- 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
Apartment Buqa is in a beautiful setting in Sameons, in the French Alps. The apartment is furnished to a very high standard with everything you could wish for. The view from the balcony is stunning. We had a wonderful few days relaxing, walking and exploring the area, and then sitting outside in the main square enjoying a nice cool drink! There are some lovely bars and restaurants in the village, and a local shop selling all you could possibly need.
A perfect place in a perfect location
10 July 2015
We had a great stay at this apartment. The owners really have thought of everything! Hoping to return next year.
17 March 2015
Our family had a fantastic time at Apartment Buqa at the end of January. There was ample room for the 5 of us, in fact we could easily have taken a few more.
The apartment is very, very well equipped, with WiFi and smart TVs in all of the rooms and under floor heating. The place was immaculate when we arrived and the owner and manager went out of there way to ensure that everything was prepared for our stay. The owner takes a very keen interest to ensure that you have a great time, which is extremely comforting.
12 February 2015
We stayed at Buqa for a week over new year week
It is a beautiful house and comfortably housed our 2 families, 4 adults and 4 kids
It is very close to the charming traditional village of samoens and it is a five minute walk down the hill. There is a ski bus to take you to the slopes but we preferred to walk each day as it is not too far and stretches the legs before your ski
4 January 2015
Buqa was a great place to stay with all the comforts of home in a beautiful location. Unfortunately lacking in snow this year but still managed a bit of skiing at Avoriaz as well as the ice quads in Flaine. Would very much like to go back again with the family at a time when the snow has already fallen as Samoens is a lovely village and has a bit more character than some of the larger ski resorts.
30 December 2014
Merci !!!! Es war von der Planung übers Internet, die Begrüßung durch Gill und der gesamte Aufenthalt ein absolut gelungener Urlaub . Samoens liegt herrlich zwischen Bergen eingebettet
und ist ein angenehm ruhiger ,freundlicher Ort mit kleinen liebevoll eingerichteten Läden ,Cafés
und Restaurants. Es hat uns von Anfang an gefallen . Toll ist der Ausblick vom Chalet . Ich habe tolle Sonnenauf -und Untergänge fotografiert . Auf dem Balkon kann man die Seele baumeln lassen,
20 September 2014
Very tastefully furnished and well stocked apartment - with everything you need for a great time which is 2-3 mins walk to the centre of the village. Samoens is a lovely village ideally situated - with lots of places to eat and drink, a local market and fresh food - good large supermarket 5 mins away.
13 September 2014
The apartment was exactly as promised, spotlessly clean, and every modern appliance you could ever need. It wasn't lacking anything. We met the local contact person who was extremely helpful and friendly.
The customer service proved by Elan was exceptional both in the lead up to the stay and our time there. He was extremely prompt with answering all our questions and seemed to genuinely care that we had everything we needed and that we had a good holiday.
Well done Team Buqa, what a perfect stay.
22 August 2014
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.