Les Gets Ski Resort Summer France Portes du Soleil

What to do in the Summer Les Gets France

Les Gets France is a fantastic place to take a summer holiday and with the added bonus of multi pass activities, you won’t run out of things to do. While it is a well known destination for ski holidays, it is becoming increasingly popular for outdoor enthusiasts wanting active holidays. Visitors can do things like go hiking, rock climbing and via ferrata, paragliding over the French Alps, go mountain bike riding or try their hand at whitewater rafting.

For families, enjoy the Wibit water parks on Lac des Ecoles, discover the Alta Lumina at night, visit the Mechanical Music Museum or even go riding in the special kid’s bike zones. The village is also known for hosting major sporting events like Mountain Bike World Cup and Trail des Gets. Les Gets really is the perfect summer playground. 

Here is a guide for summer in Les Gets that covers what to do when the lifts are open, multipass activities, accommodation and restaurants.

Hiking in the mountains overlookig Les Gets village in the Summer - What to do in the summer

Hiking in the mountains on Mont Chery Les Gets with views of Mont Blanc

The first thing I noticed when I arrived was just how beautiful, relaxed and green Les Gets was and how completely different it looked not covered in snow.  I fully enjoyed my time in Les Gets experiencing all the activities like yoga, hiking and playing golf.  

Outfits for summer adventures France

Les Gets France Summer

Les Gets France forms part of the famous Portes Du Soleil.  A massive area interlinking 12 resorts across both France and Switzerland, with Morzine being the closest resort to Geneva Airport. It is located at 1172m in altitude and sits within the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of Southern France. Les Gets itself is a traditional charming village with cosy chalet-style restaurants and accommodation. 

In winter it turns into a bustling ski resort full of skiers and boarders, enjoying one of the biggest skiing areas in Europe. Les Gets is roughly an hour and a half drive away from Geneva airport and this is one of the reasons why it is a popular destination with the British.

Mountain bike riding in Les Gets France

One of the top things to do in Les Gets is downhill biking

Summer Lift Passes Les Gets

Activities for summer in Les Gets start in early June when the first lift opens and ends in early September when the last one closes. In total, there are 22 lifts operating across the Portes du Soleil in summer including the 4 lifts in Les Gets.

There are 3 types of Les Gets lift passes. ‘MTB lift pass’ for access to the 3 lifts for the Bikepark, MTB lift pass Portes du Soleil’ for access to all 22 ski lifts and Pedestrian lift pass. Here is more information and prices.

Remember that you need to get some good Hiking Boots before your next adventure.

   You might be interested in reading ‘Top Things to Do in Winter in Les Gets’

Summer lifts opened in Les Gets

  • Chavannes (MTB)
  • Nauchets (MTB)
  • Mont Chery Gondola (MTB)
  • Point Chair (MTB not allowed)

Transfer for Les Gets France from the airport

Best Things to Do in Les Gets in Summer

There is no shortage of activities for the summer holidays in Les Gets and the wider Portes du Soleil area. Play tennis, go swimming or water rafting, try your hand at paragliding, or check out the local attractions like the Mechanical Music Museum and the 4-season sledge. 

Here is everything you need to know and the best things to do for making summer plans in Les Gets.

Summer lifts in Les Gets France

Heading up the Mont Chery Gondola – Les Gets France

1. Wibit Water Park

Have fun at the Parc Aquatique Wibit or Wibit Water Park, one of the top things to do in Les Gets. It is located on the Lac des Ecoles and is just a short walk from the village or a bus ride. The Parc Aquatic is a giant inflatable aqua’ obstacle that both family and friends can enjoy.

There are two sections to the watercourse, one for adults and children over 1.20m and another for children aged 4 and 8. Wibit Water Park has forty modules that include a water climbing wall, a slide, a monkey cage and a blob(human catapult). The Kids Park has adaptable modules, which can be changed around for the safety of children.

It is open daily from 11 am – 5.45 pm during the Les Gets summer holidays and time slots are for 45 mins. It is free for multipass holders into the Lac des Ecoles. Don’t forget to take your beach towel and sun screen.

