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Morzine Cycling: Styles and Routes

March 30, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 171

The French region of Morzine is generally better known for the top-notch skiing and snowboarding conditions offered by its snow-covered peaks every winter. However, outdoors enthusiasts know that that is not all there is to this small, idyllic resort. In the warmer season, it becomes a great place to go cross-country cycling or mountain biking. But while many people seem to think the region is only good for downhill mountain biking, there is much more to Morzine cycling than just that, as you will find out below.

Naturally, with the region being dominated by ski slopes, downhill inevitably becomes one of the key aspects of Morzine cycling. The same features that make this resort a wintery paradise for skiers and snowboarders attract the MTB enthusiasts during the spring and summer, and have helped give the region its reputation as a downhill haven. However, it is a misconception to think that that is the only type of cycling possible in the region. The region's features also lend themselves to great cross-country, free-riding or even a leisurely, nature-watching biking trek. It is also possible to do some good old fashioned road cycling, if that is your cup of tea! In fact, the region used to represent one of the stages of the world-renowned Tour de France cycling competition.

However you choose to undertake your Morzine cycling venture, though, you will always have something new and exciting to try. Professional and semi-professional cyclists - or those who just like to up their game - will benefit from the high altitude (which means training under different pressure conditions) and technical routes, helping them to improve their cycling abilities. More casual bikers will no doubt appreciate the region's stunning views and the plentiful opportunities for nature-watching or visiting the typical Savoy villages that litter the hillsides. Cross-country lovers will derive some pleasure from the natural trails on offer and, of course, downhill enthusiasts will be presented with some of the most exciting slopes available. In fact, the slopes around this French resort are so good that they have been included in numerous competitive events - with the World Championships for the category being held at Champery, a neighbouring village which, like Morzine, is part of the Portes du Soleil region.

As you can see, then, when it comes to Morzine cycling, there is something for everyone. If you are a fan of this non-motorized two-wheel sport, like so many are, make sure you pay a visit to this stunning French location and find out why it is so popular for yourself.

Liz Olkowicz is the Business Development Manager for Ski and Summer Morzine, a tour operator, based in Surrey, offering tailor-made holidays in Morzine, cycling its world-class trails. It is the perfect location to explore the French Alps. For a great-value summer Alpine holiday in Morzine, cycling is the ideal activity.

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