Mountain Magic’s Châtel in Summer

From mid-May, the mountainsides are decorated in a blanket of wild flowers and the variety of places to visit and things to do is almost endless.

Join us ‘In season’ (July to August) for a bustling mountain playground OR ‘out of season’ (May to end of June, and September to early November) for a quiet piece of heaven.

Throughout summer activities include…
some of the best cross-country and downhill mountain biking in the world

  • Hiking and walking
  • The ‘Fantasticable’. Comfortably secured in a harness you fly along a cable at almost 100km/h and up to 240m above the hamlet of Plaine Dranse (not for the feint of heart but BRILLIANT), Video
  • Canyoning ( jumping, sliding and daredevil abseiling),
  • The Via Ferrata (Attach yourself to a cable and climb the Via Ferrata rock face for a 3 hour thrill (safe instruction from age 5 and up),
  • White water rafting and Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Horse riding,
  • Put-put,
  • 2 swimming pools,
  • fishing in Lake Vonnes and pedalo rides (pedal boats)
  • 2 cinemas, (French or sub-titled)
  • And, if you’re feel like some gym, there is an ‘obstacle course circuit’ under the forest
    canopy with 20 stages.

For those for whom the above does not appeal the area offers an array of other interesting things to do


Entertainment for the kids

Kids also love Châtel and enjoy many of the same activities that the adults do with a few exceptions where age, height or weight are critical. There is even a variety of crèches and childcare options (see our ‘Kids in Châtel’ section) for those days when ‘the adults’ want to do something on their own