5 reasons why you should visit Morzine this summer!

Posted by Mountain Mavericks on May 31, 2016

Trust us - there are plenty more reasons. Come and discover for yourself!

Often considered as a hidden gem in the summer months, Morzine offers a huge amount more over popular holiday destination spots in Europe.

Ok – we’re bias, we’ve lived here for 13 years and have been operating our small independent chalet company off the back of the natural and man made facilities Morzine has to offer.

But still – it doesn’t mean these 5 reasons don’t count, and our guests who come back year in year out tend to agree!

Morzine activity holiday summer

1. Morzine is just over one hour from Geneva

One of the main reasons why Morzine has become so popular in the last few years is down to the ideal location of the town. Situated in the vast Portes du Soleil, Morzine lies just over one hour from Geneva Airport at 1000 metres above sea level. But why is this so great?

Well – Bristol, Birmingham and London airport flight times are around 1 hour 15 minutes to Geneva, with a whole host of airlines fly every day into the ‘Gateway to the Alps’ airport. We recommend Swiss, EasyJet & BA – and they all have their different benefits (and not so good factors!)

So whether you’re coming to Morzine as part of a stag do or with the family, you can maximise your time having fun, and minimise your travel time. Dreamy!

2. The Mountains

Once the snow melts it feeds the surrounding mountains with the nutrients it needs too turn the valleys into luscious green landscapes, with vast areas of wild flowers. From meandering mountain bike trails in and out of the forests, to parepente parachutes dotting the skies with different colours, the activities are so visual all across Morzine – and just add to the natural beauty. Mountain Mavericks would be more than happy to give you a break down about the various summer activities available, otherwise visit our friends over at Morznet for more information. We promise you that an active holiday in our beautiful mountains is much more rewarding and satisfying than sunbathing on a busy beach resort though! Plus the nightlife is great!

Morzine cocktail bar

3. Morzine’s Summer Events

Yes Morzine is a small alpine town, but WOW does it have an international event lineup coming to town this year. However it’s not just about the big events, the local weekly events are also just as important for the buzz of the town.

Firstly – Le Tour de France!

Yes, probably the most gruelling sporting event on the planet passes through Morzine on the 23rd July for one of the most important stages of the whole competition.

A month earlier we have arguably the most exciting Mountain Bike Competition in the World coming to Les Gets. Crankworx is the mecca for high adrenalin mountain biking, with jumps being built that are bigger than most people’s houses! The competition comes to the area on June 15-19th and L’Aubergade Hotel still has some accommodation available at €80 for a twin room!

We can’t forget the smaller events. From Morzine’s local town market on a Wednesday morning to L’Aubergade’s Bring Your Own Meat BBQ on a Tuesday evening – there is always something going on to keep you entertained. Have a look on Morzine Source Magazine’s weekly event lineup, alternatively we’ll provide you with a weekly lowdown of events, music and restaurants you have to try when you come on holiday in Morzine.

Other event dates to take note of:      

Pass Portes du Soleil: 24 – 26th June

Reebok Spartan Race: 2-3rd July

Etape du Tour: 10th July (Sold Out at L'Aubergade. Still availability with Mountain Mavericks)

L’Aubergade Cider, Ale & Sausage Festival: 13th August

Hautes Forts: 13th August


4. The weather in Morzine

Ok – it’s not going to be scorching Hawaii sunshine everyday this summer, but if last summer was anything to judge the summertime weather by in Morzine then get out the sunhats and dollop on the suncream!
Last summer was pretty ideal in Morzine. The lake was continuously lined with sunbathing locals and tourists, smug with the content that they were getting a tan without having to spend lots on an abroad beach holiday. The bars had more people sitting outside sipping on local beers and cocktails than inside, and the mountains felt even more alive than ever with people getting active in the sunshine. 

We can’t say that it’s going to be exactly the same, in fact there is nothing more exciting than seeing a Morzine thunderstorm role into the valley whilst you are cosy and safe inside the bar or chalet. We know you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the Mediterranean feel of the Alps in the summer months if you’ve only experienced the mountains during winter.

Waterpark in Morzine

(Morzine waterpark situated in the heart of the mountains)

5. The surrounding cities (and events)

Lots of people simply fill their time with the huge amount of activities and facilities Morzine has to offer throughout their week long (or longer) holidays in Morzine. However – due to the access of the alpine town into the surrounding alpine areas, we also have a wealth of other options that surround the town. We’ve talked about Geneva only being just over 1 hour from Morzine, however these great places are also located near to Morzine and provide for an amazing day out.

Evian (40 minutes),

Annecy (just over 1 hour),

Chamonix Mont Blanc (1 hour)

Montreux (just over 1 hour).

Whether you want to see Europe’s tallest mountain hang over the deep valleys of Chamonix or fancy one of the most spectacular month long festivals in the world – the Montreux Jazz Festival; Mountain Mavericks will give you all the options to enjoy a day retreat to one of the surrounding cities or attractions.

Mountain Mavericks day trip suggestions;

  • Annecy Old Town
  • Lake Geneva
  • Evian Golf Resort (especially the Evian Ladies Masters)
  • Montreux Jazz Festival
  • St Jean d’Aulps Abbey
  • Wakeboarding in Bonneville
  • Visit to Geneva’s famous fountain
  • Wine tasting in the Haute Savoie

Contact us!

These are just a few options for you to make the most of Morzine and the surrounding area. Here at Mountain Mavericks and L’Aubergade we will plan your whole holiday from start to finish and recommend a whole heap of extra options to create a memorable holiday, no matter your tastes!

Throughout the summer we have a range of summer packages in Chalet Chambertin. From Summer Activity Weeks – a jam packed adventure week for your family or group of friends, to Mountain Mavericks Golf Breaks – a long weekend to play some amazing golf courses. We’ll look after every step of your holiday. Simply get in touch with us on thechalet@mountainmavericks.com or private message us on Facebook for more details.


Alternatively look at our self-catered options or stay in L’Aubergade Hotel in the centre of Morzine town.

Our summer hotel prices are listed below. Email us on contact@laubergade.com or again, private message us on L’Aubergade’s Facebook page.