Summer Activities – Morzine

The Best Activity Holidays Destination in France

For summer activities Morzine is considered by many people the best place in France for their summer activity holiday, with a wide range of exciting activities for all ages there really is something for everyone. Plus Riders Refuge is linked to the MultiPass Scheme


Morzine has seen many stages of the Tour De France over the years and well as the Criterium Dauphine passing through most years. You can cycle many of the famous climbs and descents around the area, Le Col de Joux Plane, Le Col de Joux Verte, Col de la Ramaz, Col de Encranaz, Col de Corbier to name just a few.

Based in the Nyon area of Morzine you will follow this narrow steep sided canyon as you abseil, jump, swim and scramble your way down the river. Guided by experienced qualified professionals you will be provided with all the necessary safety equipment to ensure you have an enjoyable, safe experience.

The river Dranse which runs through Morzine is host to a number of white water activities, just a short drive downstream the river reaches grade 4 in places and there are a number of rafting schools offering activities such as:
White Water Rafting, Hydrospeed ( think a boogey board with handles), Kayaking and canoeing.

With mountains surrounding Morzine in all directions there is a vast area of peaks and valleys to explore with the toughest decision you face being where to go each day. Morzine also gives you the advantage of using the lift system to enable you to start your walk at a higher altitude transporting you to different areas of the mountain each day.

OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL: Morzine 50m pool, water slide, Volleyball courts. Location: Dérêches Park.

LAC MONTRIOND: Just 5km from Morzine is the picturesque Lake Montriond great for swimming, fishing canoeing or just relaxing in the sun or why not enjoy a meal in one of three lakeside restaurants.

FANTASTICABLE: Strap in like Superman for a 1300m zip line across the Chatel valley accesible from the Chaux Fleurie lift in Lindarets.

PARASCENDING / PAPARANTE: Take an exhilarating tandem flight over Morzine.

ROCK CLIMBING: Private guiding available by prior arrangement.

VIA FERATA: Specially equipped sites, iron ways, mountain scrambles assisted in places by metal cables, rungs and ladders. No previous climbing experience needed. Locations: Avoriaz, St Jean D’Aulps & Abondance.

HIGH ROPE ADVENTURE PARKS: Ladders, rope bridges, tyrolean traverses help you move safely from tree to tree. (Safety harnesses provided) Locations: Nyon and the Dérêches park.

SUMMER LUGE: Take the chairlift at the bottom of the Pléney for toboggan runs 980 m long 2 separate runs side by side.

HORSE RIDING: All Levels are catered for trek along scenic mountain trails.

TENNIS: 8 hard courts and 4 clay courts in the Dérêches park.

The neighbouring village of Les Gets boasts an impressive 18 hole golf course and also in close proximity is a 9 hole course at Avoriaz. There are also 10 golf courses all with in an hours drive of Morzine to name a few, the prestigious Club of Bossey, close to Geneva and the Evian Masters Golf Club on the shore of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva).