I met with a couple of friends at the new cable car on a sunny morning, really looking forward to a good day on the local trails. The old bubble lift experience was never that pleasant, so the new cable car is a welcome change. It's 2 bikes plus 2 riders per bubble and it moves pretty quick.
We decided to to do a couple of runs down the 'Pleney' mainline to warm up and then head over to 'Les Gets'. The track flowed really well. It was dry for the most part, no braking bumps and a load of new jumps and features. We ended up riding the 'mainline' three times before exploring some of the little tracks that spur off the 'mainline'. These tend to be a little steeper and more technical and were just superb. Now I am by no means a full-on downhiller, but I could have played here all day. However, we decided to head over to 'Les Gets' to see how the trails were riding there. On the way we rode the 'Tennis Court', then over to 'Mont Chery' to ride the down hill track and take a look at the new 'Airline' trail, which by the way is outrageous. We then crossed to the 'Chavannes' to spend some time in the woods around the 'Canyon'.
Everything was dry and just riding beautifully. I can honestly say it was one of the best days of lift-assisted riding I have had in 12 years of living in Morzine. Both towns are pretty quiet right now, so there's no queues anywhere. With the trails in excellent condition and empty we managed to do so much riding by 2pm that we called it a day, and what a day it was.
If anyone out there is thinking it's a bit early to come out for a biking holiday you couldn't be more wrong. Morzine is great right now, the bike shops are ready and we have the best accommodation at the 'Aiglon' starting from €160 per person. We can also arrange for MTB lessons/guiding and even guided day trips away to places such as Chamonix/Annecy/Montreaux.