You don't want to fly and and you don't want to drive. How else can you get the the Alps? Unless you are going to ride your bike there a train is the alternative. It's something different and has quite afew benefits over driving or flying to Morzine.

You're probably only going to take this option if access to the Eurostar service from London Pancras is easy for you. It's here you'll need to set off from, first hitting Paris Gare de Nord, then onto Paris Gare de Lyon then onto Geneva or Cluses, then Morzine.

Quite an adventure! The main advantage over other options is the cost, if you are planning on driving by yourself it's around £100 cheaper to travel by train, and dependent on what price your air fare is over flying it can save you afew quid there aswell. It's also more environmentally sound, with emissions far less than that of car or air travel by comparison. It's chilled, you can sit on the laptop, check out Pinkbike or send some last minute emails, grab a bite to eat, watch the countryside roll on by.

These are the views that await you

Morzine mountain bike holiday travel info - MTB Beds

THE PARIS CHANGE

However, you are looking at changing from train to train with a decent trek across Paris, and you'll still need to take a transfer to Morzine wether you end up in nearby Cluses or further down the valley in Geneva.

The Paris change, with a bike bag in tow is the biggest issue. You must cross 4.4km across Paris by foot, around an hour, or take one of several public transport options. If you're hiring a bike or simply travelling without one, easy. Travelling with a bike can pose issues as though your bike is allowed on the trains, it might not fit in the taxi or subway or through the city turnstiles to access them.

Riding your bike across Paris isn't really an option, as the TGV will only take bikes on board if they are boxed or bagged up securely.

You can grab a train, book a specifically sized taxi or take a bus to make the change. A decent list of options with links can be found here. Whatever you choose, time it well, don't miss that train to Morzine!

EUROSTAR - GENEVA - MORZINE TRAVEL TIME / COSTS

  • Eurostar London to Paris takes 2 hours 20 minutes
  • High-Speed TGV-Lyria from Paris to Morzine taking 3 hours
  • Transfer from Geneva to Morzine 1 hour 15 minutes
  • £70 (London - Paris)
  • £5 - £30 Transfer across Paris
  • £21 (Paris - GVA)
  • £30 - £40 Transfer to Morzine

TOTAL APPROXIMATE COST / TIME - £126 - £161 / 7 HOURS

Your bikes will have to be boxed up to travel to Morzine on the train

Taking a bike on the train in France

TRAVEL ADVICE / BREXIT

We've never taken the train, however a couple of team members had to in 2020 when their van blew up (no joke) on the way to Morzine. Meaning they did test pilot the route and found afew pitfalls for us to warn you of!

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POSITIVES | NEGATIVES

Positives of taking the train to Morzine

  • Adventure
  • When you're on the train it's relaxing, time to watch movies or finish a bit of work
  • In touch with your kit the whole time, no baggage handlers
  • Environmentally positive

Negatives of taking the train to Morzine

  • If you're far from London it's a fair hassle on the UK side
  • Trekking across Paris could be a drama
  • You change method of transport at least 4 times
  • A group may find issues storing bikes on a TGV

See more information on FLYING and DRIVING to Morzine.

We'll be there, ready to welcome you with a cold beer in hand however you choose to travel, our team can't wait to introduce you or welcome you back you to Morzine.

 

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Mountain bike hire in Morzine?

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

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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! 

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Latest mountain biking News and Events

What documentation, app, certificate, test, booking form, attestation you will need to travel to France and Morzine this summer.

You can double check all of our information HERE.

After the dismal events of Summer 2021, expectations are high for 2022.

We'll be posting all of the news as soon as we get it, events, chairlift opening and closing dates for Morzine, Les Gets, Super Morzine, Chatel, Morgins and Champery.

Watch this space...

On July 12th France announced the latest measures to help combat a fourth wave of Covid-19, in an attempt to keep the country open and not risk a surge of the delta variant, such as the UK has seen. These measures are designed to avoid a fourth lockdown, and essentially make life normal for some, and very abnormal for others.

If you're vaccinated, travelling to Europe during the summer and Autumn months looks to be quite straight forward. At the time of writing the governments of Europe have come to the understanding that if you have been jabbed, you can travel. Restrictions remain in place for countries listed as red, with most of Europe adopting a form of traffic light system.

Double vaccinated? 2 weeks since your second jab? Want to take your bike on a holiday? If you’re in England, from July 19th Europe’s best bike parks are back at your fingertips, and we hope very soon for Wales and Scotland too, from Northern Ireland the date is the 25th July.

Summer is back, and we are STOKED! If you’re not double jabbed, and won’t be anytime soon, keep scrolling, we’re going to lay out what happens from July 19th, then what we think will happen next.

Summer is here. The lifts in and around Morzine are turning and the trails are open. We would normally be welcoming our first clients for the summer season this Saturday, unfortunately things did not work out. We’re here, but you guys aren’t and to be honest it sucks as much for us as it does for you.