TOP 5 Good reasons to come to Morzine this summer


Summer is approaching and you are still hesitating about the destination for your holidays? Look no further, Morzine is the perfect destination for you! Going to the mountains in summer is becoming more and more popular, and for good reason: all the conditions are met for a successful holiday!

Here is our TOP 5 good reasons to come to Morzine this summer:

1- Closer to nature

Hiking is the perfect activity to explore the mountain and all its green corners. With trails suitable for all levels, Morzine is a little piece of paradise for budding hikers!
Take to the heights to admire breathtaking landscapes, such as the tip of Nyon which offers us an exceptional panorama between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc.

A word of advice: if you go hiking with your smartphone, try using applications like Google Lens to identify the different species of flowers you might see on your way. Crocuses, Gentian, Edelweiss, Forget-me-nots… The mountains of Upper Savoy are full of diverse and varied flowers and it’s always interesting to know a little more about the flora that surrounds us!

Discover the different hiking routes here.
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2- Swimming in the mountains

Summer often rhymes with swimming and sunbathing, which is also possible in the mountains! So don’t forget your towel, swimsuit and sunscreen when packing your bag, they could be very useful to you.

The parc des Dérêches aquatic area welcomes you all summer long with its outdoor and indoor pools: the little ones can wade and have fun with fountains, while the older ones can take advantage of the pool to work out and perfect their swimming techniques (and have fun too!). After swimming, enjoy the terrace and with a refreshing drink.

For a swim right in the middle of nature, the lake of Montriond and its landscaped swimming area allow you to spend a calm and cool moment.  A short walk around the lake will help you choose the right spot for you to settle down and enjoy the view.  

3- Activities for the whole family

Summer sled

Sledding is not only reserved for winter: from July 9th, enjoy the summer sledding tracks at the Pléney (departure from the top of the Crusaz lift). You can choose between a track with a rather steep descent for more thrills, or a calmer track to start gently.

Mini golf and golf

We told you about the Montriond lake just before for swimming, you can also go there to enjoy other activities that will please the entire family, such as the mini-golf course to make your best swings! Discover at the same time the Vallée d’Aulps’ curiosities arranged along the route.
For the adults who would like to practice “real” golf on a larger surface, two other courses are available in Avoriaz or Les Gets.

Horse ride

The Morzine equestrian center offers rides but also lessons and introductory courses as well as various activities for the youngest around farm animals and ponies. Whether you’ve ridden before or not, you can spend time with these adorable animals in beautiful outdoors : great memories guaranteed !

Orienting course

At the Dérêches park, discover a route made up of around twenty beacons to be punched in as little time as possible. A route that will test you orientation skills in the heart of nature, for family fun! Maps are available at the Tourist Office reception or the Palais des Sports.

Many other activities await you in Morzine, find the complete list here!
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4- Enjoy the biggest mountain bike resort of Europe 

Morzine and the 11 other resorts of the Portes du Soleil area gather in a mountain biking kingdom with 600km of tracks. The Morzine bike park welcomes each year many mountain bikers coming from all Europe to ride in our beautiful mountains.

Lifts take you to the different starting points (find the opening dates here), now all you have to do is put your helmet on and go down the tracks! Also, take the time to observe nature and the wonderful landscapes along you way : thrills and chills guaranteed ! 
Beginner, amateur or seasoned biker, find the track that suits you best here!
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5- Summer events

Morzine in summer is also a lot of big events that attract a loyal audience each year. Here is a summary of the rich program for this summer 2022 :

-From June 24 to 26 : Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB
-July 2 & 3 : Spartan Race - Morzine-Avoriaz Trifecta week end
-July 11 & 12 : Tour de France 2022
-From July 14 to 17 : Morzine-Avoriaz Harley Days
-July 25-29 and August 8-12 : Morzine royaume des marmots (an exceptional week for children!)
-July 23 & 24 : The nature and plants fair
-August 6 : Hauts-Forts trail 

For more details on each event, check our full events section here.