Bike Morzine has been offering epic Morzine MTB holidays for close to 10 years now and we know just about all there is to know when it comes to Morzine mountain biking and Morzine summer holidays. Our friendly staff are available to answer all of your questions when it comes to Morzine mountain biking, travelling to Morzine or your Morzine summer accommodation. However we've complied the following frequently asked questions, to put your mind at ease before your epic Morzine MTB holiday.
MORZINE TRAVEL FAQ'S
WHERE IS MORZINE? Morzine is located in the Haute-Savoie region in South-Eastern France, close the Swiss border. Our Morzine summer accommodation options are all based in the centre of town, close to the Super Morzine & Le Pleney lifts.
HOW TO TRAVEL TO MORZINE FROM THE UK? There are 2 main ways to travel to your Morzine MTB holiday from the UK, fly or drive.
Flying to Morzine The closest airport to Morzine is Geneva (Switzerland), which is just a 1.5 hour airport transfer to Morzine resort. Most UK airports offer cheap flights to Geneva throughout the Summer months (find out how to book cheap Morzine flights here) and flights take around 1.5 hours.
Once you arrive in Geneva Airport, we can arrange an airport transfer from the airport to your Morzine Summer Accommodation door for just £35 each, including space for your mountain bike.
Flying to Morzine is far faster than driving and sometimes cheaper for small groups or individual travellers.
Driving to Morzine Driving to your Morzine mountain biking holiday from the UK is another great option for those who live in Southern England and/or those travelling in larger groups. Plus this gives you great flexibility to drive to nearby resorts & pack far more kit/bikes into your car than the plane. Choose between Euro Tunnel or the Ferry when crossing the channel, both of which are similar prices.
Driving to your Morzine MTB accommodation takes around 8-10 hours from Calais using the A49 route, expect to pay just over €70 in tolls on this route. Taking alternative routes to avoid the tolls, costs a similar amount in fuel and even more in your valuable holiday time. Ferry, fuel & tolls included, you are looking at roughly £200 each way, travelling from Southern UK to Morzine.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT MORZINE?
The Morzine Summer season runs from the end of June - middle of September. This relatively short season means that the whole Morzine summer season receives great weather and the Morzine MTB trails are running well from start of finish. Peak season is throughout July, where the town & lifts are their busiest, due to school holidays and lots of events.
Morzine is in France and would you believe it, the main spoken language is French. However being a small mountain town that has thrived off tourism for several decades, the vast majority of Morzine population do speak English. Therefore the ability to speak French is not essential.
However, as you would expect in your own country, please make an effort to speak the local language even if it is just a "Bonjour". This goes a long way with the locals and you might just learn a thing or two!
WHAT CURRENCY DO I NEED IN MORZINE?
The local currency in Morzine is Euros, if you have a Euro debit/credit card you'll be fine to pay for everything with that . If your card/account is in £GBP, we would recommend getting cash out from a Bureau de Change or Travel Exchange before leaving the UK, as cash withdrawals & card fee's can add up quickly.
Depending on your budget, whats included in your Morzine mountain bike holiday package & how much you plan on eating/drinking out, will determine how much money you should bring, We would suggest anywhere from €100-€400 for a weeks mountain bike holiday.
DO I NEED MORZINE TRAVEL INSURANCE? Yes, Mountain bike holiday insurance is essential when visiting Morzine. Our friends over at Yellow Jersey offer the best MTB travel insurance package. You even receive a discount as a Bike Morzine customer.
WHERE IS YOUR MORZINE SUMMER ACCOMMODATION LOCATED? All of our Morzine Summer accommodation is located close the centre of town and a short walk/ride to all lifts, shops, bars & restaurants. No car is require at our Morzine summer accommodation.
DO YOU OFFER SELF CATERED MORZINE ACCOMMODATION? Yes, we have a wide range of Morzine self catered accommodation for those on a budget or those who prefer to dine out at Morzine's amazing selection of restaurants. For self catered accommodation we recommend Aiglon Self Catered Apartments or Chalet Arthur.
DO YOU OFFER CATERED MORZINE ACCOMMODATION? Several of our Morzine Summer Accommodations are bed & breakfasts, that also boast amazing in house restaurants. We like to keep things flexible by keeping evening dining A la carte, meaning you can order off the menu to suit your dietary requirements, budget & appetites! This also allows you to try out the wide range of Morzine restaurants, even though you won't want to after dining at Hideout Hostel Restaurant, the winner of Morzine's best kitchen 2 years running!
CAN I DO A LONG WEEKEND IN MORZINE? Yep! A lot of our Morzine Mtb Accommodation offers completely flexible check in/check out dates. Meaning you can book a Morzine mtb holiday that suits your availability. Most properties require a minimum booking of 3 nights but get in touch with our team and we may be able to cater for a shorter stay.
