Summer is the ideal season to enjoy a break in Le Grand Bornand. If you like walking or hiking, you’ll adore the 150 km of marked trails that cross Alpine pastures, forests and villages. Families can tour the Roc des Arces and go and find out all about the famous marmots of the French Alps. For something more sporty, head to Lake Peure or Lake Lessy and enjoy the stunning views. If you’re more into bikes, then you can go up the Col de la Colombière or hurtle down the mountain bike paths. Within the resort, there are 8 itineraries with over 90 km of slopes for practising all-mountain, descent or enduro mountain-biking, all accessible by ski lift. For even more fun, head to the 200 km of mountain bike trails in the Aravis area and discover the north shore and four cross at La Clusaz.
There are plenty more experiences in store for you at Le Grand Bornand. Why not try rock climbing or via ferrata? A number of schools offer lessons or courses, but if you’re already experienced enough, you can head out alone onto the large surfaces of the Pointe de Chombas or the Paré de Joux. You can also enjoy the Massif des Aravis either by paragliding or playing golf at the 9-hole course in Le Grand Bornand.
You can also enjoy the resort’s large outdoor pool, the Chinaillon play area with its climbing frame, its zip wire and its spring riders, or a guided tour by lantern at the “Maison du Patrimoine” (heritage house), where you’ll be transported back to mountain village life in the 19th century. And you can't miss the Au Bonheur des Mômes festival at the end of August. For more than 30 years, this performing arts carnival has enchanted young and old alike thanks to its many events dedicated to younger audiences (exhibitions, workshops, plays, puppet shows, mime shows and dance performances).