Portes Du Soleil
The Portes Du Soleil has one of, If not the largest area of joined lift assisted trails in the world.
Here are some resort tips and info to help you get the best out of your trip.
A Small Frech Town with loads of riding on its door step.
Xc Loops, Beginner Trails and off grid gems for all!
Lots of flow trails for beginners and intermediates with some off grid tech trails to challenge advanced riders!
The trails in Les Gets are split across 3 lifts, Chavannes, Nauchets and Mont Cherry.
The Chavannes is home to the family green run which is perfect for first timers. The blue and reds trails here have a great flowing style but can get rough quickly.
For more advanced riders be sure to check out the Canyon Black trail and keep your eyes peeled for off grid runs peeling off chavannes red.
Nauchets has a maze of runs with some fun sections. Perfect for riders if you want to improve cornering and session one area. Big senders and mellow flow trails are all here!
Mont Cherry has the steepest and biggest feature trails in Les Gets. Les Gets Airline is one for going big!
Les Gets also has 2 XC trails which take roughly an hour each.
Finish your ride with a swim in the lake and a beer at Les Apresbar! Good times!
The campsite called Le Frêne is like no other!
If you are looking for free parking then head to the chamois carpark, It’s massive and free.
A lively atmosphere in The core of the Portes du soleil
The best area in the Portes Du Soleil for nightlife. Great bars and good food everywhere.
Be sure to try a few Mutzigs, fondues and rachlettes while your there!
As for the riding, The trail network across Morzine is spread across 3 main lifts. Le Pleney and Zore and Seraussaix.
The Pleney mountain bike trails are steep and technical. Off piste trails make up about %75 of this area!
The marked trails are more forgiving with great flow and fun sections.
Use the Pleney lift to access Les Gets too.
Find the Super Morzine trails from Zore chairlift. This area gets very busy during peak times.
A great mixture of all types of trail here which is what makes it so popular. These are well maintained trails and really well built by the Avoriaz Bike Park crew.
Seraussaix is the best place to ride for first time visitors to Morzine. A handful of fun flowy greens and blues await you!
Ride past this lift to get to Les Linderets.
Access to Chatel and Switzerland as well as some quiet burly trail
This is a good mid station to drive to if you have a veichle. It’s far easier to drive to this point if possible and save some energy for what lies ahead of you.
Find the car park 15 min drive past Lac Du Montriond. Watch out for the goats!
This valley has access to the legendary Swiss national (Mossettes chair) and Chatel Bike Park (Chaux Fleurie)
Also home to a handful of really quiet rocky trails. Some really tough rocky trail here as well as a beginner friendly flow trail.
Be sure to take a spare tube on these trails.
Home To Some Big freeride lines, Steep trails and the fantasticable!
Chatel Bike Park has some amazing mountain biking which is made up of two chairlifts.
Home to the legendary River gap, Vink lines, Black Shore and many steep technical trails.
If you fancy some mellow runs then we also look at Serpentine and Panoramic.
This place really is top draw with some big features as well as great flow runs.
The fantasicable is made up from two massive zip lines which span across 3 mountains! Clip in and fly like superman.
Do not miss the last chair back to Linderets if you’re based in Morzine!
There is a campsite in Chatel which can take the rush out of your days if you want to explore this side of the Portes Du Soleil. Find more details here.
Crosets and Champery
Quiet world class flow and tech trails!
Welcome to the Swiss side! The Crosets Chair lift is empty and has one trail underneath. It’s a fun flow trail for all skill levels.
Access to the Champery area by riding on from the top of the Crosets. This area is not for the faint hearted, you will find the old Champery Downhill world cup track which is very steep and technical!
The gondola runs at set times through out the day. (every 45mins i think?)
Find a supermarket next to the gondola for lunch.
Prepare for everything to be expensive in Switzerland. (Even more than Morzine!)
If you are based in Morzine then you must make sure you catch the last Mossettes Suisse chairlift up. Otherwise you will be stranded and faced with a huge taxi ride home!!!
Enjoy the traffic free trails and soak in the views too. It’s beautiful!
As Far as your pass can take you. Welcome to heaven!
Morgins is the KING of the Portes Du Soleil! It’s quiet and the trails are the BEST!
The only problem is, it’s difficult to access. which is why it’s so great! The easiest way is to drive which will take 1-1.5hrs from Morzine.
You can cycle across but it will take 2-3ish hours out of your day getting there and back. The route back involves cycling to Chatel and catching a free bus.
Mtb Beds run shuttles to the area for £25 or you can find a detailed way to cycle across from their website here.
Morgins is more aimed towards intermediates and above.
It is home to 4 incredible trails which are really well built and maintained. Big gap jumps, Steep Tech, Perfects berms and confidence inspiring flow is why this area is so great.
You can lap this old chairlift until dusk (if you drive across.) Then sink a couple of beers across the road (if you are not driving.) Be sure to check out the pump track and slackline for the ultimate day out!
Morgins is expensive. Use the supermarket to get lunch, take bike spares as you don’t want to be paying excess of £30 for a set of brake pads!
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