A chalet rental specialist which naturally does most of its business in the winter month has reported that it’s summer business has also grown through the pandemic and is now up by nearly half on its summer 2018 level.
“The Alps are no longer just for winter holidays. Almost every alpine village offers an incredible range of summer activities, from hiking and cycling to wild swimming and paddle boarding,” said Louis Andrews, Director of OVO Network which offers more than 150 high-end chalets across the French and Swiss Alps – including the Aravis, Espace Diamant, Evasion Mont Blanc, Grand Massif, Chamonix Mont Blanc and for the first time this summer, in the Valais, Switzerland.
“Between 2018 and 2022 our summer business has grown by 49%, as holidaymakers look to escape the city and busy beach resorts and try somewhere a little different. Here they get a mountain escape where they can completely ‘switch off’, be close to nature and try sports and activities that offer special memories such as paragliding, canyoning or following in the tracks of the Tour de France,” Mr Andrews added.
The company has selected several “hidden” chalets that it says typifies what many of its clients are looking for.
The lists include Chalet Victorina (pictured above and below), set in secluded woodland, where guests can enjoy sleek and ultra modern living. It has six bedrooms, sleeping 12, offering views of the Aravis mountains, allowing unlimited adventure as you step outside the front door.
Describing it as, “a luxury chalet that offers great value for money in a beautiful, secluded location,” OVO Network offers 7 nights self-catering rental from 1990 euros at Chalet Victorina from 24th June
Or at the top of a hill, between Saint Gervais and Les Contamines, chalet facilities do not get much better than at the vast Beau Caillou (below), where a hot tub, sauna and summer pool await. Up to 14 guests [11 adults] are accommodated across five bedrooms and bathrooms.
There’s also superfast Wi-Fi access making the chalet a great base to work and relax and there are also Cool for Kids facilities including table tennis and children’s games, as well as a cinema room and pétanque court.
“Guests can soak up the warm summer rays while enjoying breakfast on the sun terrace, before discovering the Baroque footpath – a 20km trail from Combloux to Les Contamines-Montjoie, passing some of the finest Baroque buildings in the Alps,” an OVO Network statement enthuses.
OVO Network offer 7 nights self-catering rental at Chalet Beau Caillou from 5990 euros from 17th June.
“All of our chalets offer plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy precious family time. Our owners pride themselves on the facilities they provide for their guests – everything from hot tubs and cinema rooms to swimming pools are on offer. And for those guests that have to work during their holiday, many of our properties offer dedicated work spaces,” Mr Andrews concludes.
(Pictured top: Chalet Happyview from OVO Network)
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