Summer, one of our favourite seasons, is coming! We all know that Morzine is a popular destination for winter holidays, but it’s worth giving a try at least once this summer. There are numerous things to do in Morzine during summer, with activities and events for kids, families, friends and solo travellers. 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:
Yvoire is a little medieval village about a 40 min drive away. It sits on the edge of Lac Leman. There’s lots of craft shops, cafes and restaurants to while away the time in this picturesque village. Have a look at their website: www.yvoiretourism.com/accueil_en.html
Excenevex beach is just a few minutes away from Yvoire. It is a great beach for all the family. The water is only waist deep for a few hundred meters so excellent for the little ones. There is a great summer activities for kids such as volleyball, pedal and paddle boards to enjoy during this season.
3. Cirque de Fer à Cheval
This is a collection of dozens of waterfalls just a few minutes from ‘Samoen’ and ‘Sixt‘, which is approximately 40 minutes from Morzine. This is a beautiful national park walk suitable for families. The further up the valley towards the Buvette de Prazon the more stunning it becomes.
4. Vapeur Park (Le Bouveret)
An hour and a half away just over the border into Switzerland is this amazing miniature railway park. Another family favourite. There are over 2000m of track to ride on and each train ride takes approximately 15 min.
5. Chamonix (Aiguille du Midi)
One hour away from Morzine is an extremely popular tourist attraction. The Aiguille du midi is the highest mountain peak served by a lift system. This is the closest you can get to the summit of Mont-Blanc without hiking or climbing. You will never forget the beauty of these mountains and glaciers. To learn more: https://www.chamonix.net/english/leisure/sightseeing/aiguille-du-midi
Annecy is an alpine town about 90 minutes away, where Lake Annecy feeds into the Thiou River. It’s known for its ‘Vieille Ville’ (old town), with cobbled streets, winding canals and pastel-colored houses. Overlooking the city, the medieval Château d’Annecy, once home to the Counts of Geneva, contains a museum with regional artifacts such as Alpine furniture and religious art, plus a natural history exhibit. So whether you take part in the many water sports on the lake or wander around the shops, bars and restaurants of the old town you will have another full day.
These are just some of the options open to you, however for more advice on local attractions and summer activities in Morzine you are welcome to contact us before your visit or see Kevin at reception during your stay!