From mountain biking to white water rafting, this Alpine village is perfect for activity holidays
Morzine is in the heart of the Portes du Soleil and is renowned as a world class destination for family-friendly activity holidays. With endless summer activities on offer this beautiful Alpine village, surrounded by impressive peaks and green pastures, is sure to keep any family busy on their summer holiday in the French Alps.
As one of the most established summer resorts in the Alps, Morzine has a myriad of fun activities in its mountains, forests and lakes that’ll keep you wanting for more and wishing you had two weeks to discover the potential. From white water rafting to horse riding, hiking to road cycling, any active family will be spoilt for choice.
An OVO Network favourite is the Indianaventures treetop adventure park, where you follow multiple fun and challenging courses through the trees. Kids and adults alike will love the tree swings and zip wires!
As Morzine is a popular area with the Tour de France, cyclists from around the world come here to test themselves on some of the most challenging climbs, such as the Col de Joux Plan and the Col de Joux Verte.
The hiking trails in Morzine are varied and are another great way to explore the area. With many trails suitable for younger walkers, kids will love heading out for a forest or mountain adventure. The impressive Mont Blanc is visible from lots of the trails which makes for an amazing backdrop to any walk. It’s a good idea to visit the Morzine Tourist Office at the start of your stay to get hold of a walking map and some local advice.
Golfers are also well catered for in and around Morzine in summer as there are a number of courses in the area. Experienced players should visit the famous Evian Resort Golf Club which overlooks Lake Geneva and is only a 45 minutes drive away.
For those looking for a slightly slower pace the tranquil Lake Montriond is the perfect place for kayaking, swimming or a lakeside picnic. There are plenty of cultural things to do too. And with many bars and restaurants to choose from there’s always somewhere to find a sunny terrace for a relaxing drink or bite to eat.
The mountain biking trails in Morzine and Les Gets are regarded as some of the best in the world. With a huge network of over 600km of trails across the Portes du Soleil there are plenty of options for any level of biker. Family groups will love the gentle cross country routes whereas those looking for a more white knuckle ride are spoilt with a plethora of downhill and enduro trails.
Les Gets is a regular feature on the Downhill World Cup as well as more recently the Crankworx festival. Anyone looking to witness mountain biking being pushed to its limits should definitely mark these events on their calendar.
For more information on mountain biking in Morzine and the Portes du Soleil visit our Morzine mountain biking page.
At OVO Network we know what makes the perfect summer chalet holiday. Discover our gorgeous summer chalet rentals in Morzine and Les Gets, many of which are centrally located to make the most of the fabulous activities on offer in Morzine. And being only an 80 minute drive from Geneva airport also means no lengthy, excitement-sapping transfers!