HOLIDAY HOMES TO RENT IN GRAND MASSIF, RHONE ALPES.
Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Grand Massif, France.
The Grand Massif is a skiing area in the Alps, also known for its excellent summer sports activities. Actually a combination of several smaller villages, Les Carroz, Samoens and Sixt Fer a Cheval, the area known as Grand Massif features dozens of ski runs, suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced skiers. In the winter months, you can often find ski instructors or ski schools for children operating on the slopes, while the villages have expanded over the years to provide plenty of après ski entertainment.
One of the most popular ski runs in the Grand Massif is the Cascasdes, which takes skiers through stunning scenery past several waterfalls. Once you have made your way through the forest, past the waterfalls to the town of Sixt, a local bus will take skiers back to the lift at Samoens. Alternatively, you can always take a detour to Gers, where there is a pleasant restaurant by a glacial lake. You can reach the restaurant on foot round the lake shore, but it is much more fun to call up the staff on the courtesy phone by the bottom of the Cascades run and have them come and pick you up on a skidoo. You can either ride with them, or get pulled along behind on your skis.
Although the region is undoubtedly at its busiest during the skiing season, there are plenty of reasons to visit the Grand Massif in summer. All three villages that make up the Grand Massif, as well as the newer “resort” towns of Flaine and Morillon, are home to dozens of hiking trails, while mountain biking is incredibly popular, taking advantage of the slopes that are used by skiers come the winter months. The network of trails in this region is well signposted, while maps and advice can be obtained from the local tourist office. Many of the walking trails can be quite steep in parts, but if you have young children with you or prefer to take things a bit easier, then look for one of the valley routes. Just as beautiful as the higher walks, but without the big climbs!
There is over 350 kilometres of mountain bike trails in the Grand Massif, and bikes can be hired from most of the resorts if you haven’t brought your own, as well as safety equipment such as helmets and pads. Again, many of the trails require some experience or a certain level of fitness, but the tourist office will be able to advise which route beginners should try out first.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Grand Massif? Then below is a selection of gites in Grand Massif and villas in Grand Massif that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.