The mountains are beautiful in winter and summer – but autumn has its own share of surprises, particularly in Morzine.

Whether you’re visiting Morzine for a few days or a longer holiday, you’ll love it in the autumn. Enjoy the glorious colours of the trees, watch wild animals gathering their provisions for the winter or try one of the many activities in the area – you’ll be spoiled for choice!

What can you do in Morzine in the autumn?

A paraglider soars over the mountains
Get a bird’s eye view of the autumn colours from a paraglider © Aéro-Bi

Morzine is the perfect playground for those who love nature and outdoor activities – even in autumn!

Hiking, mountain-biking and paragliding are just a few of the activities that can be enjoyed at this time of year.

Although many businesses close their doors at the end of the high season, most of the activities continue. Here are some of our favourites:


The great thing about being in the mountains is that every season is different. Each brings its own unique character and charm.

In autumn, the wonderful colours of the landscape are an absolute delight.

And what better way to discover them than by hiking one of the many trails in and around Morzine?

Here are a few routes where you can enjoy the crisp mountain air and marvel at the beauty of nature in the autumn.

Lake Montriond

Don’t miss the walk around Lake Montriond. The autumn colours of the trees and the green hues of the water will make you feel as if you are in Canada. And don’t forget to visit the nearby Ardent waterfall – this natural wonder is just a 30-minute walk from the lake.

Sentier du Renard

Families will love the Sentier du Renard walk, which follows in the footsteps of Gaspard the fox – he’ll teach you a lot about the geology of the valley, as well as the plants and animals that call it home.

Mountain biking

Like hiking, the joy of mountain biking is that you are completely self-sufficient, as long as you have the necessary equipment.

You can enjoy this activity in any season, with e-fat bikes becoming increasingly popular in winter too.

Morzine is a great destination for cyclists, with miles of trails for all ages and abilities. Our article on mountain biking in Morzine will help you find the best route for your ability and the type of trip you want to make (family, sporty, etc).

A day in Les Gets 

The resort of Les Gets, just 10 minutes drive from Morzine, also has plenty to offer.

For example, start your day by exploring the Musée de la Musique Mécanique, where you’ll find more than 900 mechanical instruments of all kinds – chimes, music boxes, jukeboxes, phonographs, barrel organs, accordions, violins and even automatic pianos. For more information, visit the museum’s website.

In the afternoon, you could relax in the spa at Séréni-Cîmes, where a multi-sensory world awaits you.

Discover 900 instruments at the Museum of Mechanical Music in les Gets
The fascinating Museum of Mechanical Music in Les Gets © Office de tourisme Les Gets

Discover Lake Geneva 

Lake Geneva is a place you should visit at least once in your life, so if you’re spending autumn in the Alps, make sure you take a day trip! Less than an hour from Morzine, the charming town of Thonon-les-Bains has a wonderful view of the lake.

You can also stroll through the streets of this famous spa town and discover its many treasures. 

Other activities 

You could also traverse the mountain faces on a via ferrata course, take a paragliding flight with Aéro-Bi or put your detective skills to the test in Le Room

And what about rainy days?

Even on rainy days, you’ve no excuse to be bored! OVO Network’s chalets have everything you need to keep guests of all ages entertained.

Read a book by the fire, relax in the hot tub, watch a film in the cinema room or enjoy a game of table football or billiards … there’s no shortage of things to do.

OVO Network’s cosiest partner chalets in Morzine:

Chalet Xanadu has all you need for an Autumn break – a cosy fireplace, sauna and close proximity by car or bus to the village, where you’ll find plenty of bars, restaurants and activities.

If you’re travelling with children, Chalet Levant Blanc in Morzine is a perfect choice. As well as having all the equipment you need to look after babies (changing table, safety devices, high chair, bath seat, etc), you’ll find all the entertainment you need to keep the family occupied.

The chalet has a games room and television, where children will be busy all day long. And the adults can relax in the jacuzzi or enjoy a hot drink in front of the fire.

If you’re staying with a group of friends, have a look at Chalet Gueret. With room for up to 14 people, it has plenty of indoor facilities for cooler days – a sauna, fireplace, library, and games room. Good times are guaranteed!

Even gloomy weather won’t stop you from having a great autumn holiday in Morzine!

Where should you eat in Morzine? 

A selection of Alpine cheeses on a market stall
Local businesses, including cheese producers, stay open in the autumn © Office de tourisme de Morzine

Many of the restaurants, bars and shops stay open as life continues through the autumn in Morzine.

You can fill up on local produce at the Ibex Microbrewery, the Ardoisières goat farm and AltiViande butchers and delicatessen.

If you’d like to eat out, restaurants La Dez’Alp and La Chamade will be ready to welcome you with their traditional and regional cuisine, whatever the season.

If you want to get together for a drink or a hot chocolate, there’s a warm welcome waiting at Bar Robinson, The Cavern Bar and Bar Les Rhodos.

Cultural visits, sporting fun or gourmet discoveries – you can see that Morzine is the ideal mountain destination in the autumn.

And if you’re still not convinced by an Alpine break in the Alps this autumn, here are a few articles that might help!

You can also contact the tourist office in Morzine to find out more about autumn activities.

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