Crankworx, Les Gets
This is a huge International Mountain biking event, bringing together the best freestyle, freeride and downhill riders from around the world. It's part of a 3 stage world tour that starts in Rotorua in New Zealand, then heads to Les Gets and finishes up in Whistler, Canada. Come and check out the pros competing in the European Whip Off Championships, GT Dual Speed & Style, Rockshox Pump track night challenge, FMB Diamond Slopestyle, the Polygon Air Downhill & the IXS Cup. There's so much riding to be had in Les Gets for beginners to experts, or just come along and watch the pro's do their thing! Dates & details.
Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB Event
The Pass'Portes du Soleil event sets the start of the summer season - 3 days of mountain biking across the Portes du Soleil. The classic circuit is 80km long, it includes 7000m of downhill and 1000m of uphill. 15 lifts give you access to 9 different resorts, with some great riding along the way. The trails range in altitude from 2250m – 1000m and take riders through both France and Switzerland. All routes use the areas comprehensive lift network meaning that much of the uphill work is done from the comfort of a chairlift and all you have to do is enjoy the downhill. Riders tackling the full 80km circuit are rewarded with a whopping 6500m of descent! However, if you prefer to earn your descents with a bit of uphill pedalling, then each route has an alternate section enabling you to get your head down and get a bit of a sweat on. Likewise, for hardcore downhillers, options are available to deviate off the main drag onto some steeper, more technical sections where you can really put those downhill bikes through their paces. Dates & details.
Fete de la Musique
The Fête de la Musique is the celebration that takes place every summer solstice on 21st June in cities, towns and villages across France. More than a music festival, the Morzine Fête de la Musique is a free event that spills out from the bars and restaurants onto the streets and encompasses every type of music imaginable, from local amateur teen bands to professional classical musicians, from club DJ’s to traditional folk bands. Dates & details.