Top 5 Activities besides Skiing in the Three Valleys

This is a guest post by Alpine Infusion.

The Three Valleys has plenty to boast about when it comes to winter sports. It’s best known for being the largest and one of the most impressive ski areas in the world, but making the most of the Alps isn’t just limited to skiing.

For those looking for something a little different, there are plenty of options to keep you entertained throughout the year. From mountaineering to sledging, we’ve thought of everything when it comes to the best non-skiing activities in the Three Valleys.

Ice Karting and Ice Driving

Fancy taking a car out for a spin? In Val Thorens, situated in the Tarentaise Valley, you can hire specially modified cars to drive around an ice circuit.

You’ll be co-driver to an expert for the first few laps, but after you’re shown the ropes you’ll be able to grab the wheel for yourself! If you want something a little more downsized, there’s also a mini track available for go-karts.

Explore the three valleys on foot

Exploring the Summits on Foot

The slopes themselves aren’t exclusively accessible through skiing!

Non-skiers can buy a ‘pedestrian pass’ and walk to their chosen summit. You’ll be able to meet friends at mountain restaurants, travel on pedestrian-friendly lifts and take those all-important holiday snapshots.

There’s something for everyone throughout the Three Valleys, whether it be gentle walks for all the family or more challenging, mountaineering hiking routes for those in need of a challenge.

Of course, it’s always vital to plan your routes and check the weather before you head out. Always ensure you’re being as safe as possible!

Spend a Night at a Mountain Hut

There’s nothing quite like the magic of a mountain refuge in the evenings after a long hike. Throughout the Three Valleys you’ll find plenty of huts available for overnight stays, ranging from the basic to top-quality accommodation.   

While the huts make for a fantastic experience, you may want something more permanent to keep you cosy during your holiday. Alpine Infusion offer award-winning luxury ski chalets in both Meribel and Courchevel with catering from top chefs, extensive client services and true extravagance.

Paragliding in the three valleys

Paragliding

If you’re in need of a fresh perspective on those fantastic mountain views, there are several accessible paragliding points dotted about the Three Valleys.

With both winter and summer flights available around many of the resorts, you’ll be able to take in the scenery all year round.

Mountain Biking

Once the snowy season comes to an end, the summer weather plays host to some fantastic mountain biking trails across the Three Valleys. There’s a wealth of variety when it comes to scenery, and a huge range of trails to dig your wheels into.

You can find many guided tours that’ll keep you within the eye of an experienced professional, and you can hire equipment to ensure you get the best out of the Three Valley trails.

Book Your Stay with Alpine Infusion

If you’re tempted by the alternatives to skiing, you may want to consider booking your accommodation with Alpine Infusion.

Choose from catered chalets and enjoy unique leisure and entertainment facilities, including swimming pools, saunas, complimentary bars and plenty more. Be sure to book your stay today and guarantee your spot in the mountains!

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What are you entitled to if your flight is delayed?

Every time an announcement is made in the airport departure lounge, I am sure we all cross our fingers and hope they are not about to tell us that our flight has been seriously delayed, or worse yet, cancelled.

A long delay or flight cancellation is really the worst way to start your holiday, or if it is on your return journey, it can mean missing work or travel connections. And with airlines cutting back on staff numbers to save money, it is increasingly difficult to find someone at the airport to talk to and to find out what you are entitled to.

Luckily, the team at Sainsbury’s Bank Money Matters Blog have come up with a very useful document that contains all of the information you need to know – just click on the image below for more information:

 

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What can you claim if your flight is delayed?

We will keep our fingers crossed that everything is ok with your flights in the future. However, if you want to make sure that there are no mistakes with your airport transfers then you should find and book a great local company through FindTransfers!

1000 reviews of airport transfer companies

We are absolutely delighted to announce that on 28 April 2015 we published the 1000th independent review of an airport transfer company on FindTransfers.

We would like to say a massive thank you to all of the users of FindTransfers who have taken the time to leave a review, and congratulate all of the 128 companies (and counting) who have received such excellent feedback.

The aim of FindTransfers is to help people find and book small local taxi and airport transfer companies when they go on holiday. Independent reviews written by other FindTransfers users are absolutely vital in giving people the confidence to book with these companies that are often much cheaper than booking through a large agent, and also offer a better service.

As the number of reviews on FindTransfers grows, we are constantly working hard to improve the system and make it even quicker and easier to find and book airport transfers. We are also expanding to more airports so that we can help more people get a great deal with amazing local companies.

Now, let’s see how long it takes us to get to 2000…