OUR ITINERARIESThe French Alps
French Side Travel invites you to an outdoor paradise, the French Alps.
Winter-time trips to the French Alps offer an amazing opportunity for both new and seasoned skiers. With the area’s old-world charm, accessibility, and stunning nature, why not visit the Alps this winter? The mountain range is the highest in Europe. Mont Blanc, the range’s tallest peak at 15,777 feet (4,808 meters), is found in France. In the winter the Alps offer cozy ski resorts, beautiful chalets, dynamic slopes, and some of the most breathtaking mountain views you’ll ever see. Our most famous ski destinations include Chamonix, Val Thorens, Courchevel, Les Gets, and Val-d’Isère. Many hundreds of miles of slopes, as well as splendid and accessible backcountry skiing, await. You’ll fall in love with this stunning and unique winter wonderland. Experienced skiers can test their skills at Val-d’Isère’s La Face de Bellevarde, made famous during the 1992 Winter Olympics.
In summer, the snowy peaks melt to reveal sharp-edged mountains, deep valleys, and dramatic peaks. Hikers and the outdoorsy types will relish the fresh Alpine air. From the Chamonix Valley along the Massif Aravis to Annecy, you find that a rich choice of outdoor activities. Look over Europe’s purest lake, the Lac d’Annecy from a via ferrata (a protected climbing route with a steel cable rail that allows non-experts to explore difficult mountain terrain). Whitewater raft through Alpine torrents in the winding Giffre Valley gorges. Hike or bike up to the foot of the Argentières Glacier. Go canyoning in the Canyon d’Angon. This outdoor paradise offers an opportunity to do relaxing fishing, stimulating hang gliding, and everything between.
The tours listed below are designed to inspire you. Is there something you would like to add? Are there multiple regions that you would like to combine? Everything that we offer at French Side Travel can be 100% customized. Let us know what you’re looking for. French Side Travel can make it happen.
When to go:
For ski- and winter holidays, December, January and February are the perfect months to go, as even the villages are covered by snow in this season. Villages that are situated higher in the mountains may have snow until April, depending on their location.
For hiking tours, the later summer months (August & September) offer ideal conditions, as these are the only months without snow.
Get inspired by our travel ideas and design your 100% tailor-made trip to the French Alps!
Snow break in Val Thorens, the French ski resort that offers the best of skiing
Discover the gourmet resort Val Thorens in the French Alps, you will be accommodated in the Junior Suite of a charming 5-star hotel. After a scrumptious breakfast, you will spend the day in the snow with a ski instructor and enjoy the magnificent mountain view. In the evening you can just relax and take advantage of the hotel’s wellness area which includes a swimming pool.
French Alps 5 days From 3,899 €Ask us for a quote Ask us for a quote
Short stay on the Mythical Ski Slopes of Val d’Isère
Spend four days in a luxurious 5-star hotel in the heart of Val d’Isère with view on the slope. In the morning you start with a delicious breakfast before you set off for a long day on the slopes accompanied by a ski instructor. After that, you can take advantage of the hotel’s spa including a vast indoor pool, a fitness area, and a sauna.
French Alps 5 days From 3,299 €Ask us for a quote Ask us for a quote
Short ski break to Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley
Spend an unforgettable stay in Chamonix, one of the most popular destinations in the world. In the streets of this high-mountain town, you’ll hear languages from every corner of the globe. But the people who come to this ‘summit meeting’ share the same way of thinking, the same love for mountaineering, its legends and its ethics.
French Alps 5 days From 2,799 €Ask us for a quote Ask us for a quote
Snow break in Courchevel an internationally renowned resort linked to 3 Valleys
Treat yourself to the best skiing possibilities on the slopes of Courchevel or the 3 Valleys. Fully equipped with the best ski gear, experience with your English speaking private guide the 3 Valleys ski area, an exceptional, internationally-renowned playground. It is simply the biggest interconnected ski area in the world.
French Alps 5 days From 4,899 €Ask us for a quote Ask us for a quote
Skiing trip in the authentic village of Les Gets in the Portes du Soleil area
At Les Portes du Soleil, one of the biggest ski areas in the world, spend a wonderful stay in a 4-star hotel in the beautiful mountain village Les Gets! You will enjoy a delicious breakfast before spending the day on the slopes with your ski instructor, taking advantage of the fresh Alpine air in the skiing area Les Portes du Soleil. Les Gets is part of the Franco-Swiss Portes du Soleil ski area.
French Alps 5 days From 2,199 €Ask us for a quote Ask us for a quote