Les Arcs Promotes As Go To Alpine Destination For Active Families

French Alpine resort Les Arcs - Bourg Saint Maurice continues to be the go-to destination for active families this summer, with a long list of outdoor activities on offer suitable for all ages. At the heart of their summer offering is the Hero Pass – a multi activity pass allowing you to cost-effectively tailor your holiday, and the Hero Camp – a multi activity camp run by qualified coaches for children aged 4-17 years old. 

As well as attracting active families, Les Arcs offers world-class mountain biking and is a great base for those looking to hike and trail run in the mountains. For some splash-time, there are plenty of water-based activities in Bourg Saint Maurice, including rafting, canoeing, kayaking and hydrospeeding.

Les Arcs continues to implement a progressive opening outside the winter months with visitors being welcomed both in the heart of the summer and the ‘wings of the season’ – from 15 June until 15 September 2024.  

For eco-conscious travellers, Les Arcs - Bourg Saint Maurice continues with its ambition to design a mountain resort in line with the climatic, social and energy issues of today and tomorrow. It is also one of the few Alpine destinations which can be reached from the UK by train. Arriving into Bourg Saint Maurice, Arc 1600 is a simple 7-minute funicular ride away. 

Main activities:

  • HERO Pass From 6th July to 30th August, visitors to Les Arcs can take advantage of the multi-activity HERO Pass that makes a holiday in Les Arcs easy, varied and cost effective. For adults and children alike, the pass gives access to a multitude of activities – from trail running to circus skills and from mountain biking to archery and mini golf. The HERO pass costs from EUR 41 a week.   
  • HERO Camp For Les Arcs’ young visitors, the HERO Camp is a day or a week of varied activities in the mountains, all delivered by coaches, in a group with other children of the same age. All the Camps have different activities each day – with older children able to include some more ‘extreme’ sports such as a Big Air Bag, Laser Biathlon and Orienteering. For all ages, activities include swimming, mini-golf, circus skills, nature walks, trampolining and archery, and are adapted by age-group. For children aged 4 to 17 years old. From EUR 199 for 7 days.  
  • Summer Zip Wire  At the top of Varet gondola, a thrilling attraction awaits visitors to Les Arcs – the zip wire. The most fearless can fly down the 1.8 km long line at 130 km/hr. This unique experience can be enjoyed solo or with a friend, sitting or lying down in "bird-like" mode. Prices from EUR 47.  
  • Les Arcs Bike Park Les Arcs Bike Park is one of the biggest mountain bike areas in the Alps, with 149km of trails and 11 lifts, offering a play area for those starting off in mountain biking (there are three green trails) up to the most experienced riders. 
  • E-Mountain Biking  Les Arcs continues to embrace the trend of E-Mountain Biking, with even more trails on offer for summer 2024. There are now 1 green trail for E-Bikes and 4 red trails. 
  • Trail Running With many trail running options, Les Arcs also hosts several big trail running races, including the Trail des Arcs which takes place on 8thAugust 2024. There is the main adult race which is 17km with 804m of altitude gain. But to spice up the competitive spirit, there are five timed segments within the race. There is also a children’s race so the whole family can join in.   
  • White Water Activities White water rafting, canoeing, kayaking and hydrospeeding continue to be some of the most popular sports in the Tarentaise with Bourg Saint Maurice basin a world-renowed site for the sport. 
  • Something a bit different:  
  • Aiguille Rouge Illuminated Murals For visitors looking for something different, Les Arcs offers a unique altitude experience in the cabin at the top of the Varet gondola where the ski lifts are normally stored. The 200m2 cabin undergoes a transformation every morning, offering an enchanting lightshow. A hidden passageway reveals a universe made up of three different atmospheres that visitors are invited to wander around, listening, and watching the mesmerising light show. Free for all visitors. 
  • Vallandry Mountain Animal Museum At the top of the Vallandry gondola there is a terrace with a 360-degree view plus an altitude museum devoted to the animals living in our mountains. Imagined and constructed in close collaboration with the Vanoise National Park and the Peisey-Vallandry territory, this unique museum with its 30 species of fauna is a place for discovery and awareness.  
  • The Malgovert Giants The Malgovert Giants make up a new play area which can be accessed by the Cachette chairlift from Arc 1600 in the summer. Three wooden giants standing more than 7 metres tall make up an impressive educational play area for children, with the challenge to climb their full height and width both inside and out. Fitted with climbing walls, doors, platforms, gangways and ropework nests, they include an educational element, educating young people about ecosytems at altitude and the importance of preserving our national environment. 

More details about all the summer activities and events for 2024 are available on www.lesarcs.com. Selected lifts will be open from 15th June, with the all the summer lifts open from 6th July until 31st August 2024. 

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