Morzine in Summer


Just like winter Morzine in summer is a great place to be. Morzine is a picturesque alpine town nestled right at the heart of the Portes du Soleil. Located in the northern alps, the closest airport is Geneva, less than 1 hour 30 minutes away. The plentiful flights and the short transfer time make it super easy to get here.

Morzine has a lively village centre with all the modern amenities, yet still retains its traditional alpine charm. The surrounding mountainous landscape is breathtaking and is home to an abundance of adventurous activities: With some of the worlds best mountain bike and road routes to cycle, stunning alpine lakes to swim in, gorges to explore, canyons to descend, Morzine is the perfect summer holiday destination.

The Alps in summer are stunningly beautiful, enjoying plenty of warm sunny days and lengthy golden evenings. The warmer summer climate encourages the surrounding wildflower meadows to blossom into a gorgeous display of colour.

All of our luxury chalets and apartments are very centrally located, so exploring the town and getting out into the mountains couldn’t be easier.

Endless Adventure

Morzine is the perfect destination for active adventure holidays. With an abundance of activity providers and a stunning natural playground, there is nowhere better for exploring the great outdoors. 

There is so much to see and do; swimming in the pool or the lakes, mountain biking, road cycling, hiking, adventure water sports, horse riding, high rope adventures and much more.

The town runs the Multipass scheme giving you discounted and free access to over 50 activities in the Portes du Soleil. The most popular free activities include free access to the swimming complex, mountain lifts as a pedestrian, tennis, lakes, ice skating, buses and more. Elevation is part of the scheme which gives you this pass for just €2 per person day.

 

Lac Montriond

 

 

 

Downhill Biking Morzine

 

Mountain Biking

Morzine in summer is the European home of mountain biking and sits right at the heart of the Portes du Soleil bike park. The area is steeped in mountain bike history, and riding the area’s trails is a right of passage for many riders. You can often spot pro mountain bikers training on the trails and you can rub shoulders with them in the local bars. 

The lift system effortlessly whisks riders and their bikes up to the tops of the trails. A vast amount of trails of varying disciplines, difficulties, and styles span the mountainsides across Portes du Soleil, forming the world’s biggest bike park.

There are 4 bike parks within the Portes Du Soleil area, all linked by the lifts. Les Gets, Morzine/Avoriaz, Chatel and Morgins/Champery. This makes it the largest single mountain bike area in the world. Morzine is in the very heart of the parks, so you can access them all without needing a car.

Find out more about Find out more about Downhill MTB Riding in Morzine here.

The Village

Morzine is a relatively large alpine town with a lot of history. The town is a perfect mix of chocolate box chalets and modern contemporary alpine architecture, all surrounded by tree-lined, rich green mountains.

As well as having fantastic adventure activities, Morzine is a lively town and has everything you could need, including an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants. The cinema, large swimming complex and ice rink help to keep those occasional rainy days enjoyable. Morzine has its very own, very competitive ice hockey team, the Penguins. If they’re playing during your stay, we highly recommend you go and watch a match.

Stocking your kitchen is easy as Morzine is home to 3 great supermarkets. There is a large Carrefour in the centre of town, a medium-sized Casino along Route de la Plagne, and a smaller Spar supermarket located between the tourist office and the Super Morzine lift. The Carrefour has the widest selection and is the best bet for an initial stock up, and the others will keep you topped up nicely throughout the week. All Super Markets have convenient bus stops nearby, making it easy to get your supplies home. In addition to these supermarkets, the Carrefour carpark in the centre of Morzine hosts a local market. Every Wednesday morning, you can indulge in fantastic flavoursome local produce.

The wide range of restaurants offers everything from Michelin starred gastronomy to cheap and cheerful burger joints. Many of the restaurants are owned and operated by local families offering traditional Savoyard cuisine as well as more expansive menus. The local restaurateurs are keen to keep up with modern tastes, so you will find that guests with dietary requirements are well catered for. Every year new and exciting restaurants open in Morzine. We regularly review restaurants, so keep an eye on our blog page to stay up to date.

 

 

 

Super Morzine Bridge in summer

 

Morzine Centre Shops

 

Road Cycling

It isn’t just mountain biking that draws those with a two-wheeled passion to Morzine in summer; as a regular mountain stage of the Tour De France, Morzine also attracts a large number of road cyclists.

The Col de Joux Plane, Col de Ramaz and Col de Joux Verte are all on the doorstep. A few times during the summer, the Col de Joux Plane closes to cars, making the ride a nicer experience. You can even get complimentary refreshments at the top on these days.

If you want something a little easier, there are plenty of more accessible rides to the nearby lakes and villages. You can even ride around Lake Annecy if you fancy an away day.

We can organise guided cycle rides and whole holidays, see here for details

Swimming

The local lake at Montriond, just 10 mins drive from Morzine, is a stunning alpine lake that is fantastic for swimming. Perfect for a family day out, there is a smaller children’s swimming lake, a playground and plenty of grassy areas. There is also kayak and paddleboard hire, a crazy golf course, and a cafe and restaurants.  It’s a great place to spend the day and the perfect spot for an evening bbq.

The local village of Les Gets has a swimming lake with a lifeguard, playground, slide and the WIBIT inflatable adventure playground.

The swimming complex in Morzine has 3 indoor and 3 outdoor pools, a spa and a water slide. But, gents, don’t forget your speedos!

Aquariaz in Avoriaz is an indoor water park with a lazy river, slides, outdoor spa and water fun area for younger kids.  Find out more here Aquariaz

 

 

Morzine swimming complex

High Ropes Morzine

Morzine In Summer Family Activities

High Ropes Courses – There are two high ropes courses in Morzine. One in the Parc Des Dérêches, for smaller kids and one at the Nyon waterfall, suitable for all ages. These are super fun, extremely safe and well priced and offer something a little different to your family stay.

Horse riding – There is a riding school, also in the Parc Dérêches. Here, you can take small children pony trekking along the river or join a horseback tour of the area.

Tennis courts – The tennis courts are located at the bottom of the valley, near the skatepark. There is quite a lot of them, so they are readily available. The tennis court area also has an excellent cafe for a post-match lunch.

Skate park – Morzine’s skatepark has a whole host of features and is free to use. You cannot miss it, as it is right in front of the ice rink where the Penguins play.

Ice rink – Morzine’s ice rink is also located at the bottom of the valley. Here you can cool down on hot days or escape the rain. It is a large ice rink, so it can accommodate many skaters safely.

 

Hiking And Train Running

    There are many hiking routes all around the Portes du Soleil. You can access many of them easily with the lift system. The lifts allow you to cover ground much more quickly, allowing you to explore more of the mountains. In fact, you can get all the way to Switzerland with not much hiking involved.

    You can get runner’s and hiker’s maps from the tourist office. The routes are graded in terms of their difficulty and length. Each route is well signposted and easy to follow. Just make sure you take enough food and water with you while keeping an eye on the weather forecast.

 

Golf

    The neighbouring village of Les Gets has an 18 hole golf course. It is renowned for its picturesque views and challenging slopes.

    For even more dramatic views, head to the 9 hole course in Avoriaz. This sun-drenched course has a golf academy and a range of practice areas to hone your swing.

    If you want to try your hand at other courses, why not head down the mountain to Evian? Alternatively, you could visit the course in the iconic town of Chamonix.

 

Adrenaline Sports

Morzine in summer has lots to offer thrill-seekers looking for the ultimate rush in the mountains. Whether you want to see the peaks and valleys from the air or splashing around in whitewater, there is something for you. Check out the links below to see what is on offer.

We can advise you on any of these activities before your arrival or during your stay.

 

 

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