In the summer months

The Alps in the warmer months (June to October) are delightful.  Getting out into the mountains to walk or cycle makes you glad to be alive.  For the adrenalin junkies there are activities like mountain biking, high wire adventures, canyoning, parapenting the list goes on, and on!


For the younger members of the family there is the local outdoor swimming pool with water slides for hours of fun, a special ‘high’ wire activity, pony trekking etc.  If you’d love to walk the mountains but worry about the stamina of the youngest member of the family? Then walk with a donkey, she can carry your pack and young children when they get tired. Donkeys are collected from the field across from the apartment.


After all this activity you may want a day off, you could wander the Wednesday morning market in Samoens, have a pamper session at a local beauty salon or just lie in the garden watching the antics of the La Tibolire chickens or the grace of the soaring rare bearded vultures and the red kites.


If you would like a day away from the Giffre valley then you might consider Annecy, Venice of the Alps, you can take a boat trip, wander the pretty old town or just sit on the shore of the lake and watch the world drift by. Chamonix where you could take the cable car to the aiguille du midi and eat at the highest restaurant in Europe or visit the famous ‘mer de glace’ on the little red train.  Alternatively visit Aosta in Italy; only a couple of hours drive from the apartment, this pretty town has incredible roman ruins, super shops and of course Italian food!  Yvoire is a delightful medieval fishing village on the shore of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) and is an easy drive from apartment La Tibolire