More visitors visit Chamonix in the summer and early autumn than in the winter, and is it any real surprise with so much to do, whether leaning towards rest and relaxation, or high octane, adrenalin sports. In fact, there are so many things to do in the summer here in the Chamonix Valley, we could only select a small representation, so here goes...
You don't have to go too far to have some great fun, keep fit, and get out and about. There are numerous low level walks around lakes and forests, a stroll through town, the luge for some faster fun, there's horse riding (including mountain trail rides for novices), tennis, cycling (road and trail - electric bikes can be hired too), swimming, and go carting a little further afield.
Literally hundred of shops and restaurants ensure that a week or two won't really be enough. Beautiful chalets and farmhouses on the mountain side, luxury dining next to the golf course, Michelin Star restaurants, mixed with traditional Savoie delights. And to walk that fabulous lunch off, shops galore, designer brands, mountain sports shops, Savoie delights, you name it, Chamonix has it!
It isn't just about high octane sports and activities, in fact many of Chamonix's visitors prefer things far more slowed paced, and much to some people's surprise, Chamonix doesn't disappoint here either. There is the olympic sized indoor and outdoor swimming pool, the Chamonix Spa (QC Terme), and fabulous lakes for sunbathing and cooling off.
Adrenalin junkies amongst you will find Chamonix to be the ultimate playground. A week climbing Mont Blanc perhaps (Guide highly recommended - high mountain climb), glacier walks (guide required), sports and free climbing throughout the valley, paragliding, mountain biking trails, electric MTB to hire too, and a large selection of blue, red and black downhill runs (lift assisted) are just a few of the options.