Summer cycling activities in Samoëns


Summer is upon us! July is peak summer season in the valley. A perfect climate in the valley, and ideal for families, swim in the Samoëns pool or in local lakes (Lac Bleu is close by). Try a Parapont flight, Via Ferrata, Canyoning or Rafting on the Giffre (all the way from Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval through the les Gorges de Tines), there are also two Indiana Adventure parks with tree-top and zip-wire adventures for children and adults alike. We at The Ledges can certainly help you choose appropriate activities and with your bookings.

Road cycling

The Lodge is the perfect base for the road cyclist. It even comes equipped with an IC7 indoor cycle for warm up or just to test your FTW (Functional Threshold for Watts). The Tour de France once again passes close by with Stage 10 on 17 July 2018 - Annecy to La Grand Bornand. Samoëns is conveniently situated at the foot of the iconic Col de Joux Plane, which is a truly wonderful and natural climb, other climbs which are easily accessible for the cyclist are the steep Col de Romme and Col de la Colombière, which will be the defining climbs in Stage 10.

Mountain biking

With its' steep technical trails and huge expanse of cross-country, Samoëns and the Grand Massif has become a world-renowned Mountain Biking centre, with an Enduro World Series event, putting Samoëns on the map. For even more trails and another world-class resort, Les Gets/Morzine is also just a short 30 minute drive away. There are also some superb green and blue trails through the Giffre valley, which are suitable for children of all ages.

Andrew Ashworth

The Lodges, 14 Milton Crescent, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 1NU