Situated mid-way between Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva, Morzine is stunning for Alpine scenery, nestled between forests and summits. Just a couple of miles from the high altitude border with Switzerland, here life is leisurely, and the village has lost nothing of its original charm and Savoyarde way of life.
Unlike most purpose built ski resorts Morzine is a working Alpine village and maintains all it’s original local traditions. Many sports and activities have developed over the years making use of the natural landscape not available in other holiday destinations. Taking time off from activities you can visit local lakes, museums, working farms, mines, summits and gorges.
Once the snow has melted away, the mountains spring into life with lush green pastures and beautiful flowers. The Alps in the summer return to their more traditional farming roots: a vibrant and welcoming community with a serious twist on adventure.
Tee off on a range of superb golf courses, explore the mountains on horseback or simply enjoy the hundreds of kilometers of mountain trails on foot. And it is not all uphill - let the lifts take the strain, getting you to those distant spots to enjoy a magical picnic surrounded by snow-capped peaks. For those in search of adrenaline, try your hand at mountain biking, climbing and canyoning. Take to the skies by parapente or plunge down local rivers by white water raft.
Local visits and excursions:
Swimming centre with Olympic size pool, children’s pool & toddlers pool, water slides, bouncy castle, volley ball. Table tennis, water polo competitions and excellent poolside restaurant.
Lake Montroind - Over a kilometre long with fantastic views over the Roc d’Enfer mountain and bordered by dramatic sheer cliffs. Children’s swimming area with lifeguard, kayaking & fishing.
Lake of the Gold mines—spectacular altitude lake with views up the the swiss border. Famous escape route to Switzerland during WW2. Donkey rides available up to the Freterolles dairy farm
Lake of the Joux Plane - Lake at the col de Joux Plane, famous climb for the tour de France with incredible views of Mont Blanc.
Goat village of Les Linderets - small hamlet of gourmet restaurants surrounded by hundreds of goats who will expect feeding! Children love it.
Gorge of the devil’s bridge - Amazing canyon with guided tours and walkways.
Slate mines of Les Meuniers
Les Freterolles dairy farm - working farm using traditional methods to makes local cheese and creams. Buy the produce fresh surrounded by all the mountain farm animals. Guided tours of other dairy farms
The Dereches woodland walk - follow the river Dranse on a 5km circuit by foot or hire ponies. The Dranse feeds water from the surrounding mountains to Lake Geneva and then on to the Mediterranean Sea.
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