Mountain in summer ideal to relax

11 August 2022

Between the sea and the mountains, Nice is the ideal destination for a vacation. Only 10 minutes from the beaches and 1 hour from the mountains, you can discover different landscapes without going very far.

We often think that the mountain is only to be done in winter. But did you know that in summer the ski resorts are even more pleasant? From its climate to its activities, the mountain is a relaxing, fresh and often far from tourists... We recommend it to you at 100 %.

So, get away from it all and escape to the many mountain resorts around the Mercantour Park. You will discover different activities, such as animal safaris, tree climbing, summer sledging, hiking or mountain biking. We have selected for you 3 places with activities to do in summer in the mountains.

1- The Gorges du Verdon

The Gorges du Verdon is one of the most beautiful sites in France. The Verdon River is located in the Mercantour Park near the Alpes de Haute Provence. This river encompasses several lakes of which the lake of Saint-Croix is one of the most beautiful. This sublime lake with turquoise water is purely mineral and natural. Its majestic landscapes make this place unique and incredibly beautiful...
To visit this place, you can do several activities. On site, you can rent a boat without a license, a pedal boat or go canoeing. For the more sporty, you can go rafting, canyoning and even bungee jumping. If you wish to spend a night in a quiet place close to the lake, several guesthouses are available in the surroundings at a reasonable price.

2- Valberg

The ski resort of Valberg welcomes its travelers in winter, but also in summer. Every summer, this commune sets up several activities to do for young and old. A pleasant place in summer to enjoy nature while being cool. But the main activity is the tree climbing. Live an adventure in the heart of the forest, in the middle of hundred-year-old trees. Depending on your level, several circuits are available. If you are with your family, there is a course adapted for children. For those who like thrills, try the zip line and put yourself in the place of a bird for a few seconds... We recommend you to book a holiday rental apartment or a hotel to relax for several days.

3- Roubion

Roubion is a small ski resort in the Alpes Maritimes. Perched on a cliff in the Tinée valley, this atypical village has kept its charm with a family and intimate atmosphere. Only 70 km from Nice, this area offers several activities such as mountain biking, snowshoeing and hiking.
For those who love hiking, Roubion is the place to be. A dozen circuits are proposed to you, amateurs and experts. You will also have the possibility of visiting the ramparts and ruins of castles dating from the XII century! All this while tasting local products such as cod brandade, daube and pistou soup.

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