White water rafting

White water rafting or a refreshing dip

Clear blue water, warm sunshine, breathtaking views, what's not to like?

WATER SPORTS

There is a fabulous indoor pool complex at Tignes Le Lac - Le Lagon. It has a 25m lane swimming pool, leisure pool with water slides, children's pool and spa area. In the summer, they open the doors to the sun terrace with it's spectacular views of the lake and the Grande Motte glacier.

We are also blessed with a fabulous 50 meter outdoor swimming pool in Bourg St Maurice. It's part of a complex with a 25 metre indoor pool and indoor and outdoor children's' pools with gardens and park all around. It's a paradise for all through July and August. Outside of these months the outdoor facilities are sadly closed but the roof and patio doors of the indoor pool are open in good weather.

There's a fresh water lake (plan d'eau) at Bellentre, just beyond Bourg St Maurice which is accessible by car or from the cycle track. There's a cafe and children's playground, and even a sandy beach, which makes it a great place for a lazy afternoon en famille.

The water sports centre at Tignes Le Lac offers catamarans, Hobhie Cats and sailing dinghies, as well as canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and pedal boats for rent.

There are numerous adrenaline pumping water sports available on the Isère river within easy reach of Tignes. White water rafting, canoeing and hydrospeeding all take place daily and trips are easily arranged. The standard route takes in two grade 4 rapids and two grade threes.

Who says being in the mountains is not like being at the beach?