Now that our Meribel chalets have been packed up until next season and our staff have headed home for the summer, the resort will of course become quieter as the last of the snow trickles off into the valley streams and rivers.
Those who remain along with Meribel’s residents however, are not spoilt for choice of things to do now that skiing isn’t a possibility and people do still travel from around the world to visit this pretty little town in the French Alps.
A favorite that draws people to stay in a chalet in Meribel is cycling and you can be sure that you won’t be spoilt for choice when it comes to routes to explore. Whether it’s road cycling or mountain biking trails you’re in search of, a summer lift pass means that you can explore the beautiful Meribel and wider Mottaret area complete with your own or hired set of wheels – just make your bike is in great condition before bringing it out as just one day riding in the mountainous Alps equates to many back home.
Fancy a bit of tuition or guidance? Then you’re also spoilt for choice as there’s many companies geared up to take you out for a ride. Fast Riding People (+33 (0)4 79 08 59 90) offer women’s only courses in July and August for ladies looking to improve their skills, which also come with bike hire.
Alternatively, take a ride with local enduro downhill racer Clement from The Green Trail Mountain Bike Courses (+33 (0)6 70 06 80 38) for half or full days taking in the stunning local scenery in groups of up to 6 at all ability levels, before heading back to your Meribel chalet.