Morzine has had a reputation as a Mountain Biking Mecca for a while. People come from all over the world to test their skills, take part in events, and enjoy the mountains. With its epic trails among stunning scenery, it’s easy to see why.

The summer in Morzine is a buzz of riders, competitions, rental shop chatter and chairlifts. At the centre of twelve linked Swiss and French resorts that make up the well-linked Portes-du-Soleil, Morzine makes the perfect European Mountain Bike destination.

What Morzine has for Mountain Bikers in the summer

  • The largest Mountain Bike area in Europe
  • World-class downhill trails, freeride and cross-country areas for all levels
  • 650km of marked trails
  • 25 chairlifts and cable cars equipped to take bikes
  • 8 world-class bike parks
  • Sustainably, hand-crafted trails
  • Specialist Mountain Bike Rental shops
  • An enviable ‘Après Mountain Bike’ scene

The trails

Well-marked and graded trails crisscross the whole Portes-du-Soleil area, linked by chairlifts onto which you can mount your Mountain Bike. Trails range from easygoing and family-friendly greens and blues to steeper more technical reds and blacks.

Cross-country

Riders looking for adventure will find miles of natural trails, with mountain restaurants to keep you well-fueled. You will find everything from gentle trails to fast rooty forest sections, technical rocky switch-backs, and fast-flowing singletrack through the forests and along beautiful high alpine pastures.

Morzine’s famous biking trails

Well known among the local biking community, Col de Cou offers 400 metres of up and 1,000 metres winding trail down

Mont Chery is a favourite for locals all year – renowned for being quieter, with stunning views of Mont Blanc

The Colorado singletrack, we think, is one of the most amazing you will find in the entire world.

The Samoens Descent offers some incredibly challenging descent

Downhill Mountain Biking in Morzine

For Downhill Mountain biking, Morzine is simply a must-visit. Apart from the stunning scenery, you are riding terrain chosen by the UCI time again again for competitions, professional teams for training, and Mountain Bike mega stars.

Venture down into Les Gets, where the trails pose a challenge even for the most seasoned downhillers. Starting from the top with jaw-dropping alpine panoramas, they swiftly transform into tight, berm-ridden trails. The local trail-building team’s dedication is evident, strategically clustering trails near the lifts for easy access and minimal pedalling – more time for the heart-pounding descents!

For an advanced downhill rush, head near Avoriaz to encounter another famed track. This course propels riders down fast and steep paths, navigating through dense pine trees and a rooty, rocky dirt track. Brace yourself for the middle section – a colossal drop that has caught many off guard. But fear not, gigantic orange padded crash barriers are there to soften the landing

If freeriding is your thing there are purpose-built freeride, north shore and dirt jump areas with plenty of rooty drop-offs, jumps and rock drops to be discovered off the beaten track.

Can I mountain bike in Morzine if I am a beginner?

Morzine welcomes beginners to the mountain biking scene with open arms. It’s not just about the adrenaline junkies – there’s a world of biking wonders for newcomers and families.

Embark on gentle cross-country journeys that weave through breathtaking landscapes, treating you to panoramic views, especially on clear days when the iconic Mont Blanc in Chamonix graces the horizon. Morzine has your back with specially marked ‘Green’ XC Routes and purpose-built trails tailored for beginners.