Top 10 activities in Morzine away from the slopes
There’s plenty to do in Morzine, whenever you choose to visit and whatever the weather. Skiing, hiking and biking are the main attractions, but there are plenty of activities in Morzine that are sure to guarantee a memorable stay!
Read on to discover 10 of the top activities in Morzine away from the slopes….
If you’re physically fit and confident in the water, why not step it up a level and try canyoning? Abseil, swim, scramble and leap into gorges, waterfalls and streams created by the Nyon river. Wetsuits, helmets and harnesses are provided, but wear sturdy trainers, and bring a change of clothes and a towel. You’ll need to be a strong swimmer, and probably aged 12 or over, although minimum ages vary. If canyoning sounds like your idea of fun, then find out more information here.
2. On your bike
Cyclists are spoilt for choice with the numerous routes available in and around Morzine. Road cyclists can pick up a guide at the tourist office, which covers routes such as the Col de Joux Plane (a tough climb with views of Mont Blanc), the Col d’Avoriaz (a Tour de France favourite), or the Col de Ramaz. Mountain bikers can enjoy some of the best trails in Europe, some of which are suitable for families, but others are far more challenging. Those new to the sport are advised to hire a guide, to help you make the most of your MTB holiday. You can find out more about schools and instructors biking activities in Morzine here.
3. Fast and furious
Children, teenagers and adults with a thirst for speed can try out all sorts of electric vehicles at the Mountain Eparks in Avoriaz and Les Gets. In winter, take a snowmobile around a marked circuit, and in summer ride a trial bike, a drift trike (adults only) or a quad around a circuit or through the forest. Get more information on this exciting day out on the website.
4. Pamper yourself
There are certainly plenty of ways to keep active in the mountains, but don’t forget to take time to relax too. A spa day is the perfect way to get some time to yourself, and there are plenty of places to choose from in Morzine. Make sure you won’t be disturbed by going out to a salon, or book a therapist who will pamper you in your OVO Network chalet. Take a look at Little Mountain Beauty to find a treatment that suits you.
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5. Lunch with a goat
(Les Lindarets 74110 Montriond) Known as the village of goats, Les Lindarets is a great place to take the family for a summer lunch. Shops in the village sell goat food, and there’s a good choice of restaurants where you can feed yourselves (although the goats may join you if you eat outside). Les Lindarets is 11km from Morzine – if you are prepared for hills, it’s a good bike ride. It may be best to steer clear on very hot days (goats can be smelly and attract flies!). In the winter, the village is a popular stop-off for skiers looking for lunch.
6. Brochaux waterfalls
The best way to see these stunning waterfalls is to start at Les Lindarets. Park by the chairlift and take the path on the left, heading up the valley (for a detailed route, contact the tourist office). Remember to take a picnic and some towels – kids will love playing in the stream! Find directions to Brochaux Waterfalls here.
7. Salute the sun
If yoga is your thing, where better to practice it than in the mountains? There are plenty of classes to choose from, but for the ultimate yoga experience, book a private class out in nature – the mountain air and the stunning scenery are sure to help you enhance your poses, as well as your photos! If you’re looking for a completely unique wellness experience, why not try a Yoga Massage, combining deep tissue massage with stretching therapy. Alternatively, book a teacher to come to your OVO Network chalet, and salute the sun from your own terrace!
8. Monkey around
Kids of all ages with a head for heights will love a day at Indiana Parc in Morzine. Make your way through the trees using swings, rope bridges and ladders – there are three circuits – blue, red and black – which get progressively higher and more difficult, but you’ll be well secured with your harness. The highlights are a 110m zipline and a huge rope swing. There’s Indiana Kid for children aged four and over, and toddlers have their own low-level circuit, which they can tackle with the help of adults. The parc is open in July and August (closed on Mondays). Visit the website to see all of the activities in Morzine they have to offer!
9. Make your escape
Test your ingenuity at Le Room, an escape room in the heart of Morzine. You and your team have an hour to crack the codes and solve the puzzles. Find it at 19 Place de Buraty, opposite the tourist office. Choose from two rooms – Survival, for up to eight players, or the Villain’s Lair, for teams of up to six. Make sure you book ahead here– as it’s one of the more popular activities in Morzine, especially when the weather is bad!
10. Take the plunge
Messing about in the water is a pleasure whatever the weather at the Aquariaz water park in Avoriaz. With pools for all ages, slides, swings, a lazy river and even a half-pipe, it’s easy to spend a whole day here. Expect it to get busy on a wet day. There are also indoor and outdoor swimming pools at the Espace Aquatique at Parc des Dereches in Morzine, as well as a play area with slides and sprinklers for smaller children. Entry is free with a Portes du Soleil multipass, making it a great place to cool off or relax after a strenuous day in the mountains. There’s a cafe, but you are welcome to picnic on the grass. Please note – no baggy swimming shorts are allowed, but you can buy lycra shorts on site.
With all these activities in Morzine and more, it’s no surprise that this charming Alpine Village is so popular all year round. For further information about Morzine, including resort facts, history, recommended restaurants and shops, visit our detailed destination guide before your next visit.