Customer Reviews


We have just returned from a week in Chamonix. This is the perfect family holiday if you are looking to keep the kids active whilst also allowing some chill out time. Julie was on hand throughout to offer great advice and suggestions. It was a joy to be greeted each evening by Rachel our host and Adam our Chef who helped keep the kids entertained as well as providing excellent food accompanied with the most delicious 'corical'. The activities we did included: White Water Rafting, Hiking, Canyoning, Rock Climbing, Swimming - we are already talking of returning in order to complete more activiies which we didn't have the time to do. Thanks Julie and team for providing the perfect family adventure

Joanna K

This was a marvellous stay and we're thinking of going again with the same company. You have your own private chef so if your that person that always cooks for your family, your in for a treat. Lots of activities to do and is better than sat next to a pool with nothing to do but go down not so fun slides. This was the best holiday we've been on by far!!!

Craig B

We had a fabulous time staying at the Chalet Falcon. We went mountain biking, rock climbing, canyoning, white water rafting and via ferrata. The activities were really well managed and guided. Julie was efficient in co-ordinating everything and the breakfasts and evening meals prepared by Jo and Andrew were amazing.

Gill A

I can't recommend mountain action holidays enough. They were absolutely fantastic. The accommodation was beautiful, food amazing, activities and guides all fantastic and the team just couldn't be any more helpful. Just a brilliant holiday!

Ross T

What can I say... Adam is an amazing chef. It was also great the way he presented the meals for us to take what we wanted. This was particularly good for the girls. Pancakes were a firm favorite for breakfast. It was lovely to have a bar-b-q.

Having done ski chalet holidays in the past, this was an equally great experience. There was a lovely homely feel and experience. Everyone was very approachable. The family we spent the week with were great fun

Sharon R

"The activities are what made the holiday. With active teenagers it is definitely a way to have them want to come on holidays with us.
When I ask them for their favorites I get them all listed for different reasons - Canyoning / Paragliding / Rock climbing / Hydro speed / Via ferrata / afternoon at the lake.
It was good to be able to switch the white water rafting for rock climbing, last minute.
With older active girls, it was good to be able to add extra activities.
We were also lucky to be able to experience the world climbing championships in Chamonix whilst we were there."

Ashley R

Very good, ate far too much! Good value for money, good variety and very flexible with last minute changes.

Caroline C

Julie, Justine and George - just wanted to say a massive thank you!! We had an amazing week in the chalet and it was made even better by the incredible abilities of Justine and George. Julie, you're very lucky to have them on your team.

Justine your hosting skills are amazing and the children adored you! George, I can't even find words for your food, it was out if this world delicious and way beyond our expectations!

Thank you both for making our week even better than we thought possible.

We would definitely repeat this experience without a thought, and would be happy to refer others to you also.

Aiya T

Our week was an amaziing experience and would come back in a heartbeat. Thank you again for everything!

Claire A

We have just returned from our second Mountain Action Holiday and to say we’ve had an incredible time (on both!) is an understatement. From initial enquiry to our departure home, Julie has gone above and beyond to make our experience as stress free as possible. From organising car seats/travel cots and high chairs to recommending appropriate walks or activities we could do as a family with our little one. The icing on the cake was Julie sourcing superb local childminders, so my husband and I were able to participate in some activities, has made our holiday experiences better than we could have ever imagined. We were also extremely grateful for her support in organising last minute antigen testing in resort for our return to the UK. This was after imminent changes were made to travel restrictions to our return home, once we were already in France and left us with no idea of what to do.

In both Croatia and Chamonix, the level of service provided by the team was second to none and the food was delicious catering for all needs. The chalets were comfortable and we were made to feel at home for the duration of our stay. The new Chalet Falcon in Argentiere is very centrally located within walking distance to all amenities and in close proximity to nearest ski lift and was incredible value for money. Thank you so much Julie and Paul for such an incredible time and we are already planning our next trip with Mountain Action Holidays

Jamie, Claire and Leonie

Awesome holiday! We booked this based on the website and reviews and we were not disappointed. We were two adults plus 14, 17 and 18 yr olds. Julie, Paul and Justine are the dream team as far as we are concerned! They made the holiday a huge success with great attention to detail and unending flexibility. For example:

Julie drafted the week knowing what we wanted to do, she monitored the weather constantly and adapted our activities and their timing to max out our enjoyment, always keeping us up to date. She is a whirling dervish with the ultimate black book of contacts in the area!

Paul ('Tall Paul!') is an unending wealth of local info and finest chef in the valley and mountains. He was very considerate to our party re everyones needs and cooked up some fantastic meals. Especially welcome after a long hike.

Justine was renamed 'Wonder Woman' by our daughter on an esp challenging hike involving blisters! She bridged the age gaps seamlessly and guided us in a friendly way. Like the others she has been in the area for years and it shows, every random question she knew the answer to!

