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summer in the mountains?

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lu9months Mon 04-Apr-16 17:17:46

can anyone recommend a nice spot in the mountains for the summer, with a pool or lake for swimming, and plenty of activities around? ideally a hotel but would consider self catering. thanks!

ifancyagreencard Mon 04-Apr-16 17:19:30

Lake Titisee, Black Forest. Fantastic!!

GinandJag Mon 04-Apr-16 17:19:35

We had a fabulous summer vacation at Smugglers Notch in Vermont. www.smuggs.com

lu9months Mon 04-Apr-16 17:22:29

vermont looks gorgeous but would prefer short haul if possible - sorry, should have said!

lu9months Mon 04-Apr-16 17:25:05

ifancy , can you let me know what activities you did and where you flew to/stayed - looks lovely, thank you!

pastahat Mon 04-Apr-16 21:23:47

We went to Samoens in the French Alps this year - fantastic, outdoor pool in the town and lakes nearby, loads of activities for different age groups. We stayed self catering which was v reasonable price but there are a fair few hotels too. Pretty small town with cafes, restaurants etc too. Definitely recommended!

pastahat Mon 04-Apr-16 21:24:22

Sorry that should say last year - August 2015!

Misty9 Thu 07-Apr-16 09:28:08

Portugal has beautiful lakes and mountains places. Can't remember any specific ones but have a Google.

MyballsareSandy2015 Thu 07-Apr-16 09:30:30

Reeves de Montagne near Samoens. I agree with poster above, lovely place. Can't do links but Google the above. Superb, we went last summer.

MyballsareSandy2015 Thu 07-Apr-16 09:31:00

Fly to Geneva then 1hr drive.

ShanghaiDiva Thu 07-Apr-16 12:05:43

Anywhere around Lake Attersee in Austria - you can swim in the lake in the summer.

Lilymaid Thu 07-Apr-16 12:14:15

Another vote for Samoens - and it is only an hour from Geneva Airport (as well as being drivable from the UK.

sacbina Sat 09-Apr-16 22:31:10

Marking My spot smile

ifancyagreencard Sat 09-Apr-16 22:46:16

Sorry lu9months, busy couple of days!
We were in Belgium anyway, so we drove down to the Black Forest. Stayed at the Treschers Romantik right on the edge of Lake Titisee. Not the cheapest but fabulous pool on the lake edge / spa etc.
Swam in the lake (fecking freezing but fab), took a day trip into Switzerland. Went up some mountain (can't remember which one!) in a cable car, walked down. We were only there three nights but could v v easily have filled a week with walks. A visit to Freiburg also highly recommended.
We drove home to the UK in 10 Hours. We are used to long road trips, you could easily break the drive in Belgium.
We had a great holiday and would definitely recommended the Black Forest. Good luck, happy planning smile

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