Arrived to meet the friendly Jono at the airport. He insisted on wheeling our bikes to his van. (Really sound guy, excellent host).
After a pleasant journey to Morzine we got to the chalet in darkness. Jono showed us round and gave us a demo of the Hot Tub! We couldnt believe our luck when we arrived. The Chalet is awesome and that is an understatement!
We got our bags inside and were keen to build the bikes up but there was another little treat instore for us...
Jono had prepared a local dish for supper. You will be delighted with the gourmet home cooking that these guys lay on. A choice of red or rose wine is on tap with no limit!
Bikes built then on to the rooms. They are a good size with sparkling clean bathrooms that are well equipped. Comfy beds and homely chalet. We didnt want to leave and that was after being there for 1 hour!
The bike storage area is really secure and was ideal for them. There is a bike stand and a few tools to help you build up aswell! A hose pipe and jet wash were for use which meant we didnt have to pay like most of the other suckers in morzine!
Every morning breakfast is laid out consisting of the most fresh french baguettes, jam, butter, yoghurts, cereals, toast, eggy bread etc etc. Felt bad for not being able to finish all the food in the morning but it was spot on!
Also there was a tasty cake on the table as we arrived back into the chalet everyday! When I say tasty im meaning TASTY. Just what you need after a hard days riding.
After the days of riding it was time to jump in the welcoming hot tub. This thing really makes you feel great after a hard day. It was another bonus from Riders Refuge.
I cant recommend this place and Riders Refuge enough. Jono and Jill are excellent hosts laying on the best food and great service. Friendly and really cool people.
There is going to be more of us going back next year, its just a shame that next year is so far away!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With Riders Refuge's Morzine catered chalet you are perfectly placed for an invigorating dynamic ski, snowboard or Mountain bike holiday. Riders Refuge is based in the French Town of Morzine located in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area close to the Swiss border. Our Morzine chalet is just over an hour away from Geneva airport enabling you to make the most of your time on the hill. ... more less