Useful Info

Whether you’re coming out to the French Alps for break, to cycling or train for a triathlon there’s plenty to do in your down time. Here’s a few ideas and some useful information to help you.

Join one of our Intro to Alpine Cycling weeks

Cycling Grades Explained

To help you gauge which week is best suited to your ability and fitness level we've created a grading system. We hope this helps but please let us ...

Travel to Morzine

By Plane With Geneva around 1 ¼ hours drive away it makes it the closest and easiest airport to us and is well connected by many major and budget ...

Scott Addict 10 rental bikes

€200 Road Bike Rental

For summer 2018 we'll be renting out the new lightweight Scott Addict 10 road bikes with Ultegra groupsets and gearing perfect for any gradient.  ...

Team sky bike box

Travelling with Your Bike

If you're planning to take your bike with you by plane or train you have a few options.  The best form of protection for your bike is using a hard ...

Support Vehicle

Our support vehicle provides back-up on all our cycle routes and will hand out spare bottles, home made flap jacks, extra layers or give you a quick ...

Coach Chalrles Biddle has been loving triathlon for 15 years

Lead Riders

At 45 Degrees North there's always somebody in the team looking out for you.  We're all about getting people out to the Alps to enjoy everything it ...

Morzine Pool & Spa

Morzine Guide

Morzine is a great place to be in the summer, whether you're cycling with us along quiet alpine roads, taking an afternoon stroll through the town to ...

Ride to Switzerland

Preparation and Training

One of the things we're regularly asked is how to train for a week in the French Alps.  So we asked our own Level 3 Performance Coach, Chris ...

KMV Nantaux 2012

Trail Running

If you're into running, love fresh air, river trails, single tracks through shaded forests, epic mountain views and literally hundreds of different ...

Nicholi Rogatkin - Action, photo from Red Bull

Mountain Biking in Morzine

The team at 45 Degrees North love bikes period.  Most of the time we're riding road but when we get the chance we also love hitting the trails and ...

5 mins around the corner this lake is a great place to play or relax

Alpine Lakes

One of the great things about spending summer in the mountains is the endless sporting possibilities.  Just looking out of the window of our ...

Cycling Insurance

Before coming out to the French Alps with your bike we recommend all our guests are insured.  We have a couple of suggestions for you from British ...

Morzine Pool & Spa

Rest day activities

The mid-week rest day is a great chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful serenity of the French Alps.  It can also be the perfect opportunity to try ...

Gorgeous french vineyards with so many wine varieties to choose from

Wines and Bubbles for our guests

Two to three times a year the team at 45 Degrees North handpicks a selection of the best wines for our guests.  We always look forward to meeting up ...

Local micro brewery Bec Jaune is a great place to hang out and sample their weekly beers

Great Local Breweries

With a growing number of people leaving their cities and living in the mountains its no wonder there are so many craft breweries popping up.  Here's ...