Adventures in the Alps with Wheeled World

Think you can't experience the Alps in a wheelchair? Think again. In summer, waterfalls erupt from the peaks and flow down into stunning turquoise lakes. Take a look at these magical places and activities that are all surprisingly accessible.

Rafting and biking in Samoëns

At the edge of the mountains close to the Swiss border, the village of Samoëns is a great place for outdoor adventures. The River Giffre rushes past, laden with water from the snowy peaks above, and white-water rafting trips are accessible to all - including wheelchair users. The waters will take you wherever they want - but your guide keeps you on course. With the landscape passing by at full speed, it's an invigorating experience!

If you're not keen on water, head to the forest of the Col de Joux Plane for a mountain bike and FTT (all-terrain wheelchair) descent to remember. Branches crack and stones rumble under your wheels as you whizz down.

Back in the village at the foot of the Criou, you'll be ready for a fondue after all that adrenaline!

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