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What’s on - Summer 2017

This summer head to the stunning setting of Morzine for some fantastic events. From world class mountain biking and road cycling, to music festivals and the Mont Blanc Rally, there’s so much to enjoy.


(Events are subject to change, so please check the details before you go)

 

June - July - August

June

 

Crankworx

Les Gets

This multi-competition event brings together the elite of the mountain-biking world in five days of competition. With Slopestyle, Dual Speed & Style, Pump Track and Descent, there’s an unbelievable atmosphere.

As well as the competitions, the programme includes entertainment, concerts and even a Kidsworx for budding champions!

 

Cyclosportive Morzine-Haut Chablais

Morzine/Chablais

One of the most beautiful Alpine cycle races, this Cyclosportive has two courses to choose from, crossing the Chablais, the Brevon and the Giffre and some of region’s most beautiful passes.

The event is part of the Haute Savoie Cyclosportives Challenge, along with the Grand-Bo, the Faucigny Glières and the Saléve Bornes Glières.

 

Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB

Morzine/Les Gets

Discover the fabulous mountain-biking terrain in the Portes du Soleil on this ride between France and Switzerland. There’s 80km of fun, varied routes, unique facilities and refreshment points featuring local specialities. Nine stations will serve as starting points: Avoriaz, Châtel, Les Gets, Montriond-Les Lindarets, and Morzine on the French side, and Champéry, Les Crosets and Morgins in Switzerland.

This year, Les Gets is host to the mountain bike show, with more than 200 brands and free bike tests.

For non bikers there are guided walks to taste local farm produce or discover the local flora and fauna,

 

July

Spartan Race

Morzine

Morzine welcomes the second Spartan Race over a summer weekend, with four courses in and around the village. As well as the challenging courses, expect plenty of entertainment in the start and finish area, and at the Palais des Sports where you’ll enjoy warm-up music, partner stands and the presentation of medals.

 

Bikelec Electric bike show

Morzine

Morzine has been named as the electric bike capital for 2017, and this event, the only one in Europe, will be the meeting place for professionals and enthusiasts interested in the future of cycling.

As well as an exhibition of electric bikes, there will also be activities to promote electric cycling, including a range of bike tests.

Please note this additional information is in French

 

Harley Days music festival

Morzine

Harley fanatics will gather in Morzine for this hugely popular free event organised by the HOG France. The fun takes place throughout the village, including the Harley Bar, various stages and giant screens. This year’s headline acts include Trust and the Original Blues Brothers Band.

Please note this additional information is in French

 

July 31- August 12 - Lounge Music Festival

Les Gets

For almost two weeks, more than 40 free concerts will take place throughout the village, making for a great atmosphere in the streets.

Please note this additional information is in French

 

 

August

French trophy for young mountain bikers

Morzine

The French youth trophy is organised every year by the Fédération Française de Cyclisme, with young cyclists representing regions from across France. Each day caters for a different discipline: relay, trial, cross-country and descent.

Some of the great names of French biking have come through this event, including: Julien Absalon, Fabien Barel, Maxime Marotte, Victor Koretzky and Loïc Bruni.

 

Hauts Forts trail race

Morzine/Avoriaz

This mountain course between Morzine and Avoriaz goes through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Portes du Soleil, Pléney ridges, Pointe de Nyon, the Manche valley, the Mines d'Or lake, col de Cou et arrête du Vanet, col du Fornet, Morzinette, and around the summit of the Hauts Forts, the highest point of the Chablais and the Portes du Soleil.

There are two courses - 55km and 24km - with relay options. Both start in Morzine and finish in Avoriaz.

Please note this additional information is in French

 

 

 

M. Pokora in concert

Morzine

For his seventh album, MY WAY, M Pokora has chosen to revisit the classic tracks of Claude Francois, paying homage to an era of which he is particularly fond.
This show brings together an eclectic audience which includes his young and loyal fans as well as fans of Clo-Clo.
You can find M. Pokora on the Esplanade at the Maison Des Gets on August 12. It’s a magical setting, surrounded by the nature of Haute Savoie.
After Garou, Florent Pagny and Patrick Bruel, the dynamism of this singer promises an unforgettable night for festival-goers, local guests and holidaymakers.
The concert starts at 7pm.

 

Haute Route Alps Cyclosportive

Morzine

Since its creation in 2011 the Haute Route Alps has become the benchmark for cyclosportives, and is probably the most prestigious.

600 amateur cyclists will get the chance to experience a week of cycling through the Alps on a course usually reserved for the professionals. This year Morzine will host the final town stage before the finish in Geneva.

 

August 31 - September 2 - Mont Blanc Rally

Morzine

 

The Mont Blanc Morzine Rally is one of the stages of the French Automobile Championship, which has taken place at the end of the summer for over 20 years.

The action takes place around the village and the Côte d'Arbroz - a wonderful spectacle.

 

 

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