Self catering Alps
Self catering holidays
During your stay in Vars, you can obviously take to the ski slopes, but you can also discover or rediscover a new activity: paragliding. Supervised by a certified instructor, you can take off on skis, a snowboard or on foot. Paragliding is done in tandem or as part of a speed-riding course. Thanks to the Vars resort's 180 km of slopes, you should have all the space you need to make the most of this introductory experience or to perfect your technique.
Jump on board for a turbo-charged outing with a qualified instructor (FFM and SMPQM), and head out towards lakes and peaks. Families can hire a 2 X 6 seat family buggy. Altana Bike offers several excursions: peaks and lakes, or the sensational half-day outing.
The latter will take you across mountain landscapes, and lunch is provided in a traditional farm or mountain restaurant.
Come and explore the Val d'Isère aqua-sports centre. There's something for everyone. The spa at the centre is dedicated to beauty and well-being, having joined forces with Pure Altitude, a brand specialising in plant-based dermocosmetics. It's a sanctuary of well-being overlooking the Beach World aquatic area, where you'll find a leisure pool, lazy river, massage jets, and more. TheSpa World consists of three traditional saunas, a steam room, three jacuzzis, an aromatherapy pool and a sun bed. Overlooking the aquatic park, theSports World is aimed at both the general public and high-level athletes.
If you don’t feel like tearing down the ski slopes, head for Aquamotion in Courchevel. Opened in 2015, this aquatic centre offers not just a host of relaxation activities, but it also has a policy of responsible energy consumption.
The building invites you to test its leisure, well-being and children’s activities, numerous massages and treatments as well as a fitness area. An introduction to surfing is also available. And if you’re feeling peckish, the restaurant will fill you up.
Take the plunge and dive into the world of well-being and relaxation in Aquariaz. Waterfalls, rocks and tropical jungle make up this aquatic complex more than 1800 metres above sea level. With its water at 29 degrees, you can enjoy the three worlds of Aquariaz designed for all.
From the Water Tree for the very young to the Sidewinder, which offers the most daring real thrills, you’ll enjoy sharing the experience with your family. And if you want a bit of peace and quiet while the children play safely, slip into the outdoor jacuzzi and take in the breathtaking view of the valley.