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 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?

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Latest mountain biking News and Events

The most relevant information for your mountain bike holidays this summer in both Morzine and Italy, as of April 29th.

Here we go again! If you are here you have opened our email and clicked the link so thank you, It's a reasonably long one, but will, we hope add some clarity to the confusion.

As the light at the end of of the Covid-19 tunnel gets brighter, thoughts are squared on Summer and the possibility of a a getaway. For many mountain bikers that means the Alps and that means Morzine. On current Government trajectories the opening of the ski lifts looks positive, your next question is when will they open and how much will a lift pass cost in Morzine?