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Morzine & Les Gets are two small towns which together form the basis for the enormous ski site known as Portes du Soleil (Gates of the Sun). Morzine is located in a valley right in the middle of the site, and Les Gets is South-West of Morzine. North-west of Morzine there is a very large area, reaching until Switzerland and the towns of Chattel and Morgines, which is covered with lifts,.
In our ‘How to set up your ride (Part I - Suspensions)‘, we went through stuff regarding dialing your mountain bike suspensions to ride the specific application of downhill commonly found in bike Les Gets & Morzine (or other great steep mountain locations for mountain bike riding).
Downhill mountain biking such as found in Morzine & Les Gets is one of the most extreme styles of mountain biking.
Each style of biking, specifically mountain biking requires a different design of tires. In this Post we‘ll try to help you choose the best fitting tires required for downhill mountain biking, espeicially in Morzine & mountain bike Les Gets.
Riding down steep slopes and might seem intimidating to beginner downhill mountain bike riders. The main factor which transforms riding downhill into such an intimidation is that everything happens faster and in a more intense manner. Riding downhill is different than ordinary mountain bike riding in many ways.
Morzine is a leading destination for mountain bikers from Europe and around the world. Bike trails in the vicinity of Morzine & Les Gets vary in their length, difficulty and style. Any mountain biker can choose to come to Morzine & Les Gets on an organized bike tour, in which all of the details regarding the trip will be taken care of - beginning the shuttle taking you from the airport to the hotel, through guided bike tours, ending in the shuttle taking you back to the hotel at the end of your vacation.
The region of Porteis Du Soleil, in which Morzine and Les Gets are located, is one of the areas with the largest number of mountain bike trails in Europe. One of the most magnificent and challenging trails which the region is know for, is Col De Bassachuax. This challenging, yet rewarding mountain bike trail is located 7 KM from Morzine and only 4 KM from Avoriaz. This trail is unique thanks to the styles of bike riding and scenery which it combines. The trail begins in an altitude of 1025 meters.
Mountain biking is the main activity in Morzine during the summer, while mountain bike riders are most of the people you can see in the streets. Looking for apre biking activities, we invite you to read the following posts.
The town of Chatel is situated 10 Km northeast of Morzine, close to the Swiss border. It‘s a center for Downhill mountain bike riders thanks to the many mountain bike downhill trails which descend from the steep slopes of the mountains adjacent to Chatel. One of the main attractions of Chatel is the Chatel mountain bike park. The park is located halfway between Morzine and Chatel and offers a wide range of downhill and single tracks, in addition to some challenging technical trails.
As in most regions that the main income is based on tourism, Morzine has plenty of tour guides to choose from. There is a significant competition between tour guides in Morzine over every tourist. The competition gets even more significant towards the spring and summer, when many mountain bikers arrive in the region in order to enjoy the beautiful scenery while riding on the many bike trails that the area has to offer.
Many mountain-biker tourists ask themselves before setting out for a mountain biking vacation in Morzine: "will my bike endure riding through the French Alps mountain bike slopes?"
Morzine is one of the most marvelous places to enjoy a magical vacation. No matter your age, fitness level or the type of sport you‘re in to, you will definitely remember your vacation in Morzine for the years to come. Mountain bikers of all levels will especially enjoy their experience in Morzine.
In the first part of this article we gave a few pointers on finding a hotel that will fit your needs on your vacation in Morzine. You should know that there additional options for accommodations in Morzine. If you‘re not interested in spending your money on staying in a hotel, or if you‘re looking to spend your vacation in a special environment there are many options to choose from. In this post will give a short summary and give a few pointers on finding vacation apartments in Morzine.
Spending your vacation in a chalet will allow you to enjoy an authentic relaxing alpine vacation. A chalet is a wooden dwelling fit for accommodating a small number of guests (depending on its size). Chalets are usually located in quiet areas which provide their guests with a large extent of privacy.
The town of Morzine is the northern most resort area on the French Alps, on the eastern side of France. Although it sounds far and isolated, there are many easy ways to reach Morzine. If you have ordered your vacation in Morzine as part of an all-included package, transportation to Morzine is usually included. If you are organizing your vacation independently, here are a few easy ways you can reach Morzine.
As we wrote in the past, stretching before and after bike rides is extremely important. Stretching your muscles can prevent injuries and can intensify the workout and enjoyment of bike riding. In order to gain all of the advantages out of muscle stretching, you should know what stretches to perform and how to perform them properly.
You‘re not mistaken - that is the title of this article. You might think I‘m crazy at first, that‘s what I thought of the first person who mentioned Night Mountain biking to me. My first reaction was - "it‘s too dangerous. why would I want to se out on my bike at night any way?" My second thought was: "why not?"
In spite of being a popular and enjoyable sports activity there is no doubt that mountain biking can be quite dangerous. Riding up or down a steep narrow path with high speed can be an amazing and adrenaline-full experience. Yet, if the bike rider isn‘t aware of the risks and hazard of bike injuries, he is definitely prone to be part of the yearly statistics of injured mountain bikers.
In the first part of this post, we wrote about the importance of your awareness on mountain biking injuries. We gave a few tips on how to avoid neck injuries. In this post, we‘ll give a few pointers on how to avoid back and knee injuries while riding.
A lot has been said all about choosing the right bike for you. You can find a few posts on the subject written on our site. A point made time and again is that your bike should fit your dimensions and objectives in riding.
In spite of being a popular and enjoyable sports activity there is no doubt that mountain biking can be quite dangerous. Riding up or down a steep narrow path with high speed can be an amazing and adrenaline-full experience. Yet, if the bike rider isn‘t aware of the risks and hazard of bike injuries, he is definitely prone to be part of the yearly statistics of injured mountain bikers.
In the first part of this post, we wrote about the importance of your awareness on mountain biking injuries. We gave a few tips on how to avoid neck injuries. In this post, we‘ll give a few pointers on how to avoid back and knee injuries while riding.
A lot has been said all about choosing the right bike for you. You can find a few posts on the subject written on our site. A point made time and again is that your bike should fit your dimensions and objectives in riding.
Before I came on my first vacation of mountain biking in Morzine, when I heard the connection of the words bicycle and France, I thought of the Tour De France. There is no doubt the Tour De France had an immense affect on France‘s biking culture.
Most families enjoy setting out on a family vacation most summers. Many parents enjoy mountain biking, yet don‘t think about including their children in the sport that they love.
In the first part of this article, I claimed that mountain biking can certainly be a family sport. As proven all over the world in the past few years, all ages are fit for mountain biking. A mountain biking vacation in Morzine can definitely become an enjoyable family vacation.
Down hill bike riding is an exciting and enjoyable part of mountain biking. It is known as one of the more dangerous styles of mountain biking.
Drinking water is an important part of mountain biking. The importance of drinking (water) while riding and the hazards of dehydration are obvious. The question many mountain bikers ask themselves is - what kind of hydrating system is best: water bottles or hydration packs?

