Summer sports and leisure activities

Whether you want to spend time exploring the 300km or hiking and biking trails, play golf at one of the many great local courses, try out a new sport, or relax in the open-air swimming pool on a sunny day - there's something for everyone in Megève.

There is so much to do in Megève including horse riding.

Activity holidays and sports in the French Alps

As the sun grows stronger, Megève’s mountains become a summer playground for outdoor sports enthusiasts.

There are over 300km of marked trails in Megève offering challenges for all walking, hiking and mountain biking fitness levels. The scenery is truly spectacular with views across the Mont Blanc massif. Lower trails weave through pine forests and rich alpine pastures, gradually leading up rockier paths to reach the higher peaks. Choose a marked route, or join an organised guide.

Bike enthusiasts staying at the Hotel Chalet d’Antoine are well based to enjoy the ultimate in alpine on and off road cycling experiences. Plus for more competitive cyclists, the town hosts regular cycle sport events.

In addition there are many other local mountain sports to enjoy. What about horse riding, parapenting, mountain climbing or white-water rafting?  Perfect for high-adrenaline junkies, too.

Local wildlife in Megève.

For a more leisurely approach

Whatever type of holiday is on the agenda, the mountain environment offers something for everyone.

At the Palais des Sports leisure centre there are so many fun things to do – all under one roof! Just a short walk from the Hotel Chalet d’Antoine, the town’s centrepiece sports centre offers a comprehensive range of activities for all the family. The special rate Megève Pass is available from the Centre, offering some great savings.

The aquatic centre has a heated Olympic outdoor pool with 70 metre water slide. The outdoor pool is open from 15 June to 30 June (12pm to 7.30 pm) and from 1 July to 31 August (10am to 7.30pm). The grounds have relaxation and play areas with picnic tables and deck chairs; there are basketball, beach volleyball and table tennis areas, and for the younger ones, a sand pit and swings. There are also two indoor pools, one for small children, plus a relaxation area with saunas and turkish bath.

(Please note that there are different swimwear rules for pools in France and men are not allowed to wear long board shorts in the swimming pools).

Other facilities in the centre include an international ice rink, gym and fitness centre offering a range of classes, curling rink, indoor tennis court, sports hall, spa, multi-media library and conference facilities. There’s outdoor mini-golf and a skate park too.

For more information contact: Palais des Sports et des Congrès, 247 Route du Palais des Sports, 74120 Megève.  Telephone: +33 (0) 450 21 15 71

Summer sports and leisure activitiesGo golfing!

This region is a true golfing paradise. The Hotel Chalet d’Antoine makes the perfect base for a golfing break with the family, or a group of like-minded friends. What better way to spend a summer’s day! There are a number of great alpine courses in the area to choose from, all offering different challenges.

The Mont d’Arbois Golf Course

Megève boasts its own 18-hole, Par 72, golf course, developed by the Rothschild family and designed by the legendary Henry Cotton. The Mont d’Arbois Golf Course welcomes visitors in the summer months and also plays host to a number of Pro-Am and other tournaments. It’s a lovely woodland course set into the foothills of the Mont d’Arbois plateau. Great feature holes and water challenges. There are a full range of amenities, including practice facilities, a driving range and a Pro Shop that stocks clothing and equipment. Golf clubs, trolleys and golf carts are available to hire.

Le Golf du Mont d’Arbois, 3001 Route Edmond de Rothschild, 74120 Megève

Telephone: +33 (0) 450 21 29 79

Evian Masters Golf Club  18 holes, Par 72  Home of golf’s annual Evian Championship. The course dates back to 1904 although was redesigned in 1988 by Cabell B Robinson. A resort course with spectacular views across Lake Geneva. Guests welcome.

Rive Sud du Lac de Genève BP n8,  74502 Evian-les-Bains Cédex

Telephone: +33 (0) 450 75 46 66

Chamonix Golf Club  18 holes, Par 72  Designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior. Lots of water, mainly flat, with great views of Mont Blanc.

35 Route du Golf Les Praz, 74400 Les Praz de Chamonix

Telephone: +33 (0) 450 53 06 28

Flaine-Les-Carroz Golf Club  18 holes, Par 72  Col de Pierre Carrée, 74300 Flaine

Telephone: +33 (0) 450 90 85 44

Bossey Country Club  18 holes, Par 71  Château de Crevin, 74160 Bossey

Telephone: +33 (0) 450 43 95 50

Les Gets Golf Club  18 holes, Par 70  Les Chavannes, 74260 Les Gets

Telephone: +33 (0) 450 75 87 63

Lac d’Annecy Golf Club  18 holes, Par 69  Route du Golf, 74290 Talloires

Telephone: +33 (0) 450 60 12 89

Avoriaz-Morzine Golf Club  9 holes, Par 36  Office du Tourisme Avoriaz, 74110 Avoriaz

Telephone: +33 (0) 450 74 11 08

Giez Lac d’Annecy Golf Club  The Castors Course, 9 holes, Par 33  Rhone Alpes, 74210 Giez

Telephone: +33 (0) 450 44 48 41

Belvedere Golf Club  9 holes, Par 33  Route du Chef-Lieu, Charvonnex, Rhône-Alpes 74370

Telephone: +33 (0) 450 60 31 78

Golf de Machilly  9 holes, Par 27   232 Route du Lac, 74140 Machilly

Telephone: + 33 (0) 450 94 63 03

Mornex Golf Club  6 holes, Par 18    Route des Bornes, Monnetier-Mornex, Rhône-Alpes 74560

Telephone: +33 (0) 450 36 58 20


Summer sports and leisure activitiesJust want to relax?

From luxurious spas to natural springs, take time out to rejuvenate and revitalize. Megève has more than its fair share of great spas providing a range of pamper services and beauty treatments. www.megè provides a comprehensive listing.

At the more affordable end, the Palais des Sports Leisure Centre has a Deep Nature Spa des Sports providing relaxation facilities and a range of therapies.

Spa des Sports, 247 Route du Palais des Sports, 74120 Megève

Telephone:+33 (0) 450 18 87 95


Hot springs

Saint Gervais is a short hop down the main road out of Megève. The Spa Baths are well worth a visit. The baths are located within 10 acres of glorious parkland and have welcomed visitors since 1807. The hot springs are renowned for their exceptional therapeutic properties.

Les Thermes de Saint-Gervais-Les-Bains, 355, Allée du Docteur Lépinay, Le Fayet, 7 4170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

Telephone: +33 (0) 450 47 54 57