Mountain biking in Morzine has helped to make Morzine the most popular of all French alpine resorts in the summer. Morzine MTB holidays have long been a top priority of the Portes Du Soleil lift operators, for over a decade their team of dedicated trail builders have been creating and maintaining a huge network of trails.
Morzine mountain biking holidays have long been popular amongst UK riders of all disciplines and abilities. This is due to the wide variety of different terrain to be found across the massive Portes du Soleil bike area, which keeps riders coming back year after year.
The Portes du Soleil biking area is the largest lift linked system in Europe it boasts;
- 650km of marked trails.
- 25 lifts adapted to take mountain bikes.
- 50 + permanent downhill courses.
- 4 bike parks.
- 3 freestyle air bags.
- 2 countries.
Morzine and the Portes du Soleil has everything you could wish for from super steep and technical tracks to fast and flowing trails with lots of airtime, There is the new brand new Pleney cable car for summer 2014 with its legendary Pleney mainline and recently developed Super Morzine area on your doorstep to the 2011 world championship track in Champery.
There is also Morgin and Croset in Switzerland that offer some great tracks away from the crowds and very accessible from all our chalets.
The Portes du Soleil area has many cross country routes that take in the amazing scenery with rewarding climbs and thrilling descents, some of these routes are showcased in the Passportes Du Soleil event which happens the opening weekend of the summer season.
There are a huge amount of marked routes for all levels from beginner tracks along the river path to massive all day excursions across France and Switzerland which traverse ridge lines and climb mountain passes the most famous of which is the Col de Cou.
Morzine MTB Events
Each year Morzine plays host to a number of top mountain biking events that have truly put Morzine on the mountain biking map. In 2004 Les Gets played host to the world championships, and in 2011 it was the turn of Champery to host the world champs both courses still remain today for anyone to use if your brave enough!
Each year the Pass Portes Du Soleil cross country event marks the opening of the area’s full lift system. The event which takes place on the last weekend of June comprises loops of 40, 60, & 80Km’s using lifts to traverse the whole of the Portes du Soleil mountain bike area. The event will take place over 3 days Friday, Saturday and Sunday 27th, 28th, & 29th of June 2014. We can arrange Morzine entries to this year’s event for our guests, please contact us for more details.
Girls MTB Week – 16th August 2014
Riders Refuge are again teaming up with Nikita to offer an all girls riding week. This will give you the opportunity to ride with like minded girls and receive coaching from world class female riders. Plus a goody bag sponsored by Nikita. The week is the bargin price of £479 per person for 7 nights catered chalet accommodation plus return transfers from Geneva and a 6 day Portes du Soleil lift pass.
IXS European Downhill 6th & 7th Sept 2014 (Chatel)
Chatel plays host to the penultimate round of the IXS European Downhill series.