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Summer luxury in the Alps

Are you still yet to decide where to go this Summer? For a luxury family Summer holiday with a difference, head to the Alps. With everything from sporting activities and spas to Michelin star restaurants and sumptuous chalets, there’s plenty of great reasons to visit this amazing region outside of the peak winter season.

Head to Verbier to experience some of the best mountain dining including the Michelin star restaurant at Chalet d’Adrien. Don’t feel too guilty about over-indulging either, after a day with a mountain guide traversing the paths, navigating canyons or mountain biking some challenging routes, you’ll have earned a treat. A mountain guide is highly recommended, their knowledge of the best paths to take and activities to embark on depending on the season and weather is unrivalled and they’ll be sure to help you make the most of your time in the mountains whether you’re glacial climbing up the Briethorn or tackling a via ferrata trail.

Summer in the Alps at Chalet d'Adrien

Zermatt is equally as breath-taking and, when you’re not experiencing the great outdoors, take time to chill out and enjoy the great indoors by opting for a spa chalet. Sit back, relax and enjoy awe-inspiring views of the Matterhorn from the comfort of your balcony Jacuzzi. An in-chalet beauty therapist can also be arranged to help soothe aching muscles and pamper guests. Fine dining also features high on the agenda in Zermatt with Chez Vrony highly acclaimed. With over 100 restaurants to choose from however there will be somewhere to suit every family member.

Some chalets offer world class chefs who can cater for your every culinary desire without you lifting a finger or venturing outside. As well as spa treatments look for those with pools (both indoor and outdoor) and, great for teenage children, those with cinemas.

Whether you’re idea of fun is ice karting or golfing, there’s something in the Alps for the fearless and those seeking more sedate sporting activities. Whilst there may not be a beach in sight we can’t imagine the family complaining with so much at their fingertips.

Claire Powell is Digital Marketing Manager at Abercrombie & Kent.

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