2. Zoom down the 4-season sledge

One of Les Gets latest attractions is the 4-season sledge, located near the Perrières car park. It involves zooming down the mountain at high speed with twists and turns. The coaster carries passengers on the sledge up the mountain before descending on rails back down. It is similar to another one in the Portes du Soleil resort Chatél France.

4-season sledge has brakes that you control meaning you can go as fast or as slow as you like. You can have one individual, two people, or an adult with a child on the sledge. Don’t worry if you miss it in summer because the 4-season sledge will also be open during the winter season, like the one in Pays de Gex France.

2023_07_13_luge_4S_cpTimArnold_HD-03 Les Gets France Summer - What to do

The 4-season sledge that latest activity in Les Gets: Pic provided by the Tourist Office

3. Play Golf with Mont Blanc as your Backdrop

The Les Gets 18 hole golf course is located on a plateau above the village just 40 minutes drive from the Evian Championship course. This high-altitude golf course has impressive panoramic views of the mountains, as well as Mont Blanc with each of the holes named after the neighbouring mountains. The golf course is open during the summer holidays and offers a golf school and lessons. 

There is a clubhouse, pro shop, and training area with a camera to check your swing and electric carts to get you around the course. I had a great morning playing golf and I think the best view of Mont Blanc was at the 7th hole.

4. Have lunch at the Le Chalet Du Golf Restaurant

The Les Gets golf course also has a restaurant Le Chalet Du Golf Restaurant with a lovely terrace. It is located at the entrance of the course and adjoined to the clubhouse. It is a nice place to enjoy a drink or a meal after a round of golf while taking in the spectacular views.

Le Chalet Du Golf Restaurant offers a variety of food served with fresh salads and chips, like burgers and omelettes. They also have a nice selection of desserts, cakes, beer and wine. 

Playing golf in summer in Les Gets France

Playing a round at the Les Gets golf course in the summer

5. Visit the Mechanical Music Museum

If you’re looking for activities to do with the kids in Les Gets then I suggest a visit to the Mechanical Music museum. This tourist attraction is not only educational but fun too. The museum looks at the fascinating history of music in France.

The Mechanical Music Museum collection has more than 900 pieces. This includes music boxes, phonographs, organs and the mechanical bells used for the 150th anniversary of the Savoie’s annexation to France. It is open daily from 10.15 am to 7 pm and is free with the Multipass. The museum is also open during the winter season. 

6. Go downhill mountain bike riding

Les Gets has a reputation as being one of the top mountain biking destinations in the world. It has previously hosted UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, MTB World Cup Finals and Crankworx World Bike Tour. The bikepark is home to 128 km of marked trails that includes downhill tracks, and a freeride track. As well as a jump park, specially-adapted tracks for e-biking and a kid’s bike zone.

There are also tracks available to learn or practice Handi-MTB or All-terrain seats (FTT) for people with disabilities. More information on marked tracks and lifts is here.

   How about checking out ‘Best Things to do in Morzine

The Portes du Soleil mountain bike area covers 650 km of marked routes and is the largest bike park in Europe. It also boasts Enduro tracks a kind of cross-country type of mountain biking. I did some mountain e-biking over to the goat village and then onto the beautiful Lake Montriond, which I loved. E-mountain bike riding is a great option for beginners and anyone wanting an introduction to MTB.

Bike Hire Les Gets

As mountain bike riding is one of the top things to do in Les Gets in summer there is no shortage of speciality and bike rental shops. Just like in winter, accommodation in Les Gets sometimes has special offers and discounts for equipment. 

2022_06_10_Les Gets_Ebike_VTT_electrique_Chery_-Caly_LD_-244_cpCorentinCroisonnier Mountain bike riding - What to do in Les Gets France

Les Gets Ebike mountain: Pic provided by Tourist Office

7. Take an enchanted walk through Alta Lumina

At night, take a walk in the forest along a trail through the enchanting Alta Lumina in Les Gets, open all year round. It is an interactive adventure that combines the history of Les Gets music with cutting-edge lighting displays and technology. Alta Lumina is definitely the only one of its kind and feels like you are stepping straight out of a childhood dream.

