This region situated between the Mediterranean and Switzerland offers magnificent alpine scenery. It is here where Mont-Blanc presides, the highest summit in Europe at an altitude of 4807 m. For the Alps the season is all year round. No sooner has the skiing stopped than the flowers erupt in a palette of colour, the grapes in the high vineyards start to ripen and a new generation of hikers, bikers and climbers discovers a Promised Land. The region stretches from the foothills of the Jura in the north to those of Provence in the south, with dramatic contrasts of wooded valleys, sunny pastures and craggy snowcapped peaks. You can take your pick of the many sporting activities that mountain resorts, such as Chamonix, Morzine and Les Gets have to offer,including climbing, mountain walking or white water rafting. But if you’re feeling less energetic you can enjoy spectacular mountain views from the comfort of a cable car and you can also try summer skiing on the glaciers above Val d’Isère or Tignes. The lakes of Annecy, Le Bourget and Geneva also have much to offer, including watersports such as windsurfing, sailing or water skiing, as well as swimming and boat trips. And if all this is not enough day trips across to neighbouring Switzerland are also possible. In addition, traditional resorts such as Chamonix and Megeve, as well as more modern resorts, can take pride in possessing the most up to date sporting facilities for both summer and winter.
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