Adrenalin rush in Savoie
Many exciting activities are available to thrill visitors at Savoie Mont Blanc. The area is an ideal setting for active pursuits and the scenery is stunning. Just take a look below to pick challenging activities and to ensure a memorable holiday:
Run like a Spartan!
The Spartan Race in Morzine-Avoriaz is a definite test and includes running, climbing, and crawling across picturesque, but difficult ground. Participants can expect thick mud, unique and challenging obstacles, and to be pushed to their endurance limits.
After Munich, Rome, Madrid, Paris, and Valmorel in the winter, Morzine-Avoriaz will enter the Spartan Race world. It is worth noting that the race will be the first one at altitude in Europe.
Date: 2nd and 3rd July
5,000 competitors will take part in 3 different types of races:
Sprint: 7km and 15 obstacles
Super: 13km and 20 obstacles
Beast: 20km and 25 obstacles
Find out more (below) about this true challenge and enter if you dare!
The second Triathlon de la Madeleine
This triathlon is not for the faint-hearted! The resort of Saint-François-Longchamp, at the foot of the Madeleine pass in the Maurienne Valley, organises one of France's most difficult triathlons, on 27th August. The Triathlon de la Madeleine involves a vertiginous climb to cycle and run, after swimming 750m in the Saint-Rémy-de-Maurienne Lake.
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Bear Grylls Survival Academy: New!
Learn the skills of true survival at The Bear Grylls Survival Academy in La Clusaz which has a summer programme. Discover how to make a fire without matches, build an emergency shelter, forage for free food, cross tricky terrain, and much more exciting stuff!
Awesome! Spend a night in suspended portaledge above Lake Annecy
You cannot beat sleeping in a portaledge which is a standalone hanging tent system designed for rock climbers who spend multiple days and nights living on the edge! Inax Aventure organises such experiences overlooking the stunning Lake Annecy. Of course, climbers will be accompanied by an expert mountain guide.
After 3 hours of hiking and a 100m abseil, enjoy a traditional Savoyard dinner before falling asleep on the portaledge. In the morning, after breakfast, there is another 100m abseil for the return.
You cannot beat a holiday which includes a challenge and there will be super photography opportunities on any of the above activities, for sure!