Holidays to Morzine

Morzine is a place for adventure with plenty of walking and biking trails to discover

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).

Added value

Exclusive to Inghams: Join up to two included walks with a professional, local guide (limited availability, pre-booking is essential)

Included Multipass card giving free access to various lifts and attractions, plus local discounts

Walking in and around Morzine

On an Inghams walking holiday, you have the freedom to explore the area at your own pace. Make each day a new adventure, with as much or as little walking as you like.

Why we love walking in Morzine

We're sure you'll love walking in Morzine as much as we do, with an abundance of trails across the Portes du Soleil region there's a trail to suit everyone. In Morzine you'll find some lovely valley-level walks normally scattered with wildflowers and surrounded by dramatic peaks or take one of the summer lifts to get into the mountains. In the Alps you're never short of breath-taking scenery and if you're lucky you might even spot some local wildlife (just be sure to keep your distance). 

Guided walks

Don't forget, you have the option to join two included Inghams guided walks per week, with a local, professional guide. Get to know our favourite walking trails with insider knowledge and the company of other guests. Pre-booking is essential - check out the Guided Walks section below for more information.

Getting around Morzine

Public Transport

Morzine has a good bus network running that connects to some of the neighbouring villages and activities. Buses run frequently and are a great way to see more of the local area and explore.

Summer lifts

The area has a number of lifts running during the summer months including the Le Pleney lift which is situated in Morzine and takes you up into the hills and allows easy access to some great walking trails. Opening dates are subject to change and weather dependent but generally lifts open mid-June to mid-September. Les Gets and Avoriaz are nearby and also have lifts operating during some summer months and are worth a visit.

Guided Walks

Inghams guided walks - included in your holiday

We’ve included two full-day walks per week in Morzine, just for Inghams guests. Join a small group and be led by a professional mountain guide on some of their favourite trails. It’s a great way to get to know the area.

The walks will run every Monday and Friday and you can add them onto your holiday at the time of booking, through My Booking or by calling us on 01483 319 652.

Routes may vary from week to week but as a guide you can see some of our planned routes below:

Col de Cou

You’ll start this walk at the beautiful Mines d’or Lake. You’ll walk past alpine pastures and mountain farms as you climb close to the Swiss border. Take in breath-taking views of the French and Swiss Alps.

  • Grade: This walk is a moderate level but does require good fitness
  • Distance: Approx. 7km
  • Approx. duration: 9 am to 4pm (dependent on bus schedule)
  • Ascent/ descent: 600m
  • Terrain: Alpine, single tracks
  • Useful information: You will need to take your own lunch and snacks for this walk. Please ensure you take the Morzine Multipass with you (available from your hotel). Please note there is nowhere on the route to buy lunch, drinks or access toilets. Please note that guests without appropriate shoes or hiking gear may not be allowed to join the walk.


You’ll start by heading to Les Prodains where your walk will begin. Pass beautiful scenery on route, with rolling alpine pastures, mountains forests and views on the Avoriaz cliffs.

  • Grade: This walk is a moderate level but does require good fitness
  • Distance: Approx. 8km
  • Approx. duration: Approx. 9am to 4pm
  • Ascent/ descent: 500 metres ascent, 700 metres descent
  • Terrain: Alpine, single tracks
  • Useful information: You will need to take your own lunch and snacks on this walk.  Please ensure you take the Morzine Multipass with you (available from your hotel). Please note there is nowhere on the route to buy lunch, drinks or access toilets. Please note that guests without appropriate shoes or hiking gear may not be allowed to join the walk.

For every walk you will need: suitable walking shoes with good grip, appropriate clothing, sun cream, sun glasses, rain jacket, a warmer layer, rucksack, at least a litre of water, a snack and cash for mountain huts/transport. You may find walking poles useful.

Early booking is strongly recommended as spaces are limited. All walks are subject to availability of local guides, weather conditions and maximum numbers. Planned routes are subject to change. Full details of the walks with the meeting points and routes will be provided to you on arrival. In some instances there may be a small charge for local transport that is payable locally. In resorts where the walks run over more than two days, the day of the walk will be allocated to you by your Rep in your welcome meeting. Where we cannot confirm your preferred option in resort, we will endeavour to offer an alternative subject to the above conditions.

Please ensure you are comfortable with the grade of walk, planned distance covered and terrain before booking. The decision of the guide on the suitability of the walk for you is final and no compensation will be paid where the guide believes, in their professional opinion, that it is not suitable. Please ensure you are well-equipped for the walk have suitable clothing and footwear. Walks are not recommended for guests under 12 years. Any guests under 18 years will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Our Favourite walks

Lac Montriond

  • 3km loop
  • Easy walk
  • Enjoy beautiful lake views

The lake is accessible by public transport from Morzine and is the third largest natural lake in the Haute-Savoie region. The terrain is fairly flat around the lake so you can stroll or soak up the sun on the lake shore. If you're looking to extend your walk then you can head to the Ardent waterfall - its a bit of a climb but worth it.

