Morzine is a vibrant mountain town and often hosts many events in the summer and throughout the year. However 2016 is a special year for Morzine with it hosting several major sporting events…

Spartan Race

This race is a combination of running and obstacles over 3 different distances.  Open to beginners and professional racers, these events attract people from all over the world and of all ages.  The weekend of 2nd-3rd July 2016, Morzine was host to several Spartan races over the course of the weekend including Sprint, Super and Beast races and several junior events to get the local children involved!  The obstacles were fierce, the mud was thick and muddy, the competitors were hardcore and the atmosphere and organisation was amazing!  We have heard that the Spartan Race will be coming back to Morzine in years to come, so keep your eye out for more info….

 

Etape du Tour

Each year, the infamous Tour de France organises a day when the public can sign up to take part in one stage of the Tour de France on a different day from the pros!  This year, the chosen stage is Megève to Morzine, over 4 mountain passes. 15 000 cyclists will take part in the event which will end in Morzine on Sunday 10th July after an early start in Megève.  The route will take in Col de Flumet, Col de la Colombière, Col de Joux-Plane and we have heard that the Col de Ramaz will be replaced by the Col de Joux-Verte because of rockfalls on the Ramaz road that cannot be controlled; the perils of mountain roads!

 

Le Tour de France

Of course, after the Etape du Tour, the pros get their turn to cycle the chosen stage and show us all how it is done!  On Saturday 23rd July, the best cyclists in the world will cycle from Megève to Morzine.  People will come from all around the world to watch the event, camper-vans will line the hillsides to get the best spot days in advance. A great event for spectators both on the mountain climbs and in the town itself, this is definitely worth coming to see!