Morzine in Summer


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. Flights are plentiful and the transfer to resort is short. Morzine has a lively village centre which has 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 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 wild flower 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 a Multipass which allows free access to the swimming complex, mountain lifts, tennis, lakes, iceskating, buses and more.   Elevation are part of the scheme which gives you this pass for just €2 euros per person day

 

Lac Montriond

 

 

 

Downhill Biking Morzine

 

Mountain Biking

Morzine 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 areas trails is a right of passage for many riders. 

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 the whole Portes du Soleil forming the worlds biggest bike park.

There are 4 bike parks within the Portes Du Soleil area which are 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 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 the amazing 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 and 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 well stocked 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 other two will keep you topped up nicely throughout the week. All of the Super Markets have convenient bus stops near by making it easy to get your supplies home.

The wide range of restaurants offer 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 wider 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. We regularly review restaurants in our blog.

 

 

 

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 the town; as a regular mountain stage of the Tour De France, Morzine also attracts large number of road cyclists.

The Col de Joux Plan, Col de Ramaz and Col de Joux Verte are all on the doorstep.  Or if you want something a little easier there are plenty of more accessible rides to the nearby lakes and villages.

Most of our properties have lockable bike storage areas and our transfer partners offer bike transport so bringing your own bike couldn’t be easier.

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 which 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 paddle board hire as well as 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 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.

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

Family Activities

High Ropes Courses

Horse riding

Tennis courts

Skate park

Ice rink

 

Hiking

  • Use the lift system to access the mountain peaks with ease
  • There are hundreds of km of trails that are well signed around Morzine

 

Golf

  • 18 hole Les Gets course will test any golfer of their true ability
  • 9 hole Avoriaz
  • Plus Chamonix and Evian courses are just an hour away

 

Adrenaline Sports

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

 

 

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