Morzine mountain biking is world famous. The area is known for its extensive trail network with some of the best Downhill and Enduro trails in the world. This recognition as one of the best mountain biking destinations in the world was cemented when the first world cup races were held just over the hill in Les Gets back in the early 90's. Portes du Soleil mountain biking really became famous when Steve Peat secured the world cup overall in Les Gets in 2004. The area was renowned for its steep, technical and occasionally very wet trails, therefore perfect for hosting the biggest downhill mountain biking event in the world. The Maxxis wet scream was designed for the races in Les Gets and Morzine and trust us, we still use them, when it’s not 35 degrees and sunny.

Morzine is located in the northern French alps, in a region of France called the Rhone Alps. Some might know it better as part of the Portes du Soleil. In the past, Morzine was a small French mountain village frequented by the French locals from surrounding towns and villages for walking and hiking in the summer. That was until Easyjet started flying to Geneva in the 90’s. Now Morzine is a large town with a permanent population during the summer and winter months. During the winter months the English make up the majority of the tourists and the summer is now much the same.

Welcome to Morzine

Morzine is now one of the most popular mountain biking destinations in the world, second only to Whistler in Canada. The MTB terrain and lift system that surrounds Morzine and extends out into the vast Portes du Soleil is the second largest in the world and has allowed a mountain biking trail network to be developed unlike any other in the world.

Over the past few years mountain biking in Morzine has seen a huge amount of development with the new Pleney lift and the Red trail on the Morzine side of town. Up on the Super Morzine side there is also a brand new lift which has opened up a new area for a Blue and Green track that was built in 2016. All this development means better biking facilities and more variety of trails catering for riders from beginner to professional. 

Laps on Laps with your crew, 30 runs a day? Sure!!

morzine is a lift assisted mountain bike resort in the french alps

There are many reasons why Morzine has grown into one of the biggest and best mountain bike destinations in the world and become such a popular destination for British MTB tourists. Morzine is located only 1 hour 20 minutes from one of Europe's busiest airports, Geneva. You can fly into Geneva from Leeds, Newcastle, Southampton, London, Bristol to name a few, all within 1.5hrs. Once you arrive at Geneva, jump on a minibus supplied by our Partners at Skiidygonzles and within 4 hours, from door to door give or take you will have arrived at the best MTB accommodation in Europe in the biggest bike park in Europe, It’s that easy.

Also, for those of you that are not so fond of flying you can always drive. It's 8 hours from Calais to Morzine, driving also presents an option to save a lot of money on flights and transfers and can give you an extra day’s riding if you go through the night. There are €70 of tolls each way and fuel is around €1.50 per litre on the motorways.

Super Morzine is all about jumps, berms and park

It's not just the ease of travel that brings people on mountain biking holidays to Morzine, it's the sheer size of the place and it's ability as a resort to provide trails and activities to cater for every ability, need and desire. From family mtb trails winding down the gradual pistes of Les Gets to the huge Slopestyle course over in Chatel with 60 ft step downs and everything in between. Morzine is located in the very centre of the Portes du Soleil which is one of the largest linked ski and MTB areas in the world, see some facts and figures regarding the summer below.

Mountain Biking in Morzine - The Facts, The Figures

  • Over 650kms of mountain biking trails
  • Over 55 official Downhill MTB trails
  • 24 mechanical chair and bubble lifts
  • 2 countries (France and Switzerland) linked via 12 resorts
  • 25 mountain bike schools
  • Over 20 bike shops
  • Hundreds of unofficial trails
  • Upto 80km of XC and Enduro
  • Awesome town with bars, shops and restaurants

The stunning view from the top of the Pleney mountain

Mountain Biking Pleney Morzine

With this extensive lift and trail network it really does make Morzine more a must for any level of mountain biker out there. Be it with the lads, the family or friends there is a track and a trail for everyone. Morzine is well known for it's super steep, fast and technical terrain and that is what initially put it on the map and is still what brings many of the world’s best Downhill mountain bikers back to Morzine for training and simple fun year after year.

However over recent years things have started to change as the resort has realised it not all about the steep stuff, now Chatel is leading the charge for the Slopestyle riding with some unbelievable jump/berm tracks and Les Gets with its ever growing Green and Blue family/coaching trails. The beauty of staying in Morzine accommodation is that you really are in the middle of this huge MTB mecca and can pick and choose what terrain you want to ride dependant on ability, weather, equipment and simple personal preference. If it rains, go to Les Gets, it's hard pack trails drain the water quickly. If the sun is blazing head out for the day over to Switzerland and up the Mossettes lift to the highest peak in the Portes du Soleil at 2400m.

Take a Tour of Morzine

Book that Morzine mountain biking holiday of a lifetime now

If this is your first venture into Mountain Biking in French Alps then Morzine is the perfect destination. With smooth progressive Green and Blue runs in Les Gets get to steeper more technical Red and Blacks in Morzine on the famous Le Pleney there is something to test all abilities. 

Our staff ride these trails every day and have done so for many years, we know them like the back of our hands, we even built some of the more secret one's. What sets MTB Beds apart from the rest is that we are mountain bikers at our core, we just appreciate awesome food, great culture and want to share these epic destinations with our clients so you tell your grandkids and they tell their kids to come and ride bikes in these magical mountains. 


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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 your Morzine MTB Holiday! 

  • From £20 per person

Airport Transfers

Looking to book a 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.