Although Morzine has some of the best mountain biking in the world with it’s vast 650 km of trails spread out over 12 resorts connected by 24 lifts over two countries with 50+ official downhill tracks and an 80 km Enduro loop, sometimes, only sometimes is it nice to visit other resorts.

Morzine is the mountain bike mecca of Europe and it also happens to be in the centre of the Northern Alps where there is a vast amount of alternative resorts to visit all within a 2 hour drive from Morzine. See here a list of Just a few, prices from €30 - €50 per person depending on destination. 

  • Pila, Italy - €45
  • La Thuile, Italy - €45
  • Crans-Montana, Switzerland - €45
  • Verbier, Switzerland - €45
  • La Clusaz, France - €30
  • Chamonix, France - €30
  • Samoens, France - €30
  • Les Carroz, France - €30

Some firm favourites for a day trip away from Morzine are definitely Crans-Montana and Verbier in Switzerland with them being only 1.5hrs away, then Pila in Italy. Everything is better in Italy! There are many options however and it all depends on what terrain your group wants to ride, Pila is mostly dirt, where as Crans-Montana has a lot of rock faces and Verbier is boulder land. There are many option so just ask one of the mtbbeds staff members and they can point you in the right direct for an amazing day trip away on the bikes from Morzine.

Pila has every type of terrain possible


Pila Bike Park, Italy

Pila was the first resort in the Aosta Valley to build a downhill track, located just 30 minutes through the Mt Blanc tunnel this one is a must. There are now some serious tracks here from the World Cup track to the European IXS track. Both are steep, fast and rocky with the ability to challenge the very best of riders. Pila is also famous for its 11km, 1700 meter drop in altitude track running from it’s mid station down into the town of Aosta itself. With varied terrain from mud, dust, berms, roots, steps and so on this is one of the longest and most fun tracks we have ever ridden. Go to Pila, It’s rad, they also do amazing pizza and coffee.

Race lines and top of the world thats Pila

Verbier Bike Park, Switzerland

Another one high on the list to visit is Verbier with it’s high alpine riding, rocks and flat out IXS track it again has the ability to test the best. That being said Verbier now has 7 downhill tracks that cater for all abilities of MTB from the great Blue track that winds down the midsection of the mountain and has some great berms, small jumps and drops to the Woooohhh free ride black with it’s north shore and drops. Thanks to the opening of the two new red tracks in 2014, the Bike Park now has a total vertical drop of over 880m. One of these tracks is already famous thanks to its 65 jumps and its amazing view of the the Dents-du-Midi. Verbier is located 1h 45 minutes from Morzine and you might even drive through Chamonix and see the huge Mt Blanc if you visit this one.

Which track will you choose in Verbier

verbier bike park

Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Crans-Montana is a hidden gem in the Swiss Alps, just 20 minute further on from Verbier this little ski resort home to the rich and famous has some amazing downhill trails that descend through some crazy scenery and terrain. What Crans-Montana say about their trails

The Red - It is a pleasure to ride on this downhill mountain bike route of medium difficulty, with its banked turns, small jumps and tree roots to cross, all in a breathtaking scenario! The trail is permanent, safe and closed to walkers.

The Black tracks very own cave system in Crans-Montana


The Black - For advanced riders who want to time their descents, this difficult downhill trail is challenging and includes technical passages over rocky slabs and tree roots. The trail, which is completely safe and protected by nets and padding, is permanent and closed to walkers. The black track is the reason you lists this place, you have to ride it to believe it really, it's like riding through different countries, terrain and climates all in one track.

More race pads and stunning views in Crans-Montana

La Thuile is the new go to destination for Enduro riding in the Alps

La Thuile - NOW this place is the new go to destination in the Italian Alps for Enduro mountain biking. The trails in La Thuile are insane thanks to the guys at La Thuile MTB and also the Enduro World series trail builders who have brought this Enduro riding mecca to life. There is something for everyone in La Thuile from fast flowing blue trails that blast down the mountain to savagely steep, rocky double black trails that will test the best in the world.

Our favourite it Cambogia. This is a 3.8km trail the decends 700 metres down the mountain and it is unreal. Cambogia starts at the top of a 2 minute push up with the most incredible back drop of Mt Blanc and the surround mountain, it decends down a rocky, grassy ridge then drop into some steep technical rock before continuing another 500 metres down the hill through woods and technical single track. Another epic trail in la Thuile is La Serva, this is a 5.1k long trail with a 729 metre decent and will blow your Enduro MTB socks off. Get this day trip booked asap it's one of the best days riding a mountain bike you will ever have.

La Thuile is an Enduro mountain bike mecca...

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Booking your day trip

If you fancy a day trip away to one of these resorts just let us know via email or when we check you into your accommodation in Morzine, prices vary depending on group numbers, which resort you would like to visit and the tolls on the road involved.

We use 2 partner companies to take our clients to these alternative resorts, they have great bike trailers and decent transfer vans so you can travel in comfort and the knowledge that you are in good hands. We have been doing these days trips for many years now and they only seem to get better.

New for 2017 will be day trips with Aosta Freeride where you will have a guide and get the chance to ride the incredible trails of La Thuile and some secret ones they have developed over the years. This is best ridden on a trails bike between 150-180mm.

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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!

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MTB Day trips

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Latest mountain biking News and Events

2018 just gets better and better, with a whole 10 weeks of full Portes du Soleil (PDS) opening and another 3 weeks of opening for Le Pleney and Les Gets this is hotting up to be our longest season ever. 

Adding to the stoke, Morzine is playing host to the PDS opening festival on the last weekend in June and is set to be huge in honour of it's 15th anniversary.

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.

When your passion becomes your job and your dream becomes reality you can only feel one thing and that's STOKED!!  MTB Beds was set up in 2012 with the vision of providing epic mountain bike holidays in world class destinations around Europe and we believe we have well and truly achieved that, however one's job is never done.