Experience Spring in Morzine
In spring the mountains open up to a world of opportunities for adventurers and nature lovers. As the snow melts and the mountainside turns a beautiful shade of green, the Alps reawaken with an abundance of Alpine bird and wildlife, the trails become accessible by foot or bike, and the rivers reach their highest, creating gushing rapids ripe for navigation by whitewater thrill-seekers.
Vibrant Spring is an energising and exciting time to hike in the mountains, with sightings of amazing birds of prey and wildlife such as golden eagles, marmots, Ibex and Chamois, a frequent occurrence.
Hiking routes vary from easy walks along the river Dereches, Lac Montriond and Lac des Mines D’Or to challenging 4 – 6 hour summit climbs to reach some of the famous peaks in the area. The Point de Nyon, Roc D’Enfer, Mont Ouzon, Ressachaux and Nantaux, which can be hiked from Montriond in around 4 hours and is the tallest mountain in Morzine, are all summits that should be added to your must-hike list.
Morzine is a popular road biking destination from May to September, with spring offering quiet roads and spectacular views. There are a range of routes suitable for novices through to accomplished cyclists who want to test their skill on the famous cols of the Tour de France.
The French Alps are well-known for their river activities and Morzine offers no shortage of thrills and spills in the whitewater department. Travelling by river also opens up some spectacular scenery. The river Dranse from Morzine runs through a deep gorge made up of unusual rock formations, pinnacles and boulders, some of which create fun platforms to jump from.
Rafting, hydrospeeding (navigating the river rapids on a float) and kayaking are at their most thrilling in Spring when the river is running fast due to extensive snow melt. More gentle water activities, such as stand up paddle boarding and canoeing can be enjoyed on the beautiful Lac Montriond throughout Spring on public holidays and weekends.
Spring is low season in the Alps, making it a peaceful time to explore the sights, authentic villages and towns of the Haute Savoie region. Head to lakeside Annecy for historic sights, interesting boutiques and wonderful restaurants, or take in the breathtaking views of Lake Geneva from the stunning medieval town of Yvoire. From Chamonix you can also board the Aiguille du Midi cable car for an up-close view of Mont Blanc.
Luxury Self Catered Chalets
Our luxury chalets are available to be booked on a self catered basis for a minimum of 2 nights in the Spring. Beautiful interiors and bathrooms, incredible views, hot tubs, quality linen and fluffy towels are all included in your stay in one of our chalets or apartments. Superbly located in the Morzine and Montriond area, all of our chalets are in excellent locations for walking, running and biking on the mountain trails and roads.
Meal Services for Self Catered Guests
For a relaxing Spring holiday, consider booking one of our meal services so you need not worry about shopping or cooking during your stay. Choose from a Private Chef [link], where our chef will come and cook delicious meals for you in your chalet; our meal delivery services [link to meal delivery extras page], for a different meal and dessert to be delivered to your chalet each day of the week; or pre-order your shopping [link to shopping extras page] to be delivered directly to your chalet and unpacked into the fridge ready for your arrival at the chalet.
AliKats’ Mountain Retreats
We run personal and business mountain wellness retreats in all seasons, including Spring. Our small group, four-night Back to Nature retreats combine yoga, meditation, mountain hikes, Qi Gong, forest bathing and life coaching and are available on set dates, please find more information here [retreats hub].
Our Bespoke for Business mountain retreats are designed around each client’s specific needs and can run across 3, 4 or 5 days. On these retreats business teams escape the daily grind and discover how to express their fullest potential under the guidance of life and leadership coach Caitlin Cockerton (PhD, CPCC). They combine mindfulness, nature, yoga and other uplifting mountain activities, with a menu of wholesome, seasonal food and accommodation in our flagship chalet Ferme a Jules
Business events, workshops, team building and retreat venues
We have a number of large, impressive chalets that can be booked exclusively for business meetings and events. Whether your aim is to incentivise, team build, impress clients or hold an off-site meeting, we will work with you to build an itinerary that is best for your group. Discover how we can help you create awesome corporate holidays and events here
If you are looking to host your own yoga, personal growth or business mountain retreat, our chalets offer beautiful interiors with stunning mountain views and outside spaces.
Please contact us for more information.