Summer in Morzine

Accommodation, activities and more

Summer in Morzine

In the summer months Morzine and the Vallee d'Aulps offer a fantastic range of activities right on your doorstep. From adrenaline packed climbing, rafting or canyoning to family friendly outdoor pursuits, there is something here for everyone. We are on hand to help organise these activities for you so that you can relax and enjoy an unforgettable holiday - just ask if you need any help.

Our chalets La Vieille Ferme and Chalet Madosa are available in the summer months on a self-catered or catered basis.

cycling in morzine
Road Cycling

The mountains surrounding Morzine are popular with cyclists from all over the world. The Tour de France regularly passes through the area and has made the challenging climbs up the region's mountain passes famous. Whether you want to conquer one of the formidable cols or simply enjoy a family day out amidst some beautiful scenery, this is the area for you!

Cycling is also the perfect way to travel around and take in the spectacular scenecy of the Portes du Soleil.

You can find a route that suits your ability and ambitions in the Vallee d'Aulps cycling guide and also view popular cycling itineraries here.

trail running in morzine
Trail running

Morzine is rapidly making a name for itself as a trail-running paradise. There are numerous dedicated trails to suit all ability levels which are well marked and maintained. The trails are graded green, blue, red or black and regular signposts give details on distance and altitude gain. Detailed route maps are available in both paper versions and mobile downloads.

There are a number of excellent trail running races in the Morzine area each year. In particular the Trail des Hauts Forts, KMV de Nantaux, Spartan race, Biot'rail and Trail des Gets.

You can find lots of useful information here on the morzine mountain running website.

mountain biking in morzine
Mountain Biking

The Morzine region of the Portes du Soleil is one of the most popular mountain biking regions in the world and many great cross-country trails can be accessed easily from our chalets.

To explore further afield, simply hook your bike onto one of the lifts that operate throughout the summer season to access miles of diverse mountain bike trails winding through spectacular alpine scenery.

There are trails catering for riders of all abilities, including a growing number of e-mountain bike trails.

Mountain bikes of all specifications can be hired easily in Morzine. Alternatively, if you are bringing your own bike we have plenty of secure storage space available for our guests to use.

Useful mountain biking resources:

triathlon in morzine
Triathlon

Buzz Performance offer triathlon coaching for groups and individuals and their sessions are suitable for all ability levels. Their daily sessions vary and include:

  • Swimming at the 25 or 50m pool in Morzine
  • Open-water swimming in Lac Montriond
  • Cycling varied routes including some famous Tour de France cols
  • Running trails along the river, around the lake and sometimes at higher altitude
  • Practice transitions and race scenarios
  • They also offer general fitness sessions.
swimming in morzine
Swimming

There are many wonderful places to swim, indoors and outdoors, in the Morzine region:

  • Aquariaz: A fantastic water park in Avoriaz, complete with water slides, rapids, climbing walls above the water and a water "play house". See details.
  • Morine leisure park & swimming centre: 3 indoor and 2 outdoor pools,multi-activity area, beach volley pitches, table tennis
  • Montriond Lake: Stunning mountain lake with safe swimming area
  • Lac des écoles (Les Gets): lake open to bathing, toboggan, toddlers area, playground, volleyball
  • Lac Léman (Lake Geneva): Easy access in Thonon les Bains (20 mins away), warm summer waters & safe, clean beach areas
horse riding
Horse Riding

The Ranch Portes du Soleil is a fabulous little riding school right across the road from La Vieille Ferme chalet. It is run by Sam and Catherine who are super-friendly, warm and welcoming; and experienced in teaching both kids and adults.

In the centre of Morzine, in the Dereches park, you can also find Morzine Equestrian centre

Both schools offer a range of activities, including:

  • Hire a pony for an hour (for ages 3+)
  • Lead-rein pony rides
  • Kids pony clubs
  • Lessons for both beginners and accomplished riders
  • Hacks of various length
  • Treks with a night spent in a refuge
dereches park in morzine
Dereches Park In Morzine

The Dereches Park in the centre of Morzine offers loads of activities for the whole family. It hosts:

  • 5km of river-side walks and family-friendly biking trails
  • Kids play areas
  • Pretty picnic spots
  • Morzine's swimming pool complex
  • An ice rink
  • A horse riding stables
  • Treetop adventure climbing courses for all ages
  • Tennis courts
  • A skate park

You can find out more on the Dereches website

wibit les gets
Lac Des Ecoles Activity Centre

The Lac des Ecoles in Les Gets is another great activity base. It offers:

  • A safe, life-guard supervised swimming lake
  • Kids play areas
  • Pretty picnic spots
  • Treetop adventure climbing courses for all ages
  • Sports fields
  • Restaurants
  • Easy access to walking and mountain biking routes
  • Treetop adventure climbing courses for all ages
  • The new Wibit inflatable obstacle course on water!
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Summer chair lifts

Many ski lifts re-open in the summer months to allow easy access to the higher mountain ranges for walkers and bikers alike.

