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Have a wonderful summer in the mountains
  • Spoil yourself this summer with a five-star break at The Cambrian, Adelboden, Switzerland, which is offering a Gourmet Hiking package this summer. The deal costs £520 for two sharing a deluxe room for two nights, and includes breakfast, four-course dinners, hiking map and rucksack packed with a picnic. You'll also get use of the spa throught your stay to relax those aching muscles.

  • Get body and soul in tip top shape on a French activity break with Adventures In The Alps. Fitness and relaxation are achieved through attention to diet and exercise on these holidays led by well known names from the international sporting world. For example, Joey Bull's Vitality Retreat, costs £900 per person, including luxury chalet accommodation, activities and treatments, all led by Joey, a four times British Fitness Champion.

  • Let your guide lead the way on a walking holiday in the Oetzal Alps in the Austrian Tyrol with HF Holidays catching great views of Obergurgl and the Stubenfall waterfall as you go. The break is based at the family run hotel in Solden and there's a range of walks, to suit all abilities, from valley routes to peak paths, led by experienced guides. Seven nights costs £759 per person, including flights, accommodation and the services of the guide.

  • Always fancied white-water rafting? The Guisane River in the Serre Chevalier Valley in the southern French Alps might be just the place to try it out. This river may look serene but it's still fast flowing with 300m drops at the Guibertes rapids and waves at Villeneuve la Salle. Erna Low Erna Low is offering accommodation in the area from £78 per person per week, based on four sharing a one-bedroom self-catering duplex apartment.

  • Esprit Holidays has introduced train travel to the Alps this summer to get your holiday off to a relaxed start. Once in the mountains, you can enjoy a week's stay in a chalet-style hotel, with breakfast, packed lunches and five-course evening meals with wine thrown in, from £277 per person. Plus, there are organised daily activities you can choose to pay for the family to take part in.

  • Let your guide lead the way on a walking holiday in the Oetzal Alps in the Austrian Tyrol with HF Holidays catching great views of Obergurgl and the Stubenfall waterfall as you go. The break is based at the family run hotel in Solden and there's a range of walks, to suit all abilities, from valley routes to peak paths, led by experienced guides. Seven nights costs £759 per person, including flights, accommodation and the services of the guide.

  • Pack your 9 iron and head for pretty Ellmau, between the Kitzbuheler Alps and the Wild Emperor mountains in Austria. The Wilder Kaiser golf course here is your destination where you can enjoy a round in the shadow of the mountains. Inghams has seven nights half board at the four-star Hotel Hochfilzer from £328 per person, including flights and resort transfers.

  • Check out the new families programme from Inntravel, a real mix of adventures and leisurely exploration of Europe's mountains. One new package, Witches & Wild Folk of the Dolomites, taps into the magical legacy of the area with a guided walk led by the good witch Martha, as well as a selection of self-guided routes. Plus there's mountain biking on the Seiseralm and trips to see Orti, the "ice man" at the Archaeology Museum in Bolzano. From £738 per adult and £648 per child, the price is based on two sharing, including seven nights' half-board.

  • Get on your mountain bike on Europe's largest skiable glacier in Les 2 Alpes. There's more than 100km of biking tracks to bomb along here, as well as lots of other outdoor activities in the area, from bungee jumping to paragliding. Les 2 Alpes is offering a week's accommodation in a three-star hotel on a B&B basis from €485 per person.

  • Book your own mountain hideaway on a self-catering holiday with Rude Chalets. The company has got some great properties in the French alpine towns of Morzine & Chamonix for all sizes of party. Take, for example, a week's self-catering in a chalet sleeping 10, which costs from £159 per person, including return airport transfers from Geneva. Ask about the Multi Pass – for just one euro per person per day, families can get about the mountains, using the chairlifts, to access exciting activities including swimming lakes and and ice rinks.

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