I’ve been skiing for over 25 years and during that time I’ve experienced every type of slope, all weather conditions and skied at most of the best ski resorts around. I’d like to share just some of my experiences with you and this time, I want to talk about the benefits of a summer holiday in exciting St. Martin de Belleville. |
About the Resort
Yes, you read it right, I said summer holiday. That’s because the fabulous resort of St. Martin de Belleville also offers you a fantastic, fun filled and exciting holiday during the summer months. The entire village is steeped in history and you’ll find a lot to explore and enjoy both in the village and in the surrounding countryside. Enjoy the luxurious accommodation of a full service, catered chalet in a traditional, converted farm house. Sample the great food and enjoy the concerts in the church, craft fairs or a host of other actives that take place thorough the summer.
But there’s a lot more to see and do in what is one of the most beautiful areas I know.
Extreme and Not So Extreme
One of the best reasons for renting a catered chalet during your stay is because it gives you complete freedom to enjoy everything that is on offer. And believe me, there is a lot!
For the avid rambler or cyclist, this is a paradise with over 200km of walking paths and 120km of mountain bike trails. There are paths and trails for all ages and levels of expertise. So if you fancy a relaxed walk, there are plenty of routes to choose from. But if you want something more challenging, perhaps a walk with some rappelling or climbing, you’ll find lots of different courses. The same is true for mountain bikers. Take a relaxed, easy ride that anyone can enjoy or try out the challenging, fast downhill courses.
Rock climbing, paintball, kids adventure activities, fishing, canoeing & rafting, paragliding, zip cord adventures, microlight flights, horse-riding, buggies – all this and more is waiting for you at St. Martin de Belleville this summer!
It’s Never Too Late to Learn
If you want to learn a new sport or get some extra instruction, then take advantage of the many courses and workshops available throughout the summer season:
• Children’s mountaineering workshop where the kids will learn the basics of rock climbing, mountain biking, canoeing and more - and also spend the night is a safe mountain refuge. • Mountain bike courses with workshops for the beginner and a special course for the endurance cyclist. • Want something a bit less strenuous? How about a fly fishing course on one of the area’s 12 lakes and rivers?
Let Yourself Be Pampered
Renting a chalet is great. But, unless it’s a catered chalet, after a hard and enjoyable day you’ll get back and have to cook your own meals or go out to a restaurant. Renting a catered chalet means that when you get back, you have the time to shower and just relax before sitting down to a slap up dinner that’s been freshly prepared for you. You also don’t have to worry about tidying up (well, almost), because the staff are there to give you all the time you need to enjoy yourself and relax so that you’re ready for the next day’s adventures.
Seize the moment, and enjoy a totally different summer holiday!
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 catered chalet accommodation in the Three Valleys, Paradiski, Espace Killy or Chamonix Valley, Ski Amis is the go-to company for winter sports fans searching for the holiday of a lifetime.
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