There is something for everyone this Summer in Morzine, whether you are here to train, take part in events or just relax and take in the beautiful scenery. Take a look below at just a handful of the events that are taking place this year.
20th- 24th June
Crankworx is a celebration of world class mountain biking and it is back for its 3rd year in Les Gets. Whether taking part or just spectating, if last year is anything to go by you are in for a treat. See the full itinerary and array of events here. http://www.crankworx.com/les-gets/crankworx-les-gets-events/
17th June 8.00am to 12.00pm
Morzine-Haut Chablais Cyclosportive
This friendly but tough event consists of 2 races of 155km and 100km over the col de Joux Verte, Corbier, Grand Taillet and more.
It is a fantastic opportunity to scale epic cols that often feature in international events such as the Tour de France.
Last minute registrations will be accepted between and 14.00 and 19.00 the day before the race so there is still time to get involved
29th June to 1st July Every day 7.00am to 18.00pm
Pass’Portes Du Soleil
A fantastic MTB event that runs every year on the Portes du Soleil (www.passportesdusoleil.com). It’s a weekend mountain bike festival that has a marked out loop on the mountains of 80km – sounds long but there’s 15 lifts used in that loop so very little peddling uphill! The trail they use is suitable for almost all levels of mountain biker; it’s a fantastic route that takes in the best the region has to offer. You can even cut parts out to make a shorter loop if you don’t fancy the full 80km. The passport weekend runs on the 29th, 30th June and 1st July.
There are food stations around the mountains (in addition to the usual mountain restaurants). Even if you don’t fancy entering the event it is still a great atmosphere in town and they leave the course marked out for a few days afterwards so you can take advantage of the loop without needing to be part of the event.
There is a special route for children ages 9 -14 and also a walking pass so you can go and cheer on the participants.
7th July to 8th July
Spartan Race – European Championship
Back for its 3rd year running. The Spartan is a huge obstacle course taking place in Morzine and is sure to be lots of fun whether taking part or spectating. You can opt for the 3-5 miles with 20-23 obstacles, 8-10miles with 24-29 obstacles or 12-14 miles with 30-35 obstacles. If you really want to challenge yourself why not go for all 3 ‘The Trifecta’ consists of completing all 3 races in one day. The Spartan Race isn’t just for adults, there are 2 categories in the children’s race for the future athletes in your family. You can see a lot more details, prices and itineraries on their main website; https://www.spartan.com/en/race/detail/3413/overview
30th July to 3rd August 10.00am to 19.00pm
Morzine Pampers You
It is time to unwind. The Tourist Office has dedicated this week to relaxation and looking after yourself. There are various introductory and discovery sessions put on throughout the week.
5th August 9.00am – 12.00am
Morzine-Avoriaz Bike climb
One of the oldest cycle races dating back to 1975 when the TDF first came to Morzine. Why not try this one out for yourself. Starting at 9am from the town hall square.
8th and 9th August 10.00 -12.00am
The Beach is coming to Morzine, it is completely free and you can enjoy inflatable games, live music and workshops for children.
11th August 12.00am
Hauts Forts Trail Race
The race starts in Morzine and finishes up in Avoriaz and there are 3 routes to choose from;
- 51km (accent +3900m)
- 40km (accent + 3000m)
- 23km (accent + 1900m)
- A relay race (team of 2 runners) is available for the long race only. Relay point at the Lac des Mines d’Or.
It is a great chance to take in some of the stunning scenery in and around Morzine.
Sunday 19th August 8.30am to 11.30am
1 Day, 1 Climb
Road bikers, for 1 day only, the Col de Joux Plane is all yours. The road is closed to all traffic so come and make the most of the beautiful scenery.
Refreshments are available at the top.
7th September to 9th September 7.00am to 18.00pm
70th Mont Blanc Rally
If you are a car enthusiast this is the weekend for you, for the last 20 years Morzine has hosted a key stage in the Mont Blanc Rally and this year is no different. All details can be found here http://www.rallye-mont-blanc-morzine.com/
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