If you are driving out to Morzine this summer, why not explore some of the gorgeous surrounding towns. Here are some of our favourite places to visit, all easily accessed from Morzine for a lovely day out with friends or family…
Annecy is known as the Venice of the Alps with its medieval old town with a host of canals, bridges and pretty cobbled streets. The town sits on a spectacular glacial lake and it’s crystal-clear waters are perfect for swimming and enjoying water sports. We’d recommend hopping on your bike and enjoying a 40km cycle around the lake – it’s flat and the perfect break from Morzine’s cols!
Travel time from Morzine: 1 hour 20
Made famous by the mineral water brand, the spa town of Evian is located on the edge of Lac Leman, with views of nearby Switzerland. It’s perfect for a lovely stroll along the lake on a sunny day, admiring the charming heritage buildings and enjoying a taste of the water fresh from the ‘Source Cachat’ spring.
Travel time from Morzine: 45 minutes
This picturesque medieval town, home to a castle and fortified gateways, sits on Lac Leman. Once you’ve meandered through the quaint streets and sampled some excellent ice-cream or one of the many lakeside restaurants for an al fresco lunch, hop on a paddle-steamer boat to get a closer view of the towns and villages perched on the lake.
Travel time from Morzine: 50 minutes
Situated at the foot of Mont Blanc, Chamonix is a mountaineering hub and thriving town. The views of the surrounding summits are spectacular so be sure to head on a good weather day. For the best views, take the cable car up to Aiguille du Midi, the highest viewpoint in Europe for panoramic views of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants to enjoy a relaxing day in town and if you’re keen for a shopping spree, the town is home to all the big outdoor clothing brands.
Travel time from Morzine: 1 hour 15
Ask our resort team for more details about any of these destinations and they will be happy to help.
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