Northern Alps destinations
On the edge of the purest lake in Europe and just at the foot of the Alps, Annecy is a dream for all outdoor activity lovers. Whether it be up in the air, down on the ground or in the water, you are guaranteed to find the activity to suit you! Very close to all of our mountain resort sites, why not take advantage of your stay in Annecy to go check out our team building activities in the snow covered Alps?
In winter, experience the Far North with a magical husky ride, an off-piste outing on one of the Mont Blanc glaciers or a Savoyard evening in a Mongolian yurt in one of the nearest resorts.
In summer, take in Annecy’s wonderful setting with a ride in a speedboat, a kayak outing or a trip around the lake on an electric bicycle.
Between the lake and the mountains, Annemasse has plenty to offer whether it be up in the air, down on the ground or in the water! Not to be missed is the 360° panoramic view from the Massif des Voirons. This point is home to bobcats and chamois and overlooks the Jura mountain chain, the Mont Blanc Massif and the Léman Lake.
Satisfy your appetite in one of the gourmet restaurants run by Michelin starred chefs and sample authentic beers brewed by local artisans.
Situated just 20 minutes from Geneva, 1 hour from Lausanne, 30 minutes from Annecy and 1 hour from Chamonix and Chambéry, Annemasse is a handy starting point for outings in Switzerland or in the French Alps.
The Avoriaz resort is completely pedestrianised where the local taxis are dog sleds. A charming resort with 650km of skiing and many quaint high quality hotels.
Chamonix is known first and foremost for the extraordinary Mont Blanc (4810m), its mountain range and its valleys.
Internationally accessible at just one hour away from Geneva’s airport, Chamonix offers entertainment all year round and a large choice of activities for all types of business seminars.
Not to be missed:
– Hike on the glacier roped to a guide and admire the majestic summits in front of your eyes
– Test your teamwork skills to build a raft
– Taste the local delicacy “farçon” on a mountain pasture farm and take a descent on a “paret”-the traditional Haute-Savoie sledge
Situated just 30 minutes from Annecy, La Clusaz is a lively, authentic and active mountain resort which holds its traditions dear but with a modern twist.
Home to many talented freestylers, it’s an ideal spot for all skiing and boarding boasting 400 hectares of breath-taking skiing domain.
La Rosière sits on the San Bernardo border which makes it the most Italian of French ski resorts. In winter, the gentler ski slopes are on the French side and the more adventurous slopes on the Italian side meaning there is something for every level of skier. Thanks to its positioning, La Rosière can guarantee good quality snow from the beginning of December until the end of April and long hours of sunshine all year round. In summer, the resort offers various outdoor activities and entertainment. Its mountain village architecture is sure to charm you and its Savoyard/Italian cuisine will make your mouth water!
The Les Arcs ski resort is composed of 5 villages, each situated at different levels of altitude and each offering different types of atmosphere. Located in Savoie with a straight-on view of the Mont Blanc, Les Arcs is one of the resorts which make up the Paradiski domain offering 425km of skiing on different types of terrain.
Its leisure centre is the ideal spot to relax after a day of sport. It offers many activities in winter and in summer as well as festivals of all types all year round. It is linked to the large town of Bourg Saint Maurice and its free shuttle bus service between the villages makes it very easy to get around. It is situated only 2 and a half hours away from Geneva and Lyon airports and 4 and a half hours from Paris.
Megève, a village with its own special identity. With the Mont Blanc as a backdrop, it exudes elegance and charm, a real Savoyard village with a strong history. With international access only an hour away, year round activities and a large choice of upscale accommodation, Megève is perfect for your seminars.
Not to be missed:
– Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the quaint streets of Megève.
– Have lunch on the slopes on the terrace of a high altitude restaurant.
– Take a hot air balloon ride and finish with a tasting session of the local rustic delicacy – ham cooked in hay!
Situated an hour and a half away from Chambéry and only 2 hours 15 minutes from Lyon’s airport, Montchavin is one of the most popular sports in the La Plagne resort in Tarentaise, Savoie. Its leisure centre, meadows and summits make it the ideal playground to have fun and challenge yourself in both winter and summer! Its relaxing aquatic centre is ideal to unwind and recharge those batteries before getting back out there!
Situated at 3000 metres of altitude in the heart of Savoie, Tignes offers breath-taking landscapes and a large choice of activities perfect for team building seminars! Just 30 minutes from the train station in Bourg Saint Maurice, Tignes is a very popular summer and winter destination with a large choice of accommodation and conference rooms.
Not to be missed:
– Discover the hidden world under the ice with an ice dive – an out of the ordinary activity for your seminar.
– Savour the local delicacy – Savoyard fondue – in an authentic Mongolian yurt, followed by a 3km sledging descent.
– Descend the whole valley on skis, VTT downhill trails and rafting in summer.
Peisey-Vallandry is a ski resort made up of two villages: Peisey and Landry.
Peisey sits at between 1300m and 1600m of altitude in a historical setting thanks to the vestiges of its silver and lead mines and Landry which sits between 700m and 1000m of altitude. The resort is part of the Paradiski domain and offers many different pistes, catering to all levels of skier. Situated at the gates of the Vanoise National Park, it is also home to chamois, marmots, bouquetins eagles and many types of rare flora only found in the mountains (gentian, genepi, edelweiss etc.)
Peisey-Vallandry offers beautiful walks and outdoor activities. With regard to culture, the resort is home to chapels and churches typical of the Savoyard Baroque era. In close proximity to several airports including Chambéry, Geneva, Lyon and Grenoble.
With its numerous hamlets and chapels, the village of Sainte Foy en Tarentaise is a charm. Within the resort, discover the registered site Le Monal, a hamlet of mountain chalets which has stood for centuries and which occupies a privileged position overlooking the Mont Pourri. In summer or winter, Sainte Foy is the starting point for many mountain activities in a beautiful natural setting – the ideal destination to reconnect with yourself.
Thonon Les Bains
Situated on the edge of the Léman Lake, the largest lake in Western Europe, prepare to be charmed by Thonon’s many different aspects: natural spa city, deep-rooted heritage, proximity to many ski resorts… Thonon invites you to take part in its culture, well-being and outdoor sports! Just 45 minutes from Geneva and Montreux, 30 minutes on a boat from Lausanne and 1 hour from Annecy, Thonon is the ideal starting point for an unforgettable adventure.
In the heart of Savoie and at 1850m of altitude, Val d’Isère shares with Tignes the exceptional Espace Killy domain and offers high quality services in a high quality ski resort perfect for your event. Val d’Isère, with its authentic mountain village and chalets, has managed to find the perfect balance between tradition, authenticity and modern comfort.
Not to be missed:
– Try a few laps of our ice driving circuit in a choice of cars, quads and buggies in Brévières.
– Take a descent in a traditional Savoyard sledge or on skis with torches from the Folie Douce, the high altitude restaurant of Val d’Isère.
The Val Thorens village is situated in the Tarentaise Valley just 2 hours from Annecy and sits at over 2300m of altitude which makes it the highest village in Europe. It offers a string of different activities and belongs to the 3 Valleys domain which is made up of 600km of slopes! Val Thorens is also the proud winner of the Top of the French Alps award and was named “Best Ski Resort in the World” in 2003. As you may have already guessed, there is no risk of getting bored in Val Thorens!