WHAT TO DO IN SUMMER IN CORDON?
... PLAYING GOLF IN FRONT OF THE MONT-BLANC MASSIF
"A nice walk spoiled by a small white ball. "
But what a Savoyard walk! Located on steep ski slopes, the mountain golf courses are the most beautiful and technical. But thanks to the altitude and the heat, you will be able to reach unexpected distances. Take advantage of your holidays in Haute Savoie to start or to perfect your swing and your game. The Mont-d'Arbois course (Megève) is only 20 minutes away. There are many courses in the region, not forgetting the famous Chamonix golf course at the foot of the Mont Blanc Massif.
Directly from Cordon, 80 km of signposted mid-mountain trails will allow you to discover the richness of the mountain heritage. Set off among the fir trees to discover typical farms, waterfalls, old bridges, baroque churches and bread ovens. Always with the majestic Mont Blanc massif in front of you.
From the shores of the crystal-clear Alpine lakes to the snow-covered summits, hikers will enjoy climbing this side of the Aravis massif. More than 8000 km of marked trails allow you to walk through the mountain pastures of Haute-Savoie. From Sallanches, Combloux, Megève, Les Houches and Chamonix... Whatever your level, the most beautiful sites in Savoie Mont-Blanc are waiting for you.
Why not take advantage of the holidays to simply take time?
We have installed comfortable deckchairs in the garden, facing the Mont Blanc massif, to invite you to enjoy moments "just for you" between rest and contemplation.
... HYDROSPEED, RAFTING OR KAYAKING
At the foot of Cordon, the Arve river flows. It is the ideal playground for the whole family to enjoy. Many white water sports are available.
For the more experienced, the mythical "Dora" flows on the other side of the Mont Blanc tunnel, in the Aosta Valley.
This river can be reached in a few dozen minutes.
... A SAVOYARD GETAWAY BY MOTORBIKE
The great classic
The Tour of the Mont-Blanc massif — Col des Montets — Col de la Forclaz (Suisse) — Col du Grand St Bernard à 2500 m d’altitude — Col du petit St Bernard — Cormet de Roselend 2500…
Beware of the closure of some passes in spring
Distance : 370 km
The pass route
Cordon — Col des Saisies — Albertville — Col du Frêne — Annecy — Col de la Forclaz — Col des Aravis (Megève) or Col de la Colombière…
Distance : 260 km
Variant : Col du Joly return journey 2 h
Escapade towards Lake Geneva
Cordon — Sallanches — Magland — Arâches — Col de Châtillon — Morzine — Thonon — Yvoire — Douvaine — Bons en Chablais — Habère — Poche — Onnion — St Jeoire — Marignier — Cluses.
Distance : 230 km.
Variant: Giffre valley 2 h
... CLIMB THE AIGUILLE DU MIDI
Situated at 3 842 metres above sea level, the highest of the Chamonix needles is the ideal place to discover the French, Swiss and Italian Alps from all angles. After this cable car ascent, your eyes will embrace a grandiose panorama of the Matterhorn, Mount Rose, the Grandes Jorasses, the Aiguille Verte and the Drus, the Dôme du Goûter, and of course the highest point of the massif: Mont-Blanc.
And to get your adrenaline flowing, try the step into the void! Only its 5 glass sides will hold you above a vertiginous 1000 metre precipice.
... A GOURMET GETAWAY
Just cross the Aravis pass to go and enjoy Marc Veyrat, the only chef in the world to have achieved the maximum score of 20/20 in Gault & Millau.
Another exceptional restaurant, "les flocons de sel" by Emmanuel Renaut, with its three Michelin stars is located in Megève.
Not forgetting the Auberge du père Bise, the Clos des Sens, Yoann Conte and many other starred restaurants.
... SWIMMING IN ANNECY
You will reach Annecy by crossing the Aravis Massif. After visiting the city centre, there are numerous beaches where you can enjoy the warm, crystal clear waters of the lake all summer long.
Incredible as it may seem, the average temperature of the lake is 23°C.
At the Chalet les Cerises, witness an explosion of colour in Spring
Under the last snow, a multitude of wild flowers are already appearing. And for all the skiers who prefer off-piste skiing, it is enough to take a little altitude to continue to practice ski touring, the snow cover of the massif is often sufficient until the end of May. For your safety, we advise you to go skiing with a mountain guide.
The long days allow you to put on your hiking boots and enjoy the mountain trails. You can start your hike or trail directly from the Savoyard hamlet of Cordon. A series of "balconies" will allow you to contemplate the Mont-Blanc massif during your walk. The more athletic will be able to discover the slopes of the Aiguilles rouges park and spend a night in a mountain refuge.
In the mountains, there are so many activities in the summer!
With a light breeze during the hot days and always cool nights, it is the ideal climate to escape the scorching atmosphere of the cities. Safe from mosquitoes (which don't like this altitude) you can live in the fresh air, with your windows constantly open facing the Mont Blanc massif.
When the sunny days return, a multitude of new activities are offered to you. Facing the Mont Blanc massif, the 80 kilometres of trails in the surroundings At every turn, new perspectives with breathtaking views appear between the chalets. The smell of cut hay and the sound of clarines fill the air. You will be facing the roof of Europe, ideally situated to discover the splendid Mont Blanc region. Combloux, Megève and Chamonix are also excellent starting points for hiking in the heart of the massif.
What about a day away to swim on the sandy beaches of Lake Annecy?
Try to break par on the nearby magnificent mountain golf courses such as the Mont-d'Arbois in Megève or the popular Chamonix golf course.
Take your mountain bike or follow in the footsteps of the Tour de France. Numerous loops and referenced cycling routes pass through Cordon. The mythical alpine passes of the Mont Blanc Massif are very close to the village.
Beginners can try rock climbing near the Chalet les Cerises. The Tourist Office organises introductory courses with an instructor on the rock school in Cordon in the summer.
Continue the visit of chalet les Cerises
Click and discover this chalet with a sublime view of the Mont-Blanc Massif