Morzine Mountains

Wardster00 Posts: 143
edited May 2017 in Tour & expedition
Hi All,

I went on holiday to Morzine last summer and took my bike. I did all of the usual routes from Morzine - Joux Plane (both ways), Joux Verte, Avoriaz and Ramaz.

I am going again this year with the family so will probably get about 4 rides in leaving early to be back early for family stuff. My question is should I just ride the same routes that I enjoyed/endured last year or should I negotiate with the wife to drive out and do some different climbs further afield?

I have been looking at the climb up to Flaine and also the Colombiere from Scionozier (i did it the other way on the etape) are these climbs worth the hassle or should I just stay local to Morzine and ride the same climbs again.

Any suggestions are welcome.



  • torico
    torico Posts: 67
    Pop into my old shop in Morzine _ torico and have a chat with Tim, he can suggest some routes. theres plenty more small cols that are well worth taking in.
    I would recommend the col de l'encranaz ( round the back of mont chery) the megevette round trip is quite nice too and rent a mountain bike for the day and get off those pesky roads and really explore the mountains! If you want a silly challenge in the evening try the prologue up mont chery in les gets - its short but brutal - I think froome got up it in 11 mins - sub 20 and you're doing well !
  • Wardster00
    Wardster00 Posts: 143
    Thanks Torico. Is Tim the Mancunian guy at the shop? I had a chat with him last year and my kids bored him to tears about Man Utd.

    Col de l'encrenaz is on the list but i will pop in the shop have a chat with Tim to see where I else I can go.
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 7,148
    Col de l'encrenaz (south to north) was my recovery ride after last year's Etape. You do feel away from it all there and the other would be a good ride I think.
    I also rode over towards Chatel and the Col du Colombier was a nice climb in both directions to get to / from that valley.

    We're going back to Les Gets in July and having skied in Flaine I quite fancy riding to there, and I didn't get to do the Ramaz so plan to do that.

    The climb suggested by Torico to Mont Chery that was used for the Dauphine Prologue is a brute!
  • ronnierocket
    ronnierocket Posts: 172
    Might be worth a search in Strava for the JPP sportive.

    I have included my route which I did a couple of years ago which contained a lot of hills I had never heard off but were quite big. They change their route every year, I have given the links to their site which has routes. Cluses is easy to get to from Morzine.

    Also, the Corbier and Gran Taillet are nice. They are on the road to Evian and they normally do them in the Morzine sportive.