Summer in Morzine

If you like Morzine in winter, then you'll love it in summer! It's the same town but seems so different; bright flower displays spilling from every balcony, green pastures all round, colourful parapentes up in the azure sky, the tinkling of Alpine cow bells amongst the wild flowers up on the slopes. There's such a variety of activities and sports to try, ranging from the increasingly popular mountain biking and hiking to golf, parapenting, tennis, adventure parks, white water rafting and via ferrata. Many of these activities are suitable for families with children, which means that you can have an active and interesting summer holiday, keeping everyone happy! See below for a full list of summer sports.

25 Portes du Soleil ski lifts are open in the summer (click here for a summer map) enabling you to get up high for spectacular walking or mountain biking – in fact the whole Portes du Soleil circuit can be covered in a day on mountain bikes once you get up to intermediate level.

The summer has a much more laid-back feel; town bars and restaurants have sunny terraces spilling out onto the pavements, people have the time for a refreshing glass or rosé or beer in the warm summer evenings, BBQ scents fill the air, and the whole valley opens up to be discovered – there are wonderful mountain restaurants to try in places that you've never been to before!

Our summer programme reflects this laid-back feeling; our self-catered chalets and apartments are available for short stays, long weekends and non-standard change over days. Just contact us with your requirements and we'll see what we can do. Prices are much lower in the summer than the winter so it's totally possible to have a family or group holiday at reasonable cost.

The Multipass 2017 - check out the video HERE !

This is a superb way of making a summer activity holiday more affordable! If you are staying in participating accommodation (see below), for €2 per person per day  you can benefit from the following facilities for free as often as you like, for the duration of your holiday! For more information see Multi pass info.  

  • Swimming pool (Morzine)
  • Swimming lake (Les Gets)
  • Summer lifts (as a pedestrian)
  • Tennis courts (asphalt)
  • Ice rink
  • Local bus service (Balad'Aulps)

* MultiPass accommodation Summer 2017

Plus there are numerous reductions of 20% in shops, other participating activities and services across the whole of the Portes du Soleil.

The MultiPass does not cover the use of the lifts for mountain bikers, however if you are staying in a participating accommodation and you are buying a Mountain Bike Lift pass, you are entitled to have a MultiPass free of charge for the equivalent duration. For Summer lifts and lift pass prices, see Summer Lift Pass Prices. See also the Lift Opening Times and Dates pdf

For information on all the summer activities, have a look at the Morzine Summer website and email us for any specific information (we can help make bookings for you). The Tourist Office has 2 brochures available as print copies once you get to resort or as .pdf downloads, these are the relevant links:

Morzine summer brochure in English.

Family Guide in French and English (Guide des Marmottes)

Summer Activities

  • Mountain Biking (cross-country, downhill, competitions. Guides and instruction available
  • Road biking - an excellent training area with many good circuits and graded climbs
  • Hiking / walking – countless marked and maintained paths. Guided treks available over 2 – 7 days
  • Paragliding – for beginners (with an instructor, 4 schools) as well as qualified pilots
  • Golf – 18 hole course at Les Gets, 9 hole course at Avoriaz, instruction available
  • Tennis – 9 courts at Morzine tennis club. Tournaments, rackethire, instructors available
  • Swimming – Olympic-size pool plus 2 children's pools and water slide, play area, bouncy castle
  • Indoor Ice Rink – skate hire and Ice Hockey Matches some weeks
  • 3 Adventure parks – Indiana park for children, Cascad'Aventure at Nyon, & Les Gets advanced circuit
  • Horse Riding – in centre of Morzine, plus pony rides for small children
  • Canoeing, kayaking and Stand-up paddleboarding – at Lake Montriond
  • Whitewater sports – Rafting, Hydrospeeding and Hot-Dogging on the Dranse River
  • Freshwater fishing – in lakes and rivers
  • Quad Biking – 2 circuits in different locations
  • Canyoning – superb half day in the Nyon canyon 1km from Morzine
  • Climbing / Via Ferrata – several natural cliffs for climbing and Via Ferrata in Avoriaz & St Jean d'Aulps

MTB and Road biking Guides and trail maps

The Tour de France comes to Morzine on 23rd July this summer!

For practical information have a look at this .pdf from Morzine Tourist Office: http://medias.morzine-avoriaz.com/documents/BROCHURETDF_GB.pdf