The heat gets you down? It's unbreathable, unbearable... it's time to do something!
We have THE solution you need: gain altitude to find cool air… and enjoy panoramic landscapes.
A breath of fresh air, forest walks and breaks along mountain lakes... it's up to you!
Here are a few ideas for activities you can do without restriction when it is very hot:
Make a detour to the international Canoe-Kayak centre in Bourg-Saint-Maurice: you’ll have a choice of all sorts of white-water activities such as rafting, hydrospeed, canyoning, canoe-kayaking and indeed kayak rafting! One thing’s for certain: you’ll keep cool and have fun!
Make the most of the beauty of the landscape and the cool at higher altitudes by going walking round the attractive lakes.
We ♥ :
> The Five Lakes route setting off from Bourg-Saint-Maurice: a superb walk of 4 hours there and back enabling you to explore a succession of lakes that were once ice.
>The Lac des Moutons route setting off from the top of Transarc in Arc 2000: a beautiful view over the Bellecôte chain with the Aiguille Rouge (3226m) and a fine 1-hour walk on the fringe of the Vanoise National Park
> The Aiguille Rouge Panorama at 3326m to discover the highest point in the les Arcs area with an exceptional panorama over Mont-Blanc and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps.
Cool off by jumping into the Arc 1800 Swimming Pool.
In the midst of a natural setting you can follow an aquagym session with a little tanning session in the sun. Wellness and relaxation guaranteed!
For the more courageous, an introduction to para-gliding either early in the morning or at the end of the day may be the dream way of not suffering from the heat while enjoying the unique panoramic views several thousand metres above the ground!
A little reminder of what to do to guard against the heat better:
Protect yourself from the sun while you are exposed to it (cap/ hat/ sun cream), and don’t forget to spend plenty of time in the shade.
Take on fluids as often as possible, without waiting to be thirsty (a minimum of 1.5L of water per day).
Cool off as regularly as possible (particularly children) with the help of an atomiser or by bathing.
You can of course continue to take part in your favourite mountain activities if you pay careful attention to this valuable advice!