The rustic resort of Saint Sorlin d'Arves is an ideal choice for anyone searching for a traditional holiday in the French Alps. The bright sun and warm weather make Saint Sorlin d'Arves perfect for summer holidays as well as skiing breaks. Here you can keep as active as you like in the sunshine, with a wide range of outdoor mountain sports on offer.
Saint Sorlin d'Arves' incredible location is right in the heart of the Savoie department of the Rhone Alps region of southeastern France. The resort is a part of the Sybelles ski area and as a result boasts convenient connections to nearby towns and some beautiful views over the surrounding region. At Madame Vacances we have selected the very finest spot in the resort for our luxurious residence, Les Fermes de Saint Sorlin. The property looks out onto the stunning Aiguilles d'Arves mountain range nearby, and treats guests to unlimited use of the heated indoor swimming pools and cosy apartments, which sleep up to 12 people.
The resort of Saint Sorlin d'Arves is friendly and sociable throughout the summer. Appetisers and drinks are served outside the tourist office every Sunday morning and are a great way to meet both locals and guests. This atmospheric event is followed by an outdoor concert complete with a bouncy castle for children, with something for everyone to enjoy in the town over the summer months. There is even a poem and drawing competition to keep the younger guests entertained, while adults can meet fellow tourists and get to know the resort. Another child-friendly activity is visiting and even milking the Abondance cows in the mountain fields, with friendly farmers inviting you to see how they work and showing you how it's done.
The resort of Saint Sorlin d'Arves boasts more than 100 kilometres of marked hiking trails that are just waiting to be explored. These mountain paths range in degrees of difficulty, so everyone, from families with children to experienced hikers can enjoy the trails. These walks can be taken independently or under the guidance of highly experienced mountain leaders, ideal if you want to learn about the stunning surroundings of the resort. Hiking around Saint Sorlin d'Arves in the summer is an incredible experience that guarantees beautiful views of the alpine landscape and the chance to get up close and personal with a stunning array of flora and fauna. There are also paths which have been specially adapted for wheelchair access along with chairlifts available to allow easy access for wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility to and from the hiking trails.
Another great way to explore the rugged green landscape around Saint Sorlin d'Arves is mountain biking. The resort has a number of cycling paths in addition to mountain bike lifts, allowing keen cyclists to explore the stunning scenery with ease. The most popular spot for cycling is in the Arves Valley, or for something slightly more child-friendly, why not try donkey riding through the mountains. These friendly creatures make the ideal travel companions for young children as well as providing a fun day out for the whole family or group. Thrill seeking visitors to Saint Sorlin d'Arves are welcome to try the forest trail of Arvanture. With rope trails reaching through the treetops at dizzying heights, this exhilarating excursion is suitable for fun days out with family and friends, and the ideal way to keep adventure-seeking guests entertained.