Morzine is an incredible area for riding your bike, the terrain is varied and challenging, not only for you but for your bike also. It’s important you arrive in Morzine well equipped, this mean that your bike should be in top condition before you get here, suspension, tires, brakes and so only. You also need to be in good shape as this place can sometime be rough on you. The worst combo is the bike and rider in bad shape so try and get at least 50% right.

See below some essential we think you should bring with you on your MTB trip to Morzine. 

MTB kit list

  • Clothing
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Flat shoes
  • Flat pedals
  • Body armour
  • Inner tubes
  • Tyres

Clothing

Condition are never the same in the Alps and Morzine seems to have it’s own microclimate with lake Geneva and Mt Blanc in the near vicinity. Alongside your normal pants, shorts, jerseys bring waterproof clothing, an all in one waterproof is a good bet.

Helmet

Full face even if you are riding a short travel bike.

Flat pedals

Recommended even if you are a competent clips riders, the trails in Morzine are full of roots, steep and technical in parts so having the luxury to just whip that foot of is nice. Also were not racing here it’s all about fun. 

Body armour

At a minimum knee/shin pads, a lot of people are also using neck braces now but on the very steep stuff we found there to impinge our vision slightly but well advised if you have one.

Inner tubes

Downhill inner tubes for those of you who aren’t already tubeless. Plus take one anyway even if you are tubeless in case of emergencies

Tyres

Maxxis Minion, DHR2, Shorty up front when it gets wet and the Portes du Soleil does occasionally experience some rain, the Wet Scream was made by Maxxis for the world cup of Les Gets. 

Mountain bike hire in Morzine

Looking to hire a Downhill or Enduro bike in Morzine? We have a range of Orange 324's and Alpine6's waiting for you. We will even deliver the bike to your accommodation in Morzine or Les Gets, now that's service!

From £65 per day

MTB Day trips

MTB day trips to Pila, Verbier, Crans-Montana etc. 

From £30 per person

Airport Transfers

Geneva to Morzine airport transfers including bikes.

From £30 per person

Latest mountain biking News and Events

Amazing news from Morzine and the guys at Santa Cruz Bicycles. For 2018 Santa Cruz Bicycles will sponsor the French National DH Championships in Morzine. 

The event will take place in Morzine from July 26-28, 2018. See what Santa Cruz say below. 

Working in partnership with the Morzine-Avoriaz Tourism Office and the Pleney Lift Company, we're also helping to develop a brand new DH track for the occasion, on the legendary Pleney mountain.

Why Morzine Comes Alive in the Summer

Retaining its authentic Alpine charm, Morzine has more to offer than the mountains surrounding it. In fact, Morzine comes alive in summer, appealing to holiday-goers all year round. Surprising, right? Unlike some ski-resorts which have a sell-by- date that expires by May (or a lot earlier), Morzine is the perfect summer holiday destination. Offering a wide-range of activities and some breath-taking scenery, Morzine should not be ignored when the weather warms up!

Activities to Please Everyone

A week before round 8 of the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure, the course was yet to be announced. Riders that were already in town, sipping espresso and guzzling gelato, eagerly awaited the map. They know Finale Ligure to be one of the most gruelling, exciting, challenging and spectacular rounds of the series.