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Dare to move

A range of reinvigorating and sporty activities in the heart of the Alps

Do you dream of wide open spaces, fresh air and unforgettable panoramic views?

Between the lakes, Alpine pastures and summits, the mountains in summer offer many different ways to relax.

Nestled at the heart of magnificent Alpine massifs, Brides-les-Bains is the perfect place to recharge your batteries and enjoy access to a wide range of sports, fun and leisure activities.

Fill your lungs with fresh air in the heart of nature, while enjoying the great deals on offer in this charming Savoyard village resort.


Activities

Brides-les-Bains provides access to Les 3 Vallées resorts and the Vanoise National Park

Brides-les-Bains provides access to Les 3 Vallées resorts and the Vanoise National Park

Located in the Tarentaise region, Brides-les-Bains is one of France's most renowned thermal spa destinations.

In addition to its many attractions, this lovely Savoyard village also enjoys a very special location at the heart of Les 3 Vallées, on the borders of the Vanoise National Park.
Offering easy access to the world's largest ski area and its resorts, Brides-les-Bains opens the way to a wide variety of mountain activities.

With an abundance of hotel and rental accommodation packages, the resort makes the perfect base camp from which to set off and explore some of the region's most attractive sites, while having a fantastic holiday with a real sense of escape and a change of scenery!

Please note: in summer, free shuttlebuses run between Brides-les-Bains and the resort of Méribel (between the 3rd of July and the 29th of August 2021, five round trips run daily between 9am and 5.30pm).

Relaxation and well-being activities

Relaxation and well-being activities

Walks and hikes

Walks and hikes

As beneficial for the body as it is for the mind, walking is one of the most popular and best-loved activities.

Close to mountain resorts, Brides-les-Bains offers holidaymakers a wide range of walks in an unspoiled natural environment.

For beginners or experienced hikers; individually, as a couple, with family or friends; you'll love walking along the trails, discovering the rich local wildlife (saying hello to the marmots is all part of the programme!), and breathing in big lungfuls of fresh air on the mountaintops...

Take a look at our itineraries. From Brides-les-Bains or in the surrounding area, the open air is calling!

And if you fancy going a a bit further afield, give trekking a go. A form of long-duration hike, with bivouacs to sleep in, it tends to be carried out in wild high-mountain areas.

Relaxation and well-being activities

Revitalise at the SPA

Revitalise at the SPA

Featuring a 600m2 Aqua Area, Brides-les-Bains' Grand Spa Thermal is one of the largest in France.

Between the Sauna, Steam room, Jacuzzi, massages, à la carte treatments etc…, these recently renovated fantastic facilities offer a wonderful alternative to open-air sports activities.

Whether you're here for the weekend, a short break or a longer holiday, well-being is guaranteed at the heart of the beautiful Savoie mountains!

Relaxation and well-being activities

A gentle bike ride…

A gentle bike ride…

 

With its hydrogen-powered E-Bikes, Brides-les-Bains is developing a new cyclo-tourism concept.

Offering up to 145 kilometres of freedom, these "vehicles of the future" let you cycle easily along mountain trails and roads.

Find out more at the Tourist Office.

 

Relaxation and well-being activities

Fishing at the heart of a natural park!

Fishing at the heart of a natural park!

 

Between lakes and mountain streams, take advantage of your mountain break in Brides-les-Bains to enjoy a nature sport that's an invitation to relaxation and serenity.

Relaxation and well-being activities

Golf at the heart of nature

Golf at the heart of nature

 

Around twenty kilometres from Brides-les-Bains, Méribel and Courchevel's golf courses are aimed at players of all abilities.

From driving ranges, to 9 and 18-hole courses, you'll be able to enjoy this relaxing leisure activity at altitudes of more than 1,500 metres!

 

Family activities

Family activities

Let’s go!

Let’s go!


Family holidays are an opportunity to share activities adapted to suit everybody.

Organised in Les 3 Vallées and the surrounding area, treasure hunts and orienteering races are a great way to have fun while exploring the region and discovering everything it has to offer.

There are many available not far from Brides-les-Bains.

Family activities

Go with the flow

Go with the flow

Accessibly priced and easy to do, canoeing and kayaking are among the best-loved nautical activities.

Whether you opt for a canoe or a kayak, each of which has their own distinct characteristics, these refreshing trips offer a different way to experience the natural environment.

