SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN ST.GERVAIS
The village of Le Fayet, superbly situated at the crossroads of the Mont Blanc region, is a perfect base from which to explore. Perhaps the most well-known activity in the area, only a short two minute walk from the hotel, is Les Thermes Spa and gardens.
The pioneering Mont Blanc rack railway takes you past breathtaking scenery up to the glacier's edge. The local trains and buses make travelling around the region's many other places effortless, including: Chamonix, Geneva, Annecy, Megeve, St. Gervais and Martigny.
The Passy lake is the biggest lake in the Mont-Blanc valley, with a sandy beach supervised swimming area, coves, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding and fishing. It offers a great panorama of the Mont-Blanc range. Around the lake you’ll find lots of activities to keep you busy such as mini-golf, walking and go-karting.
For the more active, you can enjoy the surrounding areas by taking in one of the many mountain trails, or mountain biking. There is also nearby:
EVENTS SUMMER 2019:
6th & 7th July: The Montagn'Hard. Ultra-Trail du Mont-Joly
17th July: Tour de Val D'Aoste
19th & 20th July: Alpi Hours Festival
21st July: The Ascent of Eagle's Nest & Climb to Nid d'Aigle and Randond d'Aigle Hike
3rd August: Fête du Lac Annecy
4th August: Fête de Village de Saint Nicolas de Veroce
3rd - 4th August: Fête des Guides
5th - 10th August: Music & Heritage "party in Mountain...".
24th & 25th August: La Rioule (Folk Dancing)
30st August: UTMB: Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc.
8th September: Loggers Day.
To look at all available events on this summer please visit these websites: St.Gervais, Chamonix, Megeve, Annecy, Geneva, Martigny.
30 AUGUST 2019:
The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (or UTBM for those in the know) is a trail running race held each year at the end of August in the Alps mountain range. The route offers remarkable high mountain landscapes and passes through three different countries (France, Switzerland and Italy).
Known as being one of the most difficult of its kind in the world, the main race follows the Tour du Mont Blanc, a Grande Randonnée hiking trail that totals 170 km with a cumulative change in altitude of 10,000 m. The trail is dotted with glaciers and many high-altitude passes of which the highest, the Grand Col Ferret, is 2,500 m above sea level at its highest point.
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