Things to do in Tignes

Things to do in Tignes

Looking for an action-packed summer holiday? You should really think about doing a Tignes summer. Here are a list of things to do in Tignes!


Things to do in Tignes

Things to do in Tignes

Soak up the beauty of the Alps

Tignes is hands down one of the most beautiful places to visit. The French Alps in the summer are the world away from the mountains in the winter months. It is the perfect place to enjoy some hiking and overdose in all that fresh mountain air.

Go Skiing and Snowboarding

During the Summer there are very few European places to ski in the summer.  In Tignes summer skiing on the glacier is a thing. You can ski every day from 7 am until 1 pm. Do make sure you go early though as once the sun comes out, the snow melts and it starts becoming to slushy to ski on.

 Go Mountain Biking in Tignes

Once the snow melts and the skiers leave the mountain bikers begin to arrive. Just watching hurtlingly down the mountains filled me full of anxiety, but they seemed to be having a great time.

Tignes is a great place for novice mountain bikers and I noticed lots of classes for beginners so if you like the idea of speeding down mountains on two wheels then get yourself to Tignes mountain bike school.

Go Hiking in Tignes

Now, summer hiking in Tignes is was one activity that I got on board with. I’m all for two feet on the ground putting one foot in front of another! There are 25 hiking routes in Tigne and you can buy a guidebook from the tourist information center.

If you are a little lazy the best bit is that if you don’t fancy the trek up the mountain, you can use some of the Ski lifts for free and then just hike down. WINNING!

Enjoy the Water Activities on the Lake

From Water balls to SUP Yoga there is a whole host of fun Tignes water activities you can do on the tranquil lake. It’s also a great (mostly flat) spot for a jog. One lap around Tignes lake is 1.5 miles and there are just a few steep hilly parts to test how good your running is at high altitude.

Things to do in Tignes

Play a round of Golf in Tignes

Next to the lake is Tignes golf course for golfing pros, for everyone else they have mini-golf just a short walk down the road.

Other Tignes Activities

There are too many things to do in Tignes to name all of them. Trust me if you want a holiday packed with adventure and activities (especially if you have children) then this is the place for you!

Here are a few of favorite Tignes activities:

  • Beach Volleyball (that’s right they have built a beach up in the mountains)
  • Archery
  • Shooting Trampolining
  • Skating in the skate park.

For a full list visit the Tignes website.

Go Horse Riding in Tignes

What better way to spend an afternoon than galloping through the Alps on a horse?!

White Water Rafting in Tignes

From Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Gothard there are different grades of white water rafting in Tignes to enjoy depending on your experience, and how crazy a time you fancy having on the river. I didn’t get a chance to do this personally but next time it’s top of my list.

Rock Climbing in Tignes

Another activity not on my list but if you fancy going to climbing school what better place than in the mountains of Tignes? You can choose to climb on the rocks or head indoors to Tignespace.

Get a sweat going at the Indoor Gym and Wellness Centre

All of those outdoor sports and activities in Tignes can take their toll, so make sure you leave some time to relax in the Wellness Centre as well as the usual spa treatments you can unwind in a Turkish bath. Or if you haven’t done enough you could always hit the gym!

Final Thoughts

The thing that struck me the most about visiting Tignes in summer (apart from how beautiful it is) was how much fun it was! It’s impossible to get bored as there is so much to do. If I had children this would be the perfect holiday to keep them entertained. The whole place was just full of happy, active and adventurous people, so if that’s your vibe then what are you waiting for? Get your flight booked now!

The Best Tignes Hotels

Chalet Colettine

Things to do in Tignes

This post was proofread by Grammarly

Book your trip now

Are you ready to book your trip?  To help you get the best deals and service here are the companies that I personally use to book all of my travel online. I always shop around before booking anything, but these are my tried and tested starting places.

  • Skyscanner – I’m a bit fan of Skyscanner, it is who I use to book all of my flights. I often will check other like Google Flights or Momodo, but I always go here first and it is who I book 99% of my flights with. 
  • – I LOVE especially when I can book and cancel free up until a certain point, mostly because my plans are forever changing. It’s easy to use and has one of the widest selections. 
  • Airbnb – I’m not a huge user of Airbnb, but sometimes I do like to use it, and I ALWAYS check it before I book anything else. You can get some really cool places to stay here, and it is especially good in places like Cuba. If you don’t have an account and you click on this link then you will get $36 off your first booking.
  • Hostelworld – If you are looking for hostels then this is a great place to check first. They often have additional places that you won’t find on
  • Agoda – Although I don’t use it as much as, Agonda is especially good if you are traveling in Asia as they really do dominate there. 
  • Worldpackers – If you want to travel on the cheap and save money on accommodation then you need Worldpackers in your life. You can read more about it here. If you click this link to sign up and use the code CLAIRESITCHYFEET then you can get a 40% discount on your membership! 
  • Book a Way – If you are traveling in Asia and want to pre-book your transportation then is a fantastic site to do so. They have buses, trains, and cars.
  • RentalCars – Looking to rent a. car while you are away? I always book through Rental Cars as they do a search of all of the big sites and find the best deals. 
  • Welcome Pickups – Very occasionally getting from the airport to my accommodation is a total pain in the butt, or I’m traveling in a group and it makes sense to arrange a pickup. When I do I use Welcome pickups.
  • World Nomads – If you are looking for flexible travel insurance then it’s World Nomads all the way. I wrote all about insurance here if you want a more thorough review. 
  • SafetyWing – AsI’m a Digital Nomad and not moving around quite so much anymore I personally use SafetyWing now for my health insurance. I wrote a full review here
  • Viatour – Sometimes it can be a little expensive, but I like Viatour for somethings, especially if you can get a discount code! It’s also great for inspiration. 
  • Klook – If you are traveling in Asia, then Klook is great! You can book all kinds of tours, activities, and train tickets, plus they even have sim cards and WiFi.

Claire Summers

Dancer, producer, traveller, photographer, cake maker, dog lover and knitter of Christmas scarfs.

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