This Winter, Change Perspectives!

Swop the South African Winter for a European Summer Holiday in the Heavens.

Embark on an all-new summer holiday experience where you can enjoy your hobby with your family and your tribe.

Grab the kids for a hassle-free family holiday in the French and Italian Alps, surrounded by fresh air, breathtaking scenery, and exciting adventures waiting to be enjoyed. Europe is the ultimate summer destination to escape to during the winter months in South Africa.

From hikes through magical mountain passes, exhilarating cycling routes, and poolside basking under blue skies, to vast spaces filled with exotic fauna and flora for the family to discover – summer holidays in the Alps are unlike any other.

Immerse yourself in sun-kissed mountain living with Club Med’s all-inclusive summer holiday packages. With nothing to worry about once you’ve checked in, you can make the most of every day in this beautiful and abundant mountain range.

Book to stay at Grand Massif between 18 – 24 August 2019 – we have a special week planned to welcome all our South African guests!

Choose Grand Massif, the most unique family-friendly resort, when you book your incredible summer holiday in the heart of the French Alps. Stay from 18 August 2019 – we have a special week planned to welcome all our South African guests.

Family Fun

A variety of activities for all ages.

Adventure is around every corner.

A summer holiday in the Alps is the perfect choice for all families. Reconnect, have fun and learn new things together on the trip of a lifetime.

With Happy Family, kids under 6 stay free.

Summer Mountain Activities

  • Share a family picnic on the mountainside
  • Explore mountain meadows on foot
  • Swing among treetops at the ropes course
  • Swim in the sky

Time With Your Family

  • Take on an obstacle course designed for families
  • Discover and learn in nature
  • Hike along spectacular trails
  • Raft through rapid waters

Mountain Sports

Enjoy the wonders of the outdoors.

Experience new sensations.

Discover a new passion, push your limits, or perfect existing skills with an array of outdoor sporting activities for you and your family or friends to enjoy.

Mountain Biking

Cycle magnificent trails with astounding views.

Electric Mountain Biking

Pedal with a boost through mountain landscapes.

Canyoning

Explore waterfalls and mountain streams.

Water Skiing

Skim the water’s surface at high speeds.

Hiking

Climb your first summit.

Golf

Take a swing in a breathtaking setting.

Choose Grand Massif, the most unique family-friendly resort, when you book your incredible summer holiday in the heart of the French Alps. Stay from 18 August 2019 – we have a special week planned to welcome all our South African guests.

Explore the Mountains

Be captivated by stunning natural spaces.

Make the most of your European summer holiday.

Bring your family and friends together to discover picturesque landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and an authentic local culture atop this majestic mountain range that stretches across Europe.

Guided Hikes

For every level from beginner to expert (half and full-day).

Themed Hikes

  • Lakes & Waterfalls
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Local Food & Culture
  • Wellness

Be Your Own Guide

Download the Mhikes app and tour all the wonders of the Alps in your own time.

Health & Wellness

Find serenity in the mountains.

An idyllic setting for a healthy summer holiday.

Detox, rest and rejuvenate at 1 400 metres above sea level. Each spa offers complete relaxation, with wellness treatments to refresh and recharge mind, body and soul. From bubbling hot jacuzzis amidst beautiful landscapes, to energising body massages after a day of hiking – the Alps is the perfect place to escape everyday stress.

Spa Treatments

With CARITA Paris, PAYOT Paris & Cinq Mondes.

Jacuzzis and Hammam

Hydrotherapy, hydromassage and balneotherapy.

Indoor and Outdoor Pools

Unwind or get active at the perfect temperature.

Aquadynamic

Endurance and resistance exercises set to music.

Pilates

Dance and gymnastic technique inspired by yoga.

TRX

Develop strength, balance, flexibility and stability.

Resorts

Choose your Escape.

Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon

A stay at the Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon Club Med is a stay in paradise. The contemporary resort is located in a breathtakingly beautiful setting – a wonderfully healthy mountain environment perfect for sports and outdoor activities for all ages. Recharge your batteries with an all-inclusive holiday in one of the most beautiful regions in France.

The Surrounding Area

Explore the old-town, castle and markets of Annecy with a guided walking tour through “the Venice of Savoie”. Shop ‘til you drop in the chic resort town of Megève, and indulge in a traditional hazelnut pastry filled with raspberries. Dive into history as you discover the medieval village of Yvoire, overlooking glorious Lake Geneva.

In Geneva, aboard a Belle Époque boat and enjoy a mini cruise, taking in views of Mont Blanc, the Jet d'Eau, famous monuments and villas, as well as the parks and gardens bordering the shores of the lake. Closer to the resort, in Samoëns, embrace the heritage of the Giffre Valley through local cheese, meats, wines and spirits tasting sessions, and visit one of the most famous markets in the Haute-Savoie region each Wednesday morning.

Hiking enthusiasts will be wowed by the amphitheatre-like Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval and its impressive waterfalls – numbering up to 30 in spring when the snow begins to melt. From Chamonix, take Europe’s highest cable car up to Aiguille du Midi for stunning views of Mont Blanc.

Hiking Routes & Equipment

Discover the mountains at Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon.

Over water, half-day hike

Departure: Samoëns

Short, very accessible, forest route on the right bank of the Giffre and near the Lac aux Dames. A great opportunity to discover the water in the valley, its fauna and flora, as well as enjoy sport activities.

Distance: 3 km
Ascent: 10 m
Descent: 10 m

Over the Giffre, half-day hike

Departure: Samoëns

Observe and marvel the life of the river, with all its creatures and critters who call it home. Learn how to distinguish a river from other wetlands, and understand where the water in the river comes from and where it goes.

Distance: 7 km
Ascent: 40 m
Descent: 40 m

Nant d'Ant Waterfall, half-day hike

Departure: Samoëns

The torrent Nant d'Ant offers a magnificent 50 m waterfall at the gates of Samoëns.

Distance: 3 km
Ascent: 100 m
Descent: 100 m

Chantemerle, day hike

Departure: Samoëns

Discover the beautiful history of Samoëns, through its village and buildings that recall the poetry of the Brotherhood of Frahans.

Stroll through the forest of Chantemerle, along wild botanical paths, and experience panoramic views from the great heights of Samoëns.
Distance: 8 km
Ascent: 380 m
Descent: 380 m

Lornaz Circuit, half-day hike

Departure: Samoëns

A pleasant and informative walk, leaving from Verchaix. Find 15 thematic panels on a variety of subjects, such as fauna, flora, and architectural heritage, along the route.

Distance: 9 km
Ascent: 180 m
Descent: 180 m

The Allamands, half-day hike

Departure: Samoëns

A cool and shady area, this trail is perfect for those who are looking for a gentle walk. The path leads you from the “pied du Crêt” to the hamlet of the Allamand old pasture, which is located around Samoëns.

Distance: 2 km
Ascent: 160 m
Descent: 160 m

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