There’s an abundance of breathtaking walking and hiking options right from Chalet Morzine’s door. From easy beginner rambles to challenging peaks, there is something for everyone, making it a great base for a walking holiday or as something to do as part of your summer holiday in Morzine.
Dereches River Path
You can wander along the Dereches river path, making the walk as long or short as you like alongside the river Dranse. There is a horse-riding centre, children’s play area and fitness obstacles too, so a great morning or afternoon out with the children in this beautiful forest environment.
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The 3rd largest lake in the area, after Lake Geneva and Annecy, and it is a really picture postcard lake. It never fails to impress. This is another circuit walk, which is flat and about 5km in total. You can make it a longer walk by continuing up to the village of Les Albertans and the Ardent Waterfall (not flat!). You can also swim in the lake, go canoeing, pony riding or have a go on the 4×4 quad cars. A great day out for all the family.
Heading up from Morzine’s old town, there is a path which takes you up to a beautiful waterfall. Once you get there there is a restaurant, canyoning and a high ropes adventure course if you fancy that!
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Use the Morzine summer multipass
One of the great things during the summer months is being able to use the lift network to be able to make walks accessible to all the family. While you can make the walk more interesting for the little ones by adding in the chairlift, the fitter among you can set off in advance and race to the top (note: you will need some lead time!). Chalet Morzine is affiliated with the Morzine multipass scheme, meaning you get to take advantage of chair lift rides as pedestrians from as little as €2.50 per day.
Col de Cou
For something more challenging, head beyond Nyon to the Col de Cou, on the border with Switzerland. Along the way, you will pass the Lac Mine D’Or (Goldmine Lake) and have lovely views back down the valley towards Switzerland. There are lots of options for stopping en route on this walk too, so you can make it as easy or difficult as you like.