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
- Flat shoes
- Flat pedals
- Body armour
- Inner tubes
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.
Full face even if you are riding a short travel bike.
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.
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.
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
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.