Cycling in Les Portes du Soleil
The Portes du Soleil is a MTB kingdom!
Head for Europe's biggest MTB area!
A forerunner in the MTB scene, the village-resorts in the Portes du Soleil have never stopped investing and innovating to develop MTB.
Today, the Portes du Soleil is the biggest cross-border area in Europe.
The Portes du Soleil is made up of 12 village-resorts: Abondance, Avoriaz 1800, Champéry, Châtel, La Chapelle d'Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morgins, Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d'Aulps, Torgon and Val-d'Illiez Les Crosets Champoussin, grouped into 5 internationally renowned Bike Parks: Châtel Mountain Bikepark / Bike Park des Gets / Bike Park Morzine / Bike Park Avoriaz / Bike Park Champéry-Morgins.
The Portes du Soleil area is a source of inspiration whatever the season!
In the summer, multicoloured panoramas are on offer to mountainbikers who have so many choices as to where they can ride: in pine forests, tree-lined tracks, winding singletracks or Alpine meadows...
In total, there are 25 mountain lifts that you can take to cross the French-Swiss border, with the promise of incredible panoramas every time you head out! Here, all types of MTB are possible. The area has earned its name thanks to the world-renowned reputation of its Bikeparks which have hosted prestigious events including the Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB festival, the MTB World Championships, the IXS Cups and also Crankworx.
More than 600 km of MTB slopes criss-cross the mountains, providing huge fun for riders and freeriders! One last detail worth noting - and it's a biggie - all the tracks and lifts in the area are available with just one €29/ CHF 32 pass for the day!
As pioneers in e-MTB too, the area has 40 tailor-made slopes for e-riders, the equivalent of 550 km of marked tracks just for this discipline.
Thanks to a partnership of several years with the Bosch brand, the Portes du Soleil ski area has developed an exceptional network of cross-border charging stations. 32 Bosch recharging points are available free of charge throughout the area, allowing hikers to recharge on the way. From indoor charging stations located in the Tourist Offices to outdoor charging stations installed directly on the trails, the Portes du Soleil stands out as the first cross-border e-bike network, and is constantly reinventing itself by welcoming solar-powered charging stations since 2020.
If your bike is equipped with a Bosch motor, all you have to do is plug it into one of the available chargers. If your bike is equipped with another brand of motorization, you will simply need to bring your charger - mains sockets are available at all charging stations.
New for 2020: Torgon inaugurates the first E-bike Park by Lapierre in Switzerland. Composed of 9 marked trails and 2 Portes du Soleil trails leading to the resorts of Châtel, Abondance and Morgins, it offers a discovery area for all cycling enthusiasts, from beginners to the most experienced
Since 2012, our 12 village-resorts have worked together to offer suitable tracks where the gradient isn't a problem, thanks to electrically assisted bikes. The 21 Bosch recharge stations are freely available throughout the area, allowing riders to recharge their e-bikes while they're out, also making the Portes du Soleil the first cross-border e-bike area.