With the winter season wrapping up for another year and the mountain sunshine in abundance, we’re getting our heads into summer mode!
Here’s a rundown of the key summer events in Morzine this summer, so you can plan your next visit! Whether it’s watching the Tour de France riders whizz by, taking on an athletic challenge or entertaining the kids during the school holidays, there’s something for everyone…
Friday 24th – Sunday 26th June : Pass’Ports du Soleil
A major MTB event spanning France and Switzerland with 80km of marked routes and a host of pit-stops serving up local specialties. There’s also a pedestrian version for those who prefer two feet to two wheels! Full details here >>
Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd July: Spartan Race
The famous obstacle race returns to Morzine. Think slope climbing, crossing high altitude lakes and jumping into natural waterfalls!
Monday 11th July -Tuesday 12th July: Tour de France
The riders will be enjoying a well-earned rest day in Morzine on 11th and then will be departing from Morzine on Tuesday morning, bypassing the cols and heading down the valley following the Dranse D’Abondance towards Lake Geneva. Which leaves the col routes free to explore on your own bike if you fancy! More details here >>
Thursday 14th July – Bastille Day
Get your fireworks fix to celebrate the French National Day.
Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th July: Harley Days
Morzine hosts the largest gathering of Harley riders at this festival with motorbikes by day and rock concerts by night. Taking place in the heart of town, there’s something for everyone! More details here >>
Monday 25th – Friday 29th July: Morzine Kids Kingdom
Kickstart the school summer holidays in style with a host of free themed workshops and music shows in the heart of Morzine.
Wednesday 3rd – Thursday 4th August: Morzine Beach
The beach comes to central Morzine for a beach day in the mountains! From sandcastles to creative workshops, face painting and deck chairs, it’s fun for the whole family.
Saturday 6th August: Hauts Forts Trail Race
A demanding trail run with exceptional views! Choose between 23km, 40km or 51km over rugged mountain terrain and ascending between 1900 and 3800m. You’ll be rewarded with some of the most beautiful panoramas in the Portes du Soleil.
Monday 8th – Friday 12th August: Morzine Kids Kingdom
A week-long series of themed workshops and music shows returns in August to keep the kids entertained is back – all free and in the heart of Morzine!
Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th August : Les Gets World Championships 2022
A huge event for the mountain biking calendar, riders will kickstart the week in Les Gets training, before ramping up to the cross country and downhill finals. More details here >>
Saturday 27th August: Morzine-Montriond Triathlon
A real mountain triathlon starts with a swim in Lake Montriond, followed by a col cycle to Avoriaz and a run along the Dranse river. There are 6 difficulty options, including one for juniors. Full details here >>
Friday 9th – Saturday 10th September: Mont Blanc Rally
The 74th Mont Blanc rally comes to town! Fans come from all over France and Europe to spectate, with some incredible routes including the Joux Verte and Joux Plane passes.
For more information on any of these events, visit https://en.morzine-avoriaz.
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