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Verbier activities in summer; Our top 10 adventures

Verbier, Switzerland in the summer transforms into a breathtaking wonderland, where the crisp mountain air is filled with the soothing chirping of birds, and alpine flora paint the valleys in a multitude of colours. As the peaks lose their snowy cover, a world of summer activities in Verbier emerges, attracting outdoor lovers and those seeking tranquillity in the Swiss Alps.

We turned to our local team, who call the beautiful resort of Verbier their home year-round, to unveil the best Verbier activities. From adrenaline-pumping adventures to serene escapes, this insider’s guide promises to share the best ways to experience a unique summer in Verbier’s stunning landscapes. Whether you’re looking for exciting summer activities in Verbier or peaceful pursuits, Verbier offers something for everyone.

 

Verbier activities

 

1. Mountain biking 

While renowned for its extensive and diverse ski slopes during winter, Verbier turns into a biker’s paradise during the warmer summer months. The impressive mountain terrain offers thrilling outdoor experiences for both beginners and experienced bikers. In August, the resort hosts the Verbier E-bike Festival, inviting biking enthusiasts to challenge themselves, test the latest bikes from renowned brands, and indulge in local dishes on the trails. This is one of the highlights of summer activities in Verbier.

The resort’s dedicated bike park, featuring 19 km of trails and eight downhill routes with ramps and jumps, caters to both thrill-seekers and leisurely riders. Our team is thrilled to assist in organizing trails, equipment, and lessons with local schools, ensuring an unforgettable experience tailored to your skill level and preferences.

2. Hiking and trail running

Verbier is well-known for hiking and trail running in summer. A must-do summer hike is Le Bisse du Levron, a scenic 12-kilometer trail following an ancient 14th-century irrigation channel. Start at Les Ruinettes and walk along the gentle stream, traversing stunning views. Enjoy exquisite local dishes at La Marlenaz  (one of our favourite restaurants) or an alfresco lunch at one of the scenic picnic spots. As you reach the end of the path, you’ll be rewarded with the sight of the “Chute du Bisse,” a spectacular waterfall. This hike is suitable for all ages and offers an ideal family activity on a sunny day.

For a leisurely family hike, embark on a journey to St. Christoph Chapel from Patier. This beautiful trail winds through enchanting forests and rewards you with breathtaking panoramic views over the Bagnes Valley. Hiking and trail running are some of the more popular summer activities in Verbier.

3. Thrill-seeking adventures

Adrenaline lovers will appreciate the Mont 4 Zipline, the highest zipline in the world. Suspended above the Tortin glacier at 3,330 meters above sea level, this experience offers unparalleled alpine landscapes at a speed of 130 km/h. From Les Ruinettes, you can also test out paragliding to see the best of Verbier from above.

Summer activities in Verbier

4. Via Ferrata adventures

For a blend of rock climbing and hiking, we highly recommend the Via Ferrata. With two different routes, there’s something for everyone! The more challenging route, Androsace, promises a thrilling ascent, while the less demanding Edelweiss offers a gentler climb, perfect for families. Our team is here to assist with equipment rental and lift pass purchases, ensuring a hassle-free experience. 

5. Summer kids camp

Verbier offers numerous camps to keep children entertained during the summer holidays. These camps provide various outdoor and creative activities, language lessons, and opportunities to make friends from around the world. We can recommend the perfect camp tailored to your child’s interests and needs so that they can experience the best Verbier activities.

6. Summer Events 

Verbier comes alive during the summer months with an array of events. The Verbier Festival, a prestigious international classical music event, unfolds over two weeks in July, gathering some of the most renowned names in classical music. For a rejuvenating retreat, Inspire Yoga Festival in August offers a wide range of classes, workshops, and holistic therapies, often held outdoors in scenic mountain locations. Additionally, Verbier hosts Rocklette and Electroclette in August, where music, raclette, and the mountains come together in perfect harmony.

 

Verbier activities

7. Golfing in Verbier

Verbier’s golf courses offer a truly exceptional experience. With courses in Les Esserts and Moulins areas, Verbier caters to all levels. Les Moulins, an 18-hole course nestled in the heart of town, and Les Esserts, situated in the heights of the resort, provide golfers with stunning alpine views.

8. Mont Fort Sunrises   

One experience not to be missed is catching the first sun rays at 3,330m above sea level at the top of Mont Fort. From here, you’ll admire a 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, including The Matterhorn, Dent Blanche, Grand Combin, and Mont-Blanc.

9. Swimming in alpine lakes

Verbier is surrounded by many alpine lakes perfect for a refreshing dip during a hike. One of our favourites is Lac de Louvie. Hike up a steep climb and be rewarded at the top with a lunch at the Cabane de Louvie, serving local delicacies. Enjoy a dip in the lake and opt to hike back to Verbier for a full day of adventure.

10. Fondue horse and cart experience 

For a unique experience, enjoy a fondue paired with endless amounts of local wine while a horse and cart takes you on a tour of the valley. This activity offers a fun and unique way to explore Verbier’s surroundings. This experience is one of our favourite Verbier activities!

 

Summer activities in Verbier

Our team would be delighted to assist in organising any of these adventures for you. Contact us today to start planning your alpine summer holiday, or explore our exquisite summer chalets in Verbier! Whether you’re looking for family-friendly verbier activities or more peaceful endeavours, we have everything you need for an unforgettable summer in Verbier. 


11th June 2024

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