The ski season has ended but with the weather changes, the resorts below have turned their attention to summer holidays.
Last week saw the 69th anniversary of D-Day marked by an innovative approach from Channel 4 with seven individuals tracked and their progress charted in real time over the internet, social media and TV. This is just the beginning of what will be burgeoning interest in D-Day in the lead up to next year’s 70th anniversary. Get ahead of the game with Pierre & Vacances and learn with your family about the infamous landing beaches and the surrounding Normandy battlefields. The Normandy Garden Holiday Village is just a few miles from the beaches and the town of Caen around which paratroopers landed. The village itself is set amongst classic Normandy countryside with houses to match. There is an aqua centre, tennis courts and play areas as well as kids and teen clubs on offer. Prices for 3 nights start at £274 (down from £304) for a 1 bedroom select apartment sleeping up to 3. For more information visit www.pv-holidays.com or call 0870 0267 145
VIP SKI cycling holidays
VIP SKI has teamed up with Hammer Sports to offer a cycling holiday in the Alps with a competitive edge. Arriving on the 23rd June the week takes in the Morzine Sportive with an option to ride the 110km or 160km route. The cycling experts from Hammer Sports are on hand to prepare you and your bike for the big ride as well as guide and advise on big rides around Les Gets and the Portes du Soleil area of the French Alps. Accommodation is at the Altitude Lodge in Les Gets, a large comfortable chalet featuring a large terrace, sauna and massage suite, outdoor hot tub and plenty of relaxing space. The price of the holiday has been discounted by £100 to £390 for 7 nights or by £40 to £270 for the first 4 nights of the week (departing after the sportive) arriving on the 23rd June. Price includes breakfast and a two course meal accompanied by wine. Entry into the Morzine Sportive is 37€. Self-drive is the best option for travel due to transportation of bikes. Visit www.vip-chalets.com/summer-alps-cycling or call 0844 557 3119
10% off summer Alpine breaks with VIP SKI
Bookings made before the 14th June are now subject to a 10% discount. The Alaska Lodge in Morzine is the perfect location to make the most of the variety of activities on offer in the resort. Right in the centre of the resort the lodge has stunning interiors, a sauna and a hot tub. In the summer rooms are booked by the night and on a bed and breakfast basis. A 4 night stay starts at £234 per room, with family rooms sleeping up to 4 included. 7 nights starts at £477 per room. Prices remain at these levels through the summer. For more information or to book visit www.vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119
Mallorca with Coastline Villas
Departing on the 29th June there is a special price for the C’an Mir villa from Coastline Villas, a saving of around 15%. This is a large villa, perfect for those big family get-togethers or a couple of families who enjoy going on holiday together. This is a 6 person villa with the possibility of further guests. A large walled garden means privacy is assured and the mature landscaping within along with the large swimming pool make for a relaxing environment. 20,000 square metres beyond the walls are also within the grounds of this substantial villa. Within the villa itself there is a great open plan living/dining area and a large, rather grand, staircase leads to the upstairs bedrooms. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, large ensuite and balcony, the whole villa exudes exclusivity. The villa is located near Pollensa, in northern Mallorca, situated between the town and the beaches, just 2km from the closest beach. The price, villa only, is £3,556. Coastline’s nannies and chef services can also be added for an additional charge. For more information or to book visit www.coastline.co.uk or call 0844 557 1020
Coastline Tour de France breaks
With a Team Sky 1-2 in the Criterium du Daupine at the weekend it is time to seriously consider another British winner of the Tour de France, in the form of Chris Froome. The start of this year’s race is in Corsica with the first 3 stages taking place on the French Mediterranean island. Coastline Villas have several properties available through the time of the Tour’s visit. The initial stage on the 29th June starts at Porto Vecchio before making its way north. The Supranu villa is just 10 minutes from the town using the included air conditioned car. The villa sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms and has amazing views from its hillside position of the sea. Large luxurious bedrooms and open plan living spaces mean this is a real treat accompanied by the outdoor space featuring freeform pool. 7 nights from the 23rd June start at £845 per person including return flights from London Gatwick, air conditioned car and a welcome hamper. For more or to book visit www.coastline.co.uk or call 0844 557 1020
Just over 2 weeks left to win!
Quark Expeditions’ Greenland Contest can still be entered up until the 30th June and with a once in a lifetime trip on offer it is well worth entering. Through watching a fact filled video or viewing an equally informative infographic contestants need to answer 3 questions about the most active glacier, the Northern Lights and Greenland’s ice covering. The prize on offer is a 15 day cruise, the Arctic Quest itinerary, which visits Greenland and Canada. Accommodation and meals are on the Sea Explorer with Arctic wildlife to be seen throughout the trip along with Inuit communities. Special excursions on Zodiac boats are arguably the prizes highlight as winners are whisked to the shore to take a closer look. For more information and to enter visit www.quarkexpeditions.com/blog/contest
Ski Safari early booking deal!
Another great North American early booking deal from Ski Safari travelling this time to Whistler. 10 nights in Whistler is just £1,139 per person, savings of over 40% on accommodation. £880 per person is saved when staying at a 3* property based on four sharing a 2 bedroom condo. Once the booking is confirmed the property is confirmed to the party. The options are the Stoney Creek Lagoons, Tyndall Stone Lodge or the Glacier’s Reach. A 9 day lift pass is also available with a saving of 38% making it £393 per person. For more visit www.skisafari.com or call 01273 224060