Thanks largely to the ‘Tour de France’, France is one of the, if not the most popular cycling routes. Tourists from all over the world come to enjoy the famous routes and mountain passes as well as take in the amazing scenery. There are a number of areas in France you could visit but here in Morzine we have plenty of first class riding on our doorstep.
Summer, one of our favourite seasons, is coming! We all know that Morzine is a popular winter destination but it’s worth giving a try at least once this summer. Morzine offers a wide range of summer activities and events for kids, families, as well as friends and solo travelers. Although there is absolutely loads to do in Morzine in the summer if you have a car with you there is even more you can discover within a couple of hours drive!
Here are just a few places worth a visit:
As a couple we liked nothing more than spending our main summer holiday laying on a beach somewhere hot reading and relaxing. We were active but a few water sports, a bike ride or a walk were enough. It was never even on our radar to go to the mountains for a family holiday.
I travelled to Morzine this Spring for the 10th year in a row, I guess you could say I have the “Morzine bug”.
One of the things I love most about Morzine is that it never gets old, there’s always an array of events to attend and activities to take part in. In Winter there’s night skiing, firework displays, free concerts and my most recent discovery; Husky Sledding. A great option for skiers, non-skiers and everyone in between.
Did you know that Summer is one of the best times of the year to visit the French-Alps?
There’s a saying amongst the expats in Morzine that goes ‘You come for the Winter, but you stay for the Summer’ and there’s good reason for that.
After a long tradition of catered ski chalet holidays, why are more and more skiers and snowboarders changing to self-catering holidays? Here are a few reasons why you should take a self-catering holiday at the Aiglon Morzine.
While I’m no expert, I do ski and snowboard in Morzine. It’s great to be able to wake up in the morning and think what shall I do today. For me, it depends on the snow conditions, who I will be going with and what we are planning on doing. Thankfully, Morzine has great terrain for both disciplines.
Why should you choose Morzine for your ski holiday? There are many factors that make it the perfect winter destination, however I would like to firstly dispel the myth that all resorts around the 1000m level do not have good snow records. Records prove that The Portes du Soleil and especially Avoriaz, which Morzine is closely linked to, has a great snowfall record. Apparently this is to do with the shape of our valley and our proximity to Lake Geneva. All I know is that I have lived here now for over 15 years and have skied from the 10th December to the end of April every winter season.
So we had heard rumours that somewhere off the back of Verbier was a 26km descent. That was enough to put the wheels in motion for a cheeky day away. After a little investigation work we set off from Morzine at 6.45am and headed to Martigny where would would park the cars and jump on the train to Chable which sits at the bottom of the valley below Verbier. From there we took two cable cars and a chairlift to take us above Verbier to around 2500m. As you can see the scenery was incredible.