Les Gets and the wider Portes du Soleil area have become very popular destinations for walkers and hikers of all abilities. When the snow melts, the mountains really take on a life of their own: Old ski pistes turn into lush pastures, and countless flowers erupt into a palette of colour to create a stunning scene that can’t help but invigorate and inspire.
Via Ferrata is a great starting point for any aspiring rock climber. It’s an introduction to the sensations of rock climbing, but without the technical difficulty and with the added security of being permanently attached to specially placed iron rails throughout your ascent. There are various routes for different levels of difficulty. Courses located in nearby Avoriaz and Samoens are €40pp, or €50 in Abondance (a longer, tougher course). Transfers are included in the price.
Located just 20 mins away in St Jean D’Aulps is the Bas Tex face. Cost €40pp including transfers.
For any horse rider, there can be no better way to experience the beauty of the Alps, than on horseback. Take in the local scenery on a 2 or 3 hr trip. From age 12 and costs €35 or €50pp respectively. For children, a 3o min pony ride around Les Gets’ lake costs €10pp. The ‘ranch’ is within walking distance.
Similar to ‘Go Ape’ in the UK, Les Gets boasts its very own adventure park where you can swing through the trees on ropes, ladders and swings. In order to do the whole course you need to have a total height of 1.80m with your arms raised. There is a shorter course for children. The bigger course costs €22pp and the children’s course costs €16pp.
Les Gets and the Portes du Soleil are world renowned for Mountain biking. We have a whole section dedicated to Mountain Biking in Les Gets with lots of information, but a day’s hands free pass for the full area is €26 and basic bike hire is €25/ day, though you can pay up to €100 for a top downhill bike. Safety equipment including helmet, knee and elbow pads is a further €10.
As usual with Pure Mountain everything as you would want it to be - even arranged for fresh snow! Thanks for another great stay.David & Nicholas, April 2012 More reviews