Hikes

The lifts in the Nyon sector are open from July 9 to August 29, from September 3 to 5, 2021 then from September 10 to 12, 2021.
 
Hiking around Morzine means walking on spectacular hiking trails in the middle of a magnificent alpine environment, enjoying a breathtaking view and giving yourself time to forget about your routine back home. Take advantage of your stay in Morzine to spend moments of true tranquillity! With more than 200 km of marked trails around the resort, you will be spoiled for choice to define your route. If you prefer easier walking and hiking in the Alps, you will find a multitude of gentle trails around Morzine. But the most experienced hikers will not be left out. Morzine offers a wide variety of hiking trails in France, and even towards Switzerland. You will have no trouble walking many kilometres of magnificent terrain while setting out to conquer breathtaking landscapes.

Get the Multipass to access the lifts

For many, the image of mountain hiking is that of pristine settings, far from the hustle and bustle of their daily life. And to give yourself the pleasure of diving into this postcard-worthy scenery without too much effort, why don’t you take the lifts and start your hike at a much higher altitude? Within only a few minutes, you will already be at altitude and will be able to appreciate the beauty of the Alpine landscapes.
 
In all the Portes du Soleil resorts, the Multipass card allows, among other things, access to chairlifts and gondolas as a pedestrian from 2 euros per day. It also gives access to fifty or so activities at reduced price, or even free, in the 12 partner resorts of Portes du Soleil, including Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz. It would be a shame not to take advantage of it!  
 

Ideas of walks and hikes from Morzine

If you are coming to Morzine for the first time, you are certainly looking for ideas for walks or hikes. We have listed the most popular hikes below. These are accessible to everyone.
 
The Parc des Dérêches is a great classic. This green setting in the heart of Morzine, along the Dranse river, is the unmissable Sunday “rendezvous” for Morzinois. That's a great classic, should we say! 
 
· Crêtes du Pléney and Super Morzine are accessible by lifts. They offer different marked pedestrian routes with beautiful exposure to the sun and magnificent views over the valley and the surrounding peaks.
 
· Lac de Montriond, very close to Morzine, is served by a free shuttle This wild, Canadian-style site offers a pretty loop of around 3 km around the 3rd largest natural lake in Haute-Savoie. If we had only one suggestion for you, it is to continue the walk in the forest to the Ardent waterfall!
 
· Chemin du Renard (‘the fox path’) is a "nature" walk, starting in the heart of the village, and running along the Dranse by the old route up to the pastures of Nyon. Along the way, a permanent expo allows children to discover the life of the fox, the natural environment by the river and the geology of the valley. They are also greeted at the entrance to the path by a pretty statue of a fox. If you decide to take this walk, follow the signs for the Nyon waterfall. This spot is just magnificent and located only a few hundred metres from Chemin du Renard.
The bravest can continue their journey to the Mines d'Or lake or even to Col de Cou, marking the border between France and Switzerland.
 
For more advanced hikes, do not hesitate to download the Chablais hiking guide. It details many routes to discover from Morzine, Avoriaz or even Les Gets. About thirty routes are described and presented, with a detailed map.Do not hesitate to take inspiration from the routes which are detailed there for your next walks in the Alps. 
 

What for trail runners?

As for trail runners, they can find all the info they need on a dedicated website called Morzine Avoriaz Mountain Running. On this website, you will find ideas for trail running routes for all levels, practical information on specific permanent markings, information on trail-running races organised in and around Morzine... Nothing has been forgotten.