Events and Festivals in Morzine - Part I
Mountain biking is the main activity in Morzine during the summer, while mountain bike riders are most of the people you can see in the streets. Looking for apre biking activities, we invite you to read the following posts.
Morzine is an active tourist center all year long. There are many events and festivals which take place in the area of Passportes du Soleil all year long. Here is a partial list of some of the main festivals and events which take place in the area. In our next posts we‘ll give you some important information on the many festivals and events which take place in the area.I recommend combining a visit to some of these events on your next Morzine mountain biking trip.
- Mont Blanc rally: For the past 20 years, the Mont Blanc rally has been one of the highlights of the summer. Top racing drivers race on a course around Morzine.
- Morzine Avoriaz Cycle race: This race is one of the challenging races in the region. The road from Morzine to Avoriaz is a 900 meter climb on a winding road throughout 12 KM. Although this is a street ride, we invite you to join the attempt to beat the 33 minute record set in the 1979 Tour de France, set by Bernard Hinault.
- Les-Gets Mechanical Music festival: A unique festival devoted to mechanical music. The festival includes shows, exhibitions, concerts and other events. You‘ll be amazed at the different objects which are transformed into musical instruments.
- Lake Montriond fireworks display: As we noted in our post on Lake Montriond - this spectacular display takes place on the second Saturday of August at Lake Montriond.
This is a partial list of the many events which take place annually in the area. Its needles to say - even a regular day in Morzine feels like a festival. There are many festivals, events and tournaments mountain-bike related. Our next post will focus on festivals and events that are morzine mountain bike related.