5 reasons to book a self catered chalet in Morzine this summer

5 reasons to book a self catered chalet in Morzine this summer

Dreaming of the stunning alpine landscapes for your summer break this year?

We want to share with you the top 5 reasons to book a self catered chalet in Morzine this summer.  By the end of this blog we think you’ll agree it’s time to book your stay with us…


1. World renowned MTB trails 


Morzine and the wider Portes du Soleil area are among the best spots in Europe for mountain biking.  With Morzine being recognised globally as a MTB hotspot for riders of all abilities.

The Portes du Soleil area includes 12 interconnected resorts, so you really can find trails to match your skill level and wants throughout your stay.

Staying in Morzine enables you not only to be in a great central spot of the PDS area but also to watch or participate in many of the local races and events put on throughout the season.

The Haute Savoie region is due to host the UCI Mountain Bike World Series again this 28 June – 7 July 2024 including the Les Gets Downhill World Cup 2024.  The region is the only place where every formats of the UCI Mountain Bike World Series come together. Whether you love MTB or come for the Alpine summer – these events prove to be electric year on year.


2. Hikes, swims, waterfalls


MTB not your first priority?  No problem.

Morzine has so much more to offer to keep your trip itinerary sufficiently full – just remember to factor in those rest days too!

Staying in one of our self catered chalet puts you in a prime position to tap into the incredible alpine landscapes and nature.

Here are a few of our favourite spots:


Nyon Waterfall


About a 20 minute walk from the centre of town along the river path, enjoy a refreshing dip in one of this waterfall’s many pools or sign up to the canyoning available throughout the summer.


Hikes, Scrambles and Via Ferratas


There are so many incredible and accessible hikes from Morzine which quickly can take you from town level right above the clouds with 360 incredible alpine views.

Walk up the local peaks such a Pointe de Nyon, Ressachaux and Pointe de Nantaux.

Or if you’re feeling like you’re ready to take it up a notch, you can opt for one of the local scrambles such as Roc d’Enfer.  Remember to always be aware of the terrain & changable weather, be prepared and know your own capabilities.

For those thrill seekers amongst you, you also have the option for a Via Ferrata – The Elephant’s Head in Saint Jean is a popular local via ferrata route.  The required safety equipment can be rented in Morzine or Montriond during the summer.


Lac du Montriond


If you’re not quite ready to brave the colder waters of Nyon Waterfall but still fancy a dip or relax, head on over to Lac du Montriond.  Perfect for an afternoon dip or nap in the sun and you can even complete the day with a summer evening’s BBQ on one of the BBQs provided at the lake.


3. Pick the right property for your needs


At Elevation Alps, we manage over 27 properties throughout the summer season.  This means you get the maximum choice and variety so you can book a property that matches your group’s needs perfectly.



Central property for a small group close to the bars, restaurants and lifts?

Check out Le Nid du Pleney (sleeps 4) and Gryphon (sleeps 4)


Larger group and ready to maximise on the extras?

We can offer properties with hot tubs, saunas, cinema rooms etc to make your stay one to remember.

Check out Chalet Rouge (sleeps 14 – cinema room, hot tub & sauna) and Chalet Yukinko. (sleeps 12 – cinema room, hot tub & sauna)

Check out the full list of our self catered properties here.

4. Eat well whilst you’re here


When you book one of our self catered chalets, it enables you to go out and taste the incredible food on offer in Morzine.

You can eat delicious savoie dishes at the stunning restaurant Crapahute up the Valley de la Manche – a great option for if you’re celebrating something special.

Looking for the best pizza in town?  A highly contested debate here in Morzine, but we believe L’Improviste’s pizzas are the best in the valley.  Just remember to book ahead!

How about some of the “fresh, vibrant, Asian street food” served at Hideout.  Enjoyed best alongside their infamous cocktails – we love the spicy mango mai tai.


5. Easily accessible

Lastly, another great benefit of booking your summer break in Morzine, is the headache of travelling to a remote alpine resort is taken away.

With Morzine being only 1hr 20mins away from Geneva Airport – you can get access to the incredible alpine landscapes of Morzine without spending too much time travelling.

We partner with Skiidy Gonzales to provide aiport transfers to our customers at a discounted rate.

Their partner link is available on your booking alongside with other helpful local recommended partner services, so you can build the holiday right for you.