You can purchase passes for individual lifts, day-tickets or weekly passes. Prices are different for mountain-bikers and pedestrians. Your can find full details on lift opening times and prices here.

Morzine also has a fun summer sledge run which can be accessed from the Crusaz Chairlift. It is suitable for kids aged 3+ (though those under 1.25m must be accompanied by an adult.)

hiking in morzine
Hiking

There are 800km of sign-posted footpaths in and around Morzine in the Portes du Soleil - passing through traditional villages, taking in beautiful views and stunning flora and fauna.

With hundreds of footpaths of varying difficulty, whether you fancy a gentle stroll alongside a beautiful lake or want to conquer a challenging climb to a majestic mountain peak you will always be able to find a route to suit your needs.

You can hike alone or accompanied by a trekking guide who will share with you his local knowledge and experience. 24 ski lifts remain open during the summer months, enabling easy access to the higher mountain trails.

Inspiration

Have a look at the summer walking/hiking guidebook for inspiration or try our some of our favourite routes listed below.

Mont Ouzon tour
Hamlets & villages tour
Tréchauffé summit
Seytroux ridges
Mont Brion tour
Roc d'Enfer circuit
signtseeing near morzine
Sight-seeing
Les Lindarets ("the goat village")

A traditional mountain village, unique in that a herd of 40 freindly goats wander freely through the streets enjoying the attention of the many visitors. The village offers numerous restaurants, souvenir shops and beautiful picnic spots on the river. An afternoon out here is something that families can't fail to enjoy.

Lac Montriond

A beautiful spot: a magnificent lake surrounded by imposing cliffs on one side and spectacular views on the other. There is a safe, supervised swimming area and fishing, kayaking, walking and pony trekking can also be enjoyed.

"Pont du diable" gorges

A spectacular array of gorges carved out of the limestone rocks by the river Dranse. Open 9:30 to 18:00 from May to September.

Abbaye d'Aulps

The historic "Abbaye d'Aulps" in the centre of St Jean d'Aulps is open during July & August from 10:00 to 19:00.

Spa Towns

The pretty spa-towns of Thonon-Les-Bains and Evian, resting on the edge of lake Geneva, are just a short drive from the chalet

Yvoire

The medieval fishing village of Yvoire is 55 minutes drive from Morzine. The village is full of character and well worth a visit

Geneva

The cosmopolitan, bustling Swiss city of Geneva is just over an hour's drive away. Geneva is full of great restaurants, bars and shops and hosts regular events and festivals throughout the year

Annecy

The picturesque town of Annecy is 1.5hrs from the chalet. While away the hours strolling through the quaint streets of the old-town or spend an afternoon at the sunny beach

Chamonix

Chamonix (1hour 20mins drive) is another local town which you can't miss visiting. The village itself offers numerous great bars, restaurants and amenities and it is also a great base for a visit to the magnificent Mont Blanc

multi activity morzine
Multi Activities

There are loads of fun-packed adventure activities on offer in Morzine and summer visitors can pick individual options or a full-week multi-activity package. Here are some of the most popular activities available:

Activity Price Age limits
Guided hiking from €17  
Mountain biking from €30  
Rock climbing €45 6+
Via-ferrata €45 12+
Caving €50 7+
White water rafting €40 8+
Hydrospeeding €40 12+
Kayaking/Canoeing €40 8+
Canyoning €50 12+
Paragliding €70 3+
Fantasticable €35  
Water-skiing €65 5+
Wake-boarding €65 5+
Adventure park €20 3+
Horse riding from €21  
Donkey ride €17 4+
treetop adventure
Treetop Adventures

There are a number of different treetop adventure parks around Morzine

  • In the Dereches park in the centre of Morzine
  • Next to the Lac Ecoles in Les Gets
  • Next to the waterfall at Nyon

There are courses to suit all ages (even a baby course for toddlers aged 2+). Play at being Tarzan, climbing through the tree-tops & swing through the sky using ladders, ropes & bridges.

golf
Golf

The golf courses in the region are spectacular:

  • 9-hole par 36 course at Avoriaz
  • 18-hole course at Les Gets
  • demanding and technical courses
  • superb settings, with stunning views
Recommended Guides

We recommend the following companies for tuition, guiding and organised activities in the summer. They all offer a huge range of different activities, with competitive pricing and friendly, knowledgable staff

We can also organise and book activities for you so feel free to get in touch if you need help.

Morzine: The perfect base for a summer activity holiday

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