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Summer activities in Samoens

Other summer activities

There is a wide range of other activities apart from the ones that we have highlighted to do during your stay in Samoens. These vary from the leisurely to the adrenalin-rush and for the young to the old.

The gentle activities

Guided Tour by Tourist Train.

Tours leave the church before taking you around the sights of Samoens (Prices €3-€6, shared or min 5 persons private)

Horse-drawn rides

Be drawn through the streets of Samoens by horse-drawn carriage. (Prices from €20/20mins up to €50/hour)

Guided Tour by foot

The Tourist office run regular guided tours to tell you more about the history of Samoens (Prices free to €4/adult).

Donkey rides

Available from nearby Morrillon lake or for longer outings book them with the Mountain Guides. They’ll even carry your gear for you.

Massage, Reflexology, Meditation, Yoga

There are various ‘well being’ activities available in Samoens throughout the summer, some on a private basis others as party of organised groups. Contact us for more detail or you can get further information at


For beginners or seasoned archers. (Prices from €7-€12/hour)


Permits vary from freely available for the leisure lake, or daily paid permits are required in other mountain lakes (e.g. Col de Joux Plane)

Golf on the Water

Based in Open Air Leisure Park, great for the whole family. A driving range over a stunning lake!


Golf Courses available at Les Gets, Flaine, Chamonix & Evian (all within an hours drive!)

The not-so-gentle activities!

Indiana Adventure Park

For children upwards of 2 yrs right up to adults, with courses of varying levels (Prices from €5-€20/person)


Court and equipment hire from around €10/hour. Lessons also available.


From debut tandem-flights up to certified para-gliding courses. (Prices approx €75/adult and €60/child for a tandem-flight, courses vary from €120-€500)

Via Ferrata

Get attached to the wires and close to that rock at the Via Ferrata course (Price €36/adult)

Caving & Rock Climbing

Under €40 for those adults or Children that like to go straight up or straight down.

White water activities

Lots of options here from Rafting, Kayaking and Body Boards right up to Canyoning and Water-skiing. The Giffre valley in which Samoens sits acts as a huge collection point for the melt-water from the winter season and capture point for any summer storms. As such the water level can vary from gentle to torrid so you can select your activity accordingly. (Prices vary from activity to activity. Contact us for more detail or you can get further information at

Nordic walking

Or ski-walking, is an energy efficient way to get an invigorating walk Take an accompanied walk with special long poles. (Prices €12/adult for half day)

Quad Bikes

Electric quad bikes for children aged 5-12 (€4 for 12 rides)