Where To Hire A Road Bike In Morzine – Our Top Recommendations

James | June 13th, 2021
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Alpine Sports bike shop in Morzine. Photos by StoryCrafters

Whether you’re a keen road cyclist or mountain biker then Morzine should definitely be on your bucket list of places to visit to ride a bike. We get a lot of cyclists stay with us at The Farmhouse and we often get asked where to hire a road bike in Morzine. Luckily there are a lot of options so we thought we’d put together a guide to help you out.

Morzine has a rich cycling history hosting many stages of the infamous Tour de France over the years. Mountain bikers are also spoilt for choice. The Portes du Soleil is the world’s largest bike park and is a regular host to national and international races. With all of these incredible roads and trails to ride, there is no better destination for a cycling holiday.

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Many keen cyclists will arrive in Morzine with their bike, but if flying with a bike box or driving for 8 hours across the continent with a bike rack on isn’t really your thing then hiring a bike is a great option. Luckily there are some fantastic hire shops in Morzine offering fantastic bikes and exceptional customer service.

To help you work out where to hire a road bike in Morzine we spoke to three of the best shops in town.

Alps Bike Hire By Buzz Performance

Buzz Performance is a fitness training and coaching specialist in the area and set up a rental shop five years ago. Specializing in road bike hire they are the people to speak to for all things road cycling.

Tell us a little bit about you and the store.
We have been running for 5 years and started because of the limited road bike rentals available in Morzine. At first we started just renting to our Buzz Performance clients and have expanded the business each year since. We have been based in Francois Baud Freeride for 3 years and will be moving to our own premises in 2021. Our business specialises in road bikes and I believe we are the only road bike specific shop in the area.

the Buzz Performance team talking about how to hire a road bike in Morzine

Do you have a workshop for repairs and servicing?
Yes we do. I am a UCI trained bike mechanic and am available for all repairs and servicing, specialising in road bikes.

What hire bikes are you offering this summer?
We have a fleet of Pearson Hammer and Tongs and I’mNotNumbers, all carbon and all Shimano gearing.

What is your most popular hire bike? 
Pearson Hammer and Tongs with Shimano Ultegra.”

The Buzz Performance Hire bike shop in Morzine

What is the most common repair you undertake?
“I’d say a bent derailleur hanger and brake pad change.”

What is your favourite thing about running a bike shop in Morzine?
We love bikes, so getting to work on things we love.”

What is your favourite road ride in the Portes du Soleil? 
That’s a tough one. It changes all the time. We really love the Joux Plane and Joux Verte but also enjoying the Montée d’Avoriaz climb lately too!”

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What trail or road ride do you recommend to customers the most?
The Buzz Performance Razzamataz loop, we can’t tell you too much, but hit us up for more details, it has lots of cols with and AZ in the name 🙂

Alpine-Sports Morzine

Owner Adam acquired the store in 2017 and has taken it from strength to strength. Located along Route de la Plagne Alpine Sports has a selection of both road and mountain bikes on offer.

Tell us a little bit about you and the store.
After holidaying in Morzine and the surrounding area for many years I eventually took the plunge and moved here full time. I bought the store 4 years ago and never looked back. We have two of the best mechanics in Morzine who go above and beyond to ensure our bikes are in the best possible condition and the work they carry out is beyond professional. We are a ski shop during the winter and skiing is my passion but everyone here loves to cycle.

Do you have a workshop for repairs and servicing?
Yes we have full workshop facilities with two incredible mechanics. Wheel building is a particular speciality of the guys in the workshop.

What hire bikes are you offering this summer?  
Road and mountain bikes from Trek, GT and Cannondale. We have a great range of models and sizes, we have electric bikes too so just get in touch for more details and advice

What is your most popular hire bike?
Cannondale Synapse and Trek Dauphine for road bikes and all the Treks are popular on the mountain bike side of things.”

What is the most common repair you undertake? 
We bleed a lot of brakes on the mountain bikes. The descents here are long and can be hard on the brakes. We take a lot of care of the brakes on our hire bikes, they are pretty important after all.

Mechanic at Alpine Sports road bike hire shop in Morzine

What is your favourite thing about running a bike shop in Morzine?
Meeting people from all over the world, helping them out with their bikes and sharing our passion for cycling.

What is your favourite road ride in the Portes du Soleil? 
Col de la Joux Verte or Col de Joux Plane over to Samoens and back. The Joux Verte is a gorgeous ride, up past Lake Montriond and up into Les Lindarets playing chicken with the goats. Then up through the forest to Avoriaz and back down the hairpins into Morzine.

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What trail or road ride do you recommend to customers the most?
Most probably a road cycling route that starts in Morzine and descends down the valley through Saint Jean d’Aulps and to La Vernaz.  You take a left and head over the hills to Mieussy then across to Taninges. Then taking the quieter back road up towards Les Gets and then along to Morzine. It’s a great loop with no severe climbs or descents so it’s great for everyone.

Torico Performance Bicycles

Torico is one of Morzine’s most popular shops and is located towards the lower end of Rue du Bourg. The shop has full workshop facilities which include suspension fork servicing. They also offer a unique “Keep you rolling” service where if you happen to break a part of your bike which can’t be repaired ready for the next day’s ride, they will very kindly rent you a replacement part (subject to availability) for a very reasonable price. They are the place to go to hire a road bike in Morzine.

Torico bike hire shop manager

Torico has a well stocked shop full of spare parts, tires, clothing and protection from top brands such as Maxxis, Evoc, Nukeproof and Royal Racing.

They offer road bike hire in the form of a fleet of Scott Addict SE’s and Cervelo Caledonia’s with Shimano Di2 electronic gearing. On the mountain bike side of things Torico have enduro and downhill covered with Nukeproof Giga enduro bikes and long travel Saracen Myst downhill bikes available for 89 EUR per day.

Mechanic at Torico hire bike shop in Morzine fixes a bike

Stay With Us

If you’re still looking for somewhere special to stay so that you can explore the Portes du Soleil on two wheels then why not check out The Farmhouse. Our boutique hotel is located right at the heart of Morzine offering immediate access to the roads and trails of Morzine. We are more than happy to point you in the right direction so you can hire a road bike in Morzine with ease.

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