We've been running epic mountain bike holidays in Morzine since 2012 and we've been living and shredding here for longer than that! We recently put together an Essential Guide to Morzine for Wide Open Magazine, but have distilled some of the key questions you might ask into this quick FAQ!

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lads on super morzine

Best way to Travel to Morzine from the UK

There are many options when it comes to travelling to Morzine, especially in the summer months for that MTB holiday. The most simple is to fly into Geneva, several airlines now offer flights from many UK airports up and down the country. Easy Jet charge £70 for your bike (99p for summer 2020!), BA don't charge for bikes but can be more expensive. 

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How long does it take to drive to Morzine

Driving to Morzine is very simple and depending on where your departure point in the UK is can be a much better choice than flying. Once you arrive in Calais or La Harve you have about 540 miles and 8 - 10 hours of driving ahead.

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The Oakley road gap on Super Morzine

Sean Ballard on the oakley sender

Which airport should I fly to when going to Morzine

If you are looking to fly out to Morzine for your MTB holiday then fly to Geneva. Do not fly anywhere else it will cost a fortune in the  onward journey. Easy Jet fly from many airports across the UK from Bristol to Edinburgh, these flight will take about 1 - 1.45 hours in length and most likely cost £60 - £150 depending on the time of year you travel, July and August are high season in Morzine, June and September are much quieter and cheaper as the holidays are over. 

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Super Morzine is where to go to get steezy

Geneva to Morzine transfer companies

There are many transfer companies that offer their services from Geneva to Morzine and over the years we have established some good relationships with with several but mainly use SkiidyGonzales. You cant miss the guys from Skiidy Gonzales as they have huge Mexican Sombreros on. 

If your transfer is in winter or mid-week, we run private transfers with the MTB Beds VW fleet.

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The best way to pack your bicycle for your holiday

Over the years we have seen many bike sized packages arrive at the properties in Morzine, from bikes simply wrapped in blankets and taped up to solid metal cases with more locks than Goldie Lookin Chain. Simply put, the easiest travel companion is an Evoc bag. Imitations can be as good, but in our experience, you can't go wrong with the market leader. Your bike is packed up or built up in under 20 minutes, if you're quick it's under 5. Bike boxes are the other bet. Advantage, they are free, and you can make the bike as padded as you like, so it's pretty safe. But, it's hard to shift, takes ages to pack up and unpack, and the kicker is that you always lose bits inside the bag.

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The locals know where to find the good stuff!

Should I take cash out before arriving in Morzine? Do I need cash in Morzine?

Yes. Shop around in the UK or home for the best rate. Your bank will charge you for transactions in resort.

A Revolut card or similar also works well if you want to be cash free.

Do you need cash in Morzine? Not really, there will be the odd mountain hut  that won't have card facilities and the odd shop or bar that will insist on a minimum fee for card use. Bring between €100 - €300+ depending on how much you like to booze or how much free cash you have you want to convert to Monopoly money.

When is the month to go mountain biking in Morzine

The mountain bike season in Morzine runs from mid June to the September (2020 is 20.06 - 22.09) on any normal summer season, some lifts are open for the weekends from the last weekend in May like Les Gets and some lifts like Champery stay open until late October. 

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Morzine is home to some sick riders

chirs killmurray getting sendy i the woods

How much is a hire bike in Morzine?

We have a range of Transition bikes we can hire to MTB Beds clients. See all the info you need right here. With prices starting at £70 for a day up to £380 for a week long hire.

In the shops, bikes start at around €85 per day for an enduro bike or €89 per day for a downhill bike, up to €119 for the most expensive downhill bike we've seen for rent in resort.

DH bike or Enduro bike? Both!

What Bike should i bring to Morzine?

Afew years ago, downhill bike. If you own a downhill bike, the answers still the same.

But, with the modern enduro bike being so robust and capable, don't worry about bringing it.

If you're enduro is 150mm travel +, with recent geometry (2016ish or later), strong wheels, DH casing tyres, decent brakes and modern suspension, you'll be good. Yes, it will limit how fast you can nail the black runs, braking bumps will feel harsher and you will probably put more wear and tear on it than your downhill rig. But, you'll be able to access singletrack and downhill bike can't, bike park runs will be the same if not faster on the smaller bike and you'll probably be more used to the enduro bike anyway, so go nuts without fear!

We ran the numbers over the last 3 seasons. It's been steadily increasing in favour of the enduro bike, from 60/40 in 2017, to around 50/50 in 2018 and last year, 2019 saw a massive increase in enduro bikes coming out, with nearly 65% of all bikes having single crown forks.

How many trails are in Morzine?

Hundreds.

Official trails? In the main bike parks there are around 60!

How many trails on Le Pleney - 6

How many trails on Super Morzine - 10

How many trails in Les Gets - 19

How many trails in Chatel - 17

How many trails in Champery/Morgins - 8

But add in all the unofficial trails, the singletracks and epic loops and you are easily cracking 3 figures.

Want to see more, check out our Track Check videos!

Les Gets has some cracking tracks

G on the jumps in les Gets

Where are the secret local tracks in Morzine?

Haha! We're not going to put that online.

Book on with us and take one of the crew out for a beer and you might just land yourself afew hints. There's alot more to it than just what you think you know....

Hucks everywhere!

hucking the enduro bike

How much is a mountain bike guide or coach in Morzine?

We'd highly recommend using Les Gets Bike School. Yes they are based in Les Gets but they coach and guide all over the Portes du Soleil, including Samoens!

They're super reliable, fun and reasonably priced. If you want to know where the secret stuff is, how to make the most of your enduro bike in Morzine, learn some skills, coaching for the family, they've got it all covered and prices start from just €42 per hour.

Got anymore questions?

If it's not on one of our property FAQ's or in the Essential Guide, fire us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!

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Mountain bike hire in Morzine?

Looking to hire a Mountain Bike in Morzine? We have a range of Transition Patrol and Sentinel MTB Bikes waiting for you. We can even deliver the bike to your accommodation in Morzine and have our Mechanic set the bike up to your weight and riding style. 10/10. 

  • From £65 per day (Free Full Face helmet)
  • Enduro and Downhill rental bikes in Morzine

MTB Day trips

Our famous MTB day trips from Morzine to Pila, La Thuile, Samoens, Morgins and more are a must for you Morzine MTB Holiday! 

  • From £20 per person

Airport Transfers

Looking to book an Mountain Bike specific airport transfer  from Geneva to Morzine or Nice to Finale Ligure with trailer?

  • From £30 per person

Latest mountain biking News and Events

What is Morzine like right now?
 
For the most part, like any other year! Just add masks, sanitiser, signage and a dash of social responsibility. Wash your hands regularly, use the sanisters provided.
 
The trails are running prime, the extra efforts of the shapers across resorts this year is noticeable and the weather has been peachy after a rainy June, the rest of summer 2020 is looking good!

The Avoriaz MTB Team have been putting in the hard yards for over a decade, the slopes of Super Morzine have become a mecca for park rats, DH shredders and families alike with their well built and thoughtful approach to trail design that is rad where it needs to be, safe where it should be and offers features and trails to suit beginners all the way up to seasoned pro's.

Aosta, the focal point of the vast, stunning mountain scape that makes up the Aosta Valley. It's not only a beautiful landscape, it's a stunning city filled with culture, great food, good people, cool bars, Roman ruins and the hustle and bustle of a cosmopolitan city.

It's a large city that's geographically quite spread out, with several different lieu-dits or suburbs. But the actual town centre itself is small, walked in under 15 minutes and all sprawling off the same cobbled streets that was the centre of this Roman gateway town centuries ago.