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Kids Ages 3-15
Babies Ages 0-2
Kids Ages 3-15
Babies Ages 0-2
Whether you're staying in one of our properties in Morzine for winter sports or the summer holidays, there are unusual things to see and do with the kids or with adults. Here's our top pick of sporting and cultural activities and good places to spend an unforgettable time in the resort of Morzine.
Departing from Morzine, here is a short, easy hike that will get the whole family warmed up. On an eleven-kilometre route, you will follow the Dranse river and the Fox Trail before reaching the Nyon Waterfall and its suspension bridge. Accessible all year round, discover the Cascade de Nyon is a popular stopover for climbing and canyoning enthusiasts. Please bear in mind that it will take you approximately 2 hours and 30mins to complete this adventure.
After a long and steep approach path that will warm up your legs, embark on the Via Ferrata de la Tête de l'Elephant in Saint-Jean-d'Aulps. According to experts, it is of medium difficulty and it benefits from many close grips which facilitate the climb. You will appreciate this aerial route and the landscape with its multi viewpoints of the mountains that are worth stopping by. However, watch out for the descent though, which promises to be steep and taxing on the knees!
If you are not afraid of heights, this is a great activity for you! The eXtrême lives up to its name: this acrobatic course made up of ropes, cables and wood is suspended under the Morzine footbridge, 35m above the ground. You will never have made such a spectacular crossing. Of course, the course is fully secured with the help of permanent attachments, helmets and harnesses, all under the watchful eye of professional supervision.
Evolve in the air on a circuit among the trees during a tree climbing session that anyone from above the ages of 2 can take part in. There are three courses of varying difficulty to satisfy the bravest. A 110 m zip line, a Quick Jump and for budding climbers: suitable routes under the guide of an adult and with a specific attachment system ensuring their safety in all circumstances. Open in summer, contact to make the reservation to get your pass!
Morzine has become a symbolic destination of the Spartan Race: the most demanding of obstacle courses. Several thousand participants jostle each year to participate in one of the events of this extreme sporting event. Competitors are invited to run across the natural elements (lakes, waterfalls, white water) and to overcome the traps crafted for them by the organisers. One watchword: surpass yourself!
Launched in 2014 in Morzine, the Ibex brew beers using know-how straight from England, Germany or the United States. These classic or innovative craft beers, with fruity flavours and low alcohol content, await you in the brewery shop. Stored in optimal temperature conditions, you can enjoy them immediately when you return home.
Harvested in August, the all-flower mountain honey produced by Julien, beekeeper in Morzine, will seduce the most delicate taste buds. It is strongly recommended to reserve these pots that come in three sizes of 250g, 500g and 1kg as there are only around forty beehives to make this Haute-Savoie honey.
If you want to discover the best wines of France, you have to go to Cave à Maxit, a well-known wine merchant from Morzine. There you will find bottles and cases of wine lining the walls from floor to ceiling, but above all, excellent advice and information you will find for creating the perfect food and wine pairings. Local favourites include Apremont, Chignin-Bergeron, Ripaille, Roussette-de-Savoie and Crepy.
The Mines d'Or chalet restaurant overlooks the lake that is at the crossroads of the Tour des, Dents Blancs and Portes du Soleil trails and the start of the Col de Bretolet migratory birds trail. An excellent setting to whet your appetite after a stroll around the town. You will find a la cartes and regional specialties like ham, cheese and chanterelle crust, tartiflette and reblochonnade, Savoyard fondue and raclette.
The signature dishes of Clin d'oeil is a nice touch of the southwest in the Alps. Generous entrees, taste, simplicity, and quality products make up this friendly cuisine, which originates in the Perigord, like its owners Kristel and Jean-Noël. Everything is just served in a warm atmosphere, a happy marriage of wood and stone.
The Derêches park, located in the heart of the Morzine resort, offers a dozen outdoor activities, including horse riding for little ones and adults. Introductory or advanced courses and mountain hikes and biking are organised from June to October, depending on the age and level. It is also possible to hire a pony for half an hour to walk in the park for the pleasure of the little ones.
Enjoy the beauty of the Alps as you ski down the slopes from Pleney to Morzine. No need for ice or snow. The summer toboggan will give you the same experience and sensations. After a chairlift, you will have to choose between two tracks, depending on your recklessness. All can practice this skiing activity in July and August. It is accessible to the whole family, but an adult must accompany young ones from 3 to 8 years old.
