Morzine is one of the most popular alpine towns in summertime, with visitors coming to enjoy the adventure sports, the mountain lifestyle and the general atmosphere in town, which offers cafés, bars, restaurants and shops. Morzine is a favourite for those that are keen on hiking and biking, mountain biking is particularly popular and gives Morzine its world-famous summer status.
Walking the Portes du Soleil
For views of Mont Blanc and a horizon of jagged Alps, on a route not too taxing, take the circular walk from Mont Chery to Mont Caly. Or, follow the path of the French Resistance crossing into Switzerland over the Col de Cou, for something moderate in difficulty. Chairlifts boost walkers to higher ground and towards plenty of alpine restaurants, also giving easy access to the charming village of neighbouring Châtel.
Biking the Portes du Soleil
Whether it’s road biking or mountain biking, gravel biking or e-biking, Morzine is the place for it - for first timers, experts and everyone in between. The Tour de France first came through Morzine in 1975, and it’s been a regular stage for the Tour since. Morzine Bike Park is open through summer with 650 kilometres of trails, 25 bike-friendly lifts and eight world-class bike parks - all on one lift pass (payable locally).
Lakes and natural swimming spots
Spend a relaxing day walking round Lac de Montriond, with a children’s play park, a paddling lake and mini golf for little ones, and rental kayaks and paddleboards to keep bigger kids entertained. It’s the spot for a full day out, with restaurants and barbecue pits, as well as a bus service to and from Morzine. Quieter lakes include Lac des Mines d’Or, that has a fantastic restaurant, or high altitude Lac de Joux Plane, that’s really remote.
Why book a summer holiday in Morzine with Inghams?
At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Morzine's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.
Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Morzine. Join a professional mountain guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).