St Gervais les Bains Chalet Rental Photos and Description
Self-catering chalet with 3 bedrooms, underground parking, large garden
Chalet St Gervais is a privately let, self-catering chalet situated in St Gervais France.
The is set in the idyllic mountain town of St Gervais near Chamonix, only 40 minutes drive from Geneva.
There are 3 bedrooms, comprising 1 double bed and 2 rooms with 2 * single beds. A travel cot is available if required.
The chalet is ideally situated for skiing holidays or to sample the various activities the area has to offer such as climbing, paragliding, mountain biking and the Spa Baths - Les Thermes Saint-Gervais-Les-Bains - renowned for their relaxing and therapeutic properties.
The chalet is right next to the Evasion ski domain (Bettex ski lift is 10 mins walk, 1 min walk to bus stop, or 2 mins drive to free parking area), which consists of over 500km of mainly tree-lined runs serviced by 125 ski lifts. Ski domain includes areas of St Gervais, Les Contamimes, Les Houches and Megeve.
Perfect for skiing in winter and family holidays in spring, summer and autumn. Wonderful resort for exploring the beauty of the French Alps.
Skiing: There is an amazing 500kms of piste throughout the Evasion ski domain which includes St Gervais, Les Contamimes and Megeve. The lift system is highly efficient. Runs to suit all abilities, from wide open greens and blues to steep narrow blacks. There are 3 half pipes and 2 'fun-parks' as well as flood-lit skiing facilities. Off-piste skiing is abundant and possibilities for ski-touring are endless!
Paragliding/Hang-gliding: The ultimate challenge in paragliding and hang-gliding flight has to be the mountains where perhaps the best thermal-ling and cross country flying is found and there is no place like the 'Chamonix Valley' and its surrounding area for superb year-round flying. The sheer altitudes, the stunning views and the tranquillity of what must be Europe's most extensive alpine area, make it a pleasure to visit.
Take-off sites nearby are Le Brevent (15km), Plan Praz (15km), Les Grands Montets (15km), Plan L'Aiguille (15km), Aigille du Midi (15km), Plaine Joux (5km) and many others. There is even a landing site 0.5km from the chalet.
Cycling: The new Diamant Verte circuits make this area a brilliant place for mountain biker beginners, novices, or just plain lazy bikers who want the thrills without all the hard work. The Diamant Verte website is currently only in French, however it gives you a map of the circuits and photos. The lift system only runs in the summer month, however there are numerous cycle tracks available for mountain biking all year round for those prepared to put the effort into cycling up hill as well.
Nearby Megeve/Combloux (easily accessible by 1 cable car up and a downhill) give 100s km downhill rides all serviced by cable cars to take the strain.
In July each year are the world famous mountain bike races (20/50/100/140km) http://www.combloux.com/en/events/mb-race-vtt.html
For road cyclists there are some excellent training rides within the valley with climbs and descents of varying severity. It's also easy to nip down to the open expanse of the Arve valley floor to put in some longer mileages. And from St Gervais it's quite possible to take in classic Tour de France routes such as the Col de Aravis and Col de Colombiere.
- pets considered
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only