It’s really starting to warm up here in Morzine, and coupled with the longer days we are gearing up for a fantastic summer season!
Here’s an itinerary of the key summer events in Morzine this summer, so you can plan your holiday.
Pass’Portes du Soleil- Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th June.
Starting off with the Pass’Portes, which is a major MTB event taking place in the Portes du Soleil. Spanning 80km across France and Switzerland, the event boasts incredible views & a host of pit-stops serving up local specialties so you can create wonderful memories while benefiting from world-class mountain biking and a delicious lunch!
Morzine Spartan Races- Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd July.
Spartan offers stunning & incredible routes, wading across high-altitude lakes, climbing steep slopes, jumping into natural waterfalls & swimming in white-water rivers. Not for the faint-hearted, there are 3 different events and distances to conquer, or you can even take on all 3 events for the Trifecta experience!
There is also a 50km/60 obstacle ULTRA race only taking place in Morzine, & events for children.
Morzine Outdoor Swimming Pool Opening- Monday 3rd July
Experience an Olympic sized outdoor pool, with a smaller pool & kids play pool as well! Don’t forget to try the pool restaurant for delicious lunches, snacks & of course ice creams!
Etape du Tour- Sunday 9th July.
This amateur cycling event is a fantastic way to experience what the pros do, riding the Tour de France route,152 km and 4100m of elevation gain awaits!
Bastille Day- Friday 14th July.
Bastille day is the French national holiday and Morzine will be ‘en fete’, which means we will be partying! Expect lots of fireworks, events in the town centre and ‘beaucoup de’ French spirit.
Tour de France- Saturday 15th July.
After a long and grueling cycle from Annemasse, the tour will whizz into town for the second year in a row! This is the 110th edition of this incredibly famous bike race and the atmosphere in Morzine will be unparalleled!
“Adopte 1 Col” : Morzine to Joux Plane– Sunday 23rd July.
Today the famous Col du Joux Plane road will close for cyclists to ride up, starting either in Morzine or Samoens. Don’t miss climbing this legendary col that’s at 1690 meters altitude has been crossed 11 times by the Tour de France and 3 times by the Critérium du Dauphiné!
Morzine kingdom of children– From Monday 24th to Friday 28th July.
Expect games, workshops, music shows and much more in the town square. With different events everyday it’s a fab way to entertain your little ones!
Morzine Beach– From Wednesday 2nd to Thursday 3rd August.
The beach comes to Morzine for two fun & sandy days!
Between sandpits, cooking workshops, creative workshops, face painting, foot billiards and zumba, Morzine has everything you need for a beach day in the mountains!
Hauts Forts trail race– Saturday 5th August.
The Hauts-Forts trail links Morzine to Avoriaz at an altitude of 1800m and takes you through the most beautiful panoramas of the Portes du Soleil.
Set off on an extraordinary adventure on a course that is demanding and technical, enjoying epic views and stunning vistas.
There are 4 different races to sign up for:
– Les Hauts-Forts (51km and D+3850)
– Le Fornet (40km and D+3040)
– Les Mines d’Or (23km and D+1950)
– Le Relais des Contrebandiers (30km / 21km and D+2100 / D+1740)
Morzine kingdom of children– From Monday 7th to Friday 11th August.
Morzine offers an exceptional week for children! See above for more info.
Triathlon Morzine-Montriond– Saturday 26th August.
This event was conceived by the local Triathlon club & takes in a swim of Lake Montriond, a ride up to Avoriaz on the TDF route, and a run along the river Dranse. There are 3 distances to choose from: –
- Distance M (individual or relay) with 1,5km swimming, 40km cycling (with more than 1000m of ascent!) and 10km running
- Distance S (individual or relay) with 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run
- Distance XS with 400m swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run
- TriStars Juniors with 100m swim, 2km bike and 500m run
Mont-Blanc Rally– Friday 1st to Saturday 2nd September.
The Mont-Blanc Morzine Rally is a very well-known event nationally, that has been taking place for more than 20 years! Rally lovers descend on Morzine for 2 days, to watch cars race over the local cols.
To end as jam-packed summer schedule…
UCI MTB cross-country Marathon World Cup & UCI MTB Enduro World Cup- Thursday 7th to Sunday 17th September.
Ride, race, enjoy then watch the pro’s do battle on some of the finest terrain on earth.
Please get in touch with our friendly office team to book your accommodation!
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