Hot tubs, waterfalls, slow-flowing rivers, water games, tubing on a half-pipe, water tree: no doubt, you are in tropical paradise Aquariaz. In lush vegetation, you can navigate in 30°C water in pools of different depths, both indoors and outdoors, to satisfy all audiences. However an adult must accompany children under 12 years of age to enjoy all these fun aquatic spaces.
A must do free activity for families with children staying in the Alps, the village of Lindarets owes its fame to its great herd of goats which roam freely in its alleys. About forty sheeps populate this hamlet and attract visitors looking for an unusual stroll—a little advice: avoid going there during the hottest hours in the summer. The young ladies will undoubtedly have gone out of their way to seek some shade.
At the Meuniers fish farm, fishes are raised from mountain lakes. Think rainbow trout, fountain salmon, brown trout and arctic char and the list goes on. It is possible to visit the fish farm and buy live fish, gutted or in fresh or smoked fillets, eggs and even trout rillettes. Everything is raised, produced and processed on-site in a laboratory. Visits take place every day, except Sunday. Oh, do contact to make an appointment!
Few know it, but Morzine is home to one of the latest slate mining sites in France. Since its discovery in the 10th century in the region, the techniques for extracting shale blocks have continued to evolve. In summer, between mid-July and mid-August, the Ardoisiere des seven pieds de Morzine organizes guided tours for all those interested in discovering the transformation of these rough blocks into decoration and roofing materials.
An activity requiring upper body support and high concentration, archery, is gaining in popularity. If you too want to transform into an archer, head to Arc Mountain for an outdoor lesson. The organisation also travels to your home for sessions with family and friends for initiation and improvement in shooting technique. Each session lasts 1h 20 minutes open to everyone from 7 years old.
Can't imagine what disc golf can be like? Easy: everything except golf! This outdoor practice is more of a mix between frisbee and basketball since it puts discs in a basket. But anyway, it's a fun summer activity that anyone can participate in from the ages of 4. Each participant will be given two Frisbees, one for the long distances (driver) and the other for the short ones (putter).
The Museum of Mechanical Music invites you on a journey through time. No less than 800 instruments are exhibited there, from the most classic to the most eccentric. The little ones will have their eyes shining in front of the merry-go-round, while the adults will certainly be attracted by the collection of Roger and Gallet automata and the masterpieces: the Aeolian automatic philharmonic organ and the automatic chime.
Only one place comes to mind if we are thinking of a refreshing meal or a breathtaking apres-ski, La folie Douce. This place combines a restaurant for gourmets, a canteen-type self-service for those in a hurry to put on their skis, and a clubbing atmosphere in the afternoon, indoors and outdoors at Le Balcon, which is the essential VIP area in Avoriaz. Located at the foot of the slopes, you can't miss this party hotspot; follow the music!
La Chamade is both a restaurant, a wine bar and, more surprisingly, a cheese bar where you can have a drink accompanied by the best cheeses from Savoy, Switzerland, Italy and even England. The place, located in the restaurant's basement, is both warm and cosy and invites you on a taste journey amid Parmesan cheese, sheep's milk cheese and other specialities from here and elsewhere, perfect for winter season!
It is a bar resembling an English pub, La Marmotte d'Or, offers home-style snacks and a fine selection of beers to savour on its sunny terrace. Open from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. It is the ideal place to complete your day after a mountain bike session or hitting the slopes. You will appreciate the views over Morzine as much as the attention of the staff. They truly care for their customers and quench the thirst of those who are in search of a simple and authentic place.
If the invigorating freshness of mountain water doesn't excite you, take a day trip to travel in Lac de Montriond. The reflections of the Roc d'Enfer on the water offer a beautiful picture. Gorgeous waterfalls, cliffs and forests surround this beautiful place. Everything is majestic and worthy of interest. In summer, the lake is transformed into a leisure centre, and it is possible to swim, fish, canoe or go ponying on the surrounding trails.
Le Dahu hotel & spa with four stars has a wellness centre open to all. You can book the sauna or hammam there for a private session of 30 or 45 minutes, a great way to spend your holiday. However if you prefer to enjoy its indoor and outdoor swimming pools, they are typically heated to 28 ° C, or the hot tub with its view of the village and chalets. Treatments and massages are also offered individually or as part of all-inclusive spa packages.