Summer offers a large number of activities including walking and hiking, with short and easy walks to more challenging day hikes within the Giffre Valley. There’s also access to great longer-distance paths including those towards Chamonix and Mont Blanc.
The immediate area has some great road cycling and mountain biking routes for all levels, plus local hire shops with the latest MTB bikes suitable for all ages and abilities. Walking and cycling routes can be accessed directly from the property, with a short drive providing access to unlimited possibilities.
White Water rafting, kayaking and paragliding can all be booked via local companies and offer a great personalised service. Within a 10-minute walk across local footpaths you have access to a freshwater swimming lake with a beach and diving platforms, plus high ropes for both children and adults. The swimming lake offers the ultimate end of day place to relax after a hard days walking, soaking up the last of the afternoon sun and access to a restaurant cafe serving ice cold beers and wine for adults and soft drinks and ices for kids.
The pretty town of Samoens can be reached by walking (30mins) or cycling (10mins) along the Giffre River or an easy 5min drive. During the Winter season the town has regular events and activities on as well as family friendly Apres Ski theme. In the summer you have access to a fishing lake, large park with football and tennis courts as well as outside swimming pools.
The beautiful town of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval nestles at the end of the Giffre Valley. A member of the most beautiful villages in France within a designated area of outstanding natural beauty Sixt offers a great day out. Including gentle strolls along the valley floor beside glacial blue rivers, hikes to peaceful mountain restaurants serving simple and mouth-watering food or admiring the abundance of waterfalls including the mighty Cascade du Rouget. In the summer, you can take an easy end of day road ride to the village, along a steady low incline road and free wheel the way home.
White water rafting
There are many wonderful places to explore from your base in Morillon. Here are a few of our favourites.
Home to Mont Blanc and the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB), this amazing old valley town boasts great walking & climbing opportunities. Wonder at up-close views of mighty glaciers or take an old-fashioned rail journey up the mountain.
This glorious historic lakeside city, you can spend the day shopping in chic and trendy shops, sampling an abundance of restaurants and glacé shops, or just taking a leisurely cruise. For those wanting something with more action there are beaches, pedalos and even open-water swimming routes.
This beautiful town, a member of “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” is nestled at the end of the Giffre Valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy gentle strolls along the valley floor beside glacial blue rivers, hike to peaceful mountain restaurants serving mouth-watering fare or admire an abundance of waterfalls – including the mighty Cascade du Rouget.
On the shores of the largest freshwater lake in Europe and surrounded by cultural highlights, you could spend many days in Geneva. For the day you can visit the old town, take a tour of St Pierre Cathedral, enjoy a lake cruise or visit CERN, the headquarters for the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Its many parks and open spaces provide great locations for picnics, and there is a rich mix of restaurants.