MTB

Morzine and the Portes du Soleil mountain biking area are among the best spots in Europe for mountain biking and are considered the Mecca in this area by a large majority of MTBikers. In Morzine-Avoriaz, it is true that everything leads you to mountain biking. The Morzine slopes lie in the heart of the Franco-Swiss region of the Portes du Soleil and its 12 interconnected resorts. Morzine's central position means you can frewheel down to the village from most of the Portes du Soleil lifts.
 
From the stunning Alpine peaks to the Europe's largest MTB Park and endless variety of terrain and trails, the vast expanse of Morzine-Avoriaz offer downhill, free-ride and cross-country riding — offering something for every ability of rider.
Here in the Portes du Soleil area, we know exactly what it takes to make your Mountain Bike Holiday epic — and that’s why we take immense pride in providing you with maps, techniques, equipment and confidence to venture out independently on trails that fit your level of riding.

SUMMER 2022 BIKE PARK OPENING DATES

(Opening dates subject to weather conditions)

Morzine (Le Pleney) see opening hours

  • from Friday 3 to Monday 6 June (Whitsun) and from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 June > pre-opening weekends
  • from Friday 17 June to Sunday 11 September > continuous opening
  • from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 September > end of season weekend opening

Nyon Cable car/ Pointe de Nyon charilift/ Summer sledging see opening hours

  •  from Friday 8 July to Sunday 04 September > open all day

Avoriaz (Super Morzine)

Open from Friday 17 June to Sunday 11 September 2022 see opening hours
  • from Friday 17 to Thursday 23 June 2022 inclusive > Super Morzine only
  • from Friday 24th June to Sunday 4th September 2022 inclusive > fully open
  • from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th September inclusive > Super Morzine only

Les Gets (Télésiège Express des Chavannes et des Nauchets)

see opening hours

  •  from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 May (Ascension), from Friday 03 to Monday 06 June (Pentecost) and from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 June > weekend
  • from Friday 17 June to Sunday 04 September > continuous opening
  • from Thursday 08 to Sunday 11 September (Jeûne Genevois) and from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 September > open at the end of the season

Les Gets (Télécabine Mont Chéry)

see opening hours

  • from Friday 17 June to Sunday 04 September > open continuously

 

Mountain biking trails for all levels of skill

The Portes du Soleil area, also known as the largest mountain bike park in Europe, with its infinite variety of terrains and trails, offers descents, free rides and cross-country, for all tastes and all levels. The Portes du Soleil mountain bike trails that are marked in green are suitable for beginners and families; they are generally of a light degree of difficulty, well maintained and offer a gentle slope. For those who have much more experience in mountain biking and who want to see the best mountain bike trails in the French Alps, you can go on blue, red or even black trails – note that the mountain bike trails are colour coded in the same way as ski slopes. If you want a real challenge and think you have what it takes, you can ride on black slopes that are steep and technical; tracks that require excellent control, self-confidence and flawless technique.
 

Morzine, Syndicate Santa Cruz's favourite playground and training ground

Since 2016, the legendary American brand Santa Cruz has chosen Morzine to set up its European HQ. The collaboration between the resort and the brand has never stopped evolving: between the showroom, the Bike Patrol, the development of trails, and MTB-themed events, there is no shortage of ideas. Thanks to the work provided by the resort and Santa Cruz, in 2020, Morzine was voted the best Bike Park in Europe and 8th in the world by the readers of Vital MTB, one of the most followed American sites dedicated to MTB.

Many riders of Syndicate Santa Cruz have also chosen Morzine as a base for their summer training. On the Morzine slopes, we can regularly come across big names, like Greg Minaar (the most successful MT Biker, with 21 World Cup victories, 3 world championship titles and many podiums), or the Coach, the legendary Steve Peat (52 World Cup podiums, 17 wins and 3 series titles).
A collaboration between the Pléney team and the Santa Cruz ambassador, Romain Paulhan, former French downhill champion, has also enabled the re-shaping and redesign of the red slope, freshly named Super 8. A beautiful reference to the first model of Santa Cruz descent, whose dominant colour was red.
 

What's new?!

A new bike wash was installed in summer 2021 at the base of the Pléney, which works using your lift pass.
Riders will find a learning zone at the top of the gondola, the perfect place to hone tyour MTB skills before heading out on the DH runs.  

News for 2022 :
- the Pléney gondola will open until 7pm on Thursdays from the 7th July to 25th August. And each Thursday you can test yourself on the imposible climb! How far can you make it up a 40° slope!
- the Proclou chairlift between Super Morzine and Avoriaz will open for mountain bikers and walkers!