If you're considering booking a Morzine Mountain bike holiday for the first time, then you're already on the right track but planning a mountain bike holiday in Morzine for the first time can be a little overwhelming. Where do you stay, what lift pass do you need, what is the best time to visit Morzine? These are all questions we receive on a regular basis. With decades of experience providing Morzine's best MB holidays were here to help you prepare for an unforgettable trip, which is why we put together this First Timers Guide to a Morzine MTB Holiday.
Choose the Right Time to Visit
Morzine's mountain biking season usually runs from Mid June to Mid September. July is by far the busiest month, where the weather is often sitting 27-30 degrees, with the occasional epic alpine storm. If you're looking for quieter trails, better deals on accommodation and more predictable weather we'd highly reccoimmend visiting in June, August or September.
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Getting to Morzine
When choosing how to get to Morzine you've got 2 choices: drive or fly. Driving is relatively straightforward and can be a good option depending on where you are departing from but when taking into consideration fuel prices, time lost driving, ferry crossings and toll roads, its often far more convenient to fly. You can fly direct to Geneva from most major airports on budget airlines like Easyjet for as little as £30. Our airport transfer will be waiting to pick you up and its just a short 1.5 hours drive to the beautiful Morzine.
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Choose your Accommodation
Without doubt one of the most important decisions you'll make for your holiday, so choose wisely. Bike Morzine has Morzine's widest range of accommodation options, hotels, hostels, self catered apartments and catered chalets to suit every budget, preference and group size. If you're looking for a social atmosphere, consider staying in one of our many bike-friendly hostels or chalets, where you can meet other mountain bikers and enjoy a communal experience. If you're on a budget, try our self catered mtb apartments, or if you are looking for a luxury place to unwind, sit back and relax in a hot tub at one of our amazing chalets.
Check out our wide range of Morzine MTB accommodation here >>
The Right Tool for the Job
Having the right bike for your Morzine MTB holiday is absolutely essential, because you'll do more riding in a week than 6 months of riding back home its important to make sure your bike is up to it. As a minimum we recommend a modern enduro bike with 150mm+ travel front & rear, powerful brakes and downhill ply tyres. Downhill bikes are also widely used. Make sure you give these a service before your holiday to avoid any mechanical blow outs! if you're travelling with your own bike we highly recommend bringing plenty of spares of anything specific to your bike, there are great bike shops in Morzine for common parts such as brake pads, tyres and other components
If your bike isn't up to the job, we offer Morzine's best bike hire with a huge range of Enduro bikes, Downhill bikes, E-bikes and kids mountain bikes, these are serviced every night to keep them running sweet and so you can spend more time enjoying your holiday and less time faffing.
Find out about Morzine Bike Hire here >>
The Lift Network
Morzine and the wider Portes du Soleil area is World renowned for its MTB lift network, boasting 25 connected lifts, 12 resorts, spread over 2 countries making it the biggest bikepark in the World. This allows you to access 650km+ of epic mountain bike trails with barely having to spin those pedals uphill. There are trails to suit every ability and discipline of riding , from flowing family green trails to World Cup downhill tracks to epic free ride parks. Whatever you want to ride Les Portes du Soleil will have it covered.
Find out more about the Morzine biking area here >>
Book a lesson or a guide
If you're new to mountain biking and want to improve your skills, or new to Morzine and want to make the most of your precious holiday, then taking a lesson or booking a guide is a great investment. We offer group or private lessons for riders of all levels. A lesson can help you learn proper techniques , gain confidence, while a guided tour can help you discover new trails off the beaten track. All whilst in a fun, safe and professional environment.
Find out more about guiding/coaching here >>
Food & Nightlife
Morzine has a vibrant food and nightlife scene, with many restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs to choose from. After a long day of riding, you may want to indulge in some local cuisine, such as fondue or tartiflette. There are also many international food options available, such as pizza, burgers, and many vegan options. In the evenings, you can enjoy live music, DJs, and other entertainment at the local bars and clubs. Morzine has a lively après scene, which can be a great way to relax and socialize with other riders. However, if you prefer a quieter experience, you can also find cozy cafes and restaurants with a relaxed atmosphere
For those on more of a budget Morzine has 3 main supermarkets offering food prices similar to the UK, pair this up with a self catered apartment and this is a great way to keep costs down.
What to bring
You'll find most things you need out here in the resort, with super markets, pharmacies , bike shops and much more, but a few important bits of kit to bring are: plug adapters to French sockets, spare parts specific to your bike, helmets and protective gear (provided when renting), a good water proof is essential here as when it rains it pours!
Accidents do happen and it's super important to have adequate holiday insurance, against travel disruptions, covid-19, bike issues, injuries and much more.After working with many companies we have created the ultimate Morzine Holiday insurance with Yellow Jersey, find out more here >>
We could go on forever but hopefully this will answer a few questions about your Morzine MTB holiday. Our team are all Morzine MTB experts who have been here for decades, so if you have any questions don't hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team.
See you this summer!