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6 Enthralling Summer Mountain Getaways with Club Med

Spanning idyllic destinations from Hokkaido to the European Alps, the brand’s all-inclusive resorts offer adventure and comfort in equal measure.

If you’re craving a much-needed escape from hectic city life, what better way to decompress than heading for the hills? Rejuvenate your senses while breathing in the fresh mountain air and soaking up the natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes; get a feel for the local heritage and try delicious local cuisine when you stay at a Club Med resort, which delivers hassle-free holidays whether you’re traveling solo, going as a couple, or bringing the family along.

The brand’s all-inclusive summer mountain vacation packages include not just thoughtful accommodations but also all-day dining and beverages, plus a diverse range of activities to keep everyone entertained, from the youngest explorers to seasoned adventurers. Parents can depend on dedicated kids’ clubs that cater to junior guests aged from four months to 17 years, with Mini Club Med +, Teens Club, and Chill Pass included as part of your all-inclusive experience. Amping up the fun factor, varied entertainment comes in the form of live music, themed evenings, and lively performances put on by the Club Med Great Organizer (G.O.) teams themselves.

Reconnect with your adventurous spirit at Club Med. Embark on exhilarating adventures like Alpine hikes and white-water rafting, then unwind in the resorts’ well-designed wellness facilities — the perfect way to end an action-packed day.

Whether you seek a heart-pounding adventure or a more relaxed escape, Club Med offers a variety of mountain getaways across six stunning locations in Asia and Europe. There’s a perfect mountain paradise waiting for you.

The scenic setting of Club Med Val d'Isère; mountain hiking is a must-do in the French Alps.
Left to right: The scenic setting of Club Med Val d’Isère; mountain hiking is a must-do in the French Alps.

Club Med Kiroro Grand

Opening for its first summer season this year, Club Med Kiroro Grand is the latest property in the brand’s portfolio which opened last December and its fourth mountain resort in Hokkaido, Japan. This all-season paradise transforms from a winter wonderland to a playground for adventure seekers in the summer. Mountain boarding, golf, hiking, and a visit to the nearby coastal town of Otaru entice guests to explore the breathtaking surroundings. Inside, 266 contemporary rooms offer the ultimate in comfort, complemented by a haven of tranquility — a traditional Japanese onsen and wellness facilities. Four distinct restaurants and a lively main bar promise a delicious journey showcasing the rich flavors Hokkaido has to offer.

An excursion to the historic coastal town of Otaru is a must-do when staying at Club Med Kiroro Grand.
An excursion to the historic coastal town of Otaru is a must-do when staying at Club Med Kiroro Grand.

Club Med Tomamu

Also in Hokkaido, Japan, Club Med Tomamu offers a  family-friendly haven for summer adventures. Hike through breathtaking nature trails, explore vibrant flower farms, or catch a wave at Japan’s largest indoor wave pool, conveniently located right on the resort’s doorstep. After a day of exploration, tantalize your taste buds with the freshest ocean-caught seafood and melt-in-your-mouth premium wagyu beef. Top it all off with locally brewed craft spirits and handcrafted cocktails. Club Med Tomamu seamlessly blends outdoor adventure with culinary delights, creating an unforgettable summer escape for both adults and little ones.

Families staying at Club Med Changbaishan can explore the nearby natural forests.
Families staying at Club Med Changbaishan can explore the nearby natural forests.

Club Med Changbaishan

Nestled amid northeastern China’s majestic Changbai Mountains, a UNESCO Global Geopark, Club Med Changbaishan offers a unique escape for travelers seeking adventure and rejuvenation. Explore the breathtaking scenery with guided hikes, invigorating Nordic walks, or scenic bike rides through the charming countryside. After a day of adventure, soothe your muscles with a traditional Chinese herbal bath or unwind in the mineral-rich waters of the resort’s indoor hot spring haven, featuring 29 pools and a dedicated kids’ water play area. Club Med Changbaishan offers culinary delights showcasing Korean ginseng, the “king of herbs,” sourced fresh from the Changbai Mountains.

Club Med Alpe d’Huez

Bathed in over 300 days of sunshine, Club Med Alpe d’Huez transforms into a lush, high-altitude nature playground in the summertime. Thrill-seekers can zip down forested slopes with expert mountain biking instructors, while families can delve into the charm of the Dauphiné region to discover traditional architecture, artisanal crafts, and savor the region’s delectable local specialties. End your day with an unforgettable experience — cool off by the inviting 18-meter pool, taking in breathtaking panoramic views of the Oisans meadow or indulge in a gourmet picnic with loved ones against the majestic backdrop of the French Alps.

A mountain biker outside Club Med Val d'Isère.
A mountain biker outside Club Med Val d’Isère.
Club Med Val d’Isère

Nestled in the French Alps, Club Med Val d’Isère — the first Club Med Exclusive Collection in the mountains — offers a rustic-luxe escape unlike any other. This enchanting resort boasts a holistic wellness center complete with yoga studios and a pampering spa by Cinq Mondes. Fuel your adventures with hearty Savoyard cuisine at the all-day dining venue Le Bellevarde, or indulge in refined French and Italian delights at the Les Millésimes restaurant. Traverse family-friendly treetop obstacle courses, explore the majestic French Alps on foot or horseback, or choose from more adventurous options like rock climbing, glacier walking, and paragliding for a breathtaking bird’s-eye view. Club Med Val d’Isère caters to every adventurer’s heart, offering the perfect blend of relaxation and exhilarating experiences.

Club Med Pragelato Sestriere

Imagine a charming Alpine village come to life, where clusters of cozy wooden chalets surround a sparkling fountain and inviting outdoor pool. This is Club Med Pragelato Sestriere in Piedmont, Italy, your gateway to immersing yourself in the essence of rural Italian living. Discover the region’s rich tapestry of flora and fauna, hidden waterfalls, and breathtaking high-altitude lakes with guided hikes led by local experts. Embark on a half-day excursion down the valley to explore the imposing Fortress of Fenestrelle. For the golf enthusiast, tee off at the nearby Golf Club Sestriere, Europe’s highest course, where breathtaking views meet championship greens.

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