White water rafting Rock climbing Paragliding

Adventure sports activity holidays in Morzine-Avoriaz

If it’s adrenalin and adventure sports that you are after, then a holiday in Morzine-Avoriaz, in the beautiful French Alps is the perfect place for an action packed summer holiday. So many great activities to choose from …how much exhilaration do you want?

In the water

White water rafting

White water raftingNegotiating rapids and small waterfalls in an inflatable raft is fantastic fun. With a maximum of 8 people in the boat, your guide will take you down rapids and through gorges, pointing out any wildlife on the way, and suggesting novel ways to go down the river. Either float down and just soak up the atmosphere or take a route that guarantees a real adrenaline rush! Minimum age 6.

Canoe rafting/Airboating

Either 1 or 2 people in a boat that looks like a small raft, so means you have more control! Before you start you’ll learn about ‘reading the river’ so you understand currents and rocks, and can judge the depth and direction of flow. Ideal for people who have been rafting already and feel they want to know more about the skills involved. Minimum age is 8 and your guide comes down the river with you.

Gorge walking

Canyoning without the ropes! Explore areas where few others have been before you! Walking down a gorge offers a natural path through the undergrowth and affords opportunities to jump from rocks into deep pools and slide down natural chutes. A hike with a twist. Minimum age is 8 and your guide is with you all the way.

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Frogs Rafting to make the most of the above 3 water based activities.


Swimming down white-water rivers with floats and flippers, an exhilarating experience!


Take to the kayaks and manoeuvre your way down the river.


A unique water and rock adventure which takes place in Morzine, at the Nyon waterfall. Prepare to get very, very wet as you climb and swim down mountain rivers through spectacular gullies, slide, abseil and jump off amazing rock formations into cascading waterfalls. A fantastic experience. Minimum age 8.

In the air

Paragliding or ‘Parapenting’

ParaglidingA really popular activity in the French Alps. The flights are tandem with a qualified instructor for just simply spectacular views of the Alps. If you prefer a more exhilarating flight, your instructor can demonstrate stalls and basic acrobatics. Minimum age 6.

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A ride between two mountains. You’ll ‘fly’ at nearly 70 mph in perfect safety, attached to a cable and comfortably settled into a harness. It takes place in Chatel over the Plaine Dranse valley, and the Fantasticable is the only ride of its kind in the world. An unbelievable sensation – full exhilaration guaranteed.

High ropes adventure

High ropesTwo brilliant high ropes adventure courses in the Dereches Park in Morzine and at Nyon Waterfall. From child circuits for 2 year olds up to very hard, exhilarating red and black high rope circuits and zip wires for adults.

Helicopter rides

Take a helicopter ride over this amazing area, taking in the splendid mountain panorama and the awe-inspiring Mont Blanc.

On the mountain

Mountain biking

Mountain bikingWith some of the world’s most stunning downhilling for your mountain biking holiday, Morzine is unmissable. The trails challenge even the most experienced downhillers – starting at the top with phenomenal Alpine panoramas, they quickly descend into tight, berm-ridden trails. For the cross country hound, fast rooty forest sections, technical rocky switch-backs, fast flowing single track and exposed high Alpine routes are all there for you to explore.

Rock climbing

Rock climbingIs the supreme all-round sport which enables you to experience unique sensations on specially prepared rock faces suitable for each level of expertise. This all takes place outdoors, but in bad weather an interior climbing wall is used.

Via Ferrata

An adventure that will make your head spin! Equipped with safety harness, crash helmet and safety rope, you’ll manoeuvre, climb and scramble over a specifically equipped cliff involving ladders, steps, cables and abseiling! Depending on the route chosen, there are different levels of difficulty.

Adventurous treks

Hiking in the Alps can be as exhilarating as you want to make it. Day treks and hiking over several days staying in refuges to challenge the highest peaks can be a breathtaking experience. With a guide you can even attempt local glacier trekking.


Quad-biking is a great activity to enjoy in the Alps. After a brief training session, ride the quads around a set circuit with tricky areas and fast straights.

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