If you’re feeling down about missing out on the mountains this winter then why not lift your spirits by starting to plan a trip for the summer? Spending summer in the mountains is really quite a special experience, especially if you’re travelling as a family! There are plenty of fun things to do and our money saver ‘Multi Pass’ helps you to make the most of it all without burning a hole in your pocket. You’ll have access to the summer Multi Pass if you book a chalet or an apartment with Morgan Jupe
Read on to find out about some of the activities you can enjoy as a family or even a group of friends this summer in Morzine and the rest of the Portes du Soleil.
TAKE A DIP IN LAKE MONTRIOND
Lake Montriond is located just a ten minute drive or a one hour bike ride from Morzine. It’s also conveniently just a 20 minute walk from Morgan Jupe’s apartment Sorbier. The lake is the perfect place to take a break from the sun and cool down in the water. Don’t forget to take your paddleboard, kayak or floaties if you have them! There’s also a smaller lake for young children complete with a sandpit and a miniature waterfall.
There are loads of fun activities around the lake to enjoy including a mini golf course, a playground with a small zip wire and pony rides.
Lake Montriond is actually one of the largest lakes in the area and with its turquoise crystal clear water and stunning views it really is an amazing place to visit. It takes around 40 minutes to walk around the whole lake so you can imagine just how large it is! Why not make a day of it, bring food and take advantage of the barbecues located around one side of the lake? Or sample one of the three restaurants on the other, all serving delicious Savoyard delicacies. Our absolute favourite is the “filets de perche”!
RIDE THE LUGE
The Portes du soleil summer luge is a dry toboggan run which winds its way down the side of the Pleney. It is suitable for young children, children riding with parents, teenagers and adults. It’s an ideal way to keep the kids entertained whilst you sit in the shade of the nearby al fresco bar with a cocktail. However, if you’d like to get in on the action then you absolutely should not hesitate. The luge is fun, fast and a great alternative to biking. Don’t forget to break on the corners (trust us we know from experience)!
GO TO THE SWIMMING POOL
Morzine outdoor swimming pool has everything a child could ever desire. We’re not exaggerating, there really is everything including a twisty slide, bouncy castle, baby pool with slides and fountains, play park, lap pool, indoor heated pool, medium kids pool, diving boards, sand volleyball area and a picnic lawn. It’s the perfect spot to spend the full day and you can use your multi-pass here for free access!
There’s nothing better than the kids being active whilst on holiday. Lucky for you, Morzine offers a wide range of tennis courts with a stunning backdrop of Morzine. There is also a clubhouse to refresh and restore ready for the next match. Who will win out of your family? You can use your multi-pass to access the tennis courts. If you’d like to book in for a lesson that just let Morgan Jupe know upon booking your property, and they will be more than happy to help organise it for you!
VISIT THE FARM IN LES GETS
In the summer (usually on a Wednesday morning), children aged 3 years and older can discover the life of a farmer at La Ferme de Lasserre in Les Gets. They will learn about the animals and help feed the chickens, sheep and donkeys. The “Farmer’s Apprentice” workshop costs €15 per child and you must book in advance.
TAKE A TRIP UP TO AVORIAZ
Avoriaz is located just above Morzine. If you look closely you’ll spot the uniquely designed buildings that were built to blend in with the cliff. You can access Avoriaz by driving up or taking the Super Morzine gondola, then the zore chairlift and from there it’s just a 30 minute flat walk with beautiful views. There is also the option to drive to the bottom of the Prodains gondola and it will take you all the way up there.
There are many things to do in Avoriaz during the summer months including the famous waterpark ‘Aquariaz’. The water park is complete with a lazy river, outdoor Jacuzzi, rope swing, rubber ring flume and toddler’s slide and fountain area. What’s more, you can access the Aquariaz with your Multi Pass!
Another exciting thing to do in Avoriaz is the “Fantasticable” zip wire. Ride completely horizontally across the mountains with a birdseye view of the valley below. The zip wire is great fun both in winter and summer!
VISIT THE GOATS AT LINDARETS
A trip to the little village of Lindarets is well worth it and just a short drive from Morzine. You can access the village by driving up or getting the bus to the Ardent gondola which will take you just above it! Here you can enjoy a picnic by the river, wander over to the Brochaux waterfall and of course feed the cute little goats. The goats roam freely on the lower part of town and you can purchase food pellets and feed them yourself. Always a winner with the little ones! Our favourite lunch spots here include; Mamo’s Cafe, Le Passe Montagne and then La Terrasse actually in the goat village.
TREETOP ADVENTURE COURSES
The Indiana Park in Morzine allows you to scoot from branch to branch just like Tarzan! There’s an all-natural circuit with monkey ladders and rope bridges allowing you to explore the forest from up above.
Visit Cascade Adventure and experience a 1h30 circuit in the heart of the forest. This circuit is for both children and adults and there is no real physical capability required. If you prefer to relax and take in the breathtaking views of the waterfall whilst the kids have fun then this is the perfect place to please everyone!
WIBIT LES GETS – WATERPARK AT LAC DES ECOLES IN LES GETS
Wibit Les Gets is a waterpark composed of inflatable games on water. The park is suitable for children aged 8+ and is a mix of around 40 fun modules like a giant toboggan, climbing wall, blob (human catapult) or the monkey ladders. On a warm day, this is the perfect place for the adults to relax and the kids to really let their hair down. Again, if you enjoy an active holiday then we recommend you join in! It’s impossible not to come away with the giggles and a smile on your face.
HORSE RIDING AT THE PARC DES DERECHES EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
Open from June to October, the Parc des Dereches equestrian centre welcomes all. There are 2 arenas where adults or children can enjoy a lesson. The lessons and camps are available for beginners to advanced riders. They are taught by qualified instructors and can entail trekking or activities for children related to the care of ponies. The perfect way to spend just one day or longer of your holiday in Morzine.
These are just some of our favourite things to do with children in the summer when you’re staying with Morgan Jupe. Of course, the Portes du Soleil offers all kinds of fun activities that we would be more than happy to help organise.