When the snow melts, the main sport across Morzine and Les Portes du Soleil is mountain biking. The ski pistes turn into luscious green hills with mountain bike trails zig zagging across the valleys. Morzine is the place to come if you are a complete beginner to mountain biking or an expert. The huge variety of trails suit every style of mountain biker and it's the most fun and active way to see the mountains.
Mountain Mavericks has been providing mountain bike holidays for over 10 years. From hearty mountain bike breakfasts to keep you energised throughout the day, to a professional bike wash when you come back off the mountain - we have every corner covered for a relaxing holiday!
Mountain Mavericks went for a ride with Wideopen Magazine team rider Veronique Sandler to check out the epic trails of Morzine during her stay with us:
Most airlines that fly into Geneva airport (just over 1 hour from Morzine) will safely transport your bike.
Alternatively, there are some great options to rent, which don't require you to transport your and save the worry of keeping it in tip top condition for the duration of your holiday. Our friends at Startline Mtb are a great choice, with a selection of bikes including kids, enduro, electric and downhill all from high quality brands. Any number of days you wish with all protective gear included. They kindly offer our guests a 10% discount, just ask us about it. You can check out more about Startline here, or visit them at their shop on the Rue de Bourg.
The Portes du Soliel boasts some amazing trails and terrain for Downhill and Enduro riding. For all the maps head to the tourist office website.
Morzine has become a Mecca for road cycling, with numerous famous routes starting and ending within the town or surrounding valleys.
Cyclists of all standards come to climb and descend some of the best cycling routes in the Alps here in Morzine.
Just over 1 hour from Geneva, Annecy & Chamonix - cyclists have been descending on Morzine for years for it's wealth in providing a range of incredible cycling tour options. In recent years Mountain Mavericks have seen numerous cyclists use our facilities for Morzine cycling holidays, lasting from long weekends to month long expeditions.
Due to the huge amount of local routes, including the Col de Joux Plane, Col de la Ramaz, Col de la Joux Vert, Col de la Colombiere & Col Des Aravis, many cyclists simply use our chalets or hotel as a base to ride different local routes each day. However we do see people using Morzine as a final or starting destination for larger French cycling tours.
We have good relationships with local bike rental companies which stock a range of top of the line bikes, and all major airlines fly into Geneva transport bikes at a reasonable price.
Our good friends at Velovation offer supported cycling tours which provide a bespoke planning and support option to your routes. Get in touch with us if you’d like to hear more about this option. It's perfect for any cyclists looking to make the most of their time in Morzine!
Visit our friends at Freewheeling France for more information on cycling tours around France. We have options for luggage storage throughout your trip and many keen cyclists use Morzine as an end location for long cycling tours.
There is no better place to rest your tired feet after a long cycling tour than Morzine with your family and friends!
Morzine is perfect for activity holidays, no matter how old or young you are.
We know you could sit on L'Aubergade's terrace gazing at the surrounding mountains whilst sipping on cocktails all-day, but there is a huge amount of activities that are suitable for all ages to truly make your holiday with us special.
With a number of adventure activity providers based in Morzine, whether your after some adrenaline fuelled canyoning, white water rafting or paragliding or just some relaxed mountain hikes, theres something for everyone and we can put you in touch with the right people.
Here is just a taster of summer activities in Morzine: