Summer 2023 Events In Morzine
Being the European mountain bike Mecca and one of the French Alps liveliest towns during the summer months, Morzine and the Portes du Soleil plays host to a wide range of World class events. With Corona virus well behind us and some amazing events in 2022 such as the iconic Les Gets MTB World Champs 22, this year we can expect to see a a whole load of events covering every discipline of cycling and a whole load of non-biking events in Morzine Summer 2023.
Morzine and its surrounding area has a rich history of hosting epic events from numerous Les Gets mountain bike World cups, huge music festivals and Europes largest Harley Davidson fesitival. Les Portes du Soleil regularly hosts national and international races , Crankworks events and the Passportes du Soleil 2023. Back this up with the Worlds biggest bikepark, vibrant nightlife and amazing leisure activities and there is no wonder that Morzine is the place to be in the summer 2023.
Check out our summary of Morzine Summer Events 2023
Les Gets World Cup 2023
Les Gets World Cup 2023
Morzine & Portes du Soleil MTB World Cup Festival
7th - 17th September
Morzine, Les Gets and Les Portes du Soleil are set to host the Worlds first 10 day World Cup Festival in September 2023. After the unbelievable scenes of Les Gets World Champs in 2023 there is no surprise to see downhill racing return for Les Gets World Cup 2023, What is surprising is the never before seen 10 day mountain biking festival accompanying the Les Gets World Cup, bringing together all major mountain bike race formats into a single event. This huge international festival will host multi-format events combined with a festival atmosphere designed to bring all mountain bikers and the whole MTB industry together in the epicentre of European mountain biking, Les Portes Du Soleil. Alongside the racing there will be major trade shows, exhibitions, entertainment, live music, parties and so much more.
Although the exact schedule is yet to be released, we expect the Les Gets Downhill World Cup 2023 will be held over the weekend of 8th - 10th September.
Les Gets Bike park is hosting the following UCI events:
Olympic Cross Country
Short Track Cross Country
Downhill World Cup
Morzine & Chatel are hosting the following UCI events:
Enduro World Cup
Cross Country Marathon
As well as this incredible line up of events, the mountain bike lifts will be open well into September 2023 allowing for some epic late summer riding. Traditionally the weather is a lot more settled in September offering temperatures around 25 degrees, the trails are holding together a lot better without the peak summer heat and with the occasional shower, plus September usually see's next to no lift queues, combine this with Les Gets World Cup 2023 and it's the perfect time to visit!
Click here for more information on Les Gets World Cup 2023
Passportes du Soleil 2023
23rd - 26th June
The Passportes du Soleil 2023 is a major MTB race/gathering that takes place on 23rd - 26th June 2023 and marks the official lift opening of the full Portes du Soleil area for the 2023 season, with over 200 mountain bike industry stands offering demo bikes, samples and product displays. Les Passportes Du Soleil 2023 takes you on a tour of the full Portes Du Soleil summer MTB area, showcasing over 80KM of lift assisted Enduro trails, over 15 lifts & riding between France & Switzerland.
Les Passportes du Soleil 2023 is non-competitive and more of a rally than a race. Designed to showcase the best trails in the area, at your own pace and providing local food and beverages along the way! A great way to experience the vast ness of the Portes du Soleil area and you don't need to be a Elite level Enduro racer to take part, with hundreds of amateur riders taking part in groups of friends each year. However with over 80KM+ of trails riding over a single day, a descent level of fitness is a must to make your time far more enjoyable. To compete in Les Passportes du Soleil 2023 You'll want a capable enduro bike, ideally with 150mm+ suspension front and rear, dropper post and downhill tyres as a minimum. E-mtb are also able to enter the event.
The event is great value at s 64EUR per day to enter and this includes lift pass, food & drink stops throughout the day, plus a voucher for a full area day pass (Summer or winter) in the future.
Registration opens on 1st Feb here.
Le Tour du France - Morzine 2023
The Worlds biggest road race will be visiting Morzine again for 2023. Morzine will see the finish to one of the major mountain climbing stages of Le Tour du France on the 15th July 2023. With the Le Tour departing Les Gets the next morning on 16th July. For any serious cycling fan Le Tour Du France is the absolute pinnacle of the sport, some of the Worlds best athletes, biggest and liveliest crowds and they sure know how to put on one hell of a show! The precession of Le Tour alone is absolutely huge with every truck and promotional vehicle you could imagine showing fans with promotional freebies.
