Morzine is really making a name for itself among trail running fans. With its network of marked trails, hosting of competitions, and a training ground for some well-known trail-running stars, it makes sense to add this destination to your trail-running bucket list, whether you are just starting out or have a big goal in mind.
Mountain trail-running culture
Morzine is made up of mountain people. We are runners, trail runners, hikers, cyclists, mountain bikers. You will find shops, guides, coaches and locals enthusiastic to help you along your trail-running journey whether you are just starting out, or you are aiming for competition!
Trail running expert in the chalet
Thierry has used Morzine’s trail-running trails to prepare himself for one UTMB, and he has another in the pipeline! He’s always happy to talk you through the trails, their difficulty level, and landmarks to look out for to help you find your way around and feel at ease in this challenging but fun environment quickly.
Portes du Soleil trail running facts and figures
- 44 routes and 8 competition type courses
- 470km of signed trails, supported by 25 lifts
- 14 green routes
- 17 blue toutes
- 12 red routes
- 1 black route
- 3 vertical kilometres
©Morzine-Avoriaz. JB Joly
Trail running for children
Morzine hosts the Spartan for kids, the Morzine-Avoriaz tri stars triathlon for 8-11-year-olds, and Les Gets’ Trail des Gets has children’s events. If you’re eager to ignite your youngsters’ passion for competition, you’re looking at the right place!
©Morzine-Avoriaz. Spartan Race France
Morzine boasts a wealth of personal coaches ready to assist you in reaching your trail running objectives. Schedule sessions during your stay for some intensive training, complemented by options like pilates, yoga, or strength training at one of the local gyms.