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Morzine

One of the best loved resorts in the Alps, Morzine scores on many points.

It is a charming, traditional village that is a world away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and yet it's one of the closest resorts to the Channel and only an hour from Geneva.

Morzine is an unspoilt, historic resort dating back to the 16th Century, with its own Gallic identity, yet there’s a wide choice of restaurants and bars for much livelier and varied evening entertainment than most resorts offer.

With its Savoyard chalet-style buildings, wooden facades, carved balconies and slate-covered roofs, Morzine offers more than 30 bistros and restaurants, including some of the best in the whole region. There are three discos, two cinemas and many bars. The swimming centre in Morzine offers 2 pools (1 Olympic size), a large paddling pool with water games and water jets plus various other sports activities for all ages. The indoor ice-skating arena hosts the world’s top skaters but is also open for public skating and has a panoramic bar-restaurant.

Top summer activities to experience in Aussois

Please note Peak Retreats do not book any activities and most activities are payable therefore the below is just for information. More detailed information and how to book can be found on the tourist office website

Here are some ideas of activities, however there is plenty more on offer!

Portes du Soleil Multipass
Thanks to the Portes du Soleil Multi Pass enjoy unlimited activities for everyone in the Portes du Soleil area. For all the holidaymakers staying at a participating accommodation provider, the Multi-Pass gives you access to more than 70 activities in the 12 village resorts of the Portes du Soleil. Enjoy them on your own, as a couple, with your family or in a group… for only €3* per day of stay. Children under 5 are free.

Avokart
3-wheeled vehicle equipped with hydraulic brakes and designed with a very low center of gravity for good road holding. Handlebars in hand, comfortably installed in your bucket seat, all that's left to do is to set off for a long descent of 3.5km and 600m of difference in altitude. 18 years +, min. 1m40.

Morzine bikepark
The bikepark is easy to navigate with most official trails being signposted and the Morzine trail maps are available for you to look at. Enjoy mountain biking on downhill, freeride and cross-country. For beginners, there’s a beginner’s area at the Pleney gondola arrival to perfect your riding before taking to the bikepark trails.

E-bikes 
For your daily outings in and around the resort, choose the environmentally friendly alternative and use a bike (an electrically assisted one).

Pump track
Pump track at the top of the Pleney gondola, with its gentle rollers, is an ideal spot for smaller children to get their first tastes of a bike park.

Family bike trails
The green-rated Seraussaix trail is ideal for children and beginners, with small rollers, whoops and gentle berms that weave in and out of the trees. Use the 'Seraussaix' chairlift for access. There are several blue runs to progress onto; Tutti Frutti is a cult classic – a twisty blue for perfecting your turns on some of the smoothest dirt in the Portes du Soleil. 

For lift-free biking, the 'Parc des Dérèches' in the town centre is perfect for biking, with wide, flat trails taking you past stables and over the wooden bridges that crossover the River Dranse.

Swimming in lakes
Lake Montriond is surrounded by dramatic cliffs and with a smaller lake adjacent that is ideal for children. There are kayaks and paddle boards for rent, as well as a large wooden playpark and new mini golf course. Take a picnic, find a spot under the trees and make a day of it.

Nyon Lake
Located a 15-minute walk from the Nyon plateau, the artificial lake of Nyon Guérin will delight you with its amazing blue water and surrounding mountain pastures.

Hiking
With its extensive lift network serving many walking routes, Morzine is home to some of the best walking trails in France! If you prefer to take a guide to learn about local nature, then this can be arranged in resort.

For a low-key trail accessible from the centre of town, Chemin de Renard is ideal. It winds its way along the Dranse from the fire station all the way to Nyon waterfall.

Summer sledge
Accessed via the La Crusaz chairlift in the centre of Morzine, it winds its way down the left-hand side of the Pleney slopes. Slide down on a sledge that you control. There are two runs to choose from: La Cool, which is a 800m track, or the 900m La Super, which has up to 16 banked turns.

Adventure parks
There are 2, one at Nyon (Cascade Aventure) and one at Parc des Dérèches (Indiana Parc). You wear a harness for safety with ropes to clip onto the wires and follow the course over bridges, rope swings and zip wires. There are several levels, from an easy green-rated children's course up to a thrilling black-rated course.

Canyoning
At Nyon, a guide will lead down the canyon, where you will wade through gorges, abseil and slide down natural slides, and jump into waterfalls. Wetsuit required, available on site.

Climbing
The guides in Morzine offer outings for all levels from beginners to advanced, allowing you to progress at your own pace and try different climbing sites in the Chablais and Mont Blanc mountain ranges.

Frisbee golf
Located in the Dereches forest. Using a Frisbee, teams take part in a “round” by landing the flying disc in the 9 goals that are set out along a pathway using as few throws as possible.

