TIGNES in Summer

Tignes, France

Tignes in Summer is guaranteed to get your adrenaline flowing. When the snow melts the mountains are transformed into a natural adventure playground for the energetic and also has wonderful places for relaxation in the mountain air.

There are over 70 activities on offer including:


The Grand Motte glacier close to Val Claret is at a height of over 3000m. Around 20km of piste are available in the summer with a vertical drop of 750m & a snow park. The glacier is also open to walkers who can enjoy spectacular views and lunch at the Panoramic restaurant.


  • White Water Rafting down the Isere River – work as a team and experience an adrenaline buzz of a lifetime. Tackle the rapids and admire the scenery of gorges only accessible by river.
  • Hydrospeed – ride the rapids, surf the waves and take the drops
  • Canyoning – Abseil down waterfalls, jump into deep pools and slide down shoots in beautiful mountain caves.
  • The Water Jump – Hurl yourself off one of four jumps into the lake, wearing snowboard, skis or roller blades if you wish. Great place to practice your acrobatics, or just sit in the sun and watch the madness.
  • Also kayaking, canoeing, sailing and more relaxing pedalos on Tignes Lake.


  • Mountaineering – Tignes is a Mecca for enthusiasts.
  • Rock climbing – Routes for all abilities.
  • Adventure Trail – 60 activities of increasing difficulty in the Bois de l’Ours forest.
  • Horse Riding—accompanied horse & pony rides.
  • Hiking in the Vanoise National Park – Ramble through forests and across mountains taking in the spectacular scenery.
  • Via Ferrata—a safe way to have a go at mountain climbing.
  • Helicopter rides or paragliding
  • Quad biking – try your skills at off road scrambling.
  • Golf – Tignes has Europe’s highest golf course.

Tignes has an indoor pool and leisure centre “Le Lagon” on the shores of lake where you can continue the fun with two pools, a waterslide & a full sized, well equipped gym. There is also a health spa with jacuzzis, saunas, Turkish bath & solarium, & treatment rooms.