Parc des Dereches Activity time !

Parc des Dérêches gives you access to a multitude of sporting activities all in one place ! Enjoy !

Parc des Dérêches is a natural space exploited just for you, residents and visitors to Morzine-Avoriaz. It offers you countless outdoor and indoor sporting activities, all together in one unique place. It is close to the centre of Morzine, along the river Dranse. Parc des Dérêches is made up of : swimming pools, sauna, hammam, ice rink, tennis courts, fitness trail, horse riding centre, adventure trail, skate park, basketball courts, street hockey…. Without forgetting the shaded circuit loop that is 4.5 kilometres long. There are sporting activities for all ages and all tastes! Parc des Dérêches welcomes you with its doors wide open.
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Parc des Dérêches

Parc des Dérêches, an immense green haven in the heart of Morzine, with a 4.5km loop circuit alongside the river Dranse, that you can cover entirely or partially. A big classic !
The park offers more than 10 sporting or leisure activities for all the family, in summer and in winter. At the foot of the mountains, in the heart of the forest, enjoy unique and privileged moments, together as a family or among friends : swimming pools, tennis, ice rinks, horse riding centre, fitness trail, skate park, pump track, congress hall, adventure park etc…
It’s a paradise for little ones. To make the most of the air quality and the environment without having to go up too high. Morzine has kept in the centre of the village an island of greenery and tranquillity, which is free of cars and habitation. In the shade of the ancient trees, you can go for a walk with a pushchair without any difficulty, taking the wide perfectly well kept paths. For those parents who want to travel light, you can rent a 3 wheel pushchair from the sports shops. There is a park for small children that makes the stroll even more enjoyable, until they are old enough to enjoy the pleasures of the acro-branch (mini-circuit from age 2 upwards) and horse riding (pony rides from age 3 upwards) situated close by. Also, as there’s no question of missing out on a mid-afternoon snack, you can find many benches and picnic tables in Parc des Dérêches in the heart of nature.

 

 

The tennis courts:

  • 7 concrete courts
  • 2 clay courts
  • 3 tennis walls

A new, original skatepark and pumptrack in the mountains

Out goes the old skate park and its removable units : since 2015 this « sliding » space « solidly » built meets its users’ needs a lot better, they were also involved in the development of the new infrastructure. The skate park is accessible for free all year round.
The Pumptrack is all around it to add to what’s on offer. It is a fun mountain bike track open to everybody.
Equipped with a bowl, a series of ramps and the pump track, there are several levels from beginner to advanced, who can all ride together at the same time.

Orientation

Another way to discover the Dérêches trail !
Orientation is a fun, educational, sporting activity, in which you can test your capacity to find your way with the help of a very precise map. No need to be an expert with the compass. It’s an activity that is open to everyone, alone, as a family, or among friends.

Permanent orientation course

Open all year round, attainable by foot, bike or horse, Parc des Dérêches course is open to everybody (adults, children, families, sports clubs, schools…)
You need to find 20 markers (poles with clips on them ) in a minimum amount of time. Maps are available from the Tourist Office.

A few basic principles…
Locate the elements of the terrain, with the help of the key, and correctly evaluate the distance! The course has 20 markers placed in particular parts of the terrain. On the map, pinpoint the square that corresponds with the number on the marker found (with the help of the clip) then continue on the path to the next point. Stick to the paths and don’t cross the river!

Parc des Dérêches, an immense green haven in the heart of Morzine

Recover in the swimming center

Morzine’s aqua park offers a moment of relaxation in its 160 m2 well-being area (reserved for over 18s). After a day’s skiing, it’s time to relax and recover in one of the 3 saunas or the 2 hammams. Far from the agitation of the swimming pool, there is a rest area with loungers and the view of the Nyon peak.

  • Sauna : a dry heat to unwind….
    A small wooden cabin heated by a stove to between 70°c and 100°c, the sauna allows you to relax, detox, stimulate the circulation and immune system, loosen up the muscles, clear the skin… Many reasons that make the aquatic area a place not to be missed!
  • Hamman : a humid heat to escape
    The hammam, also known as a « turkish bath » is an invitation to relaxation. Its gentle humid heat (between 40°c and 50°c) activates the blood circulation and provides a state of well-being and relaxation. The hot steam opens the skin’s pores, eliminates the toxins, opens the sinuses, eases breathing and relieves muscle pain. A pure moment of après ski relaxation.

The swimming center :

Indoor Equipment :

  • A 25×15 metre sports pool (heated to 27°)
  • A 12.5×10 metre learning pool (heated to 28.5°)
  • A 50m2 paddling pool (heated to 31°c)
  • A 160 m2 well-being area with saunas and hammams.
  • A quiet relaxing place to recharge your batteries.

Outdoor equipment :

  • A 50×21 metre Olympic sports pool (heated to 27°c)
  • A learning pool.
  • A paddling pool equipped with numerous aquatic games
  • A giant 80m slide (Timed races every Friday !)
  • A bouncy castle
  • A beach volley pitch and a grassy play zone.
  • “Beaches” at the side of the pools and on the lawns.
  • Sun loungers

 

The Ice Rinks

On the ice bank of the Pingouins (the Penguins) the professional ice hockey club in Morzine Avoriaz, ice skating is child’s play for young and old ! As for the outdoor ice rink, it is a place that charms parents, children and walkers by.