The 5 best road bike rides from Morzine


Are you going on vacation in the mountains this summer? We have selected the 5 best cycling rides not to be missed, starting from Morzine!

Col de l'Encrenaz circuit

The Col de l'Encrenaz circuit is short and therefore ideal for starting road cycling and warming up. The climb of the Col de l'Encrenaz and the passage to Foron will delight lovers of calm roads and nature. However, be careful with the first, fairly steep slopes, as soon as you exit Pont des Gets.
For the more courageous, Col de l'Encrenaz can be climbed entirely from Taninges. At Pont des Gets, just continue on the main road towards Taninges, and ride up through the hamlet of Rond. The circuit is then lengthened by 14km (including 7km of ascent) and 320m of vertical drop!

Roc d'Enfer circuit

The Tour du Roc d'Enfer is an easy route, which largely follows the route of the famous "Morzine - Vallée d'Aulps" cycle rally. To push the pleasure a little further, you can return via the Col de l'Encrenaz from Taninges which will add difficulty - only advisable to be followed by those who have some gas left in the tank !

Avoriaz climb

As what can be called a mythical climb, the Avoriaz climb was ridden for the first time during the Tour de France in 1975. The reference time established then, and that still holds, belongs to Bernard Hinault, in 33 minutes. So, will you be up to the challenge?
The start is in front of the Church of Morzine. The wide, well-marked road towards the Avoriaz resort allows you to constantly admire the landscape over the Morzine valley during your ride.

Discover cols in the Vallée Verte

The climbs offered by this circuit are rolling and do not present great difficulties. Thanks to this tour, cyclists will enjoy a long ride on the beautiful roads of Vallée Verte.
Those who want to add more difficulty at the end of the ride can climb the Col du Corbier or Col de la Joux Verte.

Col de Joux Plane circuit

The Col de Joux Plane, ridden many times by Tour de France riders, remains one of the most difficult cols in the Alps, despite its decent length.
The bottom of the col is immediately steep, then the slope is very irregular, with a maximum percentage of 13%, at a spot called “la Combe Emeru”. But the landscapes, with magnificent views over Mont-Blanc, reward the efforts!
Sharpen your calves on the surrounding roads before setting off on the slopes of this legendary col!
The approach by Les Gets and Taninges allows a suitable warm-up. Whether you ride from Samoens or Morzine, the climb of the Col de Joux Plane will leave unforgettable memories for all cyclists.
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Practical Info
Morzine Mountain Cycling becomes Morzine-Avoriaz Cycling
Your favourite cycling site is getting a makeover by joining forces with Avoriaz, to provide an even more complete cycling offer. In particular, you will find 16 mapped routes departing from Morzine, representing more than 1,200 km of routes around the resort and in the Portes du Soleil. You will have access to multiple courses, with a wide range of levels at varying distances and difficulties.
Before each ride, take a look at to learn about your route and get lots of tips and advice for a peaceful cycling day out!