Summer is coming…

May 19, 2017 By Custom Breaks



With winter well and truly over we are now looking forward to all of the summer activities here in Morzine, and what a busy summer it is going to be! Here are just a few of the activities we are looking forward to and if you would like to join in too we would love to have you stay with us this summer.

June 14th – 18th, Crankworx

The incredible Crankworx mountain biking event is returning to Les Gets to kickstart the summer MTB season. The diggers are already busy building the huge dirt jumps and getting the trails ready. Come and watch the worlds elite riders defy gravity and compete for the fastest downhill or best tricks.

June 23rd -25th, Pass’portes MTB Race

At the end of the month we have the Pass’portes du Soleil MTB race. Open to riders of all abilities who want to explore the French & Swiss trails, the course is 80km of breathtaking scenery. But don’t panic – there are 15 lifts to help you with the uphill and plenty of refreshment stops along the way!

July 1st – 2nd, Spartan

This weekend we have the increasingly popular Spartan event being hosted in Morzine. Think giant obstacle course with mud, rivers, sweat and tears thrown in for good measure! With 4 races to choose from – The Sprint, The Super, The Beast and the Ultra Beast this event attracts athletes from all over the world. There is also a Junior Spartan for children aged 6 and over to take part.

July 13th – 16th, Harley Days

Morzine gets very busy and very loud with the Harley Days bike festival coming to town. With over 3000 Harley bikes making their way to Morzine the atmosphere is amazing, and we are not really in to bikes & leather! There are lots of food & clothing stalls, bike parades, live music in the square and fireworks.

August 12th, Hauts Forts Trail running

Morzine hosts the Hauts Forts trail race, a race around the highest summit in the region racers can choose from a 24km run with 1900m ascent or an impressive 55km with 4500, ascent! We will be waiting at the finish line to cheer the racers on, sipping a cold beer…

August 13th, Morzine-Avoriaz road ride race

If road riding is your thing then the famous “Grimpée Cycliste” bike climb from Morzine to Avoriaz could be for you. The route is 14.6km of winding roads and 860m of climbing with an average incline of 6%. The current record is 33 minutes which was set 27 years ago!  Robin tries to beat it every year – maybe this summer will be his lucky one?

August 26th – 27th, Nice to Geneva cycling event

The Alps Haute Route, a road ride from Nice to Geneva, finish in Morzine on their penultimate day. This event is open to individuals or teams and takes in some breathtaking scenery through the mountains.

Well – we are exhausted just thinking about all of that!  There are many more events going on throughout the summer including live concerts, workshops and lots activities for children, zumba, tennis tournaments and much more.

Sound tempting?  Contact Us to book your perfect summer holiday in our fabulous Chalet Alice