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Mountain Bike Information

Everything you need to know about the mountain biking mecca of Morzine & The Portes Du Soleil, mountain bike hire and MTB lessons.

The Portes Du Soleil Mountain Bike Area

Morzine, located in the heart of the Portes du Soleil, is a mecca for mountain biking during the summer months due to its world class downhill, enduro and cross country trails.

The town acts as a central hub for accessing the trails of Les Gets, Avoriaz, Chatel, and the Swiss resorts of Champery and Morgins. All these mountain bike centres are within easy reach which makes Morzine the place for a perfect mountain bike holiday in the French Alps.

A summary of the Portes Du Soleil Mountain Bike Area:

  • Over 650km of marked trails
  • 12 village resorts across France and Switzerland
  • 22 ski lifts adapted to carry bikes
  • 5 bike parks
  • Several 4X and freeride areas
  • 7 north shore routes
  • 50 purpose built downhill MTB trails
  • Endless singletrack
  • Multiple beginner trails and kids zones

Trail Maps

If you have never been mountain biking in Morzine, do some homework and have a look at our blogs below:

Mountain Bike Hire

There are many mountain bike hire shops in Morzine town where you can hire a wide range of mountain bikes from downhill rigs to children’s bikes. Our staff will be able to advise you which hire shops to visit depending on your needs.

For guests looking to hire a top specification and well maintained downhill and enduro bike we recommend Torico Performance Bike Shop. Their hire service is very popular so it’s worth booking ahead through their website. We also recommend Bike Hire at Intersport Morzine as they have a good range for the whole family.

Mountain Bike Lessons

Two mountain bikers riding down a grassy slope with mountains in the background

For beginners or family groups we suggest that you book a mountain bike guide or instructor who will be able to take you onto the trails most suited to your abilities, and teach you the essential skills necessary to progress your riding.

Ride Ability are our recommended mountain bike coaching and guiding company.

Family Mountain Biking & Bike Hire plus Guided Walks

For beginners or family groups we suggest that you book a mountain bike guide or instructor who will be able to take you onto the trails most suited to your abilities, and teach you the essential skills necessary to progress your riding.

Ride Ability are our recommended mountain bike coaching and guiding company.

The Bike Academy is a great option for families as they offer a half day package which includes bike hire, tuition, helmet & protection and the lift pass. At only €40 per person it’s a winner!

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