Les Gets is a small town in the Portes du Soleil area of France. The transfer from Geneva airport only takes about 40 minutes. The town is situated at 1,200 metres above sea level and is a bustling ski resort in the winter. In conjunction with neighbouring Morzine, there are approximately 50 ski lifts dotted around. However, Les Gets in summer caters more for mountain biking.
We were in the area to do some walking. Using Les Gets as a base, there are loads of significant peaks within easy reach. From most if not all, there is a fine view of Mont Blanc with its permanent snow cap as it towers above everything else. I’ve never seen so many grasshoppers and cicadas ever. Good mountain weather is not guaranteed and it can get quite chilly if you’re not in direct sunshine but when it does settle down, it is really good. We tackled the Adventure Park when it didn’t look too promising up high. For those after something a little less energetic, there’s a golf course (which has fantastic views) and a swimming lake.
For getting around, make sure you look at acquiring a Multi-Pass. It makes getting around so easy, you don’t really need a car.
While we were there, the 62nd Morzine – Avoriaz rally was on so we got some spot-on roadside seats to the action. On our way there (you can either go over or around a mountain), we saw these guys paraponting.