If it’s your first time flying in to Geneva Airport and heading off to Morzine, you will be pretty amazed at how quick and easy it all is – with just a 90-minute transfer time between Morzine and Geneva Airport. Leaving the Geneva motorway behind, you’ll start the climb up to Morzine, with the snow-capped mountains as the backdrop to the last part of your journey. Your transfer driver will take you through some lovely alpine villages, including Taninges, the last big town before the Portes du Soleil resorts.
Passing the turn off to Praz de Lys, you’ll soon find yourself in Les Gets and from the windows of the transfer bus, you’ll spot your first ski lift of the journey! After that, it’s just a few more kilometres along the road before you arrive in the heart of Morzine. Hard to believe that just a couple of hours ago you were flying into Geneva Airport and now you’ve arrived in resort in your transfer bus.Guide section
Modern meets traditional in Morzine
Morzine village is spread out along two sides of a valley, with a mix of modern areas and the old village centre. Lifts run from both sides for skiing and boarding in winter and for mountain biking and walkers in the summer, making it the perfect all year round resort for active types.
The skiing in Morzine and neighbouring Les Gets is excellent for getting your ‘ski legs’. Once you’ve found them, head over to sister resort Avoriaz, the gateway to exploring the whole of the vast Portes du Soleil area that stretches across France and Switzerland. In a week of skiing you could easily do different pistes every single day!
Morzine in the summer
With over 650km of mountain bike trails plus freestyle and dirt parks, Morzine is paradise on two wheels in summer. The resort is well-organised for bikers in the summer months, with easy to use lifts to take your bike up, good value lift passes and jet washers to hose down your bike at the end of the a good day of riding.
Mountain Drop-offs is also totally geared up to summertime in Morzine, with all transfer buses operating out of Geneva Airport offering bike carriage (please book this service in advance).
Morzine’s great in-resort feel
Back at resort level, Morzine has long been a favourite destination for British holidaymakers who’ll feel at home in the many English-owned bars and restaurants in town. If you’d prefer to be immerse yourself in local life, there are lots of restaurants and bars offering Savoyard fair. We’re talking a raclette with local reblochon cheese, followed by a quick Genepy digestif or full strength Mutzig. And after you’ve eaten, you’ll find that out of all the Portes du Soleil resorts, Morzine has the most vibrant apres-ski and night life.
And with so much apres-ski and partying on offer in Morzine, we can highly recommend abandoning the idea of a hire car from the airport. After all, who wants to wake up feeling a little ‘tired and emotional’ and having to dig out the car and then drive all the way back to Geneva Airport? Much easier to let the transfer bus take the strain all the way from Morzine to departures!
Active types will absolutely love Morzine as there is so much to do. As well as the skiing, boarding and biking, there are lots of unusual activities that’ll make your time in Morzine even more memorable. Here are some ideas that are faves with our Mountain Drop-offs transfer team:content-activities.php
Head out on a thrilling night time snowmobile trek around Avoriaz and the Morzine valley, leaving from snowscoot HQ, right next to the day skiers outside car park right at the entrance to car-free Avoriaz. It’s a little wooden chalet next to the La Chapelle drag lift. You can drive a snowmobile, or ride as a passenger, heading along the moonlit trails and pistes for a 20km adventure once the sun sets.
Once the water has frozen, you can try ice diving at Montriond lake during the winter season. Amazingly, you don’t even need to have scuba diving experience to do this daredevil activity. Your fully qualified instructor will show you an wonderful underwater winter wonderland just outside Morzine village.
Head to the Parc des Dereches sports centre in the heart of Morzine in summer or winter for a whole host of leisure activities. Fitness and leisure facilities including a gorgeous open-air pool, indoor pools, tennis, equestrian centre, pro-standard indoor ice-rink, skate park, street hockey, basketball courts and fitness classes. Makes us feel exhausted just writing about it all.
Morzine and mountain biking go hand-in-hand and no more so than during the celebrated Pass’Portes du Soleil mountain bike weekend. This is where hundreds of visitors on two wheels (or even on foot) enjoy the specially selected mountain itineraries covering Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets and beyond. Held every year over the last weekend in June, it certainly marks the start of the biking season in style.
Try catching your supper with a day out fishing in the summer season. There are some gorgeous places to cast your line around Morzine including Montriond lake, the plan du Rocher lake, or on the banks of the River Dranse. If you’re lucky, you might reel in a trout or two for a delicious fish supper!
There is always lots going on in Morzine. And with flights operating from all over the UK into Geneva Airport all year round, heading over to Morzine for that event that’s caught your eye couldn’t be easier with Mountain Drop-offs and our shared and VIP transfer service.
‘Royaume des Marmots’ is a whole week dedicated to the kids in Morzine during the Easter school holidays! Rendez vous in the heart of Morzine village in the Tourist Office square where there’ll be things like wood-working workshops, bouncy castles, obstacles races, face painting and lots more. Mums and Dads will love it too, because all activities are free!
The 17th edition of the celebrated Pass’Portes du Soleil’ biking and walking weekend takes place from the 26th to there 28th June 2020. Get you bike out and follow your choice of itinerary taking in up to 80km across 9 resorts in 2 countries. It’s a fun a convivial weekend, with the Bike Salon, the Pass’Portes Kids and even the Pass’Pedestrian version for walkers. Registration is from the 5th Feb 2020 on the Pass’Portes du Soleil website.
Cheese, fruit, veg, meat, fish and a whole lot more will be on sale every Wednesday in the Place de la Poste in Morzine. The market is great to visit as it gives you a real taste of everyday French life. It’s on from 08:00 to 12:30 and runs all year round.
Summer or winter, skier or non-skier, with family or with friends, there’s so much to do in Morzine. Maximise your time in resort by letting one of our fleet of modern transfer buses whisk you straight from Geneva Airport to Morzine in just 90 minutes, so you can get on with the serious business of enjoying yourself as soon as possible.