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Family summer mountain holidays: 5 top activities with teenagers

Those who have it know that teenagers are often more ready to play on their mobile phone than to go hiking in the fresh air. Your teenagers don't want to walk and are not thrilled at the prospect of a summer family mountain vacation? You run the risk of them surprise with a multi-activity stay that will leave you with unforgettable family memories.

Our clients Pointe de sel tested the various sports activities during their all-inclusive stay in summer. Discover our top 5 activities that appeal to teens.

Our all-inclusive and tailor-made holiday packages give you the opportunity to access the most popular activities while staying in one of the most beautiful chalets in Savoie. Pointe de sel organizes your stay in the mountains according to your wishes, with accommodation in a fully privatized premium chalet, catering at the chalet and reserved activities. Leave with peace of mind, we take care of everything.

Top 1 family summer mountain vacation: an invigorating rafting descent

Direction the valley and the Isère for an outing full of freshness. Rafting is an activity easily accessible to children and very fun for teenagers who will not fail to splash and challenge themselves in the rapids.

The Isère in summer has a good steady flow and the course is suitable for families with children. After a quiet start to familiarize yourself with the codes of navigation and maneuvers, rafting slowly increases in power. The instructor will give you the basics of handling the oars as well as a code for raising them and putting you at the bottom of the boat if you crash into a rock! You will even learn how to rescue yourself if you fall in the water with very practical and fun exercises by firmly grabbing your partner's life jacket.

Sometimes, the instructor stops the boat to surprise you... He makes you climb the bank and offers you (without obligation of course) to jump into a water hole below... 5 meters away! Guaranteed sensations! You then have to climb aboard the raft, which can be a small ordeal in itself if it is not fortunately facilitated by the guide who lifts you.

You will no doubt have the opportunity to take passages of rapids, including the very prestigious rapids of Aime, for a very fun and refreshing moment in the middle of unspoiled nature.

The descent continues through the magnificent gorges of Centron whose narrowest and steepest passage impresses.

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An invigorating and fun experience!

Top 2 family summer mountain holidays: an outing in trapper mode

An unusual outing in trapper mode may remind some of Scouting expeditions. You go for a walk in the forest, and at the bend of an idyllic clearing, with a small stream and a wooden cabin in the middle, you are transported to another universe.

Your mountain guide will introduce you to the preparation of the fire in the middle of the forest. Go in search of very dry lichens and small woods, position the wood meticulously to build the brazier, light it with the fire stone and have a contest for the most beautiful fire.

As a reward, roasted marshmallows make these summer mountain vacation in family unforgettable.

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Unusual family summer mountain holidays in the heart of nature

Top 3 family summer mountain holidays: defy vertigo on the via ferrata

Have you ever tried via ferrata in the mountains? Secured by a harness and carabiners, you move along the rock walls on ladders and suspension bridges.

The mountain guide accompanies you to make you forget the void and focus on the methodical advance. The via ferrata generally have several sections of increasing levels of difficulty, from easy and accessible to children, to more difficult, with loopholes at each end of the section with the possibility of descending into the valley.

What pride for your teenagers (and you) to reach the top and contemplate the path taken!

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Top 4 family summer mountain holidays: an unforgettable night in a mountain refuge

Timeless summer family mountain holidays, have you tried it yet? The night in a refuge generally leaves no one indifferent.

Accompanied by your mountain guide, at the gates of the Vanoise National Park, you reach the refuge at the end of the afternoon. The grandiose environment gives the impression of being alone in the world.

The superb hike, for example from the Cirque de Rosuel in Peisey-Vallandry, takes you through pastures, scree and forest before reaching the plateau at the edge of Lac de la Plagne. You discover alongside your guide the fauna, the flora, the history, and the climb happens quickly.

The discovery of the refuge is an enchanting sight. Before a good, well-deserved Savoyard dinner, you take advantage of the last moments of the setting sun for an improvised stretching session all together. Doing good with your family in a sublime place, there is nothing like it to create unforgettable memories!

The night at the refuge is objectively not the greatest luxury, especially after leaving the comfort of your cozy cottage. Nevertheless it is an unforgettable experience and the mountain view upon waking up is fantastic. Sharing this experience as a family is a source of intense wonder for everyone, including your teenagers!

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The view from the Lac de la Plagne refuge in the early morning

Top 5 family summer mountain holidays: an adrenaline-filled descent on a mountain bike

Have you ever criss-crossed the tracks of the bike park on a mountain bike or fat bike? The La Plagne bike park in particular is renowned for the diversity of trails, with some accessible to beginners and others more technical for the more experienced.

You can also take small natural paths between forest and mountain pastures, to reach the valley.

La downhill mountain biking offers you an experience full of sensations, which we recommend that you do each at their own pace with a qualified instructor to progress in complete safety.

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Summer family mountain bike holidays

And you, how will your mountain holidays be this summer?

Book your summer family vacation with Pointe de sel is an excellent choice for those looking to live an all-inclusive family vacation experience, with immersion in nature and the warm atmosphere of Savoie chalets. At the house of Pointe de sel, everyone can find mountain activities to their liking and practice them at their own pace.

Pointe de sel aims to offer you unforgettable holidays in your privatized chalet in summer. Consult us for organize your dream family summer mountain vacation.


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Elise Turcaud
Elise Turcaud

I am Elise, the founder of Pointe de Sel ❄️

I created Pointe de sel to make you live an unforgettable experience in the most beautiful chalets of Savoie, whether during your family holidays or during a business seminar.

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-20% for - 8 years old.
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-10% on the second week For a 2 week stay.

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