The installation is in the forest behind the Les Gets swimming lake, where the Adventure Parc used to be. There is parking but if you don’t have a car a shuttle is provided from the centre of town. Tickets can be purchased at the Chavannes central ticket office between 1 pm and 5 pm or onlineIt is a great activity for both couples and families looking for things to do at night in Les Gets. 

8. Explore Les Gets with a GetsLib

A great way to explore Les Gets and get around the village is with GetsLib. Environmentally friendly self-serve electric bikes are made available to the public in summer. They are intended to complement the local transport service. There are several bike stations where you can pick up and drop off the bikes.

All you need to do to get started is register online for a code or at the tourist office for a badge ID. Then the payment is made at the end, according to how much time was used. You can’t pick up the GetsLib at night between 9 pm and 7 am but you can drop them off at any time.

GetsLib electric bikes are a part of the sustainable development strategy introduced to Les Gets. 

The electric bikes at the front of the Tourism Office - Les Gets France

GetsLib electric bikes station at the Tourist office

9. Enjoy a Spa in Les Gets

Nothing beats a nice spa and wellness centre after a fun day of adventures in the French Alps. There are several spas open in Les Gets during summer holidays that visitors can use. Some of these wellness and spa centres I suggest are Sereni Cimes Spa and Les Sources du Chéry.

Sereni Cimes Spa

Spa Sereni Cimes is an intimate wellness centre housed in a traditional mountain chalet. It is located in La Tapiaz Hotel de Charme directly across from the Hotel La Marmotte. It is open all year round, daily from 4 pm. Sereni Cimes offers a wide range of speciality massages and treatments to both hotel and outside guests. 

There is also a hydrotherapy and spa area as well as an indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. However, it is only available to guests from Hotel La Marmotte and La Tapiaz Hotel. I really enjoyed my back and leg message here and felt completely relaxed afterwards. 

Les Sources du Chéry

Another spa and wellness centre worth mentioning in Les Gets is Les Sources du Chéry. It is located right in the heart of the village with views overlooking the French Alps. This newly opened day spa is open all year round from 1 pm – 7 pm Monday to Saturday.

Les Sources du Chéry has a variety of pools, hot tubs, relaxing areas, salt rooms, steam rooms and saunas. As well as a large selection of treatments and massage services available to the public. The water used comes from the surrounding springs from the hills on Mont Chéry. Make sure to take your swimmers along to use in the pools. 

The Entrance at Spa & Wellness Centre Les Gets France - Things to do

Sereni Cimes Spa and Wellness Les Gets

Les Gets Portes du Soleil Multi Pass

The best way to enjoy the summer activities in Les Gets and save money is with the Portes du Soleil Multi Pass. Which will give you unlimited access to more than 70 activities across the 12 resorts that are free or discounted. It also includes the use of lifts meaning you don’t have to purchase a separate Les Gets Lift Pass.

Multi-Pass costs as little as 2.50€ a day when staying in Les Gets and they are super flexible. You can choose from a “holiday multi-pass”, “the day multi-pass” and “the multi-pass Portes du Soleil addict”. 

For children under the age of 5, the pass is free. You can purchase multipass at the lift ticket offices (Station) or online. It is worth looking into buying a Multi-Pass as they are value for money and a great way to save during a summer holiday.

Activities included in your Multi Pass Les Gets

Some of the summer activities included in the multi pass for Lets Gets are Mechanical Music Museum, Lac Des Écoles (Mountain Lake), Mini-golfs pitches, tennis courts and shuttles between stations: Balad’Aulps Bus, Colombus and TPC. As well as the 4 cable cars including the one to Mont Chery Les Gets.

The Multi-Pass Card - Portes du Soleil and Les Gets Summer activities

The Multi-Pass Card for Portes du Soleil Summer activities

Restaurants in Les Gets

There are plentiful restaurants open in Les Gets during the summer holidays in the village. However, some of the restaurants in the mountains on the slopes are closed during this period. Here are my top picks of restaurants in Les Gets open all year round.

Restaurant Du Lac

Restaurant Du Lac or also known as The Lake Restaurant is near the Wibit Water Park. You can easily get there by foot from the village in the summer. The menu is simple, homemade and really good especially if you choose one of the two daily specials.  

