Les Menuires in the summer
Les Menuires, a village located in the French Alps, is a renowned ski resort that in summer is rediscovered in a new guise much appreciated by those who love the mountain atmosphere and unspoiled nature. This exclusive resort is located in the Belleville valley of Les Trois Vallées between Saint-Martin-de-Belleville and Val Thorens in the Savoie department in France.
The locality is located in 1455 meters above sea level in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region 13 kilometers south of Moûtiers.
The center is located at 1100 meters above sea level and the territory covers an area of 58 square kilometers dominated by mountain ranges from 669 to 2823 mt asl characterized by peaks and 10 small hamlets. Les Menuires and the adjoining localities combine remarkable agricultural activities with over 20 square kilometers of pastures and tourism.
In summer in Les Menuires you can relax surrounded by nature but also do various sports such as cycling with mountain bike, trekking, nordic walking, climbing or a simple walk in the valley among the greenery and mountain flowers.
Even if it is not exactly adjacent to the Saint Jean de Belleville, the entrance to the Belleville valley in the Tarentaise, the place is in any case a perfect start for the exploration of the surrounding areas. The ecological and environmental heritage is cared for and protected and is a true paradise for those who love hiking.
What to do and what to see
The Menuires in summer represents a place of absolute peace where to cancel the city stress and the stress related to daily activities, moreover in this place one step away from heaven, you can breathe pure air and live in a state of absolute tranquility.
Here the time is marked only by the sun which starts the days with the incredible mountain sunrise and ends their duration with spectacular sunsets. In the village perched on the mountain wall many sports activities can be carried out such as: badminton, climbing, golf, horse riding, kayaking, mountaineering, Nordic walking, paragliding, sailing, squash, surfing and tennis.
With regard to climbing there are schools for beginners, marked routes for every level of training and ability, organized group climbing.
I golf courses They are available in both 9 and 18 holes and spectacular landscapes that make the days spent with friends or alone on the course special.
As regards the trekking there are many marked routes between the different paths with different degrees of difficulty and during the summer the ski lifts are active to reach the highest points for the more adventurous hikers.
Il Cycling finds in Les Menuires an excellent base for adventures on two wheels, the mountain bike park provides different routes for all levels of preparation but also with a variety of roads and landscapes to offer variety and fun.
The mountain bike lift it is active during the summer and there are downhille freeride routes. Adrenaline is not lacking and neither is the fun in this alpine place.
To relax and enjoy nature, the sun and the crisp summer air in Les Menuires fishing it is one of the activities that you can do during your vacation. The equipment can be rented directly on site if you do not want to bring rods and lures with you.
In the area you can take a “leap into the void” with bungee jumping or jump into streams with the canyoning, cross the skies with paragliding admiring the landscapes that only the eagles know.
And why not cross the rapids aboard an inflatable boat with il Rafting or sail in calmer waters with a canoe. Staying on the ground you can have fun trying your hand at archery, basketball and beach volleyball or you can choose to go underground exploring the caves.
In the surroundings there is a magnificent mountain lake reachable with a nice walk.
To reach the Lake Lou from Les Menuires just take a quiet walk in the flowery meadows surrounded by surreal landscapes, in the lake you can also make scuba diving and various water activities.
Walking without haste it takes about 1 hour to reach the small lake, during the journey there are no refreshment points it is advisable, therefore, to bring water and energy bars to face the journey with more tranquility.
Les Menuires thermal baths
After a lot of movement why not relax at thermal baths of Les Menuires where you can enjoy a warm relaxation in the whirlpool and rely on the beauty treatments that the local professionals offer to guests. A luxury that even those who don't want to know about sports can give up.
The location is a reminder of absolute peace, so you can choose to spend your entire stay lulling yourself into the dolce far niente. Lying in the sun with a book in hand or recovering from lost sleep during periods of continuous work, stressful family situations or a simple search for tranquility surrounded by nature, Les Menuires is the ideal place.
The spa has a large extension, there are several relaxation areas, whirlpools, saunas and much more. There is also a water park for the enjoyment of young and old, water attractions and an outdoor swimming pool.
Vacation in Les Menuires in France
Les Menuires is a well-known ski resort which offers many opportunities for recreation in the summer. The advice is to stay more than a day if possible, a long weekend allows you to enjoy more the place and its endless activities.
The best thing to do is to stay on site for at least a week. Only in this way can you truly experience Les Muneres and its potential to the full.
For those who love the gastronomic holidays here you will find a great place to taste the local products cooked in the restaurants and inns. Before returning home, it is advisable to stock up at the local cooperatives or food shops, bringing with you the typical cheeses of the valley such as Abbaye de Tamié, the famous sausages and yogurt to extend the atmosphere even at home. To taste the raclette made with raw milk cheese which is usually served with boiled potatoes as a side dish with bread, salami and pickles.
The accommodations in Les Menuires during the summer you can choose different solutions: there are hotels, huts, chalets, but also B & Bs or campsites.
There are also entire holiday apartments for rent, ideal especially for families with children, for those who prefer more privacy or who like to prepare their own meals at home.
All the structures are equipped with everything necessary to ensure that the guest's stay is pleasant and hassle-free.
Les Menuires summer holidays
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