Morzine Holidays

Pretty and friendly resort with excellent activities

Nestling in a beautiful, forested valley, the stunningly pretty little town of Morzine has a quite unique charm with its traditional chalet-style architecture and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Morzine's breathtaking setting of towering mountain peaks, pine forests and serene lakes combines with the excellent range of activities available (many of which are included on the excellent Multipass card - see below) to make Morzine an ideal base for a memorable alpine holiday.

From endless footpaths and trails for excellent walking or mountain biking opportunities to rafting, horse riding and climbing, Morzine and neighbouring Avoriaz offers something for everyone. The picturesque town centre has a wide range of good value, quality shops, restaurants, cafés and bars as well as a cinema. Morzine is also an excellent choice for families with an array of activities on offer. Spend an afternoon at the water park, try summer tobogganing, visit the local cheese dairy or just relax and enjoy the amazing scenery.

  • from£529pp
  • 52 rooms
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Enjoying a peaceful location just a minute's walk from the centre of Morzine, the Champs Fleuris, tastefully decorated throughout in wood, is an excellent family-run hotel offering great facilities.

  • from£859pp
  • 90 rooms
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A wonderfully French hotel with welcoming family atmosphere, just 8 minutes from the centre of the resort, in extensive grounds with its own mini-farm (including deer, duck and hen).

  • from£579pp
  • 69 rooms
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Situated in a sunny position 3 minute walk from the village centre, this spacious, comfortable hotel is beautifully appointed and offers excellent facilities and plentiful, high quality food.

  • from£529pp
  • 30 rooms
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The lovely family run La Clef des Champs, positioned in a fabulous location just 300m from the resort centre has its own spa and outdoor covered pool. This hotel provides all the ingredients for a perfect summer holiday!

  • from£539pp
  • 50 rooms
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This lovely family-run hotel in the centre of Morzine is renowned for its excellent home-made cuisine, friendly welcome and facilities with the lovely swimming pool and lovely quiet adjoining garden.

Useful Information
Information about Morzine
Resort Code FRMR
Languages spoken French
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 46.1790492
Longitude 6.7090514
Travel and Transportation

Wednesday and Saturday flights to Geneva from

  • Gatwick
  • Heathrow
  • Luton
  • Bristol
  • Manchester
  • Liverpool
  • Edinburgh

Transfer Approx. 1hr 30mins by coach.

 

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Excursions

Annecy €54, full day, Friday 
Discover the canals and beautiful historical buildings to see why it is called the ‘Venice of the Alps’. Take a boat trip on the beautiful lake, browse the colourful market set at the foot of the magical chateau and explore the narrow streets and walkways.

Chamonix €54, full day, Tuesday 
A wonderful town with stunning vistas of Mont Blanc and its dramatic glaciers. Take a trip to the famous Aiguille du Midi or the Mer de Glace (payable locally).

Sixt Fer à Cheval €40, full day, Thursday
An hour drive over the Col de Joux Plane takes you to Sixt Fer à Cheval, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Enjoy a 3 1/2 hour walk through the nature reserve, featuring cascading waterfalls and flora and fauna in abundance. 
Optional extra to visit the Jaysinia Botanical Gardens in Samoëns.

All excursions above will be available to book locally, depending on availability. All excursions are subject to minimum numbers.

Resort Combination

Two Centres | Many guests like to combine their stay in Morzine with another resort, such as Grindelwald, InterlakenMontreux, Mürren, Saas Fee, Wengen, Wilderswil, Zermatt or Chamonix.

Things To Do

Morzine for walkers

There are plenty of marked footpaths for all levels of walkers in the Morzine area so you can enjoy the stunning mountains around. The trails are all well signposted and link the different lifts that are open. Look out for whistling marmots and follow a number of popular paths leading to Switzerland, used by the French Resistance in the Second World War.

 

Explore and spend time together as a family

This is a great family destination and the free resort card is excellent value allowing a range of activities that families can enjoy together using the chairlifts, cable cars, swimming pool, the tourist train, ice rink and tennis courts.

