• White-water rafting through Giffre River
  • White-water rafting, Canoe-rafting and Hydrospeed
  • Rock Climbing on the French Alps
  • Rock Climbing
  • Samoens summer views
  • The Grand Massif

Summer in Samoens

The end of a perfect Alpine winter has been greeted by the dawn of an idyllic and vibrant summer season in Samoens, offering summer activities for the whole family from relaxing walks to white-water rafting.

As the alpine poppy buds are bursting to bloom in the Le Jaysinia Alpine Botanical gardens, the plethora of hot air balloons and paragliders can already be spotted jewelling the clear blue skies across 1600 summit, competing only with the birdlife that have returned once more to these warmer climates.

The cascades of waterfalls at Sixt come to life and provide amazing scenic exploration. Golfers can enjoy days putting over the lake in Morillon. You can relax whilst indulging in trout fishing along Giffre River or enjoy white-water rafting for those adrenalin junkies among you.

The winding alpine routes across the Giffre Valley are now an ideal terrain for cycling, or hiking/mountaineering and climbing or Via Ferrata. You can try potholing in the crevasses of the nearby Criou mountains, tree-hopping in the Indiana Adventure Park, or simply enjoy scenic drives to absorb the beautiful landscape, including the spectacular Mont Blanc range.

After enjoying the summer activities, the Samoens experience is made complete by the vibe in the rustic village with locals and holidaymakers strolling around the village square, catching up with the day's events, perusing the local food and craft market, relaxing in the bars, shops and restaurants, indulging in local Haute-Savoie cuisine or having a relaxing massage in comfortable surroundings.

For the keen mountain bikers amongst you, you’ll be happy to know that the 2013 Enduro Series French Championship will bring two days of racing on the slopes of the Upper Giffre Valley, attracting mountain bikers from around France. On 5th July, 2013, the whole town goes American…line dancing, country music concerts and cowboys and horses. If you’re up for something more active then you could always register for the first ever Samoen’s Trail (running) tour taking place on 23rd June 2013…or maybe just spectate!

Samoens prides itself on offering a range of summer activities for children of all ages. Check out the Buqa link “children’s activities” for more information.

Welcome to Summer Alpinism 2013 in Samoens.

A Buqafied Summer in Samoens, 2014

Apartment Buqa is a new, contemporary and exclusive self-catered or catered chalet-style apartment accommodation, sat proudly in the heart of the picturesque mountain town of Samoens.

The south-facing apartment is conveniently located 5 minutes walk from the village centre, the Alpine Botanical Gardens and all the local amenities.

With an array of technology and entertainment around the apartment, Buqa also offers an air of luxury, style and comfort, sleeping up to 8 people. This leaves you open to choose to do as much or as little as you like during your stay.

The BUQA Team is at hand to make sure that you have a truly BUQAFIED summer experience.