White-water rafting is a sportier version of the same activity for which beginners will require an introductory session beforehand.

Based in Brides-les-Bains, you'll have nearby access to a number of sites offering canoeing and kayaking.

Family activities

Giddy up!

Giddy up!


Pony rides for little ones, introductory sessions, rides, riding school group lessons, games, etc...

Les 3 Vallées' horseriding centres offer a range of different packages, with something that all ages will love.

Family activities

Hold on tight!

Hold on tight!



The Tarentaise region's large forest-covered slopes are perfect for the installation of treetop adventure trail equipment and a variety of routes.

A number of companies local to Brides-les-Bains offer these fun activities, guaranteed to bring out your inner adventurer!

Family activities

Get up high

Get up high

A family stay in the mountains can open the door to some unusual, offbeat physical activities!

Similar to a hiking trail along a cliff-face, Via-Ferrata are totally safe thanks to specially adapted, pre-installed equipment.

Providing access to some magnificent viewing points, a number of "Ferrata" are located less than half an hour's drive from Brides-les-Bains. (Courchevel, Pralognan…)

The more adventurous among you can also have a go at an introductory mountain climbing session with local professionals and high mountain guides.

Family activities

Glide on ice

Glide on ice


To cool off in the summer heat or for a rainy day activity, the ice rink is the perfect destination for family entertainment.

Good news!

You can get your skates on just a few minutes' drive from Brides-les-Bains.

Family activities

Culture and nature

Culture and nature


Around 15 kilometres from Brides-les-Bains, the Galerie Hydraulica shines a light on everything there is to know about hydroelectricity and its importance for the valley's development.

Invigorating activities

Invigorating activities

Cool hiking!

Cool hiking!


The Vanoise Massif has proven especially well-suited to exploring the high mountain area, even offering "glacier-hiking".

Not requiring much technical know-how, it's equally suitable for beginners, experienced hikers or experts (capable of walking between 6 and 8 hours per day).

Setting off from Pralognan (around twenty kilometres from Brides-les-Bains), you can also gaze out on some stunning panoramic views and discover all the riches of the natural mountain heritage.

Invigorating activities

Get around by bike!

Get around by bike!

 

If cycling is your passion, you're sure to love peddling along mountain roads, which offer a geographical relief and landscape unlike any other.

You've come to the right place!

Brides-les-Bains is the perfect departure point for setting off to conquer the legendary Alpine mountain passes (La Loze, La Madeleine, L’Iseran, Le Cormet de Roselend etc…)

 

Invigorating activities

Free-wheeling!

Free-wheeling!

In Méribel, the ski area turns into a real Bike Park in summer, the perfect playground for sporty mountain bikers.

A more unusual version of mountain biking is also available in the form of Déval’Biking, in which you hurtle down the mountain on a downhill scooter!

Several kilometres of downhill trails and dedicated itineraries for these activities are easily accessible thanks to the ski lifts.

Please note: free shuttlebuses run from Brides-les-Bains to Méribel resort between the 3rd of July and the 29th of August 2021, with five round trips made daily between 9am and 5.30pm.

Added bonus: a number of Trail races take place for experienced sportsmen and women in summer in the mountains surrounding Brides-les-Bains.

Thrilling activities

Thrilling activities

Test the waters!

Test the waters!

 

Rafting, hydrospeeding and canoe-rafting. There's an abundance of nautical activities just a short distance from Brides-les-Bains.

Did you know? The choppy waves of the Doron and Isère rivers are among the best French waterways for aquasport descents.

Try it for yourself!

 

Thrilling activities

Canyoning

Canyoning


This involves descending mountain streams while navigating natural obstacles.

From sliding down natural waterslides to jumps and abseiling, this fun, refreshing sports activity guarantees thrills, and is less than an hour away from Brides-les-Bains.

Thrilling activities

Walking on air…

Walking on air…

 

If you're looking for an adrenalin rush and breath-taking panoramic views, air sports in Les 3 Vallées were made for you!

From paragliding to hot-air ballooning, local professionals will take care of your safety and well-being.

Thrill-seekers will be blown away!

 

Other activities to do in Brides-les-Bains

Every week, Brides-les-Bains Tourist Office offers a range of activities divided into categories and themed around Health / Excursions / Leisure.

From gentle gym workouts to sophrology, not forgetting the swimming pool, mountain hiking or gastronomy, there’s something for all ages and every taste.

Pick up a programme!