Discover the best activities for your summer holiday in Vallorcine

In the summer, there’s plenty to do in the area surrounding Dormio Resort Les Portes Du Mont Blanc. You can take part in all kinds of outdoor activities, or you can visit the beautiful ice caves and charming towns. We have summarised the most popular activities for you below. You’ll never get bored during your holiday in Vallorcine!

Climb the Mont Blanc

Climb the magnificent Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc, with an altitude of as much as 4,808 metres, is the high point of the French Alps, both in a literal and a figurative sense. From Vallorcine you can admire the peaks of the magnificent Mont Blanc in the distance. Of course you should not miss out on climbing this beautiful mountain while staying at Dormio Resort Les Portes Du Mont Blanc. Enthusiastic hikers can walk to the top of this awesome mountain. You can also take a cable car or tramway part way up the mountain. At the top of Mont Blanc, your mind will be blown away by the breathtaking view!


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Enjoy the wonderful views

In the French Alps you can enjoy wonderful views. For example, take the gondola from Chamonix to Plan de l’Aiguille and walk to the summit of Aiguille du Midi for a spectacular view of Mont Blanc and Italy. The route to this beautiful summit is quite an adventure which you can enjoy to the full. You can also take a lift that goes up steeply, which in itself is a very special experience you won’t easily forget.

Looking for a further thrill? Go and have a look in the glass cube. This glass cube has been made entirely from glass, enabling you to look down 1,000 metres through the glass floor! Are you up for that?

Enjoy the wonderful views

Visit charming Chamonix

Situated at an altitude of 1,035 metres, at the foot of Mont Blanc, you will find the charming town of Chamonix. This popular holiday destination for winter sports enthusiasts also offers a number of enjoyable activities in the summer. Walk around the town along the beautiful historic buildings and palaces. Or take the children to the activity park with toboggan runs and climbing walls.


As a guest of Dormio Resort Les Portes Du Mont Blanc you can travel to and from Chamonix by train free of charge. At the resort’s reception you can get a train ticket or ask for more information.


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Visit the Grotte de Glace ice caves

From Chamonix, you can visit the magnificent Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) with the characteristic cogwheel train. From here you have a wonderful view of the largest glacier in France. In the middle of the Mer le Glace you will find the Grotte de Glace. In this ice cave you can admire beautiful, hand-carved ice sculptures that are replaced each year. This unique experience will make your holiday complete! You will reach these caves via the cable car at Montenvers station; be aware you will need to walk down 400 steps to get there. But it’s certainly worth the effort!

Visit the Grotte de Glace ice caves
Active summer holiday in the French Alps

Outdoor activities in the French Alps

Vallorcine offers all kinds of enjoyable activities for sports enthusiasts and adventurers. In the area around Mont Blanc there are some excellent walking routes for both new and experienced mountain walkers. Mont Blanc is an adventurous destination with special activities. You can, for example, climb the mountain or go paragliding, rafting or canoeing. Or you can take a tandem flight from a height of 2,100 metres with an instructor. During this flight you will be able to enjoy a stunning view of the magnificent Mont Blanc and the beautiful Alps.

One of the most varied activities you can do in the Mont Blanc area is canoeing. This exciting water sport involves making a trip through a canyon, often filled with water, by walking, swimming, climbing, sliding, jumping and abseiling. An exciting adventure for young and old alike!


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Playing golf in the mountains

Do you like playing golf? Then our resort is the right place to go! The beautiful Chamonix golf course is only 15 minutes away. This spacious 18-hole course is surrounded by the Alps. The small differences in height and beautiful views of Mont Blanc make this golf course an absolute must if you like playing golf.

Golfing in Vallorcine
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More tips for enjoyable activities

Of course there is a lot more you can do in and around Vallorcine. You can get information about these activities at the reception of Dormio Resort Les Portes Du Mont Blanc. They will be happy to help you!


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