Although usually known as a skiing destination, Les Menuires is also a bustling place to be during the summer months. With gorgeous panoramic vistas, adrenaline-fuelled activities aplenty and great summer après, look no further than Les Menuires for your summer holiday with the boys. Here are some activities and events in les Menuires that will be ideal for a lads’ holiday this summer. |
Explore the Three Valleys on Foot
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday you can explore the Three Valleys area by foot with the Belleville guides. Take the ‘télécabine’, then the Saint Martin chairlift to end up at the top of the Tougnète, from where you can enjoy a day of walking through some incredible scenery to gain some really different memories of this ski resort.
Bring a packed lunch and a couple of beers, or – if you’re not that organised or are just in total holiday mode – pick up a picnic at Le Corbeley on your way past to make a day of it.
Mountain Biking Trials
Once again, Les Menuires proves itself to be a popular MTB Trials resort, as it hosts both the French Cup and one of the World Cup MTB Trial events. In Les Menuires, biking fans should plan to be around from the 26th – 20th July to catch the best of the events this summer. There will be a lively array of entertainment, sponsor tents galore, trial obstacles and concerts during the week – it promises to be a fun-filled one!
Canyoning in the Nearby La Léchère
Canyoning trips are not part of the events in Les Menuire, but they can be booked within easy reach, in nearby La Lechère. For those who have never heard of it, canyoning involves descending down riverbeds sliding, leaping into crystal clear pools of water and abseiling down waterfalls backwards. It really is an adrenaline-fuelled activity, perfect for cooling off during a summer’s day in the Alps.
There are a couple of companies offering this kind of activity, so shop around for the best deal and the level of excitement that you’re looking for.
Let Loose at the Piano Bar Le Kubré
The Piano Bar hosts plenty events in Les Menuires this summer, so you can let your hair down after a day out in the fresh air enjoying nature. Rather than over-the-top après, this cosy and welcoming bar is the sort of place where you can chill with mates mulling over the day’s events. In Les Menuires, The Piano Bar is the perfect blend of chilled and fun. After 10pm, the live music kicks into gear and a larger crowd is drawn, but it never feels too busy.
For the kind of place you can kick back with a couple of pints and actually hear what your mates are saying before the dancing starts up, look no further than the Piano Bar.
Belinda Smythson works for Ski Amis, a specialist ski travel agency and booking service that has been helping avid skiers craft their perfect winter holiday for over a quarter of a century. If you're looking for the best ski chalet accommodation in the Three Valleys, Paradiski, Espace Killy or Chamonix Valley, and tips on events in Les Menuires or anywhere else in the region, Ski Amis is the go-to company for winter sports fans searching for the experience of a lifetime.
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