Méribel est la station idéale pour vos vacances d’été à la montagne

10 good reasons to come to Méribel this summer

Méribel : The ideal destination for your mountain holidays this summer

For nature lovers and those who love beautiful landscapes, Méribel is the ideal resort for your summer vacations in the mountains.

This village in Savoie, located in the heart of the 3 valleys, is a concentrate of the best of the mountains. In just a few hours you can see everything that the Alps can offer you in several months. High mountain lakes and a lake nestled in the heart of a pine and spruce forest, glacial torrents to follow up to the source, spectacular summits at more than 3,000 meters of altitude, a mountain pass reserved for cyclists, a high altitude golf course surrounded by mountains, an exceptional fauna and flora… Take advantage of the numerous activities to live new experiences and marvel at the majestic spectacle of alpine meadows and mountains!

A multitude of activities in an exceptional natural setting

Whether you want to practice sports in the heart of nature or recharge your batteries with a picnic in the Plan de Tuéda Nature Reserve, Méribel offers everyone the summer vacation in the mountains they’ve been dreaming of. Hike with friends or family to the Saut refuge, learn photography, contemplate a sunset or go deep into the Vanoise National Park to the Gébroulaz Glacier, the exceptional natural setting of Méribel invites you to let go and relax.

If for you, summer vacations in the mountains rhyme with sports activities, you are in the right place! A real open-air playground, Méribel offers many activities for all tastes, all levels and all ages, whether to have fun or to improve your skills: from biking and mountain biking in all its forms to fishing, horseback riding, trail riding, golf, paragliding, via ferrata or glacier hiking, there is something to satisfy all desires!

And if you are still hesitating, here are 10 good reasons why Méribel is a unique destination for your summer vacations in the mountains:

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    Explore the valley’s stunning walking paths

    Walkers will find everything they could possibly desire here: easy or steep paths, quiet rambles or high mountain excursions, solo hikes or family strolls, there is something for everybody! You can also join guided walks to meet marmots, sample the local Beaufort d’alpage cheese, discover medicinal and edible plants, learn the history of the valley or marvel at a majestic sunset.
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    Challenge yourself on col de la loze

    Méribel and Courchevel have opened a 12.5km cycle path exclusively for the use of bicycles which culminates at 2,304m altitude. You can choose a road electric or bike to tackle this unique trail which starts in the forests then winds through the alpine pastures, allowing you to ride on a mountain road through unspoilt nature. And as a bonus, you will often see marmots!
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    Hurtle down the slopes of an immense mountain bike area

    Méribel is a mountain bike paradise. The surroundings are rocky on the summits, verdant through the pasturelands, and forested with pine and broadleaf trees 2,000m below. On the menu you’ll find: 11 downhill trails for novice and expert riders, 10 enduro trails, 4 cross-country trails, 3 trails specially created for electric mountain bikes, a pumptrack and a fun zone for learning at the foot of the slopes.
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    Enjoy unique family time together

    Méribel is an ideal destination for family holidays in the mountains. Awarded “Famille Plus” status, Méribel goes to great lengths to make family holidays unforgettable, and offers numerous special services, facilities, activities and entertainments: mountain biking, kayaking, via ferrata, canyoning, climbing, archery, paint-ball, grass scooters, rafting and more.
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    Get (back) into sport: riding, golf, via ferrata…

    A summer holiday in the Alps is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the many outdoor activities and facilities which range from chilled-out to challenging: horse-riding, tree-trop adventure course, paragliding, fly fishing, tennis etc. Méribel also offers a unique golf course: lying at 1,500m and spread over 35 hectares, this is a 71-par, 18-hole course with breath-taking views over the mountains.
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    Take care of yourself

    The mountains offer you time for relaxation and pampering in the heart of an unspoiled natural setting. Here, time slows and you can finally live in the moment. This is the ideal place to re-centre yourself, recharge your batteries with the family or enjoy moments of communion with nature. Méribel brims with spas and centres for wellbeing and relaxation. What could be a more perfect way to unwind?
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    Become an adventurer in the nature reserve

    Discover the Plan de Tuéda Nature Reserve through a fun and original activity: Explor Games! Guided by an app, you will set out on an adventure with your friends or family, avoiding traps on your path and taking on challenges! You’ll be a band of adventurers exploring Méribel, the only people who can save the valley by finding the Heart of Méribel. Try it for yourself!
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    Indulge yourself

    Holidays in Méribel are also a chance to treat yourself: elegant and welcoming accommodation and gourmets meals are just some of the experiences to share with your loved one, family or friends. Dine on a restaurant terrace overlooking spectacular mountains views, wander through bucolic forests, laze by a pool or relax during a massage in one of the various spas – here you’ll find your heart’s desire.
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    Immerse yourself in the valley’s history

    Méribel’s history stretches back over centuries… Make the most of your holiday by discovering Méribel’s history and rich cultural heritage through various activities, entertainments and events. The Village Circuit leads you through narrow lanes, past ancient chalets and barns; the Chapel Tour and the visit to the water mill and sawmill will take you back in time to a rural existence.
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    Enjoy a packed calendar of special events

    Méribel’s summer season is punctuated by numerous sporting and cultural events: biking, MTB, trail running or golf for sports lovers and heritage for culture lovers. In addition, theme fortnights are organised throughout the summer, dedicated to well-being, art, outdoor sports and aeronautics and the skies…