Choose from an enormous range of outdoor activities to ensure the perfect mountain holiday. Whether your idea of fun is relaxing in the sun next to a beautiful Alpine lake surrounded by breathtaking scenery or hurtling down a challenging mountain bike trail, you will have a brilliant time.
Morzine Mountain Biking
Morzine Mountain Biking heaven! We are right next to the super Morzine lift and Chalet L’Ecurie has a large secure garage for your mountain bikes and a power hose for clean down your bikes.
Morzine sits in the middle of the largest mountain biking area in Europe. Specially adapted ski lifts take the uphill struggle out of mountain biking, and a wide range of trails provide excitement for all levels of bikers. The Super Morzine ski lift is only 100m from our door and will whisk you straight up to the heart of the system. Kids will enjoy the trails around Les Gets, while experts will find the championship downhill courses in Les Gets and Morzine provide a true adrenalin rush. For the seriously fit there is the Portes de Soleil circuit to Switzerland and back. We can help you find an experienced guide and equipment hire, but make sure you book in advance.
Torico Performance Bicycles are based down the Rue Du Bourg in Morzine. They have Nukeproof Downhill and All Mountain bikes for hire and this summer they will also be stocking road bikes.They sell a large range of parts, accessories and clothing from Sram, Shimano, Nukeproof, Renthal, Maxxis, Da-Kine and Royal. They also offer bike repairs and specialise in fork and shock servicing.
Fun in the foam. Choose between:
- White water rafting
- Hydro speeding (swimming down the rapids clinging onto a kind of big float)
- Hot-dogging (a large canoe)
- Cannyoning (abseil off a bridge then jump down waterfalls and swim downriver – superb!)
Climbing and Via Ferrata
Good climbing sites suitable for all levels can be found in St Jean D’Aulps, Samoens and nearby Chamonix, guides are also available. Or why not experience some Via Ferrata at St Jean D’Aulps or Avoriaz? Best described as midway between climbing and walking, Via Ferrata climbing lets beginners feel what it’s like to be an Alpinist adventurer! At Rocher de la Chaux, in St Jean D’Aulps, as well as a beginners route, experienced visitors can try the Œil route, which is one of the hardest in France!
Try a tandem flight with an instructor, or we’ll book you into a 5-day course (half days only) and you’ll be doing a solo flight by morning three. An experience you’ll never forget – as Antonia can verify!
A walker’s paradise. It is hard to find a more beautiful backdrop than the stunning and varied landscapes of the French Alps. We are keen walkers ourselves and can advise on well marked paths for various levels of fitness. We can also point you in the right direction to hire a guide, or for longer walks, advise you on how to book a magical night in a mountain refuge.
Push yourself to the limit in a challenging tree top adventure course. Terrifying but completely safe, this should prove a real test of courage. From age 6 to 106! There are kids, beginners, intermediates and utterly petrifying advanced courses.
Fantasticable: Glide along a cable in a safety harness at up to 120km/h at over 200m above Plaine Dranse.
Not for the faint hearted!!!
Cable 1: 1,257m long, 80 to 100 km/h depending on weight and weather
Cable 2: 1,323m long, max speed 120km/hr
A fantastic eighteen-hole par 70 course in Les Gets has you teeing off at 1500m facing Mont Blanc. There are 5 other courses within an hours drive, including the Royal Park Championship Course at Evian (40 mins), which is a world-class facility. Club hire and coaching are available.
Sunbathing and Swimming
With awesome mountain backdrops the swimming lakes at Montiond or Les Gets provide the perfect venues for some scenic relaxation. Try the water park in Morzine with indoor and outdoor pools, the brand new tropical themed water park in Avoriaz, or how about a stunning day on the beach at Lake Geneva? It feels like being at the seaside!
There is also a stunning outdoor spa complex with natural thermal baths in Switzerland at Lavey Les Bains. (1.5 hours).
Water-skiing or boating
Water-skiing trips are available on Lake Geneva. Good value for money, long sessions and great tuition. Or for a change, why not try wake boarding? Transport included.
You can also book boat hire from Thonon on Lake Geneva (30 minutes), with sailing boats or small motorboats available.
Evian (40 mins) – fill your bottle from the Evian spring, wander the cobblestone alleys with quaint shops, or take a paddle steamer to Switzerland.
Yvoire (45 mins) – A beautiful medieval town nestled on the edge of Lake Geneva.
Samoens and the Sixt Fer a Cheval (30 mins)- A medieval village and breathtaking horseshoe gorges, in the next valley from Morzine. Take the summer pass road over there if you are feeling brave.
Lausanne- reached by paddle steamer from Evian.
Annecy (1hr 15 minutes) – famous for it’s gorgeous old town, a network of canals and its stunning lake setting.
For the Kids
A day’s trip to the fantastic aqua park in Switzerland, with some of the best water slides you are ever likely to encounter- highly recommended.
The kid’s farm and pony trekking centre just down the river from the swimming pool in Morzine is a must for small children and boasts an excellent playground.
Visit the goat village at Lindarets (15 minutes). A high mountain village completely overrun with friendly and hungry goats.
Trampolines, summer tobogganing, quad biking, devil karting and mountain boarding are also all available.
Many of the previously mentioned facilities, the pool at Morzine, the swimming lakes and the adventure parks provide great venues for entertaining kids. All are safe with lifeguards and supervised activities especially laid on for children.