We all know that Morzine Bike Park is one of the most beautiful and challenging areas to ride downhill and single track bike paths. There is no doubt about it that Morzine is a world known area.
Here are some useful stretches that we recommend to perform after riding. Sometimes you might feel that some body parts are stiff or pulled more than others.
There are many components that together allow us to have a pleasant ride on our bike. There are different components that differ between different kinds of bikes. One of the components that are crucial to our riding experience and enjoyment are the bike‘s handlebars.
In the first part of this article we introduced the different kinds of bike racks. We divided most bike racks into two main categories: Roof mounted racks and back bike mounted racks.
Once in a while, I look at professional bike riders in magazines or on television and ask myself: "how do they make their work so well?" - Mostly, the differences between professional bikes and serious biker‘s mountain bikes are not so substantial.
Watch our July 2006 DH group in the Morgines berms, running down from Avoriaz, climbing the les-Gets lifts, and more.
Join us for a 2 minutes tour of our full week adventure mountain bikes - The people, the runs, the great atmosphere.

If anyone of you made a mountain bikes tour, we‘ll be happy to show the video here.
Ever wondered how 2 great things can make one perfect choice?
A daily cycle would look something like: good breakfast, prepare the bikes for today‘s run, hit the nearest chair lift and start descending a never ending single-track that slopes and switchbacks inside thick forest.
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Honestly, riding at these speeds, its quite difficult to soak in your surroundings.
In this sport, when your wheels are are at a 20 degree angle and you‘re face first pumping it nothing else matters. Its an equilibrium of man, machine and nature.
Alon, the guy who you can see in this photos, was one of our guests during last August All inclusive package here in the lovely Morzine - les-Gets slopes.
The berms, one of our favorite runs, switchbacking down for about 15 minutes to the little Swiss village named Morgins. Let your brakes free, leave the brain home, open your eyes to see the great views, and let‘s Rock‘n‘roll
Ask anyone who went on a mountain bike vacation what was the thing he or she remembers the most.
There is almost nothing more annoying than having to deal with chain repairs in the middle of a bike trail. Technical difficulties while riding downhill trails automatically also becomes a safety hazard.
The best time of year for riding a bike in Morzine is between June and September.
Since the development of mountain biking in the 1970‘s the term has grown and now includes many styles of riding, each with its own uniqueness. The variety of terrain that is characteristic to the area surrounding Morzine ensures riders of all styles a wide range of trails to enjoy.
Isaac, a 60 years old youngster, was a part of a group that if you look at the typical Morzine - les-Gets pictures, you‘d think they‘ve got nothing to do here. .if it was true, I wouldn‘t have wrote these lines.
In my last post we talked about building up a mountain bike from scratch. It was all about "Why" to do it? Let‘s talk about "when" or the right timing.
Dan is an amateur photographer who won a biking photography competition made by MBA magazine.
The Alps is a top location for extreme rides (and others). The slopes are steep and endless with many types of elements (rocks, roots, mud etc.).
The equipment that we take along (or forget to take along) on our biking trail can make the difference between a ride we will enjoy and remember for years and between a ride that we will also remember for years, but not as a pleasant one.
With no doubt, flat tires are one of the biggest irritations for a biker on a trail. It is especially irritating to have a flat tire while riding in the trails of Morzine, after a long period of preparations and anticipation.
Nutrition is a very important component of a healthy, enjoyable and performance-full biking vacation.
One of the questions asked frequently by bike riders is: what kind of bike is preferable to ride, full suspension or hard-tale. The difference between the two is understood from their names.
The bike trails of Morzine vary in their difficulty. Some are very demanding in their technical difficulties such as the famous Les Linderets downhill course.
Mountain biking is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways of exercise. It improves your general health, while being gentle on your joints.
In part 1 of our short summary of mountain biking styles, I described XC and downhill biking. Those are the two most known biking styles with plenty of opportunities to experience them in mountain biking holidays in Alps.
 
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