Rent Orcieres Holiday Homes and enjoy world-class sporting facilities
Have you ready got everything there is to get out of such typical holiday locations as Canyamel Villas and are looking to explore and experience a completely different geography and climate? An Alpine resort which offers the benefits of both the north and south sides of the mountains, Orcieres is a great place to ski, hike or simply relax. With its combination of winter sports and summer activities, and its handy location for access to both the northern and southern slopes of the Alps, it is easy to see why many people enjoy a stay in Orcières chalets.
The resort itself is situated at an altitude of 1850 metres, a height which gives it stunning clear, light and beautiful views across the nearby summits, some of which reach 4000 metres. This height also means that there is some of the best high altitude skiing in Europe on offer to people visiting Orcières holiday rentals. Skiers of all levels can enjoy what Orcières has to offer. There are a variety of slopes facing east, west, north or south, and the ski area extends to an altitude of 2725 metres. There are over 100 kilometres of piste to explore, with difficulty ratings ranging from green through to black, meaning that everyone can find a challenge to suit them.
Rent Orcieres Ski Accommodation to discover the stunning natural beauty of the French Alps
Of course, for fans of winter sports there is much more to do than just take advantage of the great skiing facilities. A number of other events take place throughout the year, allowing visitors staying in Orcières apartments to observe top-level skiing as well as participate in it. Top level young atheletes compete at the Ski Games in March, while the 'Trophées des Petits Champions' is an ice hocky tournament for young players. Other visitors may be more drawn to the Croisière Blanche, a race involving quad bikes, 4X4s and other vehicles on the snowy, icy roads around the local area. The scenery means that many people are also drawn to Orcières holiday rentals during the summer months. There are some great hiking trails, while mountain bikers and even road cyclists will find some good, challenging routes to enjoy.
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Anyone looking to stay in Orcières holiday rentals will have plenty of choice when it comes to quality accommodation in the resort. There are many small family-run hotels in the area, as well as two 'villages vacances' (holiday villages), which contain self-catering apartments and a good range of facilities. Other visitors may prefer to stay in some of the excellent bed and breakfast places in the region, especially if their planned stay is relatively short. Culturally, the area is very much part of Provence, and, although Alpine in climate and geography, has an unmistakeably Latin feel about it. To really explore this fine area of France will take more than one visit.