Emerald Stay Apartments

Apartment hotel
/5
Address: 1065 Route de Morzine, 74110 Montriond, France
Price from: EUR 250
Distance from bike lift: 0.8 km
Apartment hotel
/5
Price from: EUR 250
Address: 1065 Route de Morzine, 74110 Montriond, France
Distance from bike: lift 0.8 km

Mountain bike lodge

Emerald Stay offers a choice of contemporary apartments and a chalet on a newly renovated site. Mountain bikers enjoy easy access to all bike parks in the area as well as bike storage facilities, a spa and on site gym.

Bike storage

Bike maintenance area

Bike wash

Laundry service

Wellness

Bar and restaurant

Gym

Details

Emerald offers stylishly furnished 2, 3 and 5 bedroom apartments with wood parquet floors, underfloor heating and your own sound system. Kitchens are fully equiped. Rooms are sound insulated and bathrooms feature a rain shower. All properties are equipped with a digicode and guest access code to allow self check-in. There is no front desk on this site however ground staff are available. Emerald Stay also offers beautifully furnished 5 and 6 bedroom chalets.

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Location
Emerald Stay apartments are located 800m from the Super Morzine bike lift up to Avoriaz, linking riders to the Chatel Bike Park. Pleney bike lift is 1.4km away bringing riders up to Morzine’s runs and linking to Les Gets Bike Park.

Wellness
The Parc des Dereches swimming and leisure complex is a 10 minute walk from the Emerald and offers indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and Turkish baths. The Emerald apartment complex has a mini spa and gym accessible to guests for a fee. The spa includes a sauna, hot tub, steam room and relaxation pool. Massage can be arranged on request.

Family
Families staying at the Emerald enjoy its proximity to the Parc des Dereches leisure complex offering indoor and outdoor paddling pools, an outdoor waterslide, bouncy castle and recreation area. Emerald Stay can arrange babysitting services.
Destination guide
Morzine Les Gets
France
Downhill paradise,
Europe’s most popular bike park
600 kmTrail network
1000 – 2277 mResort elevation – Highest trail point
13Bike friendly lifts
EUR 28Lift day pass
Ratings of signposted
routesRoutes under 30km, total length, difficulty
  • Easy
  • Advanced
  • Intermediate

Ride

One of Europe’s most popular resorts attracting thousands of mountain bikers every year, Les Gets, Morzine, Avoriaz and Chatel are four interconnected bike parks offering a huge choice of downhill runs averaging around 2km in length with more burms, drops and jumps than anyone can count. Morzine sits between Les Gets and the traffic-free resort of Avoriaz. Whilst the village of Chatel is much further away, its bike park is connected to Avoriaz by trails and lifts in both directions. From Avoriaz it’s also possible to reach the Champery-Morgins Bikepark in Switzerland. You can buy one lift pass for all 5 parks.

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The resorts sit in the Portes du Soleil, Europe’s largest transnational ski and mountain bike area. The place where Tahnee Seagrave learnt to ride and a training ground for many other down hill champions, Les Gets has been hosting international MTB competitions since 1992 from UCI to Crankworx events. Despite its reputation, there are plenty of beginner to intermediate runs, a kid’s zone, mini jump park, two pump tracks and a kid’s north shore area. The four French resorts collectively offer an impressive array of bike shops, rental options, e-bike rentals and schools for anyone looking to progress. There’s also a choice of E-bike routes designed primarily for beginners. For disabled riders the Les Gets resort can organise supported mountain biking and access to all three of its lifts.
Skills areas
Chavannes Coaching Track, Les Gets
Pump track
Les Gets
Chatel
Easy routesRoutes under 30km, total length, difficulty

Family & Easy Experience

Despite its reputation, Les Gets, Morzine, Avoriaz and Chatel trails aren’t just for the experts. The resorts offer families and novice riders a great range of entry level runs, clearly marked and all categorised by difficulty. Les Gets has a kid’s zone in the centre of the village with ladders, drops and many other obstacles as well as an all weather pump track. Both Les Gets and Morzine bike shops rent children’s bikes. The coaching track in Les Gets developed by downhill champion Fabien Barel combines all features and technical elements of many trails allowing beginners and intermediate riders to learn specific MTB techniques such as breaking, jumping, taking raised corners. Riders looking for lessons will find a good section of schools in Les Get and Morzine.

