- White-water rafting through Giffre River
- White-water rafting, Canoe-rafting and Hydrospeed
- Rock Climbing on the French Alps
- Rock Climbing
- Samoens summer views
- The Grand Massif
From the electrically heated ski-boot storage to clean white sheets and towels, apartment Buqa offers welcome comfort and luxury after a great day's skiing on the Grand Massif.
We loved: the high tech: from kitchen to entertainment, this apartment lacks nothing - even includes a welcome jacuzzi bath and underfloor heating - not to mention the awesome wood burning fire place!
We were impressed by the cleanliness and high level of maintenance.. not to mention the brilliant service and friendliness from both owner and caretaker.
Karl Kusta | April 2014
We had a wonderful week at the Buqa chalet. We received a warm welcome from Gilles and had all the information beforehand from Elan. Everything was at hand in the chalet and facilities close by. We had a great week of skiing in the beautiful and extensive Grand Massif area and would very much recommend staying at the Buqa Chalet.
Minouche | March 2014
The apartment was spotlessly clean, well equipped and everything worked. The location is convenient for the village but quiet, with no passing traffic.
There is a log fire which is nice to sit round but there is no need to light it for heat as the underfloor heating is very effective.
We were two couples and a toddler and had plenty of room. Only slight critcisms would be storage if more people stayed, and the stairs to the second floor are steep...
Anne Elvidge | February 2014
We stayed at Buqa for a week early January 2014. What appealed to us initially was price, location and the seperate TV/ gaming area for the kids. When we arrived our boys (aged 9 and 5) were very excited at the prospect of playing the PS3 and Wii consoles. For the adults there is hard drive set up with 250 odd movies which we thoroughly enjoyed watching with a glass of wine/ beer in front of the open fire. There's plenty of fire wood (included in price) in the garage which was very convenient...
Charmaine & Family | January 2014
We spent Christmas 2013 in Samoens as an extended family and I booked Buqa for some of my family members. It's located within a development of new chalets and we all stayed next to each other, in and out of all our apartments...
Susam Temi | December 2013
The process for booking, collecting keys etc was all seamless which was great. The property itself is lovely in an excellent location with a view of the village below. It is only a couple of minutes walk down to the village but a bit longer back up the hill! Samoens itself is really nice with plenty going on in July including Bastille Day fireworks while we were there...
Ruth Obrien and Family | August 2013
This is a great place to stay. Very nice chalet with excellent facilities. The movies box is the best (especially with staying with a toddler!!) They had everything we needed including a cot, high chair and baby gates! Very impressed with Buqa! Elan was fantastic, checking we arrived there and home safely. Very nicer person indeed!
Laura Piggot | June 2013
Summer in Samoens
The end of a perfect Alpine winter has been greeted by the dawn of an idyllic and vibrant summer season in Samoens, offering summer activities for the whole family from relaxing walks to white-water rafting.
As the alpine poppy buds are bursting to bloom in the Le Jaysinia Alpine Botanical gardens, the plethora of hot air balloons and paragliders can already be spotted jewelling the clear blue skies across 1600 summit, competing only with the birdlife that have returned once more to these warmer climates.
The cascades of waterfalls at Sixt come to life and provide amazing scenic exploration. Golfers can enjoy days putting over the lake in Morillon. You can relax whilst indulging in trout fishing along Giffre River or enjoy white-water rafting for those adrenalin junkies among you.
The winding alpine routes across the Giffre Valley are now an ideal terrain for cycling, or hiking/mountaineering and climbing or Via Ferrata. You can try potholing in the crevasses of the nearby Criou mountains, tree-hopping in the Indiana Adventure Park, or simply enjoy scenic drives to absorb the beautiful landscape, including the spectacular Mont Blanc range.
After enjoying the summer activities, the Samoens experience is made complete by the vibe in the rustic village with locals and holidaymakers strolling around the village square, catching up with the day's events, perusing the local food and craft market, relaxing in the bars, shops and restaurants, indulging in local Haute-Savoie cuisine or having a relaxing massage in comfortable surroundings.
For the keen mountain bikers amongst you, you’ll be happy to know that the 2013 Enduro Series French Championship will bring two days of racing on the slopes of the Upper Giffre Valley, attracting mountain bikers from around France. On 5th July, 2013, the whole town goes American…line dancing, country music concerts and cowboys and horses. If you’re up for something more active then you could always register for the first ever Samoen’s Trail (running) tour taking place on 23rd June 2013…or maybe just spectate!
Samoens prides itself on offering a range of summer activities for children of all ages. Check out the Buqa link “children’s activities” for more information.
Welcome to Summer Alpinism 2013 in Samoens.
A Buqafied Summer in Samoens, 2014
Apartment Buqa is a new, contemporary and exclusive self-catered or catered chalet-style apartment accommodation, sat proudly in the heart of the picturesque mountain town of Samoens.
The south-facing apartment is conveniently located 5 minutes walk from the village centre, the Alpine Botanical Gardens and all the local amenities.
With an array of technology and entertainment around the apartment, Buqa also offers an air of luxury, style and comfort, sleeping up to 8 people. This leaves you open to choose to do as much or as little as you like during your stay.
The BUQA Team is at hand to make sure that you have a truly BUQAFIED summer experience.