The theme of the week is active. You don’t need to be massively fit and you don’t need to be particularly sporty, but you should want to do stuff. But how much you do and how extreme the stuff is, it’s up to you.
It’s your holiday!
can go hiking, biking, bbq-ing, rafting, wild swimming, trim trails,
paragliding, picnicking, horse riding, go karting, SUP-ing, golfing, fishing,
photo ‘hunting’, climbing, partying, kayaking, pot-holing, wake boarding, tree
climbing, tennis… the list is endless.
Each trip and each day is different – come play with us! Epic.
Day1: Make your way to Morzine. (Most fly into Geneva and then grab a transfer van for the 1hr20mins up to town) We’ll probably head out to a local restaurant for ‘wood-fired’ pizza in the evening, followed by a visit to a few of the local hostelries.
Day2: Hire mountain bikes and by taking the lifts up the mountain enjoy the day cruising back down on roads, tracks and trails. After stopping at the ‘Village of the goats’ for lunch, We could dip into the lake of Montriond for a swim in the afternoon sun.
Day3: You could start the day on the ‘Fantasticable,’ a zip wire that crosses the valley, over 200m in the air and over 100kph, That should wake you up a little. Afternoon by the olympic size pool (bring your Speedos!), early evening climbing ladders, rope swings, crossing waterfalls and swinging through the trees.
Day4: Short hike up the Pleney to lunch in a mountain restaurant. We can go visit the devil’s gorge in the afternoon. Devil go karting down the slopes in the evening.
Day 5: Ever abseiled down a waterfall? Now’s your chance, clamber through the Nyon waterfalls and plunge pools. This is Canyoning! Then take to the skies again with a tandem para glide in the afternoon. Can you smell the barbeque?
Day 6: Perhaps pony trekking or a round of disc golf or a game of tennis or a spot of mountain boarding or a spot of lazing in a deck chair, followed in the afternoon by White water rafting down the river Dranse.
Day 7: Mountain Biking on the other side of the valley, picnic lunch with incredible views. Let’s go down the toboggan run a couple of times in the evening, before tucking into a farewell dinner of fondue or ‘hot rock’ at a local restaurant.
Day 8: Transfer back to Geneva airport to be there at 10am
Down by the ‘dead centre’ of town it’s in easy reach of everything – it’s all pretty new, has space for 10 guests in real nice twin / double rooms or there is a 4 person room which we’ll keep ‘same sex.’
There’s a hot tub in the garden and a large terrace for lazy ‘al fresco’ dining and epic bbqs.
You’ll be staying in a beautiful chalet, close to the centre. There is a choice of twin / double rooms or a 4 person same sex room.
Shared accommodation (Don’t worry if you’re travelling solo, we’ll match you with someone the same sex).
5 evening meals on evenings of the chalet’s choice (normally we eat out on the first / last evenings, but it’s all pretty flexi).
Unlimited beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee & hot chocolate (alcohol with meals).
Breakfast each morning of porridge, cereal, baguettes, jams, toast, fruit, eggs … we have a cooked option available each day and on one morning we will have a full English fried breakfast.
You are welcome to make sandwiches and take packed lunches out of the chalet supplies.
“Raid the fridge” policy, with snacks, biscuits, cakes, waffles etc available in the afternoons.
HOFNAR hosts do everything from cooking breakfast and hanging out on the slopes with you to preparing dinner and leading the all important aprés!
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!
What’s NOT included?
Flights – you just need to get yourself to Geneva Airport (look on kayak.co.uk or skyscanner.net for some of the best prices). Any arrival or departure times are fine and it’s OK if guests aren’t on the same flights. No problem.
Transfers – we can help you arrange these
Activities – Hiking is free, but some of the other stuff does add up. I reckon budget for about 60euros per day… but obvs you can make that cheaper / more expensive depending on what you’d like to get up to.
Insurance – please have comprehensive travel insurance including mountain biking cover in place asap!
Two nights we normally go out for dinner as a group and at your own expense. Typically we’ll go for a fairly informal pizza on the first night and something more “Français” on the last.
As much as we love Morzine in the 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.
Just 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!