Family Adventures In Vaujany
For the best family adventure holidays, you should do some research. Fortunately there are plenty of different options to choose from; skiing in awesome places, heading for a last min cruise, going on a horse riding holiday, exploring wildlife safaris and so much more. Vaujany is a great destination for families with a diversity of fun activities to try out, both in the winter and the summer.
It is easy to understand why Vaujany has won the coveted 'Best Small Resort' and 'Famille Plus Label' awards in the past. Not only does it have a reasonably priced creche with a first class indoor swimming pool and a dedicated ski school, but it also has a lovely village-like feel with safe streets, tailor-made for kids on a vacation as well.
Here are some family adventures that are notably brilliant for families who flock to this unspoilt village on the doorstep of Alpe d'Huez, blessed with all the modern amenities and excellent infrastructure which could put well known resorts like Courchevel 1850 and Whistler to shame.
Safety is of paramount importance when on any vacation, and fortunately Vaujany prides itself in child care. While there is a top class creche for the care of the younger brood, the older children can wander about on their own without a care in the world. A great place to develop a sense of independence in teenagers.
Alpe d'Huez Domaine skiing area is spread over eight different villages and offers more than 250 km of runs. Vaujany is still an unspoilt destination, offering superb skiing without the crowds found in big resorts. It has excellent family facilities and a leisure complex. The nursery slope is excellent for children because of a gentle bowl, the best beginner area in the Alps.
The focal point where families spend their time when off the hill is the leisure complex. It has an indoor swimming pool, an ice skating rink, a creche and a restaurant. While adults can spend time exploring the ancient barns, houses and the over thousand years old church, youngsters can try zorbing and an ice cave visit.
In Vaujany there are three different ways to climb and explore the mountains. For new rock-climbing enthusiasts, introductory sessions are held at the indoor climbing on an artificial wall at the Pole Sports Loisirs. On the way to the Fare Waterfall, there is an extremely accessible rock climbing area. For more passionate climbers, the via Ferrata route can be undertaken through Les passerelles on the way up and la cascade, the difficult one, on the way down.
With trails adapted for all levels of bikers, mountain biking enthusiasts can ride down from the 1250m altitude where Vaujany is located right down to the valley. Bikers can ride the cable to reach the top of the Alpe d'Huez domain VTT, or climb onto Col du Sabot and head downhill through some great fun tracks. The bike park at the Collet resort is ideal for families and beginners seeking an introduction to mountain biking.
Vaujany may be an alpine town known for skiing, but when the snow melts there are so many water sports activities to be enjoyed that you can spend the entire vacation without having to budge from here. Fishing is extremely popular in the area and some spots in Allemont and Alpette. For adrenaline junkies, the summer is a great time to go white water rafting in the French Alps. Sessions take anywhere from thirty minutes to a full day, depending on your choice.
If flying over the Alps is your dream, then during months you can tandem paraglide through the Osians and view it's legendary hairpin bends soaring from 2000m. The flight will allow you to catch glimpses of Grand Renaud, Rochail and the summits of Rissiou. On a good clear day you may see the Muzelle, Deux Alps and Meije glaciers as well. Surely it is one of the top paragliding spots to add to your bucket list.
Entertainment all day long
Adventure Parks are becoming increasingly popular in Vaujany with the nearest one being in Oz en Osians, hardly fifteen minutes away by car from Vaujany. Here you go zip-lining, bungee jumping or swinging in the trees on the Tarzan swing. There is a bigger and better adventure park at Venosc, forty minutes drive from Vaujany. If high flying is not on your list you can try something subdued at the Le Collet activity centre playing tennis, skateboarding, archery, horseback riding and much more. This activity hub is perfect for children and families who can easily pass the time by spending a day here or even more.
Vaujany may be a popular winter destination but it is equally amazing at other parts of the year as well. The 300 days of sunshine which is guaranteed here will not only give you a good tan but keep you busy with activities from dawn to dusk as well.