Chatel - Portes du Soleil
- 850km of Mountain Bike Tracks
- 22 summer ski lifts
- Great for Road Cycling with many famous routes
- Huge variety of Walking Trails
- A great range of other activities
- "Multipass" Portes du Soleil
- Fantastic for all age groups
- Easy access from Geneva
- Excellent shops, bars & resturants
- Spectacular alpine scenery
Imagine clear mountain air, picturesque villages and spectacular scenery. Add a huge range of activities for all ages to choose from and a summer activity holiday in Chatel, France could be just what you and your family are looking for. The mountains in the Haute Savoie area of the French Alps are a fabulous playground for everyone to enjoy.
Active or gentle, week long or short break, there is something for everyone here at Mountain Air Holidays. Our summer holidays are ideal for road cycling, mountain biking, walking or for people looking to experience a range of activites.
Chatel is situated in the Haute Savoie region of France, on the French / Swiss border around 45 minutes from Evian and Montreux. We recommend you have a car for your summer holiday in Chatel so you can take advantage of the huge variety of places to visit.
Chatel looks totally different in the summer. There are beautiful floral displays from window boxes, baskets and balcony rails. Many restaurants and bars have sun terraces where you can watch the world go by and eat lunch or dinner alfresco style.
Chatel boasts a large variety of excellent shops, many selling hand made and hand painted gifts, toys and furniture. There are supermarkets and specialist shops selling local wines and cheeses and many sports shops selling all the equipment you may need for holidays in both summer and winter.
Alongside the many activities you can enjoy in Chatel and the Abondance Valley, it is a superb base for exploring the wider area. Close by you can visit the historic village of Abondance with its 12th Century abbey. A short drive through spectacular scenery will bring you to the banks of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) where you can take a boat trip along the lake or visit Thonon, Evian, or the medieval port of Yvoire. Also within 1 hour’s drive are the Swiss towns of Montreux and Lausanne with their festivals, galleries and museums and Chateau de Chillon, the beautiful castle made famous by Byron, which sits on the very edge of the lake. Further afield but still within a couple of hours are the beautiful lakeside town of Annecy and the world famous resort of Chamonix Mont Blanc.
Multi Pass Portes Du Soleil
With the "Multi Pass Portes Du Soleil" which was first introduced in 2009 you can enjoy a wide range of unlimited activities in Chatel and other resorts around the Portes Du Soleil for just 2 euros per person per day.
This fantastic offer is available to all guests visiting Chatel and staying in Chalet des Arbres during the summer season. For just 2€ per per person per day you will have unlimited access to 24 cable cars & chair lifts for pedestians, 850km of footpaths, all swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, crazy golf, indoor ice rinks and the tourist trains. There are many other activities that offer discounts to holders of the Multipass.
Key Events For Summer 2017
- 21st May - Cyclotour du Leman, 180km road race around Lake Geneva
- TBC - Tour de Chablais Leman road race
- TBC - Criterium de Dauphine 2017
- TBC - Tour de France 2017
- 23rd - 25th June - 13th Passportes du Soleil Mountain Bike event
- 30th - 15th July - Montreux Jazz Festival on Lake Geneva
- 14th July - Bastille Day Celebrations
- TBC - Chatel Bike Festival
- TBC - Festival of St Laurent on the streets of Chatel
- TBC - Belle Dimanche High Pasture Festival