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Our top tips for outdoor activities and leisure

Mountains, lakes and stunning countryside; our holiday properties are all in areas of great natural beauty - an outdoor playground for every activity you can imagine. Here is our selection of some of the best activities to try. Choose something that suits your interests, abilities, your family and friends. Let’s go!!

A beginner skier’s guide to the Aravis

A beginner skier’s guide to the Aravis

Getting on skis for the first time is not always easy. However, your efforts will all be worth while with the great feeling you get skiing in an exceptional natural environment. The Aravis Massif and the Annecy region have several ski stations with all the ingredients you need to make a start. Here are some of our recommended pistes to get you started without any dramas.

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Spring Skiing Offers

Spring Skiing Offers

Spring skiing means longer, sunnier days, making it a perfect time to enjoy the mountains. Find time to squeeze in a last ski of the season and you can also take advantage of some of the great offers the French ski resorts have available.

You don’t need to be on skis to enjoy the Alps

You don’t need to be on skis to enjoy the Alps

While ski holidays for some mean being on the slopes every possible minute of every day, that may not be everyone’s idea of a great holiday. There is a wealth of activities available where skis just aren’t needed! We’ve selected some of our favourites to give you a taster of what’s out there…

A guided day out in the Bauges with 1786.Travel

A guided day out in the Bauges with 1786.Travel

A visit to an artisan pottery shop, a digestif tasting and a macaron class from a master chocolatier… This is what Michelle and Damien at 1786.Travel suggested for our day out in Les Bauges and I can tell you we were not disappointed. Gorgeous scenery, local experts in their trade and a first class guide made a winning formula!

Skiing with kids for the first time? Top 10 tips for a trouble-free ski holiday!

Skiing with kids for the first time? Top 10 tips for a trouble-free ski holiday!

You’ve been looking forward to it for ages – your ski holiday is nearly here! If you go skiing with kids under the age of five and babies for the first time, here are a couple of things we have learned which could save you a lot of trouble – our top tips for a peaceful family holiday in the mountains.