Skiing is most definitely not the only leisure activity on offer during your trip to the French Alps. The region is a hot favourite for those who love to hike, mountain bike, paraglide and even those who love to spot flowers and animals. There really is something for everyone.

For lovers of Flora and Fauna

From your catered chalets in the Alps, you’ll enjoy remarkable views of the picturesque mountain ranges which are the natural habitat of many animals and plants. But don’t just look at them – get out and explore them with your camera. Photos of deer, bears, wild cats or even the odd golden eagle will surely liven up your holiday snaps!

Even if just looking at flowers alone, there are 13,000 species of plants to identify in the Alpine regions. Each of these favours their own specific environment whether they are meadows, woodland or even rock faces. In particular, the famous Edelweiss is notoriously difficult to spot as it prefers rocky ridges at various altitudes. But remember to not take anything away other than pictures and your memories – all wildlife in the region is protected by law.

For adrenaline junkies

The French Alps are the perfect backdrop for those who to get the adrenaline pumping through their veins! If you have excitement on your agenda, summer is the ideal time of year to experience everything that the area has to offer. After days filled with kayaking, white water rafting, mountain biking, paragliding or hang-gliding you’ll look forward to putting your feet up when you return to your catered chalets.

For those wanting to relax

If you want to take time to relax and press pause for a while, the French Alps is the perfect place to holiday. The region is home to an amazing 15 thermal spas, where they have the knowhow to revive your senses. However if you just need a massage to help you feel tip-top again, why not see if your catered chalets have a mobile masseuse that will come directly to you.

For shopaholics

Within the ski resorts you will find some excellent boutiques and gift shops, but if you’re feeling in the mood to browse leisurely and would like an incredible experience for your taste senses then make an effort to head to the wonderful food markets, particularly Ste-Claire Market in Grenoble. There you will find glorious boulangeries and charcuteries brimming with elegant and tasty delights.