Bike & Wellness Experience

Why not mix up some downhill riding with some down time? Or combine your eBike exploration with some wellness activities. Whether it’s poolside relaxation or spa therapy, Les Gets, Morzine, Avoriaz and Chatel are geared to improve your wellbeing. In Les Gets, the Sources du Chéry offers a wellness centre with an indoor relaxation pool, main pool with water jets, salt room, steam room, sensory shower, hot tub, saunas, cold plunge pool and lap pool. The spa offers massage, body wraps and also runs yoga and pilates classes. Similarly in Chatel, the Aquatic centre Forme d’O has indoor and outdoor wellness pools, 3 saunas, 2 hammams, 2 massage showers, a gym and various spa treaments. Alternatively the lake ‘Lac des Ecoles’ has a lido, beach volley court and restaurant. For a more natural experience, Lake Montriond with fantastic views over the Roc d’Enfer mountain is ideal for a SUP session and is just a half an hour by bike from Morzine. If that wasn’t enough, the Parc des Dérêches in Morzine has a swimming complex, beach volleyball court, saunas and Turkish baths. And in Avoriaz the Aquariaz waterpark has an indoor river with natural tropical vegetation, a pool and an outdoor hot tub.
Charging stations
7
eMTB rental shops

21

eMTB routesRoutes under 30km, total length, difficulty

eMTB Experience

Breeze the climbs or extend your ride, eBikes are a powerful tool opening up new riding options and are by far the best means to explore big mountains. Bosch has spent the last three years working with the Portes du Soleil to develop special uphill flow trails and charging stations for eMountain bikers. In the Les Gets, Morzine, Avoriaz you’ll find 165km of beginner to intermediate eBike routes, easy to follow and great for exploring the mountains and facilities offered at each of the resorts. eBike routes average around 11km in length making them ideal for novice riders and families alike. For riders in search of a challenge, every year at the start of the season ePass’Portes du Soleil, a three day event takes place which includes a 60km eBike route from Les Gets. For rental options, in Les Gets and Morzine you are spoilt for choice.
Bike shops
23
XC routesRoutes under 30km, total length, difficulty

Trail & Tour Experience

For some trail & tour riding, with a little exploring a number of routes can be sought out. The Lindarets valley just a few kilometers north of Avoriaz has some singletrack but if you are not confident on varied terrain, the best thing to do is hire a guide. Bike shops in the villages offer private guides as well as guided tours. Alternatively, follow the intermediate routes over to the Swiss side and enjoy quieter trails and beautiful views of the Dents Du Midi.
Features
Downhill runs feature North Shore, wall rides, berms, drops, jumps, tables and more. In Les Gets there’s a jump park, Four Cross (4X) and Dual Slalom course. In Chatel, you’ll find a Slopestyle area.
Lift connected routesRoutes under 30km, total length, difficulty
Flow trailsRoutes under 30km, total length, difficulty

Enduro & Park Experience

With 13 lifts, 58 lift connected routes and more trail features than anyone can count, the Morzine, Les Gets, Chatel bike parks are the destinations of choice for gravity fans. In the summer months both villages are jam packed with riders and there’s a lively apres bike scene. The resort continues to invest in its trails and remains the home of many international MTB competitions. Famous runs like La Route Libre and Chavannes can get busy but there are also new trails like Tomahawk, great for building confidence. Over in Chatel, the trails Air Voltage, Zougouloukata and Vink Line were built and modeled after Whistler’s A-line run. For the pros, Gets Airline with its huge jumps, drops and berms will test the skills of even the most advanced riders. For a taste of racing, pick up a ChronoPark chip from the lift ticket office and head to the Encape run in Les Gets (Nauchets area) then compare your time with Loic Bruni! The 4-Cross track also has a video zone with cameras to film your run, also relayed on the big screen at the bottom of the track. Pick up your video and share it with your mates! If you don’t own a downhill mountain bike there are plenty of bike shops with downhill rentals and experts offering help and advice.

