MTB holidays, Morzine

Morzine and Les Gets are THE towns to be seen on two wheels.  And next year is set to be EPIC!

We have trips running throughout July. It’s a similar set up to our winter programme, but we try to eat outside and bbq as much as possible.

There is some amazing terrain, trails and parks all easily accessed by the ski lifts that run during the summer and most agree this is the best set up in Europe.

You can bring your own bike or hire them in town. A hard tail bike costs aprox €40 for a day and a full suspension bike is about €75 for the day.

The chalet has a secure garage to store your bike and we have a power hose to keep things nice and shiny. We can provide guides and / or instruction.

There are loads of ski lifts open that will take your bike up. A 6 day all area pass is included in the trip price. See below for the maps…

There are trails of all abilities, north shore courses and jump parks, not forgetting the Portes du Soleil mountain bike trail. 

Our holidays are really laid back, a great way to meet new friends and it doesn’t matter if you are a bit wobbly on your bike or a downhill pro – come play! 

  • Shared accommodation in Chalet Hubert
  • 6 days all area lift pass
  • Return transfers (including your bike) from/to Geneva airport
  • Bike stand, pumps, basic workshop tools
  • Power hose
  • Secure bike storage
  • Breakfast every morning (think porridge, cereal, baguettes, jams, toast, fruit, eggs) including a hot option each day and full fry up on one morning
  • Guests are encouraged to make sandwiches from the chalet supplies and take packed lunches
  • Raid the fridge policy. There are always snacks, biscuits, crisps, cakes available. In the afternoons enjoy fresh waffles
  • For 5 evenings the chalet staff will prepare a simple but wholesome & tasty 3 course dinner and there will be loads of it!
  • Unlimited tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks, beer, cider & wine (alcohol just with meals)
  • Live-in HOFNAR hosts who do everything from cooking breakfast and keeping the chalet clean to  preparing dinner and leading the all important aprés ski!
  • Benefit of staying with a small group of like minded people, in a really laid back chalet where you can raid the fridge, wander around in your pyjamas, really make yourself at home and there are no kids!
  • Flights are not included, you just need to get yourself to Geneva airport (look on for some of the best prices)
  • Bike. A lot of people bring their own, however you can rent bikes locally. If you are downhilling then you really need a full suspension bike, aprox €60 for the day, €350 for the week (See Alan Bike Shop)
  • Lessons and guides can be arranged. We know some really good people in town.
  • Insurance. Essential, do make sure it has ‘mountain biking’ cover and if you are more on the ‘crazy’ side just check it covers you for parks and off the track etc!
  • 2 x evening meals. Usually we go out as a group to local restaurants at your own expense first and last evenings. Everything is a little flexi, so this could be changed if (for example) there’s a birthday or other special event.

Chalet Hubert is our brand new chalet (2018/19) situated in about as central as a spot as you can get. It is just 30 seconds from the main Super Morzine lift and 2 minutes from the Pleney lift.

It has all been completely renovated and is new throughout. Brand new beds, bedding, linen. There are six en-suite twin/double bedrooms, there is underfloor heating, large fireplace and a smart TV.

It is modern, bright and yet still has the charm and the class of a mountain retreat. This chalet, although maintaining the laid-back vibe HOFNAR is famous for, is ran with a slightly higher level of service than our other chalet.

You can see a few more pics on the chalet’s facebook page! Click here

As much as we love
winter, we reckon that Morzine during the summer is one of the Alps’ best kept
secrets. The town still isn’t quite as busy as the winter, but this is part of
its charm – the vibe is laid-back, active and outdoorsy.

1hr and 20 minutes from Geneva, the resort is one of the easiest and quickest
to get to from the UK. This historic mining and farming town has avoided the
ugly tower blocks that blight many of the French resorts and remains a ‘real’
French town with a market on a Wednesday morning and a year-round population.

There’s way more to do here than when the snow is on the ground. Go hiking, biking, rafting, wild swimming, golf, horse riding, SUP-ing, fishing, climbing, paragliding, canyoning, picnic-ing, tree swinging, go karting, bbq-ing… there really is something for everyone. And with the rise of downhill, enduro and road biking the town gets more and more exciting every year.

We also see some really
great events; Spartan, Harley Days and the Tour de France are all often in town.
Summer in the Alps – amazing!