Activities

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    The many trails and paths around the mountains.

    The many trails and paths around the mountains.
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    Enjoy the rapids down the River Dranse.

    Enjoy the rapids down the River Dranse.
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    Travel up to 100km/h on the Fantasticable.

    Travel up to 100km/h on the Fantasticable.
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    Evian Masters course on Lake Geneva.

    Evian Masters course on Lake Geneva.

The natural environment of the Abondance Valley is outstanding. There are a whole range of tourist attractions, and sporting and leisure activities on offer, making it a truly incredible holiday destination.

Multi Pass
The Multi Pass offers a wide range of activities for couples, groups and families in the 12 villages of the Portes du Soleil area for just EUR1 a day! In Chatel, the Multi Pass includes unlimited access to the sightseeing train, the swimming pool, the mountain chairlifts and gondolas, the tennis courts and the shuttle bus around the whole valley.

Mountain Biking
There are over 650km of marked trails and 24 ski lifts open in the summer, taking you through 12 villages. There are downhill runs through both woodland and mountain pastures, trial mountain biking areas and bike parks. The trails are marked with various difficulties, so there are suitable runs for all different levels.

If you want, there are qualified instructors offering bike trips all around Chatel and the Portes du Soleil.

White Water Sports
For a fun filled day, you can take part in the power and speed of white water rafting, canyoning, hydro-speed or canoeing down the River Dranse! Rafting is a great activity for families, friends or corporate days out.

We have teamed up with the experienced guides at AN Rafting who will ensure you’ll experience a high quality adventure.

Fantasticable
The Fantasticable is certainly something to talk about! Imagine being harnessed to a cable and flying at 80km-100km from one peak to another and at 240m above the hamlet of Plaine-Dranse! There are two cables to fly – one cable is 1200m long and the other is 1325m! This is certainly not for the faint-hearted!

Geneva water activities
Our proximity to Lake Geneva also allows you to mix the mountain scenery with the spectacular views along the shore of the Lake. Activities at the Lake include water skiing, wakeboarding, boat hopping to other places along the shore, or relaxing at the beach.

Rock Climbing
There are plenty of beginner and advanced climbing areas in the area: the Mont Chauffe ridge, Cornettes de Bise etc. All climbs will be supervised by qualified instructors for individuals or groups.
 
Golf
There are several fantastic golf courses to choose from that are close the area, making it a perfect base for a golfing holiday destination. The most popular golf course is the Masters Course at Evian. Also nearby are the courses at Les Gets, Villars (Switzerland) and Montreaux (Switzerland). A little further a field is the famous course designed by Severiano Ballesteros, in Crans-sur-Sierre (Switzerland). If you are interested in a special golf break, please contact us directly to discuss your requirements so we can prepare a programme to suit you.

Other Leisure Activities
Paragliding / swimming / tennis / summer bobsled run / horse riding / aquaparc / swimming lake at Les Gets……and more!

If you require any further information on the above, please contact us: info@alpine-connection.com

latest news Part 2 30th October 13
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We are now fully booked for this season, we are now taking bookings for 2015