If you've spent a decent amount of time in the Portes du Soleil, chances are your mind wonders to what lies beyond the bike park. Morzine and it's surrounding neighbours Les Gets, Chatel, Morgins and Champery have some of the greatest riding, and certainly some of the most beautiful terrain on the planet to ride your bike.

We have been in love with Pila for over a decade. Anyone who has been there will be too. It's the epitome of a perfect day trip and what makes Italian locations so exciting to visit. The trails are fast, beautifully thought out, maintained properly and the coffee is amazing!

A relative unknown in the mountain biking world Leo has broken the internet on more than a few occasions with his wild yet effortless style on a bike. Originally from New Zealand Leo and his sister, Veronique came over to the UK for easier access to trails and the vibrant UK mountain bike scene.

 

The 2018 French Downhill National Championships went off in dramatic fashion over the 26th - 28th of July. Weather played a huge part in the event, with the course every bit as we thought in our track check, fast, loose, with plenty of technical off camber, fresh loam and demanding steeps that became treacherous in the slippery conditions for finals!

Morzine, Le Pleney 26-28th July, It's game time! Europe and maybe the worlds most challenging, fun, rough, technical, steep and fastest hill to ride. Though known for its black mainline run, Pleney keeps the worlds best coming back year on year due to its network of secret trails scattered throughout the hillside.

Like any good bar or restaurant, it's not just the food and drink that keep you coming back. It's a culmination of things, the feel of the room, the music, the way the menu feels and the smile you get when you walk through the door.

A riding location is no different. Sure, the trails maybe incredible, but if the people you meet make you feel like you've been served raw chicken, you're not going to want to come back...it's the people that make it special.

We've written in many posts on the website, on Instagram and Facebook that Finale Ligure is hard on the bike and body (Fingnarly). Even with such a huge variety of enduro mountain bike trails, there is usually at least something technical, rocky, steep on each run, or maybe there's that little transfer you've spotted!

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.

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.

From £30 per person

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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.