Stage 14 of Le Tour de France 2023, Annemasse - Morzine is an absolutely gruelling mountain stage over 152km's and boasting 6 gradually increasing cols that combine with 4100m of climbing! The grand finale of this stage is Le Col de Joux Plane with just shy of 1000m of climbing in one hit from Samoëns to the summit before a nail biting winding alpine descent into Morzine. Having such a huge climb at the end of the stage will really determine the best climbers in the World followed by an all or nothing descent in order to take the famous stage win. With the roads closed around town it's important to arrive early and get in position to watch the show. We'd highly recommending heading up Le Pleney or Les Gets lifts and watch the action from near the top of Le Joux Plane Expect the Joux-Plane to be absolutely lined with screaming spectators the whole way up and down with a spectacular Morzine finish area!
This is the 22nd time Morzine has hosted a stage of Le Tour du France and the town is steeped in cycling history and home to a plethora of incredible cycling routes, Morzine and the Portes du Soleil should be on every cyclist's hit list no matter what your discipline! With endless mountain passes and challenging cols on our door step, there's no wonder Le Tour is a frequent visitor.
Click here for more information about Le Tour du France Morzine 2023
Every year L'Etape du Tour gives non-professional road cyclists the opportunity to ride one of the most gruelling Tour du France stages and to really get a feel for what the professionals go through in a Tour Du France stage. This year that stage will be the Stage 14: Annemasse to Morzine and will consist of several huge mountain passes over 152km of road and roughly 4100m of climbing! With the 1000m+ climb from Samoens over Col Du Joux Plane before an epic winding descent into Morzine town. The roads will be closed for this event and 15,000 "amateur" cyclists are expected to take part and experience how tough a Tour du France stage really is, the only differnce being that the pro's do this every day for 3 weeks straight! L'Etape is going to be a great warm up for Le Tour and will really get the town in the summer spirit.
Click here for more information about Le Tour du France Morzine 2023
Mont Blanc Rallye Morzine 2023
Mont Blanc Rallye
31st August - 2nd September 2023
The Mont Blanc Rallye 2023 brings a huge amount of beautiful classic and modern rally cars screaming around every hairpin bend in the vicinity. The town centre becomes a petrol heads dream with thousands of beautiful cars on display from classic BMW's and Porches to modern high spec rally cars. Take a walk through town to see all the cars and team mechanics in action, fixing bumpers and wheels from those pushing the limits. Multiple stages take place around Morzine each day so there's plenty of opportunity to catch the action, a few local favourites have to be the hair pins of Le Joux Plane, or the hill climb up le Joux Verte past Montriond lake and up towards Avoriaz.
Find more information of the 2023 Mont Blanc Rallye here
Morzine Spartan Race 2023
Spartan Race Morzine
June 30th - 2nd July
The Spartan race returns to Morzine once again from June 30th - July 2nd. Offering the following race formats:
SPRINT (5KM) // SUPER (13KM) // BEAST (21KM) // ULTRA (50KM) // KIDS RACE
Morzine's mountainous stage provides one of the toughest races on the European circuit, with epic amounts of climbing over tough mountainous terrain, wading through icy mountain streams and rivers and even climbing out of the freezing cold Nyon Waterfalls! Alongside these natural features, competitors cover huge distances of man-made obstacles, electrocutions and other borderline torture devices! This stage of the Spartan race is renowned as one of the toughest in the World and is not for the faint hearted.
Entries cost from €97 - €237 for those wanting to really punish themselves this summer, if this sounds like you then you better get training asap and sign up here.
Summer 2023 Morzine Events Highlights
10th - 17th August - Les Gets World Cup 2023
23rd -26th June Passportes du Soleil 2023
15th/16th July - Tour de France Morzine 2023
9th July - L'Etape Morzine 2023
30th June - 2nd July - Morzine Spartan 2023
31st August - 2nd September Mont Blanc Rallye 2023
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