Set in the heart of the largest linked skiing area in Europe and ideally situated for healthy, outdoor, summer holidays 'Le Belvedere' was built in 1995 to English specifications, providing larger than average accommodation. The apartment has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard, its balcony provides spectacular views over the traditional Savoyard village of Chatel which is only 80 minutes drive from Geneva. The apartment has its own garage underneath the chalet and there are additional parking spaces available.
Winter: 'Le Belvedere' is a 10 minute walk from the village or the frequent (every 15-20 mins.) free buses go, from just below the chalet, into the centre and from there to Linga and Pre le Joux where you can link into the vast (over 650kms. of pisted runs) Portes du Soleil ski area. There are large car parks also available (it pays to arrive early in high season!) and the 'luge' run at Pre le Joux is a 'must' for the adventurous of all ages! There are numerous, traditional restaurants, both on the slopes and in and around the village to please all tastes.
Summer: There are a number of ski-lifts open in the summer ( you can even take your bikes up on them!) and more than 240km of signposted trails for walkers and mountain bikers, including the world cup bike courses at Morzine and Les Gets. As well as all the other traditional mountain activities in the area (tennis, swimming, fishing and horse riding) there are also the luge, mini golf, archery, paragliding, white water rafting and canoeing (near Thonon) and golf (a variety of courses around Lac Leman/Lake Geneva). Take a drive to explore Evian, Thonon or the medieval village of Yvoire; or the steamer over to Lausanne or Geneva; or drive further around the lake to see Chateau Chillon or the salt mines at Bex; there is so much to see and do!
Chatel is situated on the border between France and Switzerland and is part of the huge Portes du Soleil ski circuit. The nearest French town is Thonon and the nearest Swiss town is over the Morgin pass (which stays open all year)to Monthey. Geneva is 70 kms from Chatel.
Other Activities: ten-pin bowling, toboggan run