The perfect spot for a family biking holiday: Morzine
Alpine cycling holidays have, in recent years, grown in
status, to the point where they are now one of the
most common types of activity holiday. Families, in
particular, seem to derive considerable enjoyment
from this type of break, and it is not uncommon to
see parents leading their children in a cycling tour of
Alpine roads and wooded areas.
In this regard, one location in particular stands out as the
perfect spot in which to enjoy a family biking holiday:
Morzine. Already known as considerably family-friendly
when it comes to winter sports, this charming resort
cements its reputation by offering the necessary infra-
structure and conditions for an enjoyable family break
during the warmer months as well.
In terms of what exactly makes this particular location
such a good fit for a family Alpine biking holiday,
Morzine offers a number of strong selling points that
help endear it to the winter crowd, and should do the
same with families visiting during the spring and
summer to explore the region by bike. Below are a
few of the most important.
Even in the context of Alpine resorts, this is one of the best equipped
when it comes to infrastructure. The ever-important chair lifts, for
example, are plentiful - and parents returning from a day of cycling
with tired children will no doubt be appreciative of their existence!
Similarly, within the resort itself, there are several resources
available for emergencies, such as small shops where essentials
can be bought. Bike rental outfits also operate during the warm
months, being replaced by ski rentals in the winter. All these
amenities are likely to be much appreciated by families staying in
the area, and are the resort's first strong argument to sustain its
Another feature of the region that is likely to endear it to families
are its great, moderately challenging trails, perfect for a family
outing. While the resort does also possess some of the steepest
turns in the French countryside, it nevertheless offsets them
with a number of woodland trails, which are sure to delight
younger members of the family. A spot of road cycling around
the easiest stretches - always taking care to observe the due
precautions and protections - can also make for an excellent
outing when visiting this region of the Alps.
Last but not least in the list of things that make it a great
location for a family biking holiday, Morzine is relatively
affordable to stay in when compared to other Alpine
resorts. This is especially true in the warm months, when
the price of accommodation in the region as a whole
tends to go down; so families wanting something
relatively affordable, yet also interesting and fun, could
do worse than to look into this resort as an alternative.
All these reasons and more make this particular location an
excellent setting for a family cycling holiday, and should
be taken into account by parents wanting to take their
children to the Alps.