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Geneva to Les Gets Transfer

So you’ve arrived at Geneva Airport and it’s direction Les Gets on your transfer. As your transfer bus leaves the big city feel of Geneva and the A40 motorway behind, your start to wind your way up the valley, with those impressive mountain summits in the distance. You can feel you’re getting close!

And you’re absolutely right. Having traversed the market town of Taninges, Les Gets is actually the first mountain resort you come to in the huge Portes du Soleil area.

Transfers from Geneva to Les Gets (and vice versa Les Gets to Geneva) are only a 1hr 15 minute journey, so you’ll soon be in Les Gets and making the most of all that this family-orientated resort has to offer.

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Les Gets Destination Guide

The perfect harmony of Les Gets

Somehow the village of Les Gets has managed to create a lovely harmony and balance between being a tourist resort and keeping the working traditions of agriculture and wood-based skills alive, hence why Les Gets is an excellent choice for families.

Les Gets proudly displays the ‘Famille Plus Montagne’ label, meaning the welcome, facilities and activities are particularly geared towards younger guests.

Fun on the ski slopes for all in Les Gets

As well as being a haven for families, Les Gets is great for groups and adults too! The resort has three distinct sectors: Chavannes and Charniaz on one side and Mont-Chery on the other. It’s true to say it might not be the most gnarly skiing here, but it is great for building confidence. And you can easily access more challenging terrain in neighbouring Morzine and Avoriaz.

Beginners and kids will absolutely love it. The centre of the village is all based around the snow front with nursery slopes, ski school, market place, shops, bars and restaurant all conveniently clustered around this bustling area.

‘Les Mappys’ is a dedicated learning zone accessible directly from the Chavannes gondola, with magic carpet and mini drag lifts that are completely free. Perfect for little ones who manage 20 minutes on the slopes before wanting to head off for a hot chocolate – and saving you a fortune on lift passes!

Summertime Les Gets

In summer it’s a whole different ball game at Les Gets. Extreme sports enthusiasts will love it, with some of the trickiest terrain for mountain bikers to be found off the Mont-Chery lift. We defy you not be just a little bit scared of the ‘Gets Airline’!

And check out the ‘Pumptrack’ in the village centre – a sort of velodrome for mountain bikes with crazy banked corners!

It’s worth noting here that on our Geneva to Les Gets summer transfers, mountain bikes are transported for free. All you need to do is make sure you book a bike when buying your ticket online.

Of course, if you just want to chill and enjoy the mountain lifestyle and scenery, there’s everything you need to do just that in winter and summer. There’s Lac des Ecoles, the golf course, farms to visit and a good choice of cafes, bars and restaurants to hang out in too. Blissful!

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Things to do around Les Gets

Sporty, cultural & crafty activities in Les Gets

Les Gets has loads of sporty things to do in both winter and summer, especially enjoyable for kids and families. Here are some of our favourites:

Alta Lumina
This fully-immersive ‘enchanted night walk’ experience is really cool for all ages. As night falls, head into the forest to follow the trail leading you into light games, puzzles and images that are simply stunning. It’s quite hard to describe it, but it’s a multi-sensory delight with the wow factor that’ll be a highlight of your Les Gets holiday. Well worth the money! Open in summer and winter. Book on the Alta Lumina website.

Alta Lumina in Les Gets

Meet the Husky Dogs
La Patte Nordic‘ (Nordic Paws) offers fun activities for all ages where the gorgeous husky dogs are definitely the stars. Cani-Rando is a walk with the huskies attached to you, there’s dog sledding for kids and even an eskimo experience at night where you head off onto the snowy trails walking with husky dogs (great for groups).

All seasons Tobogganing
Head to Les Perrieres for the luge experience! The toboggan runs on rails, so it’s open in winter and summer seasons. You can go it alone from 8 years old and two of you can ride on a toboggan up to 150kg (kids as young as 3yrs can ride with a grown up 16yrs+). The run is over 1km long with steep drops and banked turns. Great fun!

Lac des Ecoles – Summer water fun
In summer, the lake in Les Gets is the place to hang out. Swimming, play parks, table tennis, beach volley, plenty of places to picnic and above all, relax! There’s also a Wibit aqua park that kids absolutely adore (payable locally). The lake is generally open for swimming in the afternoons from the end of June to the end of August.

Lac des Ecoles Les gets in summer


Cheesy Les Gets!
Enter the world of cheese at the Fruitiere des Perrieres, a gorgeous traditional farmhouse in Les Gets. Here you can see how the cheese is made, then buy some in the on-site shop, before sitting down to eat more of it in the renowned restaurant in the vaulted caves under the farm. A truly magical cheese-fest and a must-do when in Les Gets!

Museum of Mechanical Music (yes, really!)
Visit the Museum of Mechanical Music in the heart of Les Gets. This brilliantly eccentric museum houses over 550 exhibits from full size church organs and a fairground carousel, to musical boxes and vintage gramophones. And don’t forget the biennial Mechanical Music festival which attracts thousands of visitors from far and wide.

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Upcoming Events around Les Gets

Les Gets is one the most family-friendly resorts in the Alps. During the school holidays there are loads of fun events for kids and all the family to enjoy. Many of the activities are free to sign up for. It could be an exhibition, a sporting event or even a creative workshop. You’re be smiling when you see how full the diary is!

Pass’Portes du Soleil Mountain Bike Festival 2024

Pass portes du soleil MTB 2023The 2024 edition of this world-renowned, multi-country mountain bike festival week is from the 28th to the 30th June and it is going to be epic. If you’ve never done it, it’s a must. On bike or on foot, you follow a specially curated range of rides and hikes around the whole Portes du Soleil area ranging from the full 80km to special sessions for kids with a guide. This year the Bike Village (where the trade stands and shows are) is in Chatel.

Things like roadbooks, food at special stops and the lift passes are all included in the day packages. You’ll need to reserve your place in advance (and the 80km sells out very quickly). Registration on the Pass’Portes du Soleil official website from the 17th January 2024.

And there you have it – our round up of all things Les Gets. If you’re looking for a family-orientated resort for summer or winter activities, which is within easy reach of Geneva (remember, transfers are just 1hr 15mins in our comfortable vehicles), Les Gets is a great choice. Don’t forget, bikes and skis are carried free – just book them in in advance. And with all that fresh mountain air, you’re bound to get a good night’s sleep!

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