Canyoning will really get your heart racing as you leap down waterfalls, swim through mountain rivers and abseil into the water. Organised and accompanied by mountain guides you will be fully kitted out with wet suits, life jackets, helmets and rope equipment. www.frogsrafting.com
White water rafting is another great wet activity. Sail down the river through rapids in an inflatable boat, using your paddle to steer around the obstacles. Hydrospeeding is the same idea but there’s only you and a float to hold on to as you tackle the river’s rapids. Both activities are accompanied by professionals and all safety equipment is included. www.frogsrafting.com
One of the best sports out there, paragliding is the perfect way to take in the spectacular views over the whole of the Portes du Soleil. Qualified instructors organise accompanied flights, and for those of you who want to take it a step further, there are courses and lessons available for all levels.
For a few other ideas of local activities and in the surrounding area follow this link (use the browser ‘Chrome’ to translate from French to English)
The ultimate adrenaline rush… the Fantasticable suspends you on a zip line more than 200 metres from the ground stretching from one side of the valley to the other. Hanging safely in a harness you fly over the hamlet of Plein Dranse, soaring through the sky with speeds of up to 120km per hour!
Morzine has two excellent golf courses nearby. The 9 hole course in Avoriaz (par 36) is perched on a plateau overlooking the Morzine valley, with a lovely view over the Aravis mountain range. The 18 hole course in Les Gets (par 70) has magnificent views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. A largely technical course it offers a spectacular view of Mont Blanc from the 7th hole.
Explore the rock faces and breathtaking mountains that surround Morzine. Choose between climbing bolted routes or use the many via ferrata which enable people of all climbing abilities access to otherwise isolated routes.