Missing the Mountains? Sunday, 13 May 2012
Les Gets in the summer is the place to relax and unwind whilst savouring the mountain views over a long coffee in the mountain top restaurants. There is plenty for everyone from the coffee lovers who enjoy walking from café to café on the mountain tops to the adrenalin junkie paragliders.
Don't forget the mountains in Les Gets in the summer months are awash with beauty. Savour the mountain air whilst walking between mountain cafes. Hastings itself is a 20 minute walk up to Les Pleney where you can enjoy coffee and cake overlooking the mountains towards Morzine, from there walk further up Les Chavannes, even all the way to the top, passing various cafes and restaurants along the route!
Many families enjoy some time by the Les Gets swimming lake - fully life-guarded and swimming pool regulated but set in a beautiful natural spring lake. There is a children's area and plenty of grass for those keen to catch the sun. Ice-creams on-hand! The lake area at Les Gets is a lively family magnet - and next door is the tree top adventure climbing course - adventurous lads and dads get ready to be challenged by ropes and other climbing challenges -several courses so there is a course suitable for all ages!
For the even more adventurous there is cycling, (take the lifts up to the top and come down via a series of graded routes as with skiing - however fast you like!) And for the total adrenalin junkies Les Gets hosts some of the most spectacular paragliding routes in the whole of the Alps: enjoy a tandem ride from the top of Mount Chery and be amazed by the strange combination of peacefulness and sheer fear paragliding produces!