Power through, or add some new destinations to your summer mountain holiday in Morzine?

If you are thinking of driving to Morzine for your summer mountain holiday, take a read of our guide with tips of when and where to stop to make the journey more enjoyable. 

Option non-stop

If you’ve nerves of steel, don’t want the extra hotel bill, or can time the journey so that everyone (except the driver, clearly) wakes up in the Alps, then why not make the journey in one go, right? But, let’s be honest. If the thoughts of synchronising pee stops, eating, sleeping, and boredom with people unlikely to sign contracts make you queasy, you’re not alone! Sliding into the hot tub at the end of the journey should be for a glass of something, not a sleep!

There are other ways to bake this cake!

Mission Border-Cross

Taking the ferry port or Eurotunnel arrival as a prize and settling down for the night in a hotel means you wake up fresh to finish the journey the next day. Especially good for anyone north of Watford, the journey will feel like two distinctly different parts. We recommend Arras for a stopover if this is how you plan to tackle it. Arras is pretty, has plenty of restaurant and hotel choices, and you will feel like you are on holiday. Winner for northerners!

Half-way there

Here, you split the longest stretch – the eight-hour dash from Calais to Morzine. This is where Troyes comes in, a medieval gem steeped in history and cultural delights. Take a stroll through the Arts Quarter, enjoy the historic Seine canal ambience, or play tourist at the cathedral of St Peter & St Paul. If time permits, venture to Lac D’Orient for watersports or simply relax on its expansive beach. While a bit of a detour, it’s an excellent way to integrate the journey into your holiday experience.

Function and flair

If you’re seeking a balance between function and that holiday feeling, then Châlons-en-Champagne, Reims, Beaune and Dole are your perfect travel companions. These towns offer a nice break without complicating the navigation, ensuring you get more than just a roadside Campanile.

Interested in more ideas? Let us know and we will feature more places in our future blog posts, or give us a call and we can talk you through the options.