Morzine is quite popular for being the central access point to reach Portes du Soleil, a famous ski area. But one thing not everyone knows is this city is not just great for winter occasions. It is also great for summer.
Summer in Morzine is like heaven. Green is everywhere. Lakes and rivers re-appear after being frozen during winter. The smell from alpine forests will give you a perfect morning every single day. A perfect way to being your amazing adventure in this city.
So, here is our guide for your perfect holiday in Morzine.
Morzine has a great crystal clear waters if you love swimming. The first one, Lac Montriond, is only 5-minute drive from the city. It is a perfect swimming spot surrounded by waterfalls and mountain cliffs. Looking for more adventure? This place is also great for stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, and canoeing.
If you are looking for a more Mediterranean feel, you can head to Excenevex or Lac Leman. Surrounded by pine trees, you can do more than just swimming at this place.
Due to its remarkable scenery and pronounced thermal, Morzine has been every paraglider’s favorite every single year. Starting from €75, you can get the true experience off freefall on a tandem flight. An instructor will assist you during this activity. While flying, you’ll see the magnificent views of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc.
Don’t like paragliding? You can still enjoy the view by using a 1,325-m zip wire around Chatel. You will be flying at 100kmph, so let’s don’t forget to strap and hold tight. Flying like this will certainly give you the most memorable and fun experience in Morzine, for only €36.
Every year, at least thousands of road cyclists flock to one amazing place, the French Alps, to join the local cycling competition, Col de Joux Plane. The track starts from Morzine and ends at Samoens, another beautiful and historic village around Morzine. If you are a true cyclists, you will love this event. The track is so challenging. Unless you get the perfect stamina, you won’t be able to beat this competition. It’s hard, yes. Challenging, to be precise. But the stunning views of Mont Blanc will make your effort wort it. This competition is so popular to both tourists and local people. Many of them even turn this competition into sport betting, like the one they did at Indo PM 88.
Where to eat
Relax, you won’t starve at Morzine. This city has a complete selection of finest dishes and fast food.
Exclusif, for example, is a great place for lunch, with its ‘best kept secret’ recipes. Situated at 1,490m of Col D’Encrenaz, there is a stunning scenery waiting for you here, along with delicious wine.
Looking for a more traditional place? You might want to try Les Mines d’Or. Designed perfectly like most mountain huts, dining at this place revives the memory of the old days. Here you can get fresh water fish for your dish, as well as their famous ‘lapin a la crème.’ All menus starting from €23.
If you prefer international recipes, L’Atelier should be your destination. Its chef, Alexandre Baud-Pachon, is popular for serving lobster ravioli with ginger emulsion and creamy shellfish coulis. The price might be a bit more expensive than the previous two, but the taste is worth it.
Where to stay
Chalet de L’Ange is the best place here. At this place, you can enjoy the stunning view of Mont Blanc from its balcony.