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DH in Morzine

Ride different tracks every day. 19 lifts in two countries take you back up to ride the best of Europe’s bike parks.

Come and ride Downhill in Morzine, where most of the pros hang out and train between World Cup races… there’s a reason they flock to Morzine!

In Morzine and the Portes du Soleil you’ll find the most Bike Parks and trails linked under one lift pass. Nowhere else even comes close! Trails from beginner to expert level; Downhill, Freeride; North Shore and Jump Parks. There’s enough to keep you busy for a summer, let alone a week.

Here are a few of our favourite suggestions for a Downhill week in Morzine and the Portes du Soleil.

Day 1: Stay local in Morzine & Les Gets

Get to know the resort, the trails and the lift system. Speak to the Club Giraffe representatives in Morzine before heading out to hit the trails. Stay local on the Chavannes and Nauchets in Les Gets and Pleney in Morzine. There are easy flowing greens and blues, some more technical reds, or steep blacks crowded with rocks and roots.

Day 2: The Lindarets Valley

Head up the Super Morzine gondola, the Zore chair and ride towards Avoriaz. The graded DH trails heading down into the Lindarets bowl could easily keep you occupied all day. However, you'll also want to head up the Pointe de Mossettes, the highest point in the area, for a long run back down; and the Chaux Fleurie lift to take in the DH trails on the other side of the Lindarets bowl.

On the way back try out the Zore runs, another Bike Park that could easily keep you occupied all day, with some super bermed turns and table tops! Then all that’s left is how to get down Super Morzine - choose from the rocky zigzags or an insane black…

Day 3: Swiss Cup, Les Crosets and Champery

Head towards Lindarets and up the Mossettes lift to the French/Swiss border. Ride down the Swiss cup run to the Crosets lift on the other side to take in the Crosets DH track. If you’re daring enough, attempt the famous Champéry DH, the same track as Danny Hart’s out of this world World Champs run in 2011!

Day 4: Châtel Bike Park

You’ll already have heard about Châtel’s notorious River Gap, the Road Gap and the world class North Shore. Now it’s your turn to try them…

Head to Lindarets and up the Chaux Fleurie chairlift. Spend the day sessioning the numerous trails in the Châtel Bike Park (grades from green to black) before heading back to Lindarets for the last lift over to Super Morzine.

Day 5: Les Gets

Now you’re warmed up head back to Les Gets for the fast flowing Chavannes DH or rooty rocky madness of the infamous Canyon run. Head up Mont Chery for the steep black through the trees, or a more family friendly green graded track.

Day 6: More Swiss action in Morgins

It’s a long ride there and back, but any Downhiller will tell you it’s worth it. A Bike Park that riders flock to from far and wide for the steep trails and wooden features created by some of Europe’s best trail builders.

For the Morzine and Portes du Soleil trail map click here.

After your trip get in touch to tell us what you loved most and what you loved less. What should other bikers coming to the area make sure they don’t miss out on? Your feedback will help other riders coming out to get the most out of their holiday.