Morzine Summer Activities
Morzine takes on a whole new character during summer. During winter the town is super busy bordering on being a little bit hectic, whereas summer is more laid back where everything is a little slower paced. Unless you are a downhill mountain biker. Or a climber. Or parapenter. Morzine is a fantastic place for a summer activity holiday and the list of options are endless. There is mountain biking, road cycling, hiking, climbing, via ferrata, horse riding, white water rafting, swimming, canyoning, tree top adventuring, tennis, golf, archery and fishing to name a few. A number of these activities are tied together with the Multipass which allows your group to enjoy these options at large discounts throughout your summer holiday in Morzine. The Tasty Ski Company is an accredited supplier of the Multipass and you can read more about what is included towards the bottom of this page.
Annecy Day Trip
Each Thursday during the summer we offer a day trip to Annecy leaving 09:00 and collecting at 17:00. The cost is £40 or €45 per person with a minimum of 6 people.
Self Guided Walking Trips
We offer self-guided walking day trips on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We provide transport to and from the start points, a packed lunch, detailed route guides and maps, and in-resort concierge during the walks. The hikes are around 12km each day and involve between 500 – 1000m of vertical incline. The walks provide an amazing way to see the stunning local scenery including unparralled views of Mont Blanc. One of our most popular trips is the Morzine to Samoens walk which allows you to explore the beautiful medieval town centre of Samoens before being collected in the late afternoon back to Morzine. For more details of our self-guided walking options please click here. Please also note that we provide local routes and maps provided by the tourist office free of charge if you prefer to go for shorter walks in and around Morzine.
Lac de Montriond
Lac de Montriond is a stunning lake encircled by the surrounding mountains of the Portes du Soleil. The Lac is a 10 minute drive from the chalet and can be accessed by the free public bus in summer. It takes around 30 minutes to walk round the whole lake and there are a couple of restaurants and cafes to stop at to enjoy a coffee and watch the sun disappear behind the mountains. It is also possible to hire a stand up paddle board or kayak by the hour at Lac Montriond.
Lac de Montriond
Morzine and the Portes du Soleil open their lifts from mid-June to mid-September. Morzine becomes one of the top destinations during the summer for mountain bikers or VTT (Velo Tout Terrain) as it is known in France. We love it so much that we have a whole separate page for mountain biking in Morzine! Click here for more details.
The mountain roads in and around Morzine are some of the most famous in France and have figured prominently during the Tour de France over the years. During stage 16 of the tour in 2000 Lance Armstrong famously cracked on the Col de Joux Plane (the peak between Samoens and Morzine) allowing Jan Ullrich to take over minute of time out of him. Armstrong described the stage as ‘the hardest day of my cycling life.’ All of our chalets have secure indoor mountain bike and road cycling storage. If you want to hire bikes and equipment then we recommend Torico Morzine and Caribou Sports, both located in the centre of Morzine.
Weekly Local Market
They know how to do a market in France, and Morzine is no exception. Taking place every Wednesday in the large parking area next to the Post Office, the market is packed fully of local artisans and producers from the region. Be sure to get there in the morning as it is all over by about 1pm.
Morzine has a 50 metre outdoor pool, a 25 metre indoor pool and also a wellness area. The outdoor pool has a great sunbathing area along with waterslides and a restaurant. The indoor pool has a spa complex with a number of saunas and steam rooms.
Click here for swimming pool opening times.
Rafting / Canyoning
The river Dranse runs through Morzine so rafting and canyoning are easily accessible on our doorstep. Rafting involves being taken down rapids and through gorges with your guide in a raft of up to 8 people. Canyoning involves scrambling over rocks, sliding down natural shutes and jumping into waterfalls!
Click here to go to Frogs Rafting website.
Rock Climbing and Via Ferrata
‘Via Ferrata’ literally means ‘Iron Way’ and was first developed by the Italian Army as a means of transporting equipment through the mountains. Via Ferrata is essentially a hybrid of climbing and steep mountain hiking. You follow the steel rods secured to the mountain face while being clipped onto the heavy wire cables connecting the routes. Although it is possible to hire equipment and do the routes yourself we recommend taking a guide, particularly if it is your first experience of Via Verrata. The Elephant’s Head in St Jean D’Aulps offers two different routes up the mountain. Both the Bureau des Guides and Frogs Rafting can provide all the gear you need: ropes, helmets and harnesses. The Elephant’s Head is a 15 minute drive from Morzine. For actual rock climbing, there are a number of excellent options around Morzine, Les Gets and St Jean D’Aulps, with lessons and guides being available through the Bureau des Guides.
