A summer holiday in Mottaret, at the entrance to the Tueda Nature Reserve offers a truly outdoor experience. Whilst there are a host of activities on offer, the real beauty lies in the rugged grandeur of the Mountains. 
 
We are literally the closest apartment to the nature reserve, with Lac Tueda just a few minutes walk along the path of the Doron river. Please browse some of our top picks that we have assembled to help plan your activities and have a look at our Summertime in Mottaret Video.
 
Summer Price only £50 per night
Mountains
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Mountain Activities

The Meripass Card gives free access to the Méribel, Courchevel and Val Thorens lifts. Free entrance to the Méribel Olympic Centre  (swimming pool and ice-rink) and discounts for many summer activities.

Trail map - download this map showing all the marked hiking trails along with the location of all the lakes and refuges.

Lift System remains open in the summer during July and August, check this link to see the opening schedule for individual lifts allowing you to access the panoramic views, mountain biking and hikes.

Tueda Nature Reserve is literally on your back door.!!!
The apartment directly borders the reserve with its lake and river just a few hundred metres walk from the back door.
     
Fishing - You need a license to fish the lake, hire rods etc. locally at the Nature centre office on the edge of the lake

Mountain Hiking - Hikers of all levels enjoy 20 marked trails through the forest and meadows of the Méribel valley.Details and a map of these walks are available in the "Guide des sentiers" on sale at the Tourist Offices.      


Via Ferrata  - A secure climbing route equipped with cables and metal rungs fixed on a rock face. Not for the feint hearted!

Mountain Refuge - an overnight stay can be arranged at the famous Refuge du Saut at 06 03 85 10 39 or contact the Tourist Office
Biking
Mountain bike lift
Mountain Biking
 
Specialist Alpine mountain bikes with front and rear suspension can be hired from the hire shop in the centre of Mottaret along with Helmets, etc..  Lift Passes can be purchased for either single trips up the mountain, day passes and week passes for either one lift or the whole Three Valleys system. There are a combination of very steep routes for serious "down-hillers" through to flatter routes for more gentle recreational mountain-biking.      

A number of companies organise guided trips for all levels of mountain bikers from beginners to experts. If you rate yourself as an expert downhill mountain biker, make sure you are in Méribel for the 3VTT (Three Valleys Tout Terrain) – a race around the 3 Valleys on mountain bike for professionals, amateurs and families.
Outdoor Activities
Lac Tueda Horse Riding
Outdoor Activites

Adventure Park - Great fun for the Kids!!!  There are several "runs" starting with green, blue, red and a black run. There are instructors present the whole time to show how to use ropes and climbing harnesses and the day finishes with a 150 metre zip line run across the Doron river. Always the Highlight of the week for the children

Crazy Golf - from 10am to 7pm in Mottaret centre.

Horse and Pony Riding - Between Meribel and Mottaret, near the tennis courts and the Trout River. Lessons, day trips and short rides for the kids.

Tennis - Mottaret centre has 3 tennis courts (book at the Tourist office) For the serious player there are a further 10 at the attractive Tennis Club of Meribel next to the Adventure park.

Skate Park - Is open in the Chaudanne lift area in Meribel.

Golfing - The superb 18 hole course in the most spectacular setting with a putting green and driving range. Opens in Mid June and is located at the Altiport some 15 minutes drive away and on the shuttle bus route.
Indoor Activities
Meribel Swimming pool
Indoor Activities

Bowling -  Six lanes are in the Olympic Centre in Meribel

Cinema - In the Tourist Info office in Mottaret offers French and English (VOST) movies.

Ice Skating - The Olympic Ice rink in Meribel Centre has figure skating hire and lessons. 

Pamper Off Piste - massage and beauty treatments available to you in the comfort of your apartment.

Swimming Pool - The Olympic Centre in has a 25m swimming pool with sauna, jacuzzi and whirlpool. Plus a very nice gym and wellness centre.

The apartment has a large selection of DVD’s, movies and games.
Water Sports
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Water Sports
 
There are several companies who provide water activities please go to the Meribel tourist office for brochures    
      
H2o-Rafting - based in Landry which is about 50 minutes from the apartment near Moutier. We had a fantastic 1/2 day white water rafting excursion with them.  Dont let the French only website scare you off, all their guides speak very good English and are very professional.
 
AN Rafting - based in Aime does rafting, canyoning and hydrospeeding
     
Canyoning - Put on a wet suit and hike, slide down water-falls and swim

Hydrospeeding - Wet suit and helmet and ride a sort of half kayak down the rapids

On Wheels
Mottaret Motorsports
Things to do on Wheels in Mottaret

Segway Scooters - Two wheeled off road vehicles new this season
   
Devil Karts - in Mottaret centre take the Doron lift up and shoot down the slopes  

Arapaho - A large 2 wheeled scooter that looks great fun!

Mini Moto - small motorbike course for young children in Mottaret Centre
Airborne
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Airborne Fun

Light Aircraft Flights and Lessons - From Meribel's Altiport  you can enjoy a scenic tour of the three valleys or learn how to fly yourself!

Paragliding - Take the lift to the top of Sauliere and take a breathtaking tandem flight. You need to book a day in advance.