If you’re looking for something a little different for your summer holidays then an Alpine Sun adventure could be just the thing to inspire you. Experience astonishing beauty, clean air and peaceful surroundings and of course a whole range of exciting sports and activities, from mountain biking and white water rafting to hiking and the famous via ferrata protected climbing routes in the Italian Dolomites.
From the lakes and mountains of Switzerland to the valleys and meadows of the Italian Dolomites, summer in the high mountains remains one of the best kept secrets in European travel. Whether you’re looking for adrenalin-fuelled adventure or total relaxation and everything in-between, we offer amazing Alpine Sun adventures suitable for families, couples and groups in a hand-picked selection of exclusive resorts, luxury hotels and apartments. Our Alpine Sun destinations are carefully chosen by our travel experts for their combination of stunning natural beauty, wide variety of sports and activities, spa and wellness, exquisite gastronomy and outstanding facilities.
VIA FERRATA ADVENTURES
Situated in the heart of the Ampezzo valley in the Italian Dolomites, Cortina is a beautiful mountain town with a 1,000 year history. A mountain paradise with stunning views, forests, lakes and waterfalls and the famous via ferrata protected climbing routes for the ultimate family adventure. Our Powder Byrne team will be on the ground in Cortina throughout the summer to host and support your mountain adventures.
Experience excitement and adventure in our Alpine Sun programme in Lenzerheide. Featuring a whole host of adrenalin-fuelled sports, family friendly activities and first class wellness facilities; the high mountains, crystal clear Heidsee lake and wild flower meadows of Lenzerheide provide the perfect backdrop for action, adventure and relaxation.
Renown for their stunning pink-hued peaks, the Dolomites are the perfect backdrop for action and adventure, but also a leading destination for world-class food and wine, relaxation and wellness. With miles and miles of hiking and biking, hidden lakes and freshwater rivers, families, groups or couples will simply love this natural playground.
Home to the strikingly blue Lake Cauma, the ‘jewel of Flims’ and popular with swimmers and sunbathers. Flims is also a great base from which to explore the awe-inspiring Rhine Gorge ‘Swiss Grand Canyon’, with its hiking and biking trails. The 5-star Waldhaus Flims with award-winning spa and bathing pond is the perfect secluded hotel.
EPIC MOUNTAIN PEAKS
Linked with the neighbouring resort of Lenzerheide, Arosa invites you to enjoy summer in the Swiss Alps. Experience epic mountain peaks, scenic panoramic routes and remote side valleys via the many hiking and biking trails, combined with several outstanding hotels offering personal and group fitness, yoga and wellness programmes and a focus on healthy food and active lifestyles.
MOUNTAIN HUT ADVENTURES
Join us in Grindelwald, Switzerland for a guided summer hiking adventure, including some overnight stays in the most stunningly located mountain huts. Enjoy breath taking views and changing scenery as you journey on foot with your Mountain Guide from Grindelwald, to Berghaus Baeregg Hut, Lobhorn Hut and back to Grindelwald.
ALPINE SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES
There are a huge range of sports and activities on offer in the mountains during the summer months and we are able to offer lots of different options for booking on an individual or package basis. We can arrange private guides and instructors for half day or full day experiences, or simply help with equipment hire and our local knowledge of the best trails, tracks and routes in your destination.
ON THE MOUNTAIN
Via ferrata unlocks the mountains of the UNESCO world heritage park around Cortina allowing you to experience a connection with the mountains that you would otherwise never have.
Mountain Biking & E-Bikes
Head out on half day or full days and see the mountains on e-bikes, mountain bikes or road cycling. Opt for private instruction and skills training and learn how to ride the mountain bike parks.
Enjoy guided hiking or explore the mountain independently with a trail map and hike through meadows, forests and reach mountain summits offering phenomenal views over the dramatic scenery.
Rope Park & Toboggan
Lenzerheide is home to a fantastic adventure rope park and the longest toboggan run in Switzerland.
Emulate your cycling heroes tackling tough mountain climbs and fast descents by road bike. Ride with a local cycling guide, or head out independently.
ON THE LAKE
Explore the peaceful alpine lakes on paddle-boards
Experience the thrill of wake-boarding on the lake wake cable
Windsurfing & Sailing
Consistent thermal winds on the lakes are ideal for wind water sports
White Water Rafting
Get the adrenaline pumping with a white knuckle ride on wild river rapids
Soar above the high mountains and enjoy the spectacular peaks from the air
Mountain Bike Freeriding
Tackle freeride trails of varying difficulty sure to test bikers of all abilities
Spa & Wellness
Relax in serene surroundings; the best spa & wellness in the mountains
Yoga & Fitness
Daily yoga and fitness programmes, personal trainers and group sessions
Gentle walks in fresh mountain air, amid breathtaking natural scenery
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“This was honestly our best holiday with our boys ever (and having had a 3 week trip to Australia 6 months before that’s saying something!) – for a family holiday, this is by far a better option than sitting on a beach for a week, particularly with energetic boys. Having asked for a walking/cycling holiday in some mountains we couldn’t have hoped for a better itinerary.”
Air & Space – Italian Dolomites
“The Dolomites holiday was really, really great. Both hotels were fantastic and so were both of the mountain guides and cycling guides. We were very happy with the whole experience – it was a perfect family holiday. Thank you so much for organising the holiday, all elements were fantastic – activities, hotels and food etc.”
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