When the summer season arrives, people's minds are focused on going on holiday. We fine-tune the destinationsIn this way, the right plans are made and the various sites to be visited are reviewed. Among the options available, the establishment of a travel list for summer mountain holidays needs special attention. We tell you why in this article.

Why choose the mountains over other summer destinations?

Firstly, the altitude offers a temperature that has many benefits. This is in contrast to the heat of summer. Depending on the altitude, your holiday in the mountains will have many twists and turns. You will have the opportunity to get away from your hectic everyday life. No more polluted air, no more traffic jams and above all less noise.

Then, unlike a seaside holiday, you can enjoy your rest in peace and quiet. In the mountains, there's no risk of crowds like on the beach. However, if you like to take a dip, all is not lost. The mountains are full of lakes and streams where you can relax and unwind.

But above all, you're in for some rather unusual discoveries. You'll be amazed by the panoramic scenery on offer. Between the change of scenery, the walks and the fun activities, you won't have time to get bored. The unreal sunsets and the diversity of the flora will also blow your mind.

Some destinations to consider in your summer mountain holiday travel list

The Pyrenees remain one of the most popular destinations for a trip to the mountains, and rightly so. As the natural border with Spain, it's the perfect place to recharge your batteries. If you are looking for unforgettable holiday ideas, this is an option that will suit you. And even more so if you have decided to go on holiday for all the family. A host of natural sites await you, including the Cauterets waterfalls, the Bétharram caves, the Galamus gorges and many others.

Alternatively, you can head to Chamonix-mont blanc, one of France's best-known resorts. Famous for the Mont Blanc that towers above it, it lies at the crossroads between France, Switzerland and Italy. It's a popular destination in winter, but there's plenty to do in summer. You can visit the Aiguille du Midi, ride the Mont Blanc tramway, discover the waterfalls and even hike around the Chamonix lakes. It's well worth the diversions.

But if a complete change of scenery is what you're after, don't hesitate to include some of the smaller resorts on your travel itinerary. They are less sumptuous, but just as attractive. Take Saint-Sorlin and Grand-Bornand, for example. Here you have the advantage of cost. These places have affordable prices because the crowds are not so great. You can go horse riding, cycling, canyoning or visit places of remembrance. For your next summer holiday in the mountains, don't hesitate to come here.

Are you looking for incredible mountain destinations during the summer to spend unforgettable moments? There are many fabulous mountain sites to be found on all 5 continents. Here are some of them.


Located in the Haute-Savoie, the Chamonix valley promises a world of wonders for your summer mountain holiday. The panoramic views from the peaks of this region will give you a different view of the world.

In particular, you can climb the highest peak in Western Europe, Mont Blanc, which is almost 4.8 km high. The site also offers incredible hiking trails such as the Balcon du Nord, the Montagne de Peclerey, the Lac Blanc...

The Dolomites

Take a trip to northern Italy for your summer mountain holiday and enjoy the fabulous scenery of the Dolomites. These splendid mountains, which never cease to amaze its many visitors, will immerse you in the Austrian and Italian cultural universe.

Located in South Tyrol, the Dolomites are also great places for hiking. By choosing this destination, you can opt for a road trip through 3 countries. A 4×4 will give you an unforgettable ride.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Africa proudly welcomes you with its continental peak: Mount Kilimanjaro! This massif culminates at more than 5 km in altitude, guaranteeing you a magnificent mountain and summer holiday. Located in Tanzania, the mountain is in a nature reserve extremely rich in flora and fauna: the Ngorongoro Park.

This time of year is also a good time to visit Tanzania as the weather conditions are mild. In addition to climbing Kilimanjaro and standing on the roof of Africa, you have the opportunity to go on safari. This way you will meet the most exotic animals of the old continent.

The Matterhorn

This massif, which rises to a height of almost 4.4 km, is located on the Italian-Swiss border. The Matterhorn fascinates the eyes of summer mountain vacationers in an impressive way.

It has a rock pyramid at the top that you must visit. Approximately 3500 people try to climb the summit every year. A road will allow you to easily reach its sunny summit in summer. This is the Hörnligrat.

The Jura Mountains

The Jura is located in the Ain département. For your summer mountain holidays, visitors have the opportunity to discover the summer greenery of this part of France. There are plenty of activities on offer, including hiking, mountain biking, canyoning and paragliding.

From its high peaks you can also see the city of Geneva, Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva. Its thermal spa also invites you to enjoy its pure and fresh water. Try the Jura site and your trip will be unforgettable.

Island Peak

If you are looking for an Asian landscape for your summer mountain holiday, Island Peak is the place to be. Nestled in Nepal on the mythical Himalayan mountain range, this peak takes you to the roof of the world and offers a life-size panorama.

Experience the fantastic world by trying one of these 6 destinations. You will have unforgettable memories.

Go on holiday in the mountains with MMV

Now you know our favourite destinations for a great summer mountain holiday. Click here if you would like to discover the ideal packages for go on holiday in the mountains the summer. 

Whether you're looking for a gentle mountain holiday or a thrill, you'll be spoilt for choice. At MMV, holidays are made à la carte in order to meet a maximum of needs as efficiently as possible. In concrete terms, the à la carte offer is based on two main concepts:

  1. There are Club Residences with a short or weekly rental formula. You can enjoy a comfortable self-catering accommodation, but with a club experience including activities for children, swimming pools and wellness areas with spas, Jacuzzis, massages...
  2. There are also Club Hotels. As the name suggests, this is a hotel formula with two different comfort and service levels. Half-board, full-board or All Inclusive, make your choice and enjoy wellness areas, activities for children and exceptional entertainment within the hotel. 

These two packages are available in many resorts in both the Alps and the Pyrenees. 

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