We’ve some splashing news to share with you.
Sam Gotzheim, For Reach4thealps
27th June 2020
Today we’ve received a few more updates on Summer openings in Morzine and the local area.So we’ve got the latest on WATER BASED action for all of you craving a splash around this summer.
For the Picnic Packers
Montriond swimming lake will be supervised throughout July & August everyday from 11am to 6pm. Pack your parasol, beach towels and picnic rug or grab a bite to eat while at the lake. There is a great café, “Lac’tuel” and also 2 restaurants “La Verdoyant” and Les Sapins” and also a new crazy golf course. If you prefer to keep away from the pitchers & ponies then head to the north end of the Lake where there is the restaurant “Le Bout Du Lac” and also more picnic benches and built in BBQs. At this end of Montriond there is a footpath that leads to the Ardent waterfall (Cascade Ardent). Well worth a visit.
Les Gets lake, (Lac des Ecoles ) A family friendly lake, large spacious grass beaches, stunning mountain views, supervised by lifeguards with free parking, a small café, and great access to the town and chairlifts in case you’ve also keen bikers in your group. There is something for everyone here. In previous years, there has also been an inflatable WIBIT but we are still awaiting confirmation on whether that is to surface again this Summer.
Lake Montriond A Natural Beauty Spot Perfect For Swimming, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Crazy Golf, Sunbathing, Easy Walking, Poney Treks & Picnics!
For the Dynamic Divers
Opening at 8:00am on 4 th July 2020, Morzine offers excellent water facilities for the whole family to enjoy. The Parc des Dérêches is more than just a Swimming complex. As well as the outdoor pools there is a water slide, beach volley ball court, table tennis tables and lots of grassy areas where you can sunbathe and enjoy a picnic. There is also a restaurant for lunch or for that all important ICE CREAM TIME! For exact opening times on your visit the lines are open on +33.(0)4.50.79.08.43 or email [email protected]
For the White Knuckled Rafters
The rafting companies here are all open for business so if it’s rafting, canyoning, rock climbing, hydrospeeding, canoeing or even kayaking that scratches your itch, then there is plenty that the River Dranse can offer. You just need to decide how many knuckles you are prepared to turn white. There are a number of companies to put you in touch with so availability can easily be obtained upon your arrival.
For The Lounging Around The Lake Goers
Plage municipale / Public swimming pool in Thonon-les-Bains
Now OPEN from SUNDAY JUNE 21, 2020 at 10:00 am to access the 50-meter pool and practice swimming. At the moment this is ONLY FOR SWIMMING AND ON RESERVATION
We will keep you updated as these restrictions are relaxed
Excenevex beach is the only natural sandy beach on Lac Leman, Geneva. A gently sloping beach with shallow waters which is quality controlled around 25° all summer – It’s an ideal shallow swimming site with bucket loads of sand to play in offering a real paradise for children!
Swimming is supervised from July 4 to August 30, 2020, daily from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
The beach of Sciez adjoins the Plaisance Port thus bringing something for everyone. An area in front of the Harbour Master’s office is a beautifully kept lawned area with undoubtedly the most stunning views across Lac Leman. There is a small children’s play area, excellent café, public toilets and many seafood restaurants to choose from making this a great location am through to pm
The beach is monitored during the summer and additional toilets are installed there. Port Sciez is a great place to take the paddle boards, kayaks and even small motor craft as there is a public slipway. This is a great place to relax, people watch and it really is one of our favourites.
So whilst lockdown is pretty much lifted here in the French Alps, we are still observing an element of social distancing, we are thoroughly enjoying our freedom yet moving forward responsibly and respecting how quickly this freedom can all be undone.
….So, pack those swimmers, goggles and the suncream and we’ll ‘See you on the Water’