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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The Oakley road gap on Super Morzine
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.
Morzine is home to some sick riders
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.
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?
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
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....
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.