In the summer there are many activities on offer in Les Saisies. These include hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, quads, paragliding and canyoning which can all be enjoyed in the beautiful setting of Les Saisies that lies half-way between the ‘Beaufortain’ valley and the ‘Val d'Arly’ valley. These two magnificent areas of Savoy, with views towards Mont Blanc are often called ‘The French Tyrol’. Bisanne 1500, where the apartment is located, is outside the main resort; however Les Saisies is easily reached by walking or a short drive. Les Saisies itself is charming with wood clad chalets and a bustling high street complete with some forty shops and a big selection of bars, pubs, pizzerias, crêperies, grills and restaurants offering traditional Savoyard dishes.
In and around Les Saisies you will find many walking routes. These range from long walks into the mountains or short strolls around the Col de Saisies. In all there are ten footpaths around the resort as well as two guided walks:
This walk will help you discover and understand the wildlife around Les Saisies. It lasts about 2h30 (4.2km).
Discover the eco system of this protected area and uncover its unique fauna, including carnivorous plants. Easy, about 1hr walking
Another, more relaxing way to take in the spectacular views is by taking a ride on one of the chairlifts operating 3 days a week. These take you up the mountains where you can eat at a mountain restaurant before walking back down into the resort.
For serious walkers the ‘Tour de Beaufortain’ walk, that takes 6 to 8 days to complete, takes you into the wilderness. Here you can discover the lakes, mountain tops, green pastures and dizzying crests of Beaufortain.
Mountain Biking and Cycling
Les Saisies offers some beautiful mountain bike trails, taking in forests, mountain pastures and quaint villages. There are 7 marked routes around the resort varying in difficulty, there is also the ‘Trans Beaufortaine’ route that take in many small villages and hamlets. You can also ride the chairlift that’s open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. This allows you to enjoy the thrilling downhill routes back to the resort. It is possible to rent mountain bikes from many shops in Les Saisies. There are also guides who will take you into the mountains to discover the best trails Beaufortaine has to offer. Cycling is also very popular due to the Tour de France passing most years. There are many steep, twisting, winding mountain passes and road routes for cyclists.