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 on.

Roots any body, roots?

pleney roots

The challenging terrain of the Portes du Soleil has claimed many victim over the years and we have seen it all from exploding suspension forks to bald tires, don't let this be you, after forking all that cash out for a trip to the Alps the last thing you want is broken equipment. 

Kit list

  • Clothing 
  • Helmet - Full face even if you are riding a short travel bike. 
  • Gloves
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Flat shoes
  • Flat pedals
  • Body armour
  • Downhill inner tubes
  • Downhill tyres 

This should be a good start and common sense really but as with all holidays once that world clock strikes 5pm it's bon voyage to any thoughts apart from lets go!!  

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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. Flat pedals, are 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.For those of you who aren’t already tubeless bringing some spare tubes is always a good bet. Although there are plenty of shops in the alps to get these essentials from they know they have you and so prices are high. Maxxis Minion, DHR2, Shorty up front for 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. 

Morzine and the Portes du Soleil has so much terrain

Additional items to think about if you have space in that bag 

  • Spare goggle lens 
  • Spare rear mech and cable 
  • Spare brake pads 
  • Spare rear mech hanger
  • Power links 
  • Sun cream 
  • A simple tool kit
  • GoPro
  • Any bike specific tools

Those are the essentials for you holiday to Morzine and the Portes du Soleil, we have most likely forgotten a few and will update and add when we can. It’s also about luggage allowance, don't bring a 5kg plastic bike box, go to your local bike shop and get a square box, it’s the way forward. No back to that accommodation page and book your holiday to Morzine before we sell out. 

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Mountain bike hire in Morzine

Looking to hire a bike in Finale Ligure or Morzine? We have a range of Transition Patrol and Sentinel's waiting for you. We can 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, La Thuile, Samoens, Morgins etc. 

From £20 per person

Airport Transfers

Geneva to Morzine airport transfers including bikes.

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The Portes du Soleil (PDS) is the biggest lift assisted mountain bike area in Europe containing  650 km of marked trails. The scope here is just incredible and anyone who visits leaves wanting to come back wondering what could be in store for them on their next trip, amateurs, pro's and weekend warriors alike.

The 2019 bike season in Europe is set to be an amazing year for riding, spectating and for us at MTB Beds. With The Aosta Valley up and running, The UCI World Cup returning to Les Gets and our second catered property in Morzine, Chalet Ice, it's time to get pumped for another season on the trails!

We know Chris Kilmurray as personal trainer and coach to some of the worlds best bike riders. Greg and Killian Callaghan, Tahnee and Kaos Seagrave, Katy Winton, Kade Edwards, Charlie Harrison, Thomas Esteque and Reece Wilson are amongst many others on his roster.