Verbier is a premier ski destination all year round, meaning it’s just as exciting in summer as it is in winter. And if you’re planning to visit Verbier in the summer, you’ll not be stuck for things to do. Expect fresh green meadows, wild flowers, streams and lakes, and plenty of wildlife. After all, the mountains are there to enjoy all year round!
Whether you choose to relax on your Verbier summer holiday or experience full on adrenaline, there is something to satisfy every need, age and ability. Below, Luxury Rentals Verbier has put together a helpful guide of things to do in Verbier in the summer – we hope this gives you some holiday inspiration.
During the summer, the mountain bike terrain in Verbier caters to all level and style of riding. With a combined distance of 725 km, the biking trails offer a network of challenging descents, enduro and cross-country trails. The popular Verbier Bike Park also draws a large crowd of cycling enthusiasts.
If you’re after some adventure, why not utilise the ski lifts in the summer for some daring downhill cycle trails? Alternatively, those looking for a more leisurely experience, can rent an e-bike and ride around the charming centre of town or along the more gentle cycle routes. Speak in-resort to a member of the Luxury Rentals Verbier team to pre-book bikes.
There are many wonderful hiking routes in and around Verbier – the possibilities are endless! As with the mountain bike trails, utilising the ski lifts and myriad sign posted routes will lead you to the most stunning summer scenery, mountain restaurants and bars.
If you plan to venture further afield, you may want to employ the help of a guide or get involved with an organised hiking trip. There are also mountain huts and overnight routes for the keenest hikers. For a unique experience, why not try your hand at glacier hiking? Don those crampons and make your way to Mont Fort glacier – we recommend hiring a guide for this activity.
Verbier Golf offers wonderful views over Val des Bagnes, as well as a challenging 18-hole course. In addition, the club also has a pitch and putt and a driving range to practice a range of golfing styles. For a more laidback game, there a minigolf course in the centre of town. There’s something truly satisfying about playing a round of golf in the sunny mountains.
Take to the skies for a thrilling adventure you’ll never forget. Enjoy Verbier’s stunning views from the air and enjoy the range of possibilities paragliding has to offer during the summer months. Bring your GoPro and capture all of capture the moment and relive it forever!
Whether you are looking to go solo or do a tandem paraglide, Luxury Rentals Verbier can help you organise this wonderful activity. Furthermore, there are paragliding courses for those who want to get more hands on – from one-day taster sessions to a fully certified pilot course.
When paragliding won’t take you high enough, there’s always the awe and thrill of taking a helicopter ride through the mountains! Sit back and admire the fantastic views as you fly over snow-capped mountains, glaciers and the Swiss alpine scenery. For something a little more special, say, and anniversary or birthday, why not enjoy a heli-dining package? See the sights and then dine at some of the finest restaurants in the mountains, or enjoy a picnic on the glaciers.
Helicopters can also be arranged to get you to and from your chosen airport quickly and in style. Whether you are flying from Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Lugano or Bern – just to name a few – we can arrange for a Verbier helicopter to pick you up.
One for the thrill seekers, canyoning is an extremely refreshing summer activity. Plunge into the mountain streams on an organised canyoning experience, where you will be taken through a network of abseil descents, jumps and natural water slides.
Work your way along the natural obstacle course formed by the river bends and cause a splash on your Verbier summer holiday. Suitable for those over 8 years old, there are a range of courses to take depending on age, ability and how adventurous you are feeling. A basic level of swimming is generally required.
Unwind in one of Verbier’s cinemas and enjoy the latest blockbusters. This is a great way to spend a bad weather day, or there are many showings in the evening. Many of the films are shown in English too.
Alternatively, some of our luxury Verbier chalets have built-in private home cinemas for your entertainment. Chalet Spa, for example, features a glamorous private cinema as well as a fully equipped spa and wellbeing area, games room and beautiful terrace with epic mountain views. The stunning Chalet Annelies comes complete with a wonderful entertainment area, featuring a cinema room, bar, and a spa including a rock bath, sauna and a hammam,
What could be more fun that hurtling yourself down the river at a high speed? You will be supplied with a large body-board style float and sent flying down the rapids as you cling for dear life. This activity requires a good level of physical fitness and swimming ability – it can be more demanding than rafting or canoeing.
Your guide will provide you with a wetsuit and show you how to successfully and safely manoeuvre your way through waves and obstacles. All you’ll need to bring is a towel and swimwear!
For the culture vultures out there, Verbier plays host to a wide range of museums and galleries. Explore the Alpine Museum and the Saw & Mill, or venture into the neighbouring village of Le Chable to head to Forge Oreiller – an old cowbells workshop.
You can also visit Verbier’s famous market in the centre of town and in La Tzoumaz during the summer and get your hands on some local produce and crafts. Alternatively, you can take a day trip or overnight excursion into one of the nearby towns – get in touch with Luxury rentals Verbier for more information.
Every year, Verbier Festival draws in a huge crowd of music lovers from around the world. Some of biggest names from the classical music scene feature during this three-week extravaganza in a range of master workshops and open air concerts. The atmosphere is fantastic and the performances are spectacular – and all take place in the glorious summer sun!
There are plenty more things to do in Verbier in the summer, including rock climbing, photography courses, sky-diving and parachuting, squash, swimming, geocaching and much more! To arrange any of these activities during your stay, speak to a member of our friendly, professional team who can pre-book them for you or put you in touch with the best activity and events companies in Verbier.