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.
For Summer 2024 the lifts will be running continuously from 14th June all the way through to 15th September, making it the longest summer season yet!
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
If you have never been mountain biking in Morzine have a look at our blog Mountain Biking in Morzine.
Opening Dates Morzine, Avoriaz & Les Gets
Pleney will kick off the season with pre-opening weekends from 31st May, with the lifts running 31st May - 2nd June and 7th – 9th June, then opening continuously from 14th June to 15th September 2024.
The Pleney telecabine will also be running until 7pm every Tuesday and Thursday from 11th July - 31st August 2024.
Super Morzine / Avoriaz
Super Morzine will be open for mountain bikers from 15th June - 15th September 2024, with the full Avoriaz area opening on 28th June until 1st September.
Avoriaz Bike Park will also be partially open from 15th - 27th June, and 2nd - 15 September 2024.
For 2024, Les Gets' pre-opening weekends start on Friday 24th May.
The Chavannes Express and Nauchets charlifts will be running 24th - 26th May, then 31st May – 2nd June and 7th – 9th June, before opening continuously from 14th June until 15th September.
The Mont-Chery gondola will open on Friday 21st June through until Sunday 1st September.
Visit the Portes du Soleil website for details of the five bike parks accessible with a PDS pass.
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 Antony and family at Pleney Sports - he has a great selection of rental bikes available.
For families we recommend checking out bike hire at Intersport Morzine and The Bike Academy in Les Gets. They provide great rental and lesson options for all levels so you can book into a group class or book a private lesson and hit the trails as a family!
Mountain Bike Lessons
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.
Mountain Bike Friendly Apartments
If you're bringing your own bikes to Morzine then you want to know they are securely stored at the end of the day. A number of our properties have secure garages or bike storage for your peace of mind when you have finished hitting the trails.
All our self-catered apartments also come with laundry facilities so you can wash your kit mid-week if needed!