When you come to Morzine for your summer holiday the list of activities on offer is almost endless, from mountain biking and road cycling, through to rafting, canyoning, and even relaxing around the pool.
Whilst you are here you may wish to sit back and watch (or even take part in) one of the world class events that are on through out the summer, so here's our guide to what's on in Morzine over the coming months.
Morzine Summer Events
14th- 18th June
Crankworx is a celebration of world class mountain biking and it is back for its 2nd 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/
Morzine- Haut Chablais Cyclosportive - This is a great chance to challenge yourself on routes undertaken in races such as the Tour de France and Tour de L’Avenier. There are 2 races that consist of 155km and 100km over the Joux Verte, Corbier, Grand Taillet, Jambaz and the Joux Plane to Finish. Not for the faint hearted!
23rd- 25th June
Pass’Portes du Soleil - It is the 14th edition of the Pass Portes Du Soleil and almost half of the tracks have been modified this year, the new itinerary will be released very soon! You will discover new parts of the mountain this year over in to Switzerland, Les Crosets and Mossettes. Food and drink stations are dotted all over the mountain. 80km of track with 6000m of downhill riding, if you are a lover of mountain biking this is surely a weekend not to be missed. There are even options for electric assisted bikes this year so you get a chance to view the beautiful scenery without too much effort.
1st- 2nd July
The Spartan Race - back for its 2nd year running. It 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/2090/overview
13th- 16th July
Harley Days - Morzine is once again staging the Harley Days Festival and the town will be buzzing with all things Harley. Thousands of Bikers will be making their way in to Morzine to enjoy Music Concerts, Fender tents, Food, Drinks and wierd and wonderful stalls. It is always a weekend to remember.
The Hauts Forts Trail Race - the race starts in Morzine and finishes up in Avoriaz and there are 3 routes to choose from;
- 55km (accentt +4 500m)
- 24km (accent + 1 900m)
- 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.
12th - 18th August
Morzine Kids Kingdom - There are always a whole host of activities for children to enjoy in the Summer months but this week is specifically dedicated to putting on fun activities for your children. Face painting, arts and crafts, baking and all sorts of activities can be enjoyed in the tourist square.
26th- 27th August
The Haute Route - the first global series of multi-day cycling events for amateurs. Riding from Nice to Geneva the race consists of seven consecutive stages from Monday 21st August to Sunday 27th August. The race comes in to Morzine from Megeve on 26th August. See more details and how to enter here http://www.hauteroute.org/
31st August – 2nd September
The 69th 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. Take a look at this video produced by the talented Will Nangle to get a feel for what the weekend is all about. https://vimeo.com/105789233
So as you can see, lots of varied events going on all summer! Get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org to check on our latest availability and get your summer of adventure (or relaxation!) booked.