This summer, vacationers have only one desire: to get some fresh air! After several months of restrictions, it is high time to unwind … Do you want to spend a holiday in the great outdoors with friends and take the opportunity to practice multiple outdoor activities? The resort of Samoëns, located in Haute-Savoie, in the heart of the Giffre valley, benefits from an exceptional natural environment (wide valley at 700m above sea level, river, lakes, waterfalls, peaks at nearly 3000m above sea level …) which allows it to offer a variety of sports activities. Whether on the water, on land or in the air, the choice is wide, everyone is bound to find something to their liking!

On two wheels, in the air, on and under the earth …

We ride differently in E-FAT SCOOT

Discover a whole new unusual activity: the E-Fat Scoot, an all-terrain electric scooter for a different ride! Get off the beaten track and come and try an original experience. Fun, fun and easy to learn, follow the guide and discover, thanks to the all-terrain electric scooter, the beauty of the landscapes of Samoëns. It is THE perfect way for walks with family or friends, in leisure or sports mode!

From 12 years old. Price: From €39 to €69

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Cyclists’ paradise: a station labeled “Accueil Vélo”

400 km of trails, 28 typical Freeride and Single Track tracks and a legendary pass, welcome to a 2-wheeler paradise. After the skiers, it is the turn of the mountain bikers to take advantage of the playground offered by the mountains of the Grand Massif. With family or friends, alone or accompanied by a guide, everyone will find the path that suits them in the heart of unspoiled nature. Explore the circus of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, hurtle down the slopes from Samoëns 1600 or climb the Col de Joux Plane, cycling enthusiasts will be delighted.

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Take higher on the hiking routes

With 650 km of hiking, from family walks to more sporty walking, Samoëns is a real Eldorado for those who like to discover the riches of the mountain. Samoëns and the Giffre mountains can be traveled alone or accompanied by a guide. From day hikes to sport walking or trekking in several stages, Samoëns offers a 360 ° playground.

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Walk along the cliffs on a via ferrata

Halfway between hiking and climbing, the via ferrata allows you to climb safely on the cliffs overlooking Sixt Fer à Cheval. Routes equipped with cables, metal rungs, footbridges or even monkey bridges will lead the more daring to the summits where the views over Samoëns are breathtaking.

For children aged 10 and over. Price: from €37 – Further information.

Explore the underside of the mountain by caving

Caves and chasms are part of the hidden landscape of the region. Discover the wonders under the earth by caving! Caving allows you to discover what is hidden under the mountains by browsing the underground galleries of Samoëns (the Jean-Bernard chasm was for almost twenty years the deepest known cave in the world). Discover caving like never before through natural slides, galleries, handrails, chasms and underground rivers … Introductions to caving are organized to discover the caves of Balme and the underground river of the Diau.

For children aged 5 and over. Price: from €44 – Further information.

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Take off paragliding

Samoëns is one of the most popular paragliding spots in the region. Thanks to its location at the bottom of the valley and to the always favourable aerological conditions, Samoëns is the ideal place to make your first paragliding experience while contemplating the beauty of the majestic landscapes of the Haut-Giffre valley from the sky.

For children aged 4 and over. Price: from €75 – Further information.

Tubing down the Giffre

Embark on a reinforced inflatable buoy and go down the rapids of the Giffre! No previous experience is necessary to practice tubing, it is a very intuitive and fun activity which will allow you to discover the scenery of the Giffre river from a completely new angle! The ideal activity for rafting enthusiasts in search of new sensations!

For children aged 12 and over. Price: €40/person – Further information.

Canyoning à Samoëns


Jump into the pools dug by the water, slide down natural slides, abseil down waterfalls for an aquatic and sporting excursion in a magnificent natural setting.

For children aged 6 and over. Price: from €37 – Further information.

Rafting down the Giffre

Rafting is practiced on a self-bailing unsinkable boat, designed for White Water. Both fun and sporty, it allows you to share a water ride or a sensational descent. From Sixt, you will cross the Samoëns plain and its tumultuous rapids to finally arrive at the Giffre bridge.

For children aged 6 and over. Price: from €35 – Further information.

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The summer sports agenda

Adopts 1 Col: 21 July 2024
The Col de Joux Plane is part of the history of the Tour de France with 12 climbs since 1978. On the occasion of the Adopte un col event, Joux Plane will be closed to traffic, by departmental decree, and cyclists will be able to enjoy one of the most demanding climbs in Haute-Savoie, classified as a non-category climb: 13.3 km at an average of more than 7.5% and passages with a gradient of over 11%. A refreshment point will be offered at the summit before descending and enjoying an exceptional view of the Haut-Giffre.

Ultra-Trail® du Haut-Giffre – 11th edition from 14 to 16 June 2023
In only 7 editions, the Ultra Trail du Haut Giffre has become a must in the world of mountain races with some 2,000 participants each year. With 8 races on offer, from the children’s mini cross-country or the “au fil du Giffre” (9km) to the Ultra Trail du Haut-Giffre (96km) or the ultra tour des lacs des cimes
(124km), all choices are offered to those who wish to discover the mountain in a sporting way in an exceptional natural setting!

Vélo de route Samoëns
VTT Samoëns
Trail Samoëns