 

Try a new adventure

If you are looking for an Alpine adventure and want to try something different then look no further than Morzine. The Tour de France is often in the area and cycle hire is easily available locally. Go paragliding for panoramic views, plunge into deep pools canyoning or go rock climbing or white water rafting. There activities are all supervised and led by qualified instructors.

 

Activity Information

Free Resort Card

The free 'Morzine Multipass Resort Card' is provided by your hotel upon arrival and entitles all guests staying in Morzine to:

  • Free use of all chairlifts and cable-cars for pedestrians (local bus service from mid-June, full operation from 9 July until beginning of Sept)
  • Free local hikers' buses (from end of June until beginning of September)
  • Free entrance to indoor ice rink (opens 4 August)
  • Free little tourist train (opens 23 June)
  • Free use of tennis courts (open 9 June)
  • Free entrance to the Mechanical Music Museum in Les Gets (opens 9 June)
  • Free entry to the Abbey at St. Jean d'Aulps (opens 4 June)
  • Free access to the resort swimming pool

 

Other things to do in and around Morzine

  • Indoor and outdoor pools (diving lessons available)
  • Visit cheese dairy
  • Adventure circuit
  • Water park
  • Summer toboggan
  • Skateboard park
  • Walking, trekking, hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Road biking (see events below)
  • Horse riding
  • Donkey rental
  • Golf
  • White water rafting
  • River walking
  • Caving
  • Aquatic centre in Avoriaz
  • Paintball
  • Fishing
  • Climbing (accompanied by qualified guides)
  • Programme of weekly events organised by the Tourist Office (from end of Jun to end of Aug)
  • Pleney cable-car (from end of Jun to end of Aug)
Walking

The choice of walks is endless

A good one to start with is the leisurely riverside walk along the River Dranse. On both side there’s a pathway and bridges criss-crossing the river which leads you through a forest from the centre of town and back again. There’s also a number of structures for the more energetic like balance boards, monkey bars and press-up areas. Start at the bridge in Morzine and you can go all the way to Montriond.

There’s a beautiful lakeside walk around Lac Montriond and from there you can climb up to the spectacular Ardent Waterfall.

The Point de Nyon is another good walk. Follow the signs from Morzine to the Nyon Waterfall and chalet and then it’s a steep ascent through the forest up to the Plateau de Nyon, a grassy meadow with lots of Alpine cows and fantastic views over Morzine.

On the Pleney side of Morzine you can take the Pleney lift and there is a gentle loop starting and ending at the top of the lift. Alternatively take the panoramic Chavannes walk to Les Gets (for great views of Mont Blanc) and return by bus (included with Multipass card).

 The Col de Cou and Col de Bretolet sit on the border with Switzerland and there’s a number of popular paths leading up to them that were used by the French Resistance in the Second World War.

Travel up in the cable car to Avoriaz and explore the Haut-Forts area. Look out for whistling marmots and then descend along the marked path back into Morzine.

Nantaux is the tallest mountain in Morzine and is accessible from Montriond. There are two routes, one that snakes round through the forests until you reach the ridge. The other route goes straight up and once a year there’s an annual race where super fit people run to the top.

One very fun walk is the Cascade des Brochaux et Les Linderets. Take the Super Morzine lift, followed by the Zore lift and then 15 minutes’ walk to the Proclou lift and the meadows of Avoriaz. Les Linderets is known as the Goat Village due to the large number of free roaming goats in this tiny hamlet. The goats are tame but they do like to nibble loose pieces of clothing and unattended sandwiches.

Good to know

  • The swimming pool, chairlifts and buses are included with the free Resort Card
  • The nearby village of Les Lindarets in known as the 'Goat Village' thanks to the flourishing numbers of ever hungry goats
  • The first cable car was built in 1934 for summer visitors, skiers only started arriving in the 1960s
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