Adrenaline Junkie? Here’s your guide to thrill seeking in the South of France.
When you think about Nice, thrill seeking might not spring immediately to mind. But with the ski resorts of Isola, Valberg and Auron just a stone’s throw away by car or bus, there’s plenty for adrenaline junkies to enjoy at any time of year.
The mountain bike addict
Not only is Auron just 90 kms from Nice, but it boasts some of the most incredible downhill cycling tracks in France. Aimed at all levels of ability, 11 of the 18 trails are ideal for intermediate riders while experienced mountain bikers will love blasting down the Colombier Express track, the fastest way down the mountain. Head for Isola 2000 if you only have a long weekend, but you want to spend some time in this compact resort experiencing the heart stopping thrills of the new black run.
The thrill seeking family
Valberg has a well deserved reputation as a family ski resort and it’s well worth a day trip from Nice during the summer months, too. Enjoy three different toboggan runs down the mountain side, or drink in the incredible views from the Accrobranche tree top adventure. There are guaranteed thrills as every member of the family, from toddlers to adults, negotiate their way through the tree tops.
The white knuckle ride
If you’re taking a trip to Isola 2000, one of the highest ski resorts in France, the chances are you enjoy a white knuckle ride. If so, the Mercantour gondola at 2,350 metres will be well worth the 90 minute trip from Nice. With breathtaking views across the Alps, this is an unmissable journey whether you intend to hike or ride the mountain trails or practice yoga in the clear mountain air.
The adrenaline junkie
The ski resorts of the Alpes Maritime offer a host of summer activities that will please even the most dedicated adrenaline junkie. Try the thrills and spills of mountainboarding in Auron, waterballing in Valberg or white water rafting in Isola 2000. Book your vacation apartments in Nice through Harrison Brook Property and enjoy the ultimate beach and mountain holiday experience. Contact us today and we’ll be delighted to arrange your accommodation in Nice.