Morzine - A typical week in summer
A fun week of summer activities in Morzine
6 days of the best activities that filled our week!
Morzine in summer is a beautiful place to be. From its stunning altitude walks (using your free lift pass) to wild swimming in its gorgeous alpine lakes: the resort has something for everyone. If you fancy something a little more exciting, then try mountain biking using full suspension bikes or whitewater rafting with your family. It’s all guaranteed to raise the the adrenaline for gungho alpinists and active families.
We have compiled an itinerary of what you can do each day on a typical holiday to Morzine this summer. All the activities on this page are included with our holidays (unless stated otherwise) so you don't need to spend much (if anything) extra to have a great week in Morzine. You can stay at the Hotel Hermine Blanche and our Active Reps will be on hand to help you make the most of the area and all its activities (free or otherwise) and give you suggestions with route cards for a great day out. most of the area and all its activities (free or otherwise) and give you suggestions with route cards for a great day out.
This is just one example of a typical weeks’ itinerary and requires very little extra cost in resort if you have a free Active Pack. You can choose to mix up your week and select lots of different activities (if you have the energy!) and try other fun things like Canyoning or even Fly fishing. Trust us, there’s plenty to see and do!
Day 1 - Fantasticable & Lake Montriond day out
This is a great day out whether you want to do the Fantasticable zip wire, or not. Grab your walking shoes (or one of our free-use bikes) and head for the Super Morzine cable car. At the top, take the Zorres chairlift and then cycle or walk down to Lindarets using off road trails or easier fire roads and tarmac roads.
En-route, why not try the Fantasticable - the longest zip wire in Europe - or just have coffee or lunch at a mountain restaurant (or both!), visit the Goat Village for ice cream (a mountain village populated with goats) and finish up at the stunning lake Montriond for a wild swim, before an easy cycle or bus ride home.
Day 2 - Whitewater rafting thrills
On day two we organise our (free) whitewater rafting excursion. A coach will pick up you and other guests from your hotel after breakfast and take you all down the valley (30 mins) to Thonon near Evian where the rapids start. On arrival, the rafting school will deliver an excellent safety briefing and you can all get kitted out in the changing rooms in the centre-provided wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets.
Now, get ready for the fun! It’s a great way to break the ice with other guests and have a thrilling ride down the rapids with your instructor at the helm. This activity lasts for about 2.5 hours and is perfect for ages 8-9+. It includes stopping the raft for swimming in the calm parts of the rapids where there are huge pools with rock jumping. Be prepared for other fun activities as you raft downstream with your companions. One thing’s for sure - when you return, you will enjoy a fun and more convivial atmosphere in the hotel bar with your fellow guests.
If you’ve any energy left in the afternoon, then why not take a walk along the river Dranse or up to the Nyon waterfalls, they are both stunning places to be.
Day 3 - The Adventure Park
On day 3 we offer a free excursion for all hotel guests to the Cascades Adventure park in Morzine where you can try zip wires, cargo nets, rope bridges, tree houses and rope swings, for all ages and levels of fitness. You can walk up to the Nyon waterfall after breakfast (where Cascades is located) or take a bike - its only 30 mins - or, if you'd rather have an extra long breakfast, then jump on the free shuttle bus instead!
On arrival our staff will help you get signed on and the centre will kit you up and give an excellent safety briefing. The layout of the course allows all ages to move around the trees together with hard sections running parallel to easier routes. This is a must-do activity (not least because it is inclusive) but because it is just so much fun and will have you bonding with other hotel guests again in no time!
A bike or hike in the afternoon:
Why not try mountain biking or hiking? We can furnish you with a number of route suggestions so you can enjoy the stunning local area and use your free lift pass to get to high vantage points easily.
Perhaps try biking with a guide? Guides are a paid-for extra but we often connect like minded guests to share the cost of a guide. See the real mountain terrain and benefit from a local’s knowledge. It’s also a great way to experience biking using the lifts if you’re a novice rider.
Day 4 - Lac Mines D’Or (by 2 wheels or 2 feet), then Parapenting
Day 4 is a great day for a long walk to the most stunning lake you will ever see! So take our Lac Mine D’Or Route Card (available at the hotel) and walk or cycle to this incredible place. Pass through forest trails and alongside the river and then up alongside mountain pastures and coniferous forests to this spectacular lake. Lunch at the restaurant or ask hotel reception for a picnic and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this lake.
A parapente flight in the afternoon?
When you’re back in Morzine, why not try a parapenting flight and then finish the day off with a drink in town (where the parapenter’s land). It’s an easier afternoon and parapenting can be organised with our reps on arrival.
Day 5 - Resort Activities for the day
You will get a free Morzine Multipass and an Aquatic Centre pass included with your holiday so you can make use of some free resort activities like ice skating and tennis in the morning. At lunchtime head to the Aquatic centre next door, which has a huge outdoor pool with kids games, slides and sunbathing areas with wellness for mum and dad.
If you still have some energy left then for a little extra cost you can ride the luge (€5) or even go horse riding (from €30). The equestrian centre is also very close to the Aquatic centre and a pony ride starts at only €25 which your kids will love. More experienced horse riders will need to book a hack in advance, which our reps can do in the hotel for you.
Day 6 - Lake Montriond for wild swims, paddleboards & kayaks
Any day is a great day for Lac Montriond - but here we’ve featured it on day 6 as there’s just too much else to do! Either grab a bike from our hotel racks and ride up the mountain road (1 hr) to the lake; or take the free shuttle bus from near to the hotel.
You can go there for a (free) session of paddleboarding or kayaking which we include with all holidays; and for a wild swim or just a run or a walk or cycle around the track that circuits this lovely lake.
It’s just a lovely place to be in the sun and its purpose built ‘wild swimming lake’ is just the tonic on a hot day. Don't worry, the water is not cold..
Travelling to Morzine
Getting to Morzine is an easy thing to do from any UK airport. You simply need to book a flight to Geneva using the likes of BA, Swiss or Easyjet and time your travel with one of our complimentary transfers if you’d like us to pick you up and deliver you to and from the door of your hotel or chalet.
However, flying is not the only way to the Alps and many summer holiday makers are choosing to drive to Morzine to avoid the uncertainty of airports and the rising cost of flights. It is only 8-9 hours on the French side and so easily driven in a day, or two days if you stopover on the way, which is a nice thing to do - especially with kids in tow.
A week at Hotel L’Hermine Blanche.
The hotel Hermine is situated quite centrally in resort on the sunny side of Morzine which is by far and away the nicest part of the resort to stay in. It gets the sun all day which is perfect for enjoying the hotel garden and its indoor/outdoor pool and kids games.
|Stay at Hermine Blanche Half board from £395
|Extra activities: Canyoning from €55, Via Ferrata from €47
|E-bikes & full suspension bikes: from €60 per half day
|Self drive to Morzine (8-9 hours)
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