It was so nice sitting outside on the balcony taking in the views of the mountains and lake, while enjoying my lunch with a glass of Rose in hand. In winter you can get to Restaurant Du Lac from either the Gentiane or Bleuet slope.

The homemade dessert at Restaurant Du Lac - Les Gets France

Les Gets Restaurant Du Lac strawberry dessert

Fruitière des Perrières

Fruitiére des Perriéres is a historical family cheese restaurant located in the village. They have some of the best cheese in Les Gets which is made locally right next door. The restaurant looks like it is in a rustic style barn and it feels like you visiting friends for a home-cooked meal.

The restaurant used to be the family cheese-making factory. However, when the European law changed they weren’t able to make cheese in there anymore. So they build a new factory right next door and turned the old one into Fruitiére des Perriéres restaurant. If you are in a group, you can’t go past having the Fondue or Raclette.

Les Chevrelles

One of my top restaurants in Portes du Soleil is Les Chevrelles, located in Mont Caly a short drive from Les Gets. It has some of the best views over the French Alps and Mont Blanc. Les Chevrelles is a family-run restaurant that serves all your traditional French favourites like fondue, raclette, and local cured meats.

If you love Tartiflette definitely try it here because it is one of the best I have tried. This chalet-style building is surrounded by a large terrace taking advantage of these spectacular views. In summer visitors like to hike to the restaurant and in winter visitors like to snowshoe there. Les Chevrelles is also a great spot for watching the sunset.

Things to do in Les Gets France all year round Enjoy lunch during winter from Les Chev restaurant –  Mont Caly -Les Gets 

Summer Accommodation Les Gets

Les Gets has a wide variety of accommodations from hotels, and luxury alpine chalets to budget apartments available in summer. Most of the main hotels are situated in the village centre with a lot of the catered chalets, apartments and BnB’s a little further out. The most it will take to get you back to your accommodation from the centre should only be a 15-20min walk.

If you don’t want to walk there is also a regular Les Gets bus service that covers the whole village. Most of the hotels and Chalets in Les Gets also have special offers on summer holidays. Search, check prices and availability and special offers on all types of accommodation for a summer holiday here.

La Marmotte Hôtels-Chalets de Tradition

The chalet hotel La Marmotte and La Tapiaz & Spa is a charming, luxury 4-star hotel. It is the perfect spot to stay if you are attending the Mountain Bike World Cup. The hotel is ideally located at the foot of the slopes opposite the bike track and just a 5 minutes walk to the Chavannes Gondola and Chavannes chairlift. 

The hotel has a heated indoor swimming pool with a sauna and Jacuzzi, two bars and a lounge area. As well as 4 restaurants with 3 onsite at the hotel and the other La Païka on the La Turche slopes.

About the Rooms

I had a spacious room and en-suite, as well as a balcony that had direct views of the mountain bike track. The bed was comfy and the free internet was strong in the room. The hotel room also had a desk with power points and USB ports.

Chalet Hotel La Marmotte open in the summer in Les Gets The Entrance of the Hotel La Marmotte – Les Gets France

Summer Bus Les Gets

It is easy to get to the summer activities on a bus in Les Gets. There are 4 main bus routes that run through the village resort. They run every 15 minutes during the summer school holidays and the best bit is it is for FREE. 

All Les Gets shuttle buses are run on renewable energy to help reduce greenhouse gas production. It is one of the ways in which Les Gets has intergraded sustainability in the resort by using 100% natural fuel.

Getting to Les Gets

The closest international airport is Geneva, only an hour from Les Gets France. It is one of the quickest and most accessible resorts to get to in Europe from an airport. Because of this, there are numerous ways of getting to Les Gets, buses, trains, transfers or by car hire. 

If you want to hire a car from the airport, the drive is very scenic past Lake Geneva and through the mountains along the French motorways.

  Flying from any of the airports in the UK, then instantly save money on airport parking before leaving with Purpleparking.

Transfer in summer

One of the most popular ways to get to Les Gets is by transfer in a group or private. Though the options in summer are more limited than in the ski season there are some good ones still available. I suggest trying companies like Ski-Lifts, Morzine Transfer and Getaway Vans which operate in both seasons.

yoga in summer in Les Gets France

Yoga along the Les Gets Swimming Lake

Other summer resorts in the Portes du Soleil

Looking for things to do in the other resorts linked to Les Gets in Portes Du Soleil during a holiday? Then I suggest the following summer guides for France and Switzerland.  

