Morgins is a legendary resort in the bike world. Built and maintained by the same crew that work on Champery around the corner, Morgins is one of the best built bike parks in Europe. It's certainly the one of the wildest, though it's tiny, what is here is sure to get the adrenaline pumping. With 1 blue and 8 reds, it's not an easy place to ride, you have to be on form. What you'll find here are incredibly well shaped berms, jumps and landings mixed in with natural, raw root sections and drops. It's flat out and it's wild!
Beuatiful turns in Morgins
- 1 chairlift open all Summer
- 9 official downhill trails
- 1 hour from Morzine
- 8am depart Morzine
- 35€ per person Day Trip public price
- 30€ per person Day Trip price if you are an MTB Beds client
- 6 person minimum number to run a trip
- 16 person maximum capacity (advance booking required)
- Lift ticket included in your Portes du Soleil pass
This map shows the whole Champery-Morgins network. From this map you can;t see all the marked trails on offer in Morgins but it does show how far away Morgins is from the rest of the Portes du Soleil.
What's the riding like?
If you like rowdy downhill tracks, there may not be a better place to ride. Be careful how you read that though, Morgins forces you to ride at your limits! There is only one blue, the rest are reds and are action packed top to bottom.
The trails here are extremely well built, extremely well. Crafted by hand for the most part, the berms here are legendary, as are the jumps and hucks within the downhill tracks that keep World Cup racers stoked on every visit they make.
The flow of the runs is excellent, even with the rooty tech encountered in most of the wood sections, all of the crew that build the trails ride, alot, and very well. Ben Walker the head shaper built Champery's World Cup track and develops downhill bikes for Scott, Vinny T and Nico Vink have had a hand in the work here. Get the picture? Big lines, fast chutes, flat out and wild!
There's very little rock here, and you'll not see many roots unless you are in the woods. If you like jumps you'll be happy. It rides quite well in the wet but does take a while to drain moisture due to it being north facing.
The woods are rooty and wild!
Can't you just ride to Morgins from Morzine?
Yep. You can actually have a pretty cool day out riding from Morzine to Morgins, it's good fun. We even made a video about it. However most of the riding is on fire roads and it takes around 2 hours at a decent pace. If you make first lifts in Morzine you're in Morgins and riding for 11am. You'll then have to head back at around 2pm to make sure you get the lifts back home. Not including dramas, mechanicals and lunch.
So for our money getting there for lift opening is the best, you get a chance to understand how the the trails work without clock watching and rushing around, you can bring your spares, ride without a pack, and just generaly do what you are supposed to do on a mountain bike holiday, have fun!
Check out George Brannigan and main man Ash Cotterell in Morgins;
George Brannigan tearing morgins apart in 2019
Morgins Track Check - La Tobogane
*We cannot drive directly into Morgins, Swiss law states any third country national must have a working permit for Switzerland and an additional approval to drive in each canton (district). Our driver will not have this permit, our license operates in France and Italy. We stop just before the border, about 2 minutes ride from the Morgins chairlift.
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