Mountain Biking In Morzine

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The quality of mountain biking in Morzine is one of the reasons why the town is nearly as popular with adrenaline seekers in the summer as it is in the winter.  In the heart of the Portes du Soleil bike park, from Morzine you can access the whole area easily.

The lift system takes you and your bike to around 50 specialist trails.  There are downhill runs from easy to insanely difficult and they are graded accordingly.  The enduro or cross country trails take you slightly further afield and make use of the downhill runs and chair lifts as well as more pedally linking tracks.

During the summer months all the ski shops in town turn into bike shops where you can hire or buy all the equipment you might need .  All the bars and restaurants reopen for the summer season and the town has a lively buzz about the place.

For summer 2020 the first lift to open will be in Les Gets. It’s always snow dependant but they have announced they will aim to open the Les Gets bike Park for weekend opening from the 30th May. From the 20th June the rest of the Morzine and Les Gets lift will officially open properly with the Les Linderets, Morgins and Champery areas following suit on the 26th June.

The Passportes du Soleil Bike Festival traditionally marks the official opening of the mountain biking in Morzine at the end of June (26th-28th June 2020) and the lifts stay open until  early September. For summer 2020 the main lifts in Morzine and Les Gets will stay open longer (until 18th September) as Les Gets hosts the final round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup on the 19th-20th September.

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The area

There are 6 main resorts linked by lifts and trails which encompass  4 world renowned bike parks.  In total there are 21 bike friendly lifts and 100’s of kms of trails.  Each bike park offers a different experience and a variety of trails.

All day passes for bikes are €29 euros for the whole area.

To find out more about mountain biking in Morzine, get details on liftpass prices and maps please click here 


The Portes Du Soleil has a rich history when it comes to mountain bike racing.  Hosting  World Cups, World Championships, Crankworx Festivals and French National Championships. This coming summer is no different and Les Gets will host the final round of the World Cup on September 19th/20th 2020

The area officially opens with the Pass’portes du Soleil Mountain Bike Festival which anyone can enter.  The weekend traditionally runs over the last week in June (this year it’s the 26th-28th June 2020) and takes riders on a tour of the whole bike area in one day. It’s an incredible adventure and a great way to explore the far reaches of the Portes du Soleil. We can accommodate short breaks for this event.

Morzine is home to a lot of keen mountain bikers and they  participate in a bi-weekly mates race series which is all in the name of fun and always finishes with a well deserved beer in a local bar. It’s not uncommon to spot top flight racers and mountain bike royalty frequenting the races.

If there is a World Cup race happening elsewhere during your stay then you’ll be spoilt for choice for bars live streaming the action. The Bec Jaune, Hotel L’Aubergade and Rogers Bar are always lively and have the race on big screens.

The Morzine Film Awards night is one of the best nights out in the summer calendar. Pre-registered teams of amateur filmmakers and riders have a month to film, edit and submit their film. They are then premiered on the big screen and judged during a fun night at one of the towns liveliest hot spots at the end of August.

Why choose Elevation?

If there are a few of your, booking a self catered apartment can be great value.  Our luxury apartments and chalets could be more affordable than you think.

Our properties are all central meaning you don’t have far to cycle to the lifts.  They all have lockable storage for bikes and private parking.  You will find washing machines and dryers, hot tubs, outside dining and BBQs.

We can organise your transfers from Geneva with or without bikes.

If you aren’t seasoned riders and just want to have a go we can help you organise bike hire, get you kitted out and advise you on the best trails for you.

If you are interested with staying with Elevation, just drop us an enquiry with your needs and we can take it from there


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