IS YOUR MORZINE ACCOMMODATION ONLY AVAILABLE IN SUMMER? Here at Bike Morzine we pride ourselves of offering some of the best Morzine Summer holidays. However through nearly 10 years of working in Morzine, we know the best places to stay and can also book Winter Holidays at discounted prices.
DO YOU OFFER MORZINE ACCOMMODATION FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS? Yes, if your mates are too busy to come on holiday we offer some amazing solo accommodation options and regularly get a lot of solo guests. Chalet Arthur is super social and amazing for small groups or solo travellers. Hideout Hostel offers mixed dorm rooms for those on a budget or private single rooms. Our Morzine summer accommodation is super social, meaning there is always someone to go out riding with, many lifelong friendships have been made in our Morzine mtb accommodation.
WHAT IS THE CHEAPEST MORZINE SUMMER ACCOMMODATION? That depends on the size of your group, but for small groups or solo travellers its hard to beat the value of Hideout Hostel.
DO YOU OFFER MORZINE SUMMER ACCOMMODATION FOR ROAD BIKERS? Absolutely! Although we are mountain bikers ourselves, we often have groups of road bikers stay with us at our Morzine Accommodation. Morzine is the perfect place to base your road biking holiday and tackle some of the classic Tour de France cols on our doorstep. Our secure bike storage, bike workshops and bike washes, lend themselves perfectly to road bikes also. Plus, there is always a good bit of banter between road bikers and mountain bikers!
DO YOU OFFER MORZINE SUMMER ACCOMMODATION FOR FAMILIES? Of course! Although most of our clients are mountain bikers, some of our Morzine summer holidays are perfect for the whole family looking to enjoy all of the other great Morzine summer activities. Hotel L'Aubergade is a family run hotel based on the slopes of Le Pleney, with a large outdoor deck, mini golf, table tennis and much more, perfect for families. L'Aiglon apartments offer some great private Morzine family accommodation, with sunny decks and plenty of outdoor space.
MORZINE MOUNTAIN BIKING FAQ'S
WHAT MOUNTAIN BIKE SHOULD I BRING TO MORZINE? Any modern enduro bikes or downhill bikes, should be sufficient for Morzine mountain biking. We would recommend a mountain bike with 150+mm of front and rear suspension, dual ply tyres and capable brakes/components. Anything less may result in pricey mechanical errors.
DO YOU OFFER MORZINE BIKE RENTAL? If your mountain bike isn't up to the Morzine mountain biking, then we highly suggest renting a mountain bike through our Morzine bike rental. We offer a range of Devinci bikes, Transition bikes & Commencal bikes through our Morzine mtb hire fleet. Prices for Morzine MTB rental costs from around £80 for an Enduro bike. We also offer Morzine Electric mountain bike hire, plus Morzine kids mtb hire.
WHAT MORZINE LIFT PASS DO I NEED? Morzine is the heart of the larger lift network called "Les Portes du Soleil". This lift network consists of nearly 30 lifts, connecting 9 different bike parks, over France and Switzerland. This whole area comes under one single lift pass, which can be purchased before your Bike Morzine holiday and waiting for you during check-in saving you valuable holiday time.
HOW MUCH RIDING IS IN MORZINE? There is over 600km+ of mountain bike trails in Morzine, making it one of the larger mountain biking areas in the World. boasting over 55+ official trails and plenty of "unofficial" trails if you know where to look. There is so much riding in the area, that people spend years here without riding every trail once.
IS MORZINE GOOD FOR BEGINNERS? There is a huge variety of mountain biking in Morzine, offering trails to keep every mountain biker happy. From double black diamond World cup race tracks, to flowing green single tracks there is something for everyone. Morzine offers a great selection of beginner friendly mountain bike trails, perfect to learn some new skills. We also offer some Morzine mtb coaching lessons, for those looking to improve their mountain bike skills in a fun & safe environment.
DO YOU NEED A MTB GUIDE IN MORZINE? Morzine and Les Portes du Soleil bikepark is easy to find your way around using maps if you are a confident rider. However if you want to make the most of your holiday, we highly recommend booking a Morzine MTB guide, who will show you the best trails in the area to suit your ability/riding style. We have been mountain biking in Morzine for over 10 years and our guides still show us new trails regularly.
ARE THERE BIKE SHOPS IN MORZINE? Yes, Morzine boasts several great bikeshops. Stocked with amazing mountain bike kit, spare parts and shiny new components. You can find almost anything you need in the wide range of bike shops, however if you require something specific to your bike (dropouts etc) we recommend bringing spares. Morzine's bike shops also offer great mechanics services, should your bike require them.
If you have any more questions about Morzine Mountain Biking, Morzine MTB Accommodation or anything at all, just get in touch with one of our friendly team today, who will be happy to help!