In Summer Morzine offers sunshine, fresh air and stunning scenery; In winter, excellent skiing conditions and terrain. The village is pretty with regulations in place to ensure all the architecture adds to the areas quaint and traditional alpine charm. There are plenty of places to dine out in Morzine and a selection of good places for an apres drink. Bar Robinson is infamous for its locally brewed “Mutzig” beer and is popular late afternoon throughout summer and winter.
How to get to Morzine
There are flight departures from regional airports throughout the UK to Geneva and Morzine is a 90 minute transfer from Geneva. Alternatively you can drive to Morzine by taking a ferry or channel tunnel crossing and it is then approximately 8 hours’ drive from there. Driving is ideal if you are taking bikes with you. Geneva is also accessible by rail with the new Eurostar route from London to Geneva for winter 2014/15.
Summer Activities in Morzine
Morzine is a summer adventure playground offering pretty much any summer activity you desire. There is an abundance of hiking and walking options accessible from the Gondola’s at either side of the Village. Take the Plenny to walk over to Les Gets and then onto Mont Cherie or the Super Morzine gondola to access Avoriaz or Lindarets and beyond. If you head down towards Linderets be sure to visit the Goat Village and watch out for mountain cows on your way down!
If you like lakes, you can travel out to the Lac De Montriond where you can take a leisurely walk around the perimeter, dine in the lake view restaurant or try out kayaking.
In the heart of the Morzine valley lies an outdoor pool with sun loungers and a bar, ideal for relaxing in the summer sun and you can use your gondola pass to access the pool. There is also an ice rink and sports centre, outdoor tennis and basketball courts, Skate Park, horse riding and an adventure playground for children.
For the adventurous, Morzine is a mecca for mountain biking. You can take cross country trails through the valley or access the Enduro trails or downhill tracks with runs graded from green through to black. A full face helmet and body protection is advised for downhill mountain biking. In resort, parapente is a popular choice among tourists. You will travel up the mountain and fly down tandem in the safe hands of experienced paragliders. On the Plenny side of Morzine there is a summer toboggan chute available for public use. A little further out you can try white water rafting, zip lining or wakeboarding on a river.
Winter in Morzine
The village of Morzine lies at the heart of the Portes Du Soleil ski area, the second largest in the world. As the name suggests (translation “The Gateway to the Sun”, the area offers plenty of sunny days and spring skiing conditions. The region offers over 650km of piste with terrain for all abilities from beginner to expert.
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