Just a 15 minute walk from Chalet Avenir, ideally located in Morzine’s valley bottom is the popular Parc des Dérêches. Here you will find numerous tennis courts, with both hard and clay surfaces, the skate park, basketball court, street hockey pitch and the impressive Espace Aquatique, comprising a 25 metre indoor pool, Olympic-sized outdoor pool, children’s outdoor pool, water slide, play area and café. Further along the lovely Dérêches trail that borders the river Dranse, you will find the horse-riding centre and tree top adventure park, both of which are suitable for kids and adults alike.
The Dérêches river path continues for several kilometres in both directions, making it a perfect stomping ground for walkers, runners and mountain bikers alike.
Morzine and neighbouring Les Gets boast some of the world’s best mountain bike downhill trails and according to Dirt Mountain Bike, 2016 may just be Morzine’s ‘best summer ever’ for 5 key reasons; Crankworx is coming, the season is longer, the lifts have improved, the accommodation is unbeatable, the trails are better than ever. Basically, it’s the place to be if you like to ride downhill.
There are plenty more fresh air adventures to be had in Morzine, including golf, open water swimming, high mountain walking, canyoning, rafting and climbing, and this is by no means an exhaustive list!
Morzine is a truly special summer holiday destination with a hugely diverse range of activities on offer, so no matter what you’re into, there’s always a new adventure to be had!