Chillout Mountain Summer


As in winter, Morzine has a full armoury of activities, events and visitor attractions, to entice every sort of holiday maker. From hiking to biking, the thrills and spills of zip wires and Fantasticable to horse riding, golfing and parapenting, there is a bit of mountain for everyone. It is also famous enough to have hosted the Tour de France in July 2010.

Its location, just over an hour from Geneva, makes it a stunning base from which to access and explore the whole Savoie region. Culturally important towns such as Annecy, Yvoire and Evian are short drives away and access to Lake Geneva (via Thonon) is only 40 minutes away. Here you can discover another raft of activities to occupy you from local markets and lakeside restaurants to yachting, water-skiing and lounging beachside on the Lake.

You don’t need to travel further than Morzine itself, to find yourself in a summer playground, with plentiful activities for all the family. In and around town, there is access to:

  • Olympic open air swimming pool complete with kids’ paddling pool, sun bathing terraces, beach volley ball
  • Indoor 25 metre pool and hamman
  • Aquariaz water park
  • 9 tennis courts
  • Skate board and BMX park
  • Summer toboggan run (sledge on wheels)
  • Horse riding – lessons and hacks
  • Indiana tree-top rope park
  • Ice rink
  • Mountain biking (VTT) – up to 24 lifts open to take bikers up the mountain
  • Hiking – over 380 kms of walking and biking trails in the Portes du Soleil
  • Fishing – Lac du Montriond
  • Freshwater swimming in Lac du Montriond and Les Gets
  • Parapenting
  • Quad-biking
  • Golf – 2 courses, one in Les Gets and one in Avoriaz
  • Climbing
  • Horsedrawn carriage trips
  • Alpine spas

Further afield, but still within the Haute Savoie region, there are many more mountain sports and activities to try out.

  • White Water Rafting, Hydro speeding, Canyoning
  • Fantasticable – aerial wired slide
  • Kayaking
  • Via Ferrata
  • Guided mountain walks staying at refuges
  • Lake Geneva with fish restaurants, beaches, outdoor pools, water skiing and sailing


Morzine is an extremely popular summer holiday destination. The mountain environment becomes a magical playground for all types of holiday maker and all types of activity. The weather is more often glorious, living up to its Portes du Soleil name. Outdoor life is the norm here from June to September. Come and explore the mountains without the snow – you will be amazed.

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