Back to Nature
Spring is the season of nature’s renewal. The trees are budding and hibernating animals, like marmots, are waking up. In the flower-filled Alpine pastures, it is easier to spot wildlife. The mountains, with less people around at this time of year, have some big advantages as a holiday destination away from the crowds: you can take the opportunity to pick wild flowers with professionals and guides. You can even taste some of the plants or make a recipe using natural flavours (like dandelion or birch). When the snow melts, you can also admire some magnificent temporary waterfalls, like the ones that hurtle down from the Vanoise massif on the Bessans plateau.
Spring is also a great opportunity to get those muscles working again, with the Mont Cenis and Iseran passes opening to cyclists, or to try out ski touring (traditionally known as ski de printemps or ‘spring skiing’ in French). Or why not take on a new adrenaline-filled challenge with via ferrata or a high ropes course, for example?