock.
Visit the city with the worlds highest fountain and numerous interesting museums and galleries.
Known both as the "smallest of big cities", or the "city of peace", Geneva is home to the European headquarters of the UNO. The quayside of Lake Geneva, the parks, the old alleyways and smart boutiques are an invitation for a leisurely stroll.
Visit this wonderful 12th century medieval town set on the cleanest lake in Europe with ancient castle and the unique Palais d’Isle.
Sometimes called "Venice of the Alps", this idyllic description comes from the two canals and the Thiou river running through the old city and whose initial role was to protect the city and to empower its handicrafts. There are plenty of museum tours, castles, guided tours and exhibitions and Annecy and its suburbs have received the much-coveted "Art and History" label.
One of the most beautiful villages in France. Narrow streets lead to the Lake side water and an abundance of flowers brightly colour the medieval buildings. Within the ramparts and the fortified gates lies the impressive 14th century castle and over 700 years of History plus the enthralling Garden of the Five Senses.
Visit the breathtaking town at the base of Mont Blanc and ride the cog wheel railway up to the largest glacier in France from where you can visit the illuminated ice cave. Or you can take highest cable car in Europe to 3842m and see the magnificent landscape of the Alps spread out under the roof of the world from the Aiguille du Midi.