This summer, holidaymakers can disconnect from the pressures of modern life by escaping to their very own bubble in the mountains. Returning for a second season, Les Bulles des Mines d’Or consists of two unique transparent bubble accommodations, set in the heart of the Morzine Mines in the French Alps.
Operating from May to October, each bubble comes complete with a private terrace, seating area, air conditioning, electricity, wardrobe and large double bed, allowing their occupants to stargaze in privacy and comfort while enjoying a 360° panorama of the mountains. Popular with couples, guests can choose to stay in the Bulle des Hauts-Forts or the Bulle du Lac, the latter of which benefits from its very own jacuzzi.
The Les Bulles des Mines d’Or team offer a variety packages and optional extras, including a full dinner, breakfast and drinks service, featuring charcuterie, local cheeses and regional wines. Visitors can also opt for a massage in their bubble, with an extensive treatment menu available, allowing guests to completely switch off under the night sky.
The bubbles are a short walk away from the Chalet des Bulles, which features all the necessary comforts to ensure a pleasant stay. Here guests have access to VIP shower and toilet facilities as well as a dining area and cosy lounge. Ideally positioned on the outskirts of the Alpine resort of Morzine, a night at Les Bulles des Mines makes for the perfect romantic addition for those holidaying in the nearby village.
Just a stone’s throw from Les Bulles des Mines d’Or, Morzine is set the heart of the Franco-Swiss Portes du Soleil area and is only an hour and a quarter from Geneva Airport. Benefiting from direct flights from London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Bristol and Leeds, the village is the perfect base of UK holidaymakers wanting to get active in the mountains and for those wanting to explore the entire region this summer. Situated at an altitude of over 1,000m, Morzine is one of the most northerly of the French Alpine resorts, enjoying stunning mountain views and a traditional village feel with boutique hotels, independent shops and Old-World wooden architecture.
Although Morzine is less travelled outside of the ski season, it has just as much to offer in the summer with hundreds of hiking and biking trails set against the spectacular Alpine scenery. There are around 380km of marked trails in the area with varying degrees of technical skill required, as well as 15 mapped road cycling itineraries to explore. In addition, holidaymakers can choose from a range of climbing, trekking and fishing excursions or an array of more transformative experiences, like horse-back rides in the mountains or taking to the skies over the Alps in helicopter, light-aircraft, or a hot air balloon. What’s more, thrill-seekers are spoilt for choice in Morzine, with the resort making a great base for anyone wanting to take advantage of the region’s superb canyoning, paragliding, white water rafting and parachuting offerings.
From June to September, Morzine is a hive of activity with plenty of energetic pursuits of offer to suit all tastes and abilities, although the village is equally well suited for those wanting to simply unwind and relax. Bulles des Mines d’Or is just the latest such option, with traditional horse-drawn carriage rides through the picturesque town centre, outdoor yoga sessions and gastronomic walking tours also available throughout the summer.
What else is new in Morzine?
Adventure news: The Morzine based company Cascade Aventure offers year-round, outdoor soft adventure activities and during the summer specialises in climbing and mountain walking. New for this summer, the operator’s latest experience is called Tyro-Ferrata and see’s thrill-seekers using a zip-line to fly above the Nyon canyon and waterfall, following the route of the river before descending into the ravine below. Perfect for adrenaline-junkies, the activity takes place just a mile outside of Morzine’s village centre and costs £8 per turn.
Events news: The Harley-Davidson Owners Group will descend on Morzine for its long summer weekend of all things rock ‘n’ roll 11-14 July 2019. A rider’s paradise, approximately 3,000 bikes will arrive in the Alpine town with demonstrations, stunts, a Harley fashion show and an impressive line-up of free live music. This year’s Morzine-Avoriaz Harley Days Festival headliners will include Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Rockbox Symphonic Orchestra & Manu Lanvin and The Devil Blues. Entry to the event is free.
Wellbeing news: Afghan Walking is a rhythmic breathing technique synchronised with walking; a growing trend popular with health-conscious holidaymakers. It was born out of the observations made by the Frenchman Édouard G. Stiegler in the 1980’s, during his contacts with Afghan caravaners, capable of making walks of more than 60km per day for dozens of days at a time. New for this season, visitors to Morzine can now learn the art of Afghan Walking with an expert guide on a dedicated half day tour. Where better to experience the fascinating technique than in the beautiful mountains that surround the alpine resort?
Contact the Bureau des Guides Morzine-Avoriaz (+33 4 50 75 96 65 – www.guides-morzine.com)
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Les Bulles des Mines d’Or: Stays start from £73 pppn based on two people sharing a bubble and includes breakfast.
Les Bulles des Mines d’Or (+33 682664634, www.bulles-minesdor.com).
Hotel only: A seven-night stay at the four-star Les Airelles Hotelin the centre of Morzine, arriving 29 June 2019, is priced from £400 pp based on two adults sharing a double room. Includes breakfast.
Les Airelles Hotel (+ 33 450747121, www.les-airelles.com).
Package: A seven-night stay at the three-star Hotel Hermine Blancheoverlooking Morzine’s town centre, arriving 30 June 2019, is priced from £743 pp based on two adults sharing a double room on a half-board basis. Return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, transfers and bike hire included.
Alpine Elements (020 3949 8353, www.alpineelements.co.uk).
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