The activities in Morzine are split into summer activities and winter activities. Itís not possible to ski in the middle of summer, for example, and mountain biking down the pistes in the middle of winter is quite tricky! The summer activities in Morzine are good ways to see the area and explore the mountains.
Mountain Biking In Morzine
Morzine was one of the first resorts to embrace lift accessed mountain biking, using the existing lift system to get riders up the mountain where trails had been dug over the years by people who would hike up with their bikes. The sport has grown in popularity over the years and Morzine has remained one of the most popular European destinations for mountain bikers, due to having over six hundred kilometres of runs spread over to countries and with nineteen lifts providing access to the runs.
The season, which runs from June to September really gets going with the PassíPortes Du Soleil Event, that challenges riders to complete an eighty kilometre circuit of the area in one day.
Having featured in previous Tour De France races, including hosting the final stage in 2016, the mountain roads around Morzine, with their epic descents and steep climbs, are a perfect destination for road cycling. It is a great way to explore the surrounding area and get fit and, for the more adventurous, itís possible to attempt some of the climbs from previous Tour De France races. The Criterium De Dauphine race earlier in the summer also visits Morzine quite regularly, bringing some of the biggest names in road cycling to town, including previous Tour De France winners. There are also companies in town who can help with guiding and support vehicles.
For those who donít want to venture out on bikes, hiking is another way to enjoy the outdoors whilst in Morzine. There are many hiking routes around, allowing walkers to get to the top of some of the summits that surround the town and enjoy the views, taking in sights such as Mt Blanc and Lake Geneva. It is also great exercise and provides a good challenge for people. It is one of the best ways to get up close with some of the local wildlife as well, including chamois and marmots that stay away from the busier areas.