The glorious days are here and in this particular period, we wanted to make you live the Châtelaine summer life as if you were here. Direction the village of Châtel nestled at an altitude of 1200m, at the very top of the Abondance valley. The ski slopes have given way to vegetation and the pastures are green again. Summer settles in and the resort of Haute-Savoie becomes the idyllic place to spend a beautiful holiday in the open air.
In Châtel, you can breathe the fresh air and make the most of your holiday away from it all… On the program with your children or friends is: hiking in the mountain pastures, the fantasticable, mountain biking or summer tobogganing, what you won’t find on the program is boredom during your stay in Châtel.
HIKING IN THE MOUNTAINS:
Châtel has many footpaths that you can walk along for your hikes. You will discover the life of the mountain pastures, the wild life but also the mountains which surround us, which make all the natural richness of the Chablaisien territory. This territory, which has been awarded the UNESCO World Geopark label, represents territories where the landscapes and geological sites are of global importance.
With the multipass of which we are a partner, for 2 €/day, cross the border and take advantage of the 23 ski lifts with unlimited access for pedestrians. You will be able to take advantage of the multipass in order to discover more than 800km of hiking trails as you walk from resort to resort without getting tired.
Don’t worry, there are trails for all levels and for all durations. The best is to plan a good picnic lunch up high while admiring the panoramic view. The paths are marked, otherwise maps are on sale at the tourist office.
For more information, contact the Châtel tourist office on 0033 4 50 73 22 44.
FLYING LIKE A BIRD WITH THE FANTASTICABLE:
After having covered all the trails, it’s time to get even higher and fly like a bird. This is a unique thrilling activity in the Alps. Comfortably installed in a harness at an altitude of over 1900m, you fly at almost 100 km/h and up to 240 m high over the hamlet of Plaine-Dranse with a breathtaking view of the valley. Will you dare to descend this giant zip line? To double the memories, you can also try the duo flight.
More info on https://www.chatel.com/fantasticable.html
Fantasticable : From Châtel, direction Pré-la-Joux / Col de Bassachaux.
Information and bookings: 00 33 4 50 81 34 83
FLYING EVEN HIGHER WITH A PARAGLIDER:
Do you want to fly even higher for an even better view? We have what you need. In Châtel, the many peaks provide ideal departures for paragliding flights. You will be able to observe Châtel and its valley of Abondance from a unique view point, in the company of state-qualified instructors. Various flights are available, from a discovery flight for your first flight or a thermal flight for the more experienced.
If you would like to find out more about paragliding flights in Châtel, visit their website https://www.parapente-chatel.fr/.
SUNBATHING BY THE POOL
We’ve already talked about more water to cool off but what if this time it was by the pool, lying on a deckchair? Tempting, isn’t it? The Forme d’O aquatic center is the perfect place for this kind of activity. So grab your swimsuit and come and relax in the outdoor pool of the architectural complex in perfect harmony with the surrounding scenery.
Of course, the centre does not only have an outdoor pool, but also 3 different areas for all kinds of fun. An aquatic area with 3 different pools (including the outdoor one), a pool for the little ones, and another pool for sportsmen who want to do some laps. The Océane area is a real haven of peace, accessible independently of the other areas to relax in complete tranquillity. It offers excellent wellness facilities including saunas, hammam and massage showers. Finally, for even more relaxation, Forme d’O offers beauty care and massage services with Spa Océane. Does that sound appealing?
Find out more directly on the Forme d’O website
More info on https://chatel-formedo.com/ and on 00 33 4 50 72 04 31.
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO SLEDDING IN THE SUMMER?
Little and big sled lovers won’t be disappointed in Châtel. Indeed, in Pré-la-Joux, in the middle of the spruces, you will be able to go sledging in summer. Yes yes, everything is possible. Of course, it won’t be on freshly snow-covered slopes, but rather on a specially designed circuit. Go down the slopes for more than 600 m for a maximum of sensation and speed. And fun starts as soon as you start the climb up, where you have time to admire the landscape thanks to the ski lift. And to top it all, the fantasticable is in close proximity to the summer toboggan run, so maybe it’s time to get going.
More info about Bob Luge on https://www.chatel.com/bob-luge-de-pre-la-joux.html or on 00 33 4 50 73 34 24
THE CHÂTEL ADVENTURE COURSE
In Châtel you can have fun in the water, in the air, and even in the trees. With the adventure course, have fun and choose between 7 acrobatic courses in the middle of nature. Located at the arrival of the Super-Châtel gondola lift, this is an activity for all ages. From the amateur adventurer to climbers looking for sensations, everyone will find what they are looking for.
Multiple challenges await you during your adventure, cabins and a few other surprises. Of course, all this is done in complete safety, without having to detach yourself from the safety line, thanks to the equipment essential for exercising this activity. This activity is proposed to any age, from 2 years old, since different courses are adapted to each one.
A “P’tit Kid Parc” course is accessible to children from 2 to 4 years old, they can have fun on 8 courses and 4 cabins. Two other Kid Parc courses reserved for children from 5 to 8 years old who progress in complete autonomy on 10 courses.
Finally, there are four “Super Parc” courses that can be enjoyed by people aged 9 and over. This is where the adventure begins with sensations that get stronger and stronger depending on the colour of the workshops. As for skiing, we will find the blue and red courses to finish in beauty on the black ones.
We won’t tell you more, discover it yourself.
More information on https://www.chatel.com/activites-sportives/parcours-chatel-aventures.html or by phone on 00 33 4 50 73 34 24.
THE ULTIMATE PASS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STAY.
Summer and winter alike, the mountains of the Portes du Soleil attract many holidaymakers. That’s why a Multi Pass card has been introduced to offer many discounts on activities in Châtel, but also for other destinations in the Portes du Soleil. This card also allows you to take advantage of unlimited activities. With the Multi Pass in Châtel, you can, for example, enjoy free entry to the Forme d’O aquatic centre, play a game of tennis or a round of mini golf.
Partner accommodation providers can offer this pass at a reduced price. And that’s a good thing, since our real estate agency is a member of the program. You can therefore get this pass for only 2€ per day of your stay and per person instead of 9€ at a non-member accommodation provider. Interesting, isn’t it?
The Multi Pass is the ultimate offer to spend unforgettable holidays in our beautiful region.