Lift tickets

Lift tickets and trail maps are available at every lift station. Download ‘Portes du Soleil Summer’ app for online maps.

Bike rental

Les Gets and Morzine have an impressive number of shops offering different types of bikes for rent. Bike4Park in Les Gets and MTB Rental Morzine both offer a wide choice of rentals to suit trail and rider.

Schools & Guides

Les Gets and Morzine have mountain bike schools for all ages and abilities. The Bike Academy runs group and private classes and offers an impressive selection of rental bikes. The Bike School in Les Gets also offers guiding and Evolution 2 Morzine arranges a variety of activities including eBike tours.

MTB events

Pass’Portes du Soleil
June 27-28, 2020

UCI DH & XCO World Cup
September 19-20, 2020

Bike & Sound Festival
Champery, Switzerland
2020, date to be announced

Bike shuttle

The lift network is the best way to get around however some buses have bike racks.

Relax

Mountain biking is just one of the many ways to maximize your holiday time. All four resorts are connected by shuttle bus providing access to an impressive array of activities from action sports to spa and relaxation. Chatel’s panoramic zip line experience offers incredible views at high speeds flying up to 60mph. If that’s too fast, rock climbing, via ferrata and caving are an alternative or otherwise why not enjoy a quiet hike? Chill out at the lido with its restaurant and beach volley or head to Lake Montriond for a SUP or kayak session. All four villages have wellness centres. The spas in Les Gets and Chatel have indoor and outdoor relaxation pools, saunas and a variety of spa treatments. Morzine’s swimming complex includes a wellness area and the Aquariaz waterpark in Avoriaz has an indoor river with tropical vegetation and an outdoor hot tub.

Must try

Tartiflette
Abondance Cheese
Beer from local Bec Jaune Brewery, Morzine

Apres bike

Bar Bush, Les Gets
Bar Robinson, Morzine

Coffee & cake

Le Vaffieu, Les Gets

Lido

Swimming pool

Hiking

Spa

SUP

Climbing

Via Ferrata

Family fun

Families in Les Gets, Chatel & Morzine are spoilt for choice. In Chatel, there’s a kids North Shore section at the bike park, a toboggan run, treetop adventure park and the wellness centre Forme d’O has a children’s pool and an enclosed outdoor recreation area. Over in Les Gets there’s a Kid’s Bike Zone and the Bike Academy runs lessons for children. Quad bikes and trial bikes for kids can also be hired. Down at the lake in Les Gets there’s a playground and Wibit inflatable obstacle course. The wellness centre Les Sources du Chery also has a children’s pool and paddling pool. In Morzine there are two treetop adventure parks and a horse riding centre in Parc des Dereches. The park has a swimming complex with indoor and outdoor paddling pools, an outdoor waterslide, bouncy castle and recreation area. From the top of Pleney chairlift there’s a family toboggan run. Avoriaz has a large waterpark called Aquariaz offering water slides, playhouses, a paddling pool and pool side climbing wall. The resort also offers day care services and push chairs can be hired from several sports shops.
July – September

MTB season

20

Mountain restaurants

2

BBQ areas

Bike wash
23

Bike shops

Getting there

Fly to Geneva airport and take a shuttle bus straight to the resort or hire a car at the airport.
Nearest airport
Geneva Airport, Switzerland
75 km
Nearest railway station
Cluses, France
27 km

Selected lodges

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