Other mountain bike areas accessible from Morzine
Although there's plenty of riding to keep you busy in the Portes du Soleil you may want to take a day trip or two to some of the other areas nearby.
To get to these places you will need a car or talk to us about arranging transport for you.
Pila is fast becoming a Riders Retreat favorite. There are a huge number of trails here and the infamous 2000m vertical descent singletrack from Pila to Aosta is worth the trip alone. It takes just around 2 hours to get here from Morzine and you must pay to go through the Mont Blanc Tunnel - but you wont be disappointed.
Read about our trip here on our Riders Retreat Euro Tripping – Pila article.
Crans Montana is just over the border in Switzerland, but only about 2 hours drive away. It's got two fairly full on downhill runs accessed from the Gondola. It's well worth a day trip here.
Read about our trip here on our Riders Retreat Euro Tripping – Crans Montana article.
Les Deux Alpes
This is about a 3 hour trip from Morzine, so you may want to ride Alpe d'Huez too while you're in the area. This is fast becoming a resort in its own right with numerous lifts and downhill runs.
Read about our trip here on our Riders Retreat Euro Tripping – Les Deux Alpes article.
Home to the well known event Mega Avalanche the riding here is pretty rocky and full on. Following the route of the race is an achievement in itself. There are also numerous other tracks here. Worth doing as part of a two day trip including Les Deux Alpes.
Read about our trip here on our Riders Retreat Euro Tripping – Alpe d'Huez article.
This little known resort is a great days riding. The downhill here isn't super technical, but is fast flowing and fun. It's also a great option for those with slightly less travel than a full DH bike as the tracks are fairly smooth.
It's about a 2 hour drive into this Italian resort and you have to pay to get through the Mont Blanc Tunnel, but again, it's worth it.
This Swiss resort is well known and about a 2 hour drive from Morzine. There are quite a few downhill runs here that are incredibly punishing and good fun. There is also a lot of all mountain riding and singletrack if you know where to look.