Stay in Summer

Les Gets is an ideal destination for an active summer break. There are all sorts of outdoor pursuits on offer, for every member of the family. You can hike to the top of an alpine summit, push your limits on a rafting adventure, or enjoy the outdoors by horse back with the family.

Of course, the Portes du Soleil is world famous for its biking opportunities. It is home to a vast array of routes for road cycling and mountain biking – Les Gets itself often features on the route for the Tour de France. The mountainsides are crisscrossed with numerous MTB trails for all abilities, there are several jump parks, a pump track and a kids zone.

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Dining

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Dining at Chamois D'Or

During the warmer summer months, dining is an Al Fresco affair with dishes made from fresh seasonal produce on offer and BBQs on the terrace under the evening sun. Our chefs are able to prepare high energy, carbohydrate based dinners for all cyclists and hikers with early starts and big days ahead.

Summer Activities

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Summer Activities

There are a huge variety of activities on offer in Les Gets to suit every member of the family. You may simply enjoy a gentle hike followed by an afternoon at the lake, but for those looking to appeal to their adventurous side, take a look at the following list of activities, all of which are on offer in the Portes du Soleil:

  • Road cycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Climbing
  • Via Ferrata
  • Caving
  • Canyoning
  • White water rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Hydrospeed
  • Paragliding
  • Skydiving
  • Pony riding
  • Bowling
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Mountain Biking

The Portes du Soleil is one of the largest interconnected mountain biking parks in the world. You can travel across alpine meadows, thunder down snaking single tracks or journey deep into the mountains to summit solitary peaks. It’s no wonder that this sprawling expanse of trails and jump parks attracts so many bikers of all ages each year.

The resort caters for every ability and type of rider, with tracks for downhill, enduro, freeride and cross country. Les Gets alone hosts 90km of trails. This MTB mecca is an exciting place to be throughout the summer, with so many events and competitions taking place, you might even spot the odd professional sharpening their skills.

 

We can provide biking guests with the following:

 

  • Secure bike storage
  • In house bike mechanic
  • Fully fitted workshop
  • Bike wash space
  • Knowledgeable staff who know all the best routes
  • Access to pro-cycle shop
  • Bike hire
  • Sports massage and free access to the spa
  • Indoor cycling room

 

Our chef is on hand to prepare meals specific to your nutritional needs, and early breakfast or packed lunches can be arranged. We can also coordinate a support vehicle, a guide or instructor for you.

 

The Portes du Soleil MTB area in numbers:

  • 21 lifts
  • Over 650km of tracks
  • 12 linked resorts
  • One enduro trail covering 80km
  • 50 downhill routes
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Road Cycling

The alpine roads may prove a little more demanding than your favourite route back home, but the Alps provide a magnificent backdrop for what has to be one of the most exciting pilgrimages for a road cyclist.

Gruelling ascents up winding forested roads are rewarded by spectacular views and lengthy down hill rides that are second to none. The Tour de France has made the roads surrounding Les Gets world famous. What’s more they are free to explore and with a little planning you can find routes to suit all levels of cyclist, from first timers to seasoned roadies.

Classic routes include the Col de Joux Plane, Col de La Colombier and the Tour du Lake Geneva.

We can provide biking guests with the following:

 

  • Secure bike storage
  • In house bike mechanic
  • Fully fitted workshop
  • Bike wash space
  • Knowledgeable staff who know all the best routes
  • Access to pro-cycle shop
  • Bike hire
  • Sports massage and free access to the spa
  • Indoor cycling room

 

Our chef is on hand to prepare meals specific to your nutritional needs, and early breakfast or packed lunches can be arranged. We can also coordinate a support vehicle, a guide or instructor for you.

 

The Portes du Soleil MTB area in numbers:

 

  • 21 lifts
  • Over 650km of tracks
  • 12 linked resorts
  • One enduro trail covering 80km
  • 50 downhill routes
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Chamois D'Or Spa

Relax and rejuvenate at the Chamois D’Or Spa. Escape and unwind amidst purple hues, tranquil lighting and stylish décor. Enjoy a dip in the jet pool or a massage with one of our TK team of therapists, ideal for weary muscles after a long day outdoors.

Spa Facilities

  • Jet pool
  • Hammam
  • Sauna
  • Relaxation area
  • Treatments

Hotel guests can enjoy a 10% discount on all treatments in the spa, with the exclusive discount code issued by the Chamois D’Or at the time of booking.

We offer an extensive range of relaxation and beauty treatments provided by Sophie our trained specialist at LGL Spa using Sodashi products.

