Celebrating 60 Years of Adventure: What’s New for Summer 2024 in Portes du Soleil 

Portes du Soleil, the renowned Alpine destination, is set to celebrate its 60th anniversary of adventure this summer. Since its inception in 1964, Portes du Soleil has been a dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering unparalleled experiences amidst breathtaking scenery. This anniversary marks six decades of thrilling activities, including world-class hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, and more, all set against the stunning backdrop of the French and Swiss Alps. As visitors flock to Portes du Soleil to revel in its natural beauty and exhilarating pursuits, the anniversary serves as a testament to the enduring allure and timeless appeal of this beloved mountain paradise.

With a variety of landscapes, in the heart of nature, Portes du Soleil is ideal for both experienced mountain bikers and beginners, choose from several different disciplines including cross-country, freestyle, freeride and e-biking. Portes du Soleil offers 80 mountain bike trails, totalling 600km of trails, accessed by 24 ski lifts. As a pioneer in electric mountain biking, the Portes du Soleil has been using electrically assisted bikes since 2014 and the area now offers more than 35 routes specifically marked out for this type of riding. Portes du Soleil, situated between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, Portes du Soleil is one of the largest cross-border ski and MTB regions of the Alps that covers the neighbouring Alpine regions of French Chablais and Swiss Valais with 12 resorts, including Avoriaz, Champéry, Les Gets and Morzine, with just one lift pass providing access to them all. The area is the perfect destination for summer holidays in the Alps. 

Summer explorers have a diverse selection of walking and trekking routes. Spanning over 470km, the region boasts a range of signposted paths suitable for every skill level. The region also offers an array of thrilling experiences. Adventure enthusiasts can immerse themselves in canyoning, conquer Via Ferrata routes, brave the rapids with white water rafting, or zip through the skies on exhilarating zip lines. With such a variety of options, the region truly caters to all tastes and preferences. 

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NEW: Mountain Karting 

Experience the thrill of exploring the Roc d’Enfer domain in an exciting new way this summer with Mountain Karts! Whether family and friends are seeking adrenaline-fueled competition or simply want to enjoy some leisurely fun, this activity caters to all tastes and skill levels. Prices start from just £21/€25 per person, making it accessible to everyone. For more information visit: www.valeedaulps.com. 


Embark on an unforgettable adventure unlike any other in the Alps with the incredible Fantasticable zip line! As the sole attraction of its kind in the region, it offers an unparalleled opportunity to soar through the stunning landscapes of Châtel during the summer months. Thrill-seekers will be suspended in the air at heights of up to 240 meters, hurtling at speeds nearing 100km/h across the valley, covering an impressive distance of over 1200 meters of cable. For those seeking to share the excitement, duo flights are available. Prices start from just £23/€27 for a single flight or £46/€54 for a duo flight. For more details, visit www.chatelreservation.com. 

Le Tir a l’arc 

Step into the shoes of Robin Hood for a day with an archery experience starting from La Jorette. Engage in an archery course featuring 19 captivating targets nestled amid picturesque forests, serene clearings, and the banks of rushing torrents. This outdoor adventure offers a perfect opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy quality time outdoors. The archery course typically spans two to four hours and is available year-round. Prices start at £8/9 CHF for children and £14/16 CHF for adults. For additional information, please visit www.torgon.ch. 


The immersive adventure game invites participants on an exhilarating journey through the picturesque Dents du Midi region. Guided by a mobile app, this unique blend of orienteering and outdoor escape challenges offers an unparalleled experience. Families, teams, and friends can delve into various levels of puzzles and routes, choosing from three exciting bike routes: The Power of Aquaroche, Perilous Adventure, and The Awakening of the Soul. Prices start from £13/15 CHF per route, and the mobile app is available for free on the App Store. For more information, visit www.regiondentsdumidi.ch. 


Experience a night under the stars at The Stash Bivouac in Avoriaz  

For those who dream of sleeping in the wilderness, but don’t have the equipment or knowledge required for a bivouac, destination The Stach and its comfortable bivouac! With 2 tents (each equipped with 5 beds), 2 large picnic tables, a barbecue and chemical toilets, you can enjoy the “bivouac” experience with complete ease and safety. It’s an unusual night’s sleep, an unprecedented taste of adventure, that beats the hell out of many a hotel. The Stash Bivouac is open from 28 June 2024 to 31 August 2024 and is priced from £81 pp / €95 pp based on five people sharing a part-equipped tent. For more information visit: www.skipass-avoriaz.com/bivouac 

Indulge in a mining-themed retreat at La Mine De Buck in Le Biot  

This chalet has been designed for relaxation and a change of scenery, all in an unusual mining-themed “Spirit of the Gold Rush”. As soon as you step through the gates…follow the tracks that will take you back in time, into the bowels of the unique, subdued 19th-century mine, for a stay full of adventure. At the bottom of the mine, you’ll find a Norwegian bath and sauna with unlimited access. You’ll be self-sufficient for your peace and well-being, in a cocoon of intimacy. La Mine de Buck is open all year round and is priced from £141 pp / 165 pp based on two sharing a double room with breakfast included. For more information visit: www.valleedaulps.com/la-mine-de-buck

Spend a night in the treetops at La Bulle Perchée des Mines d’Or in Morzine 

Dreaming of a night in the trees? Play the “Robinsons” in the Bulle Perchée! Set on a terrace over six meters high and accessible via a wooden walkway, this transparent bubble guarantees a night in harmony with the elements: treetops, starry nights, mountain views… for a moment out of time! La Bulle Perchée des Mines d’Or is open all year round and is priced from £172 / €200 per night based on two sharing, with breakfast included. For more information visit: www.bulles-minesdor.com 

Plan Your Adventure 

All 12 resorts in the Portes du Soleil can be easily accessed from Geneva Airport, which benefits from low-cost, direct flight access from London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Bristol and Leeds and the Multi-Pass offering access to a multitude of activities, planning your adventure in Portes du Soleil has never been easier. Whether you’re seeking thrills on the trails or relaxation in the mountains, Portes du Soleil has something for everyone. 

A seven-night stay in Portes du Soleil at Hotel Le Cret in the resort of Morzine, arriving 7 August 2024, is priced from £1,169 pp based on two adults sharing a double room on a half-board basis. Return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and transfers included. Inghams (01483 944 767, www.inghams.co.uk)  

For more information and to plan your trip, visit Portes du Soleil. 

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