To anyone who has only been to the Alps in the winter, a visit to Verbier in the summer is a real eye-opener. While the mountain views are still as breathtaking, the slopes are resplendently green and bustling with activity.
Verbier is definitely not just for a winter holiday. For the adventurous, there’s paragliding, hydrospeeding, canyoning, rockclimbing or the new Mont Fort zipline. For those wanting some down time, there are long walks and lazy lunches to be had in the now peaceful mountain restaurants. A new mecca for cyclists, Verbier is also perfect for mountain, road or e-biking enthusiasts. And if you just need to recharge your batteries, take a revitalising yoga lesson watching the sunrise on Mont Fort. Even if you decide to simply do nothing – that fresh mountain air is more energising than anywhere else in the world.
The weather in Verbier is nothing short of glorious in the summer. Sunbathing at the top of a mountain or at your chalet definitely beats having to book your sunlounger at the beach. The chalets all have south facing terraces or balconies where you can enjoy the long sun-filled days, alfresco cooking or relaxing in the hot tub.
“We are seeing Verbier in a new light and now I almost prefer the summer here to the winter, just beautiful views everywhere… It has been the perfect antidote to work – an incredible place to escape the world.”