Lac de Montriond
#7 in this Morzine walking guide
Lunch stop: Le Verdoyant
Lac de Montriond is charmingly picturesque and a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Perfect for a flat 5km stroll around the lake itself, or you can also walk up at the end of the lake to the Ardent waterfall to extend the walk and build up an appetite for lunch. We recommend the Verdoyant restaurant, perched prettily on the edge of the lake and serving up traditional French cuisine. With sheer cliff faces to one side of the lake creating dramatic scenery, and the way the sun streams through the valley to create a seemingly perfect sun trap, the banks of the lake also make for a great picnic spot. Whilst you’re there, you can even go swimming or paddle boarding in the lake, and they have a crazy golf course set up as well.
Cascade des Brochaux & Les Lindarets
#14 in this Morzine walking guide
Lunch stop: Le Petit Lindaret
We recommend parking in Les Lindarets or “the Goat Village” and walking the 5-10 minutes up to the Lecherette chairlift, which you can take up to the Avoriaz plateau to begin your walk. From here, there is an initial (short) climb followed by a long downhill walk towards the Cascade (aka waterfall) des Brochaux. Once you have seen the waterfall and snapped the obligatory photos, you can carry on down the trail which runs alongside the stream, back down to Les Lindarets, where you will find goats freely roaming the streets. Le Petit Lindaret is set in the heart of the village with a friendly atmosphere and great food, as well as it being a great spot from which to watch the passing goats (and people!).