Experience Summer in Morzine
Glorious summer holidays spent in Morzine
Throughout the summer, Morzine is a haven for mountain bikers, hikers, road cyclists and families, all here to experience an active holiday amongst the stunning scenery of the Alps.
Restaurant terraces open up for alfresco dining and the town celebrates a host of festivals, with live music and activities for all ages. Meanwhile, just outside of the town, you can relax and wile away the hours swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and picnicking at the beautiful Lac Montriond.
Morzine in summer really is an unbeatable destination. In fact, and despite our love of snow, we would go as far as to say it is our favourite time of year in the mountains
There may still be snow on the mountains in June and early July, but don’t be fooled into thinking it is cool in the mountains in summer. Whilst this is the season where the mountains open up to all types of adventurous sports, it is also the season of barbecues, lazy days at the lake and drinks in the sun. You will need to pack T-shirts, shorts, sun hats and plenty of sun cream.
Summer activities in Morzine
Morzine sits at the heart of the vast Portes du Soleil mountain range; a Mecca for alpine sports and home to the biggest mountain bike park in Europe.
An extensive network of lifts take hikers, mountain bikers and picnickers high up onto the trails amidst the great peaks, forests and valleys of the region.
Morzine is the perfect access point for riding the many world class enduro, downhill, and cross-country trails of the Portes du Soleil. Beginners will also find plenty of gentle areas and green runs. In the town you will find numerous bike and rental shops, with highly experienced mechanics for all your equipment needs.
For those that prefer tarmac to trail, Morzine is the starting point for many popular climbs, including several great cols tackled by the cyclists of the Tour de France. Another option: riding around Lake Geneva offers different scenery and a more leisurely ride than the mountain cols.
Hiking is another great way to experience the stunning beauty of the French Alps. The lift system makes high peaks and routes further afield more accessible. Forests, lakes, waterfalls, rivers, lush valleys and panoramic viewpoints: there is so much terrain and so many routes to choose from, it would be possible to hike a different trail every day of the summer.
While the surrounding mountains are home to a whole range of adventurous activities, Morzine itself has no shortage of things to do. There’s an excellent swimming complex with outdoor pools, splash pool, slides and play area for children. You will also find pony trekking and a rope course down by the river.
AliKats is part of the Multi Pass scheme. At €2 per day this gives you access to over 50 free and discounted activities around the Portes du Soleil. This includes 22 mountain ski lifts, Morzine’s swimming pool, bathing lakes in Les Gets and Montriond, the Morzine ice rink, tennis courts, mini-golf, the petit trains and local buses connecting the villages in the area.
No one wants to spend a large chunk of their holiday time travelling when it could be enjoyed on the mountain. Morzine’s location and transport connections make getting here a breeze.
Located 60 km from Geneva in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps, Morzine has excellent transport connections with the UK, Europe and beyond. Geneva airport and train station is just 90 minutes drive from Morzine and transfers from the airport or train station are easily arranged, find all the information here [link to transfers page].
Cluses and Geneva train stations can be reached by the high speed TGV from Paris Gare de Lyon. If you’re considering train travel, check out the AlpinExpress – a special booklet/QR code providing discounts to a range of services for those that choose greener travel by train to Morzine.
Morzine can be easily reached by car from the UK, with an average driving time of 9 hours from Calais.
Summer Self Catered Chalets in Morzine
Our Morzine summer chalets offer exceptional style and comfort, amazing views, hot tubs, luxurious linens and towels and relaxing outdoor seating areas. Our summer portfolio offers 11 self catered chalets including everything from central Morzine locations, where you have the lively town with its shops, bars and restaurants on your doorstep, or quieter out of town chalets, where you can step straight out onto the trails or freewheel to the lifts in no time at all.
For days when you wish to reach the great heights and trails of the Portes du Soleil, all of our chalets are well positioned in Morzine or neighbouring Montriond to reach the lifts. We offer a large selection of luxury chalets for exclusive use, as well as holidays booked on a room by room basis. Summer holidays are available on a 7 night basis only.
All of our chalets are unique, please browse our collection to find your ideal summer self catered chalet [link to summer chalet page]in Morzine.
Meal Delivery Services for Self Catered Guests
Food has always been a key part of the AliKats experience. Our summer menu steps away from traditional chalet farye to explore different cultures, flavours and combinations, and includes high quality, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.
Now you can experience our award winning food on your self catered chalet holiday. Choose from a range of services:
- Meal Delivery: a different delicious meal and dessert for every day of the week. Order up to one day before you arrive.
- Private Chef: whether you are looking for a private chef to cater for you for one night on a special occasion or for your entire holiday, this service will ensure all your foodie needs are taken care of.
- Hosted Meal Service: if you have chosen to order your meals to be delivered by us, you can also enjoy the benefit of having a host take care of you and your guests during meal times.
Concierge Services and extras
We have a friendly and committed summer team on-hand to help make your stay as carefree as possible. From mid week cleans to taking care of your food shopping before you arrive in resort and delivering your pre-ordered wine, champagne and local Ibex beer, our extra services have been designed to make life easy for you.