Morzine is a Mecca for mountain and road biking. With the whole of the 650km Portes du Soleil area to explore, Morzine is definitely a great place for biking as the different and varied terrains suit bikers of all levels. Whether you enjoy a leisurely cycle around some of the lower level trails, or a day’s hardcore downhill mountain biking exhilarating extreme action is more your ‘thang’, Morzine definitely has something to suit all tastes.
Morzine was the original and remains the best mountain biking (MTB/VTT) area based in a winter ski resort. Its popularity with the MTB and wider cycling community has increased year on year, aided and abetted by the stunning alpine scenery and world class trails. The variety of terrain ensures that everyone from beginners to expert and pro-level downhill and freeride riders, can get many days riding on trials suited to their preferences and ability level. So whether you enjoy a leisurely cycle around some of the lower level trails encircling the village and surrounding valley, or a day’s X-treme superlative filled downhill mountain biking action, Avoriaz definitely has something to suit all tastes. One thing is certain; after a week’s holiday here everyone leaves a considerably better rider than when they arrived!
The PDS boasts 650km of official marked MTB trails that are all lift accessible. There are twenty four lifts that remain open in the Summer to service the Mountain Bikers, Hikers and general public alike. There are four purpose built bike parks that cater for the freestyle junkies out there who want to whip their way down the hill and fine tune their jumping skills to take back to the trails.
Have you ever aspired to test yourself on the same climbs as those on which the professional Tour de France riders earn their living. Opting for Morzine as a base in the Alps will allow you to do just that. Morzine, when it is not being the best known resort at the heart of the famous Portes du Soleil ski area, is perhaps better known as THE summer destination for the mountain bike fraternity. Less well known is the fact it is perfect for the road rider wishing to experience the challenge of conquering endless Alpine hairpin ascents and the corresponding vertiginous high speed descents. Morzine is located in the Haute Savoie region of France where geology has blessed it with exactly the type of topography made famous by the world’s biggest sporting event.
MOUNTAIN BIKING IN MORZINE
- Over 650kms of mountain biking trails
- Over 55 official Downhill MTB trails
- 24 mechanical chair and bubble lifts
- 2 countries (France and Switzerland) linked via 12 resorts
- 25 mountain bike schools
- Over 20 bike shops
- Hundreds of unofficial trails
- Upto 80km of XC and Enduro
- Awesome town with bars, shops and restaurants
For information on hiring Mountain or Road bikes, please see our BIKE HIRE page.
ALPINE CYCLING TOURS
We work closely with www.velovation.co.uk to help arrange great value accommodation for your Alpine cycling trip. With their supported Alpine cycling tours they will help you to accomplish some of the best climbs the French Alps have to offer. Climbing cols, circumnavigating beautiful lakes and exploring some of the most stunning scenery available are just bonuses compared to the sense of achievement you will feel after a cycling tour of the Alps. They will plan, prepare and organise everything so that you can put your head down, focus and get the most out of your trip. The tours they put together are thoroughly researched and tested to ensure that each day provides their small groups with classic climbs, sensational scenery and a massive sense of achievement. Click on the link for further information on what they have to offer.
Biking enthusiasts have particular needs in terms of self-catering accommodation whether it be a chalet or apartment. Aspects to consider are proximity to well known routes and rides, an area to work on and maintain your bikes, proximity to the lift stations and systems, secure storage, and sometimes a hose to clean the bikes at the end of a muddy day. With this in mind we have organised some of our self-catering chalets and apartments in Morzine to be as biker friendly as possible so you gain the maximum from your holiday. Please contact us before you make a booking so we can recommend the perfect self-catering chalet or apartment for your party.