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Winter and summer alpine chalet holidays in Chatel


Other Activities

In addition to Road Cycling & Mountain Biking there are a multitude of additional activities are available in Chatel and surrounding area. Many of the activities listed are included in the Multipass scheme and allow unlimited access for just 2 euros per person per day. Other activities offer good discounts to holders of a Multipass. The Multipass is available to all guests staying at Chalet des Arbres during the summer season. 

White Water Rafting

White water rafting takes place on the river Dranse. A team of well organised and professional instructors will ensure that you have a safe and thrilling day out. While you are here you can also try hydrospeed, canyoning, white water swimming, canoeing and paragliding. We can pre book all water sports and provide transport to and from the rafting centre.

Frogs Rafting A great way to go white water rafting when staying with us in Chatel. www.frogsrafting.com


This is unique to Chatel: if you are a thrill seeker, Chatel is worth a visit just to experience the Fantasticable. There are 2 Fantasticable lines stretching over Plaine Dranse. Open every day from mid June, this is truly an incredible experience, flying 240 metres above the valley at speeds of up to 100kmh. Discounted price for holders of a multipass. See image at top of page.


Another great way to enjoy the river. Just as much fun (if not more) than rafting and a little more technical. You follow a guide down the river with a large float and flippers, picking your route through the rapids and trying to avoid the rocks! One of our favourite activities.....

Tree Top Adventure Park

A fantastic tree climbing centre located in the forest above Super Chatel. 7 courses for all abilities and ages including 3 courses for children plus 1 "green", 1 "blue", 1 "red", 1 "black" and finally 1 "super black course for older children and adults.  Zip wires, monkey bridges and nets. More Information and prices

Horse Riding

If you wish to see the mountains on horse back there are stables near by. Riding trips can be pre-booked and are supervised by experienced instructors.

Chatel Aquatic Centre - Forme d'O

The swimming pool complex situated right in the centre of Chatel and a short walk from our chalets is open all year round. There are 3 indoor and outdoor pools, resturants, bien etre spa area and fitness centre. More details.........

High Altitude Climbs

With the Valais Alps and Mont Blanc massif close by, the high mountains are within easy reach of Chatel. Various 1 or 2 day glacier hikes with crampons are available climbing some amazing peaks of around 4,000 metres.

Rock Climbing

A huge range of climbing options are available in and around Chatel. The Plaine Dranse climbing area has 26 routes from 5 - 10 metres. Abseiling down the Essert waterfall offer 2 routes (semi wet and wet) involving 6 abseils from 30 - 50 metres.

Via Ferrata

The Saix de Miolene is a very steep rock face and the route is made up of a succession of ledges, corners and overhangs. There are 3 sections each can be completed seperately or all together. equipment hire, instruction and supervision all available.


Either on the shore of Lac de Vonnes or the banks of of the river Dranse the valley offers a great place to fish. Lac de Vonnes is a family friendly lake for all types of angling open from May - October. Lac de Mouille is a private lake for recreational fishing open from June. The Dranse d'Abondance river is home to one of the finest populations of native trout in this area of France.


Take a tandem flight with a qualified instructor to get an incredible experience and see the valley in a whole new way. With all flights you can buy a CD with images of your flight to share the experience with others.

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Summer Bobsled Run

Set amoung the trees at Pre la Joux this 650m track with 7 high speed bends is great fun for adults and children or all ages. Discounted price for holders of the multipass.

Devalkart & Rollerbe

On the Rubis piste at Pre la Joux there are 20 karts for anyone wanting to try out this sport. Come down the piste at your own speed and go back up again by hooking the kart to the ski tow. The Rollerbe all terrain scooter is also on the same section or mountain.

There is also an archery centre, tennis courts, a 6 hole golf course, crazy golf, football, boules, pedal boats plus much much more.

  • Les Mouflets which is a day care centre open for children 6 months to 6 years.
  • The bowling alley in the centre of Chatel has 4 computerised lanes.
  • The Loy area of Chatel just a few hundred metres from our chalets offers a variety of activities including mini golf, archery, go karts, mini tennis & crazy golf.
  • Wellbeing and relaxation centres offering massage, chromotherapy, aromatherapy, facial treatments.