Morzine and Les Gets have been at the centre of European mountain biking for well over a decade and have an established, well maintained network of lifts and trails for novice and experienced bikers to explore. Want some more information on Morzine mountain biking? Call us on 0033 (0) 601348434.
Downhill and Freestyle Riding
The Portes du Soleil lift network opens up in the summer from late May to September to allow access to a massive and riding area.
Within Les Gets, Morzine and Chatel you have access to a huge number of downhill specific tracks and freeride areas.
Downhill Bikes and Equipment
If you plan to use the lifts and ride the downhill trails all day you really need at least 6 inches of suspension travel back and front on a well built freeride or downhill oriented bike.
A full face helmet, gloves and body armour is also highly recommended. You can purchase a range of lift passes for downhill mountain biking from a limited number of rides on a specific lift, to a specific area day pass to the full area pass.
Cross Country and Enduro Riding
Within the local area there are literally hundreds of kilometers of single track and cross country riding.
There are at least 10 well marked enduro routes in the immediate area that make use of the lift network to give you access to some spectuclar views and suberb riding.
With the vast network of the Portes du Soliel lifts open in the summer it’s not difficult to plan your own ride for the day and explore some of the unmarked trails and routes.
Cross Country Bikes and Equipment
To make the most of the trails and terrain it’s advisable to ride a full suspension bike especially if you plan to explore further than the marked trails.
A good quality hard tail bike (front suspension only) will cope with most of the terrain but after a full weeks riding you’ll realise why rear suspension was invented!
Helmet and gloves are highly recommended, trail maps are available in the chalets or from the lift stations.