If you’re looking for a bit of assistance with your French speaking this coming ski season, we have just the thing for you.
Whether traveling as a couple, a family, or large group, here are five reasons why Morzine is the ultimate Christmas destination.
Wondering what to pack for your walking holiday in Morzine? The following list contains some essential items to get you started.
As the old saying goes; "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." and when it comes to mountain biking this could not be closer to the truth. With so many potential eventualities awaiting riders on the mountain, it pays to prepare for every outcome, to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride.
Our last day.
Obviously starting with a brutal climb. The scenery over this trip was stunning. We had seen amazing glaciers, areas which looked like the Rockies and part of this climb was like something out of Jurassic park.
After a good sleep and filling ourselves with a great breakfast we set off early for Refuge Elena and then onto Col de Ferret. Again there was a lot of climbing ahead of us that took most of the morning. It was all pretty much rideable and absolutely stunning.
The morning was clear and fresh. We set off down a beautiful open descent. After about an hour we reached another refuge (de la Nova) where we decided to stop for some more breakfast and another cup of tea.
It was good to finally get riding. Any apprehension just seemed to disappear as soon as you started turning the pedals. We caught our one and only lift out of Les Houches up to the Bellevue and from there we rode an easy descent to Les Contamines Montjoie. Then from there to Notre Dame de la Gorge which is at 1210m and the start of an epic climb. The first of many I might add.... The refuge du Col Croix de Bonhomme sits at 2479m and this would be our bed for the night. So, just a 1269m biker hike between us and dinner.
If you’re planning a holiday in Morzine this summer then you’ll already have a good idea of how much there is to see and do. On the mountain or around town, there’s no shortage of activities on offer to keep you and your family entertained, whether you’re visiting for a day, a week, or longer.
The best way to experience all of what Morzine, and the wider Portes du Soleil region, has to offer is to take advantage of the Portes du Soleil Multi-Pass.
So, after a few discussions it was decided that we would do the Tour de Mont Blanc on our mountain bikes. There would be myself, Willie, Shona and Phil and we had a two week window in which we could all do, starting on 2nd Sept 2014. After reading a number of blogs and discussing it with some friends that had made the trip a couple of years earlier, we agreed anti-clockwise would be the best direction and, with Willies map reading experience, we soon settled on our preferred route of approx 150km-180km with approx 6000-7000 vertical meters of climbing that would take us four full days.