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An emotion‑filled family weekend in Monts de Genève

Get away from it all for a weekend in Monts de Genève and enjoy a programme of leisure and sports activities specifically designed for families. The order of the day is to have fun, explore and share. Our destination in Haute-Savoie is an immense playground filled with discoveries.

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With your family

An unforgettable adventure with Icelandic horses

Do your children dream of fresh air and wide open spaces? In a world where our connection with nature and animals is becoming more and more important, follow Emmanuelle, our mountain hiking guide, as she takes you on a family walk in Salève. You will be accompanied by Toundra and Viking, pocket-sized Icelandic horses that your children will love. Their hardy nature and gentleness makes them the perfect companions for tackling the foot trails without the weight of a bag on your shoulders, and for letting your children ride along.

Surprises and the majestic countryside of Salève await you!

Cheese workshop

Farmhouse afternoon tea and donkey walk at the Petit Mont Farm.

Our next stop is the Petit Mont Farm in Bellevaux. Between its goats’ cheese-making workshop, farmhouse afternoon teas, sensory trails and donkey-back walks, this traditional educational farm has no shortage of surprises.

Come and meet the farm animals, and marvel at the gentle beauty of this tame wildlife. You will learn all about sustainable agriculture, goat farming in the mountains, milking and cheese-making.  Accompanied by the farmer, children aged 6 and over can lend a hand with the work by making their own cheese to take home. Together with a farmhouse afternoon tea (cheese platter, drink, homemade brioche and jams) to treat your taste buds, allow €10.30 per adult and €7.60 per child for this fun 2-hour experience.

The Petit Mont Farm also offers another way of delving into the farming way of life: the sensory trail. This 30-minute introductory walk takes you around the farm and its animals, and includes a questionnaire to get you thinking. Allow €3 per person for this sensory trail and add €4.50 per person for a savoury farmhouse afternoon tea (cheeses from the farm and a drink) or a sweet one (homemade pancakes, jams and a drink). The choice is yours!
Meet Bourriquet, the star of the farm, and head off on donkey-back to climb the paths of Bellevaux, surrounded by wild and unspoilt nature. Cost: €25 per half-day.
One good night’s sleep later and you’ll be raring to go for the rest of your family weekend. Take the plunge for an incredible day out with your clan!

The pleasure of swimming

Wellness and thrills and spills at the Vitam water park

Located in Neydens, just outside Annecy and Geneva, this incredible water park is open all year round for a day’s relaxation and amusement with your family or friends. Come and swim, relax and have fun.

In the winter, it offers a 25m swimming pool, a baleo-fitness pool with a water temperature of 33°C, a paddling pool for younger children and 5 giant multi-lane water slides. In summer, the water park’s outside facilities are open, with 4 additional water slides, a second paddling pool and a host of water features, beach volleyball, green spaces and a lagoon pool. You’re guaranteed to have a great time!

Get a bird’s-eye view and

Explore the treetops at Filenvol

Filenvol, in Monnetier-Mornex, is a unique amusement park that offers a fun and educational experience based around trees.

As you make your way around a course of ropes and catamaran nets hung between the trees, you will be free to discover a different side of the forest you thought you knew. Young and older children alike can climb, let off steam and scamper between the trees in complete safety, 3 to 15 metres above the ground. Children, adults and adventurers alike will be delighted to learn that this is a completely different concept from regular treetop adventure courses: there are no harnesses, no fixed path and no time limit. Filenvol is a way of exploring the trees for real as you follow the paths offered by the nets. A fascinating experience to share with your family, as a couple or with friends!