Fitness circuit
The Dereche is a local park running all the way along the River Dranse. In the heart of the forest, take the winding paths of 4.5km or enjoy the various obstacles (approx. 20) along the way Breath in the mountain air and enjoy the calm of the river.

Indoor ice rink
56x26m located in the Palais des Sports Morzine. Open daily. Hire equipment on-site. Ice hockey match every week.

Helicopter flights
Local flight sightseeing, flights in the Mont Blanc massif, Portes du Soleil flight sightseeing, skydiving...

Paragliding
Accompanied by experienced and qualified instructors, take to the skies on a tandem flight.

Mini-golf
2 options - near the lake of Mines d'Or in Morzine, offers a 12-hole mini golf course in synthetic turf and wood with a natural feel on the theme of the gold mine. Or at Lake Montriond, 'Parc Activity' offers a 12-hole mini golf on synthetic grass, for children from 3 years old. The children's course is an integral part of the adult course.

Yoga paddle boarding
Daily in July and August at Lake Montroind in the morning.

Parc des Dereches aquatic complex
Indoor - 25x15m pool and 12x10m learner pool. 50m2 paddling pool. A 160m2 wellness area with saunas and hammams (access reserved for over 18s) and a relaxation area (access reserved for those over 18s).
Outdoor - 50x21m Olympic sports pool, learning pool, paddling pool. 80m slide. A beach volleyball court and a lawn play area. “Beaches” at the edge of the pools and on the lawns. Deck chairs. Children under 5 free.

Tennis at Dereches Park
8 tennis courts (3 synthetic grass, 5 porous concrete).

Cinema
Films in English and French.

Golf simulator
Ideal place for golf enthusiasts and beginners alike to discover the sport, with different game modes (Course, Games, Training, Analysis) to suit everyone. Open daily.

Morzine restaurants and bars

There is a multitude of restaurants, shops and bars to keep you fed and entertained!

Mini-supermarkets, hairdresser, spa, florist, garage, doctors, pharmacy, post office, tobacconist, bank, bakery, butchers, sports shops.

Getting to Morzine, France

By road
Driving distance from Calais to Morzine is approx. 871km (538 miles) (approx. 8hrs). A6 motorway via Macon followed by the A40 motorway towards Geneva. Exit 19 at Cluses and follow signs

From Northern Europe, access via the Swiss motorway towards Martigny. Exit Portes du Soleil, 20 minutes from Chatel.

By rail & air
The nearest train station for Morzine is Thonon-les-Bains, 32km away.

4 international airports are nearby. We don't book flights, we invite you to do your own research.

Geneva Airport to Les Gets is roughly 90km, approximately 1hr
Chambery Savoie Mont Blanc Airport to Les Gets is roughly 123km, approximately 1hr 30 mins
Grenoble Alpes Isere Airport to Les Gets is roughly 210km, approximately 2hr
Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport to Les Gets is roughly 211km, approximately 2hr 30 mins

Private taxi transfers
Private taxi transfers from airports and train stations are pre-bookable with Peak Retreats. See our airport & station transfers page for more information.

News and Events 2024

News: 

  • The market is every Wednesday from 8.00-12.30

Events:

  • Pass'Portes du Soleil: 28th-30th June 2024 - the Pass'Portes is a major MTB event taking place in the Portes du Soleil resorts spanning France and Switzerland. An event of international stature packed with plenty of impressive and memorable moments and shared sporting memories with plenty of laughs...!
  • Spartan Race: 5th-7th July 2024 - from crossing high-altitude lakes, climbing dizzying slopes, jumping into natural waterfalls or even swimming in white water in rivers, this crazy obstacle course, reserved for experts, requires you to reach deep into your resources! Exceeding your limits is guaranteed.
  • Harley Days: 11th-14th July 2024 - Morzine hosts the largest gathering of Riders to the sound of an exceptional Rock poster organized by HOG France. The event will take place in the heart of the village with many entertainment centres!
  • Morzine Nature and Well-being: 15th-19th July 2024 - numerous workshops are offered throughout the week including fitness classes, Pilates, Yoga, hikes, sophrology, well-being workshops and many more.
  • Morzine Kingdom of Children: 22nd July-26th July 2024 & 5th-9th August 2024 - Morzine offers an exceptional week for children!
  • Morzine Beach: 31st July-1st August 2024 - the beach comes to Morzine for two unforgettable days with your family! Between sandpits, cooking workshops, creative workshops, face painting, foot billiards and zumba, Morzine has everything you need for a beach day in the mountains. No need to go to the sea to play with your feet in the sand!
  • Hauts Forts: Trail Race 10th August 2024 - the Hauts-Forts trail links Morzine to Avoriaz at an altitude of 1800m and takes you through the most beautiful panoramas of the Portes du Soleil.
  • Mont Blanc Rallye: 5th-7th September 2024 - the Mont-Blanc Morzine Rally is one of the mythical stages of the French Automobile Championship.

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