The chalet was perfect. Plenty of space, sauna, hot tub and everyone slept well and comfortably. Located really well with a lovely 30 min river side walk into Argentierre (nice cafes, restaurants, shops etc).

We did the Family Mountain Discovery Week with tweaks. If you get the chance the White Water Rafting is fantastic plus trip up to the Aguille du Midi is worth the ticket.

Thank you all at Mountain Action Holidays

Emma S

Paul is a fantastic chef and with Gary and Connor’s support, the meals were very, very tasty…..and, of course, were supplemented with a few glasses of beer and wine - overall could not be beaten!

This was trip #2 for us with Julie and the team. We will be back for #3!! Thanks so much folks !!

R Stone

White water rafting, cayoning, climbing assault course, mountain biking, hiking and picnics by the lake - best holiday ever! I recently went to beautiful Chamonix with my husband and three kids (9,10&13). Mountain action holidays did a superb job at organising activities for my husband and kids whilst suggesting nice cafes and gentle hikes for me and my 6 month baby bump.

The chalet was also amazing, with views to die for and was really clean. I was really surprised with the quality of the food too, I love cooking so usually unimpressed with the quality on these sort of holidays. However, the food was freshly made, really delicious and served with a smile!

We're looking forward to coming back next year!

Emily N

The meticulous organisation of the activities along with them being fun-packed, makes this a truly stress free and awesome holiday from start to finish

Matt D

Wow what a fantastic week we all had. Julie and her team were amazing..

Claire F

All I can say is WOW… Everyday was full of excitement and laughter. Julie was amazing and had everything organised perfectly and in combination with Paul cooking us wonderful food throughout the weekend i don't have anything negative to say at all. Ticked off most of my bucket list in one weekend… not many people can organise that for you…. Thanks Mountain Action Holidays

Rob S

The staff were amazing, They made me feel like family.

The guide was very friendly and did not take anyone out of their depth. Every jump was optional and he made that clear so there was no pressure if you didn’t want to do it

The food was out of this world, fresh every day. Felt very spoilt.

Activities were really good. All the instructors were so patient and very friendly. Did things that I didn’t think I would ever do and that’s down to the instructors being so good.

The activities were always massive fun even, or perhaps because, they pushed us out of our comfort zones.

Can’t say that there is any thing to complain about at all. I would thoroughly recommend booking with Julie felt like I was really looked after in everything way. Very well worth the money and I will definitely be going back with Mountain Action Holidays again, hopefully very soon!

The activities were fantastic very well thought of. From getting to the activities, to doing the activities there was no stress or worries at all. The staff made sure of that.

The food was top class. It was nice knowing that it was local produce. And everything was fresh. Still can’t believe alcohol is all-inclusive it was a nice little bonus and good value for money.

My husband booked this weekend as a suprise for me. It was the best trip I've ever been on that included a perfect balance of amazing adventures, delicious food, plenty of relaxation time, superb company and a luxurious chalet to stay in with the kindest and most generous hosts I've ever had the pleasure of being looked after by!

Day one's adventures included Via Ferrata and e-biking, day two was our very wet day which involved canyoning (absolutely awesome) and canoeing, and day three started with a beautiful parapont, a nice walk into Chamonix followed by an afternoon tea back at the Chalet.

In between all of these activities was plenty of time to rest, use the hot tub at the Chalet, visit some local bars/cafes and eat delicious freshly prepared food (made by Paul). Paul and Julie had organised everything so that we did not need to worry about a single thing. We shared our adventures with 4 other people who we did not know, but by the end of the weekend we had made really great friends who we're still in touch with.

I cannot wait for my next trip with Mountain Action Holidays and 100% recommend you to get in touch with them if you want a break that will give you an experience that you will never forget. Thanks Julie and Paul, it really was an amazing birthday weekend!

Zoe W

I booked the trip to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday and it exceeded all expectations. I knew the location and activities would be amazing, but wasn't quite prepared for Julie and Paul. They totally made the trip for us. Julie's main aim is to make the time be as perfect as possible and she did not fail. On hand whenever needed and nothing was ever a problem for her. Then there is Paul who kept us fed watered and transported. Fed is an understatement as everything Paul produced was fresh tasty and simply amazing. Again just like Julie nothing was a problem for Paul and our enjoyment and relaxation was paramount.

A mixture of high adrenaline during the activities and chilled out bliss at the Chalet in between. The Chalet is luxurious and spacious and perfect in every way.

I am trying to find something to be negative about but there simply isn't anything.

All you need to worry about is your flight. Transfers, activities, accommodation, transport and food are all included.
It is clear that the ethos of Mountain Activity Holidays is not on profit but on customer satisfaction and enjoyment.
I cannot recommend them highly enough and we will 100% be returning.

Thank you Julie and Paul xx

James W