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Summer Activities


There is an excellent centre just 20 minutes from the chalet on the river Dranse on the road to Thonon. A variety of activities are available including white water rafting in a team of up to 8 including instructor. The centre has links with others nearby which offer trekking and caving. Link


An unmissable double high wire thrill ride between two mountains above Plaine Dranse. The starting point is a short walk from the car park at Col de Bassachoux. Tickets are available at the main ticket office at Pre La Joux. Link

Swimming Pools

We have located several but may have missed some. The open-air pools at Evian and Thonon are beautiful with 50m pools, slides, diving boards, lake swimming and the greenest grass you've ever seen. Admission is just a few euros but when they say swimming shorts are 'interdit' in all the pools they mean it. You can buy 'proper' trunks (eg Speedos) or hire some at reception. Swimming shorts are permitted only if you are swimming in the lake. You can take a picnic too, and chill out for the day.

There is also a 50m outdoor pool complex in Morzine and an Aqua centre in Avoriaz.

There is a brand new indoor/outdoor pool complex currently under construction in Chatel, expected to be open for summer 2014.

Lake Montriond

An attractive lake in a side valley between Morzine and Lindaret, ideal for picknicking and a gentle stroll with the family. Separate swimming lake. Canoes, pedaloes and fishing are available in the summer. Approach from the main valley road between Morzine and St Jean D'Aups.Link


There are several good courses in the area, including
* Evian, the championship parkland course overlooking Lake Geneva Link
* Montreux, also a parkland course in the Rhone valley between Montreux itself and Aigle Link
* Villars, a spectacular mountain course in Switzerland, at over 1500m altitude. The scenery and views of Mont Blanc are spectacular. Link
Visitors are welcome at all courses but as they are private clubs, handicap certificates may be requested.


Permits are available locally to fish in the rivers or the the many lakes, including Lac Plagne (Abondance), Lac d'Arvoin (La Chapelle), Vonnes, Lac Montriond and many more.


Sailing lessons are available on Lake Geneva from a number of locations, including Thonon, next to the swimming pool.

Summer Activities

Walking and Mountain Biking