The Fox Trail

  • Easy walk
  • Up to 11km (one way)
  • A great walk for families

The trail is a great way to explore the valley, its a gentle terrain that's 11 kilometres one way but you can turn around at any point if you want to shorten the walk. You'll walk next to the pretty Dranse river and along the way pass signs detailing facts about the local geology and habitats of the native foxes.

La Boucle des Clarines (Les Gets)

  • Moderate walk
  • 6km
  • Views of Mont Blanc in the distance

You'll have to head to Les Gets for this route and use the Mont-Chery gondola but if you're after a glimpse of Mont Blanc then this is the walk for you. The walk isn't too challenging but there will be some ascents and descents.

The Crest of Super Morzine

  • Challenging walk
  • 11km
  • Perfect for taking on some challenging climbs

Head up to the Super Morzine area and embark on this 11km trail. You'll be hiking above Lake Montriond and walking amongst the mountains. If you're lucky you might spot a chamois, described as a goat-antelope and only residing in the mountains of Europe.

Useful & General Information

Recommended equipment

Comfy walking boots, waterproofs, rucksacks and walking poles are useful for hiking around Morzine. Equipment is not available to hire in resort but there's plenty of places to buy high quality kit if you need anything.

Hiking guidelines

The mountains are a natural paradise, with lots to explore and discover. To help it stay that way, and remain an enjoyable and safe place for everyone, we recommend following our little list of do's and don'ts:

  • Plan your route well and don't overestimate yourself
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Tell someone where you're planning to walk and what time you're expecting to be back
  • Take all the recommended equipment
  • Make a note of emergency numbers
  • Don't leave the marked trails or go onto a glacier without a guide
  • Let nature stay wild by not picking alpine flowers (it's illegal in some places) or getting close to/making contact with wild animals
  • Always leave gates as you found them
  • Leave no trace

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Hotel Les Champs Fleuris Terrace

The family-run Hotel Champs Fleuris is in a brilliant location if you're looking to get out into nature. The peaceful and welcoming atmosphere is ideal for recharging your batteries.

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Hotel Le Cret's a family friendly hotel, under ten minutes from the centre of Morzine. It's in a fantastic location near to the lifts so it's easy to get out walking in the fantastic Morzine mountain scenery.

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Clef des Champs Pool

The lovely family run Hotel La Clef des Champs is 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!


Discounted and free activities with the Multipass resort card

The Multipass Resort Card is provided by your hotel on arrival and included free of charge for Inghams stays. Activities are either free or discounted and include pedestrian access to various lifts, tennis courts, an aqua park, local hiker's buses, Abbey at St. Jean d'Aulps, Mechanical Music Museum in Les Gets and more (opening times and availability vary throughout the season so please check before booking).

Things To Do

Fantastic cycling, mountain biking and sports activities

The area of Morzine is known for its cycling with the Tour de France often passing through the town. Its mountainous surroundings make for some challenging climbs and exhilarating descents. Road cycling is very popular in this area and it's one of the Alps' leading destinations for mountain biking.

If you like sports events then these are some to look out for:

The Passportes du Soleil - is usually held at the end of June and marks the beginning of some of the lifts opening and is a great event showcasing the bike trails in the area.

Tour de France Morzine - watch the worlds most famous road race, Morzine is known for its challenging mountain climbs so you can watch the racers be put to the test.

L'Etape Morzine - If you love the Tour de France then you might also love the L'Etape Morzine, its a chance for non-professional cyclists to experience the same section of course as the professionals, if you're not looking to sign up then spectating is just as much fun, the town has a great atmosphere at this time of year and it's exciting to be a part of the experience.

Mont Blanc Rallye - During this time of year you'll see an array of classic, sports and modern rally cars passing through the town, its an exciting event that's great for car-lovers.

Explore and spend time together as a family

This is a great family destination and the included resort card offers a range of activities that you 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. Go paragliding for panoramic views, plunge into deep pools while canyoning or try rock climbing and white water rafting. These activities are all supervised and led by qualified instructors.

Seek out the rustic

The picturesque village of Lindarets has plenty of restaurants to choose from, serving cheese, wine and traditional Savoyard cuisine. The village is also home to hundreds of wild goats that you'll see roaming the pathways and streets freely - just be sure to keep your distance.


Sunset at Brochaux waterfall is a magical experience, perfect also for a picnic lunch. You’ll likely have a goat or two for company that have wandered up from Lindarets.

Good to know

Hiking trails: 200kms of walking trails in the Portes du Soleil region

Terrain: Varied from flat, valley-level walks to mountain climbs

Best time to go: July and August are a great time to maximise the lifts and enjoy the summer sun

Recommended for: Experienced walkers, regular walkers, new walkers, families with kids, families with teens

Fly into: Geneva (approx. 1 hour 40 mins)

Transfer time: Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes by coach

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