For some guests, the views, the green surroundings, the clear mountain air or lounging on the sun deck and garden around the chalet are enough to have a great summer vacation. For those who are looking to explore more of what the region has to offer, there are plenty of options. Here are some suggestions all based on great experiences we've had:
Short walks or serious hiking in the mountains
Whether you would like a walk for an hour or for several days, the area offers many options for hiking. The Office du Tourisme in La Tzoumaz provides maps and brochures of several tours around the village and Verbier. For trips with a stay over in a cabin, for example Cabane de Mont Fort or Cabane de Louvie, it is recommended to reserve a place for the night in advance.
Tennis court in La Tzoumaz
The picturesque La Tzoumaz tennis court is 5 minutes walking from Chalet Chaupine. It can be rented via the Office du Tourisme next to the ski lift (Tel. +41 27 305 16 00).
Golf in Verbier and Sion
Playing golf in the mountains makes for a whole new experience, and with Verbier just 20 minutes by car in summer, it is easy. Eighteen holes, or just practicing on the driving range: Golf Club Verbier or Golf Club Sion.
Adventure park in Sion and Aigle
Trails high up in the trees - suitable and interesting for kids and teenagers (and parents) of all ages: Parc Aventure.
La Tzoumaz has the nearby swimming pool in the building of the ski lift. A bit further away, but worth the descent to the valley: the Spa in Saillon and Le Domaine des Iles, a very charming lake to spend a nice summer day.
The whole 4 Valley region is famous for its numerous mountain bike trails of all lengths and difficulty level. The Office du Tourisme in La Tzoumaz has many suggestions and can provide maps of the marked trails. No need to bring your own gear: Perraudin Sports offers quality equipment for rent.
Boating on Lake Geneva
On Lake Geneva, (50 minutes by car), many boat rental options: power boats, canoes, pedalo, and more: Nauticloisirs in Villeneuve.