This activity involves launching yourself off the top of a mountain while attached to your instructor and parachuting your way down into the valley.
For more information click here to go to Ecole des Parapentes des Portes du Soleil.
There is an excellent 18 hole golf course in Les Gets just a 5 minute drive from Morzine. It is also possible to access the golf course using Le Pleney cable car from our chalets in central Morzine. There is also the world famous Royal Club in Evian, a 1 hour drive from Morzine.
For more information and prices for the Les Gets course please click here.
Les Gets Golf Course
The Morzine Tennis Club has 7 hard courts and 2 clay courts and is open throughout summer. The hard courts can be rented for €12 per hour and the clay courts can be rented for €14 per hour.
For more information on prices and opening times please click here.
Tree Top Adventure
While attached to a harness this activity involves swinging from the trees like Tarsan! There are various ladders, bridges, swings and cargo nets suspended from the trees that are a huge amount of fun to play around on. A perfect activity for anyone who has tried ‘Go Ape’ in the UK.
For more information and prices please click here.
Tree Top Adventure
A huge zip wire that takes you between the 2 valleys in Chatel sending you up to speeds of 60mph! You adopt the ‘Superman’ position and head through the valley on the 2500 metre zip line offering the best views of Chatel and the surrounding area. You can access The Fantasticable through the lift system starting at Super Morzine or alternatively you can drive to Les Lindarets (via Lac Montriond) and then up the Chaux Fleurie Chairlift. Approx. €36 per person (tandem flights also available!).
Les Gorges du Pont du Diable (The Devil’s Gorge)
Located a 30 minute drive from Morzine past St Jeans d’Aulps just off the D902, The Devil’s Gorge is a vast cavern which has been carved out of the rock over millions of years. A bilingual guide takes groups throughout the day and stops along various points of the suspended walkways to explain the geological phenomenon. The gorge is hugely impressive and well worth a half day trip. If you do not have a vehicle with you in Morzine then we can arrange transport to and from the Gorge. For more details please go to the official Les Gorges du Poet du Diable website.
Horse Riding in Morzine
Horse riding lessons are courses are available in the Dereches Park which runs along the Dranse River in Morzine. There are beginner options involving a 1-hour hike along the fairly flat forest trail along the river. For the more advanced longer trails are available to Lac Montriond, the village of Albertands and up the Vallee de la Manche. Single day hikes or week long courses are available. See the Equestrian Centre in Morzine website for more details.
What is the Multipass?
The Tasty Ski Company are accredited suppliers of the Multipass Scheme. This allows our guests to access up to 60 different activities across the Portes du Soleil for €2 per day. The Mulitipass Scheme runs from the beginning of June to the beginning of September.
The activities and facilities include:
- all mountain lifts for walkers: 21 locations throughout the Portes du Soleil, bringing the summits within easy reach and making it possible to travel from one village-resort to another and across different valleys easily.
- swimming pools and bathing lakes: Châtel, Morzine, Champéry, Morgins, Les Gets and Montriond.
- cultural centres: Aulps Abbey Discovery Centre in St Jean d’Aulps, Les Gets Mechanical Music Museum, Abondance’s Maison du Fromage, Abondance’s Abbey, Troistorrents’Vieux Moulins de la Tine.
- ice rinks: Châtel, Morzine, Champéry.
- tennis centres: Abondance, Avoriaz, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Châtel, Morzine, Les Gets, Vallée d’Aulps (2 courts), Champéry and Morgins.
- minigolf : Les Gets, Châtel, Morgins and Vallée d’Aulps.
- road trains: Les Gets, Châtel, Champéry, Morzine and Avoriaz.
- trail circuits in free access all along the summer season.
- hundreds of paths for walking and hiking.
- inter-resort buses/shuttles: Balad’Aulps Bus, Colombus and TPC.
For more information on the Multipass please click here
Explore Alps Summer Holidays
Our Morzine chalets offer the perfect base for your alps summer holiday. We have 2 catered chalets and 1 self catered chalet available in Morzine during the summer months.
Our Grand Massif chalets offer the perfect base for your alps summer holiday. We have 2 catered chalets and 1 self catered chalet available in Samoens and Morillon during the summer months.
Morillon and Samoens are located in the Giffre valley and are part of Le Grand Massif mountain range. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty which is protected by the French Government.
Our chalets provide access to some of the best mountain walks in Europe. With our comprehensive guides and detailed maps to hand, you can explore the delights of the Rhone Alps at your own pace.
Our Grand Massif chalets are located in the stunning Giffre Valley and offer the perfect setting for our yoga retreats. Running on a Sunday - Sunday basis our retreats include 6 x 1 hour sessions in both the morning and evening.