Summer in Meribel - a riot of colour with activities to suit everyone

Once the winter season has ended an increasing number of holiday makers are taking an Alpine break in preference to hot and overcrowded beaches.  The mountain pastures are transformed from white to vivid green dotted with a 100 varieties of beautiful flowers and grazed by La Reine D’Alpes.   Temperatures normally range from 20 to 30 centigrade in the warmest summer months allowing for total relaxation in the summer sun and adrenalin based sports such as all terrain mountain biking and white water rafting.


After taking part in the sporting activities why not stay in the modern spacious environment offered by Chalet Vache Bleue. Chalet A sleeps 6 people and is available for a relaxing summer break. Select "Make a Booking" tab to see prices, if you fancy a shorter or longer break or your party is less than 6, get in touch and we will prepare a quote for you.


A great holiday experience:

  • Meribel provides the best access to the Vanoise National Park with 500km of marked walking trails
  • The high Ridges can be easily accessed via  a selection of ski lifts open for the summer season
  • Spectacular mountain glaciers can be viewed from ridge summits easily reached by hikers
  • Meribel is a centre for parascending and other extreme airborne sports
  • There is a challenging and beautiful 18 hole golf course
  • Rivers and lakes team with large fish for those who like to cast a line
  • The Olympic centre provides indoor sports including swimming, ice skating, rock climbing
  • Many of the restaurants in Meribel which winter visitors love re-open for the summer season.

Special events

  • Fanfoue Village Festival Les Allues – annual traditional festival visited by thousands where villagers and holiday makers enjoy a village fair and entertainment in the mountains
  • The world all terrain mountain biking championship is held in Meribel each year
  • The most exciting and challenging Tour De France Alpine routes are within riding distance for keen cyclists and this year there is a mountain stage in Valmorel – around 20km distance
  • Free Bike – A timed descent from the summit of Saulire to Brides Les Bains – alt 2,800 – 800m
  • Gourmet Golf Drive - playing the fairways and greens of one the best and prettiest courses in the Alps
  • Meribel Festival of Magic  - Internationally renowned artists perform magic shows, workshops and theatre events



Quick facts for cyclists

  • Over 150km of marked mountain bike trails including downhill courses and lift assisted cross country
  • French Cycling Federation labelled Mountain Bike Venue (since 1998)
  • Lifts open throughout July and August with highest lift at 2700m and valley floor at 500m
  • Courchevel was recently one of the pre-eminent challenging stage destinations in the Tour de France reached by cyclists from Les Allues in 30 minutes
  • The exciting mountain stages of the Tour de France are never far away from Les Allues

Cycling Holidays


If you are interested in a Cycling holiday in Meribel, contact us and we can put you directly in touch with local operators who we work with.