Treatments

  • Facials
  • Massage
  • Body scrubs
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Waxing and tinting
  • Spa day packages

For a more comprehensive overview please visit the Spa section here

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does it take to get to the Chamois D’Or?

It takes one hour by car to get from Geneva airport to Les Gets resort. We can help to arrange a transfer from the airport for you.

 

Where are you situated in the town of Les Gets?

The hotel is located close to the centre of Les Gets on a quieter stretch of the Rue du Centre that runs through the middle of the town.

 

Do you have parking at the hotel?

We have several parking spaces directly outside the hotel for the sole use of our guests. Let us know if you would like us to reserve a space for you. There is secure, underground parking located at the Chavannes gondola.

 

Does the hotel have wifi and can I use it in my room?

Yes, there is wifi throughout the hotel and you will be able to access it from your bedroom.

 

How close are the slopes and the nearest uplift?

The nearest uplift is just 250m from our front door. It will take you five minutes to get there on foot. From there, the Chavannes gondola and chairlift will give you access to Les Gets’ and Morzine’s pistes in winter and bike trails in summer. You will be able to ski down to this area at the end of the day.

 

What do we do about lift passes and where do we get all the equipment that we need?

The prices for lift passes for the recent summer and upcoming winter seasons are listed here. Contact us in advance and we can arrange for passes to be ordered ready for your arrival, alternatively you can pre book passes online via the Les Gets website.

 

We have a partnership with Sport 2000 (located right next to the slopes). They are able to take bookings for all ski and snowboard equipment, contact us to arrange this for you. You will be able to leave equipment there at the end of the day.

http://ski-hire-sport2000.co.uk/

 

We can help you to organize bike rental through Torico bike shop in Morzine. http://www.toricomorzine.com/

 

What should we do about ski lessons?

We work with the best British and international ski schools and guides in resort. Just let us know what you are looking for and can help you to organize it. We advise that you arrange this well in advance of your arrival in Les Gets, as lessons can book up quickly – especially during the school holidays.

 

Is the hotel child friendly?

Children are always welcome here and we will do our best to ensure little ones are comfortable and amused throughout their stay. We can provide cots and highchairs for young children, and push chairs can be rented on arrival in Les Gets from several sport shops. All our guests have access to a selection of games, toys and DVDs, and our chefs are happy to adapt the restaurant and bar menus to suit young palates too!

 

Can you organize childcare?

Yes, we can help to arrange childcare with one of a number of specialist British nanny companies or organize a space for your child at Les Gets’ Les Fripouilles nursery or the Club de P’tit Montagnys childcare with introductory ski lessons.

 

Can you cater for coeliac, vegan, vegetarian and other dietary requirements?

Absolutely! We can cater for all dietary requirements, intolerances and allergies. If possible, please can you let us know the needs of your party before you arrive.

 

Can we access other resorts in the Portes du Soleil easily?

From Les Gets it is very easy to access all of the terrain that Morzine has to offer by simply skiing or riding into the resort from the top of Les Gets. From here you can take a short walk or bus to the lifts giving access to Avoriaz and all French and Swiss resorts beyond. We operate a pick up service if you find yourself unable to get back to Les Gets after a day exploring other resorts, get in touch for more details.

 

I’m not the outdoorsy active type… Is Les Gets really the place for me?

Of course Les Gets is well suited to adventure seekers, but if you are looking for a relaxing holiday we are certain you will find that here too by enjoying the delights of the Les Gets Luxury Spa situated in our hotel and basking in the comforts of your boutique bedroom. In the summer you can get some light exercise with a swim in the lake or an easy walk on numerous gentle trails, put your feet up in the sunshine and reap the benefits of alpine fresh air. Throughout the winter you can take a swift gondola ride to enjoy the magnificent views or stroll through the twinkling, snow covered streets and discover a great selection of shops, restaurants and bars for all your retail and party needs.

 

What currency should I bring?

All of France operates using the Euro. If you travel to the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil, most shops, cafes and restaurants will accept Euros as payment; however expect to receive your change in Swiss Francs.

 

When can I arrive and what time is check out?

You can check in time any time after 3pm. We ask guests to check out before 11am on the day of departure. However, we will always try to accommodate late check out times and early arrivals if possible at no extra charge.

 

Medical information

There is a doctor’s surgery in Les Gets that is open all day, every day. They often have English speaking patients, so there is not usually a problem getting the correct help! The nearest hospital is in Cluses, just a 30-minute drive from town.

 

We would love to have a chat with you to clarify any unanswered questions, get in touch and one of our team will be happy to help. Call us on 0033 450 042 941, or email us on info@chamoisdorhotel.com