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 happy 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 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.
The Morzine Summer season runs from mid June to mid 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 to finish.
Peak season is throughout July, where the town & lifts are their busiest, due to school holidays and lots of events. We think the best time is mid August - Early September, no lift queues adn the weather is more settled.
See the Morzine Summer Lift Dates here.
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!
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 required at our Morzine summer accommodation.
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.
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.
Our Hotels and Hostels are the best option for shorter stays and Most properties require a minimum booking of 2 or 3 nights but if you cant find what you need get in touch with our team and we may be able to cater for a shorter stay.
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.
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.
Our chalets are perfect for large families looking for private spacious accommodation with all the comforts and facilities of home and space for the kids to relax in. A home for home if you will!
Our Central Morzine apartments are perfect for smaller families and our Chalets offer spacious and private Morzine family accommodation, with sunny decks and plenty of outdoor space.
There is such a wide variety of riding in Morzine, there is no hard and fast answer to this. It really does depend on the type of riding you enjoy doing.
However, any modern enduro bike or downhill bike 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.
The one thing we will say is that the trails in Morzine are generally speaking longer and rougher than the trails you may be used to so make sure your brakes and suspension are up to the task.
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.
Click here for lift pass prices.
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.
Click here for more info on Morzine MTB Coaching sessions.
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 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. You can see more info on flying to Morzine here
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.
To see a more detailed guide to driving to Morzine click here
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.
Find out more here.
Yes, we have a wide range of Morzine self catered accommodation for those on a budget or those who prefer to cook for themselves as well as dine out at Morzine's amazing selection of restaurants. For self catered accommodation we recommend taking a look at our chalets and apartments
All of our Morzine hotels and hostels operate on a bed & breakfast basis but boast amazing in house restaurants. Our Morzine Apartments & Chalets are self catered, the reason behind this is that we like to keep things flexible by leaving evening dining options in your hands. Perhaps your on a tight budget and have to eat pasta every night to keep your bike running or perhaps you are a baller looking to explore the wide range of Morzine restaurants for Cote du beouf! We doubt you'll want to venture far after dining at Hideout Hostel Restaurant, the winner of Morzine's best kitchen 2 years running!
We sure do! We all know the feeling of your mates not being able to come on a holiday due to work/kids/family commitments, but that shouldn't stop you from having an epic Morzine mtb holiday.
We offer Morzine self catered apartments, single hotel rooms for solo guests. Hideout Hostel is Morzine's only hostel and offers private single rooms or budget shared dorm rooms for solo guests, it's super social environment means there is always someone to ride or grab a beer with, plus it has Morzine's best restaurant!
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 downhill and enduro bikes from Devinci, Transition & Commencal through our Morzine mtb hire fleet. Prices for Morzine MTB rental costs from around £80 per day for an Enduro bike. We also offer Morzine Electric mountain bike hire, plus Morzine kids mtb hire.
Click here to view our full range of Morzine bike rental.
There is over 650km+ 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.
Click here for more info on Morzine Bike Park
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.
Click here for more information on Morzine MTB Guiding.
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.
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