Have you been to Les Gets France before? I would love to hear about your experiences in the comments below.

If you liked this article on summer in France, please pin it for later!

Best Things to do in the Summer in Les Gets France    What to do in Summer in Les Gets France

Disclaimer: Even though I was a guest of the Les Gets Tourist Office and Portes Du Soleil. All views are my own and based on my own experience.

This post may contain affiliates for more information, please see our disclosure policy.

“This post contains affiliate links, which means that at no additional cost to you if you click on one of the product links, we may earn a commission.”  For further details, you can view our Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions or contact me directly. 

Melbtravel logo

You may also like

Please feel free to share

26 thoughts on “What to do in the Summer Les Gets France

  1. Ryan Biddulph says:

    The gondola makes me mildly ill observing it Mel LOL. But I would have to ride it. For those amazing views alone. Definitely worth a wee bit of stomach churning to see a magical place in a special nation.

  2. Kylie James says:

    What a lovely place, l have never thoughthought of going to ski resort in summer but definitely think l might change my mind. My kids would love that lake and adventure Parc

  3. Amber says:

    I think I stayed in the valley over from here on a school trip once. I love the info about the multi pass and what you can do with it. I also love your outfit in the golfing pictures, looks like a great place to stay!

  4. Bernie Jackson says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever been to a ski resort out of season, but this is a really good set of reasons to consider it. I could certainly love all the hiking and swimming, and dinner with a sunset mountain view? That’ll be a yes. The mechanical music museum looks fascinating too. I love that you keep tabs on the wifi availability; it’s something we’re getting better at remembering when we sort our accommodation.

  5. Melanie says:

    The views from the mountains are soo pretty! I love how this summer ski resort has a bunch of activities to enjoy the great outdoors. The Le Nagano Hotel looks great to relax after a sporty day.

  6. Angela says:

    I wanna go, I wanna go! How cool is that waterslide with the mountain backdrop! We visited a ski village in Colorado two summers ago and did a few of the same type of things and we loved it. It sounds like a lovely place for a trip.

    • Melbtravel says:

      I was really surprised at how many things there as to do during the summertime in the resort. I definitely would go back with kids who love the outdoors.

  7. Patricia says:

    Summer in these resorts offers a different feel, but we love the mountains all year round. And summer is such a great season to explore. Les Gets seem to get it (pun intended!) as to what to offer for people to enjoy their time there. Though fondue and raclette are more winter meals for us, we never say no to good cheese 🙂

  8. Theresa B. says:

    Oh my goodness, this French resort town looks absolutely fabulous summer or winter with so many neat activities. That water slide looks awesome. I like that it looks very family friendly. Some place I’d definitely take a family vacation to. Now the question is, summer or winter?

    • Melbtravel says:

      This is a great place to take kids for a holiday, as the resort carers around children’s activities. It is also great for a weekend trip

  9. YUKTI Agrawal says:

    Wow what a beautiful summer in Les gets, France. With a backdrop of Mont Blanc and lush green rolling hilly landscapes is perfect for relaxed summer holiday. I loved your photos.

  10. Erica edwards says:

    Wow, this is such a complete guide – I love it! From the muktipass to transport to hotels, you’ve really thought of everything. I love hiking and this looks like a breathtaking hiking destination, especially during the beginning of summer when the flowers are sure to still be in bloom. Thanks for putting this town on my radar and Letting me know about that great multi pass, it’s going on the shortlist for possible summer weekend trips this year, especially since it’s just an hour from Gevena!

  11. Mei says:

    Wow this looks like a great kids friendly place to spend the summer! I have to tell some of our friends who have kids to go there! Thank you for this honest review! 😉

  12. Amanda | Sushi and Gelato says:

    The mountain views are spectacular. I would love to ride the slide and the gondolas. It looks like there is so much to do in the way of adventure. This “gets” (pun intended) me excited for our trip to Switzerland next summer.

Comments are closed.

error: Content is protected !!