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July 9th, 2011 by Jon in Latest news
Do you love lycra, chamois cream, shaved legs and cycling up hill?
Well, to help you along your way and guide you on some of the famous climbs seen on the Tour de France, the Morzine-Avoriaz Tourist Office have published this useful little guide for you.
You can pick it up from the Tourist Office or from our chalets and apartments.
However, if you want to put in some research before you arrive, CLICK HERE to view and download the PDF.
April 28th, 2011 by Sam in Mountain biking
We are now thinking about summer as the snow season has ended, the sun is shining and we are getting the bikes out finally!
Les Gets Bike Park Lifts Pre-open on May 28th-29th for a special pre-ride taster for the season followed by June 4th-5th where there will be a full range of Kona bikes and Marzocchi Suspensions to test for a weekend mini bike festival.
Morzine Les Gets Lift Access officially opens from June 10th until September 11th (9am-5.30pm). The Morzine and Les Gets MTB trails belong to the VTT area of Les Portes du Soleil, one of the biggest linked areas in the world with 12 resorts between France and Switzerland and 650 km of trails. For 15 years, the Portes du Soleil have been offering a unique network of 25 lifts open all summer long.
Lift Pass Prices are as follows:
1 day €21,
2 days €34,
3 days €46,
4 days €59,
5 days €71,
6 days €84,
7 days €95,
8 days €104,
9 days €113,
10 days €120,
11 days €126,
12 days €132,
13 days €137,
Season €210 (50% off with valid Winter Season Pass)
This time round Summer in Morzine is even better as the Portes Du Soleil now combine access to a number of Alpine activities through the Multipass for those of you that fancy an alternative to hammering hard core downhill trails each day. More Mountain are an official accommodation provider who have signed up to the scheme. The Multi Pass is available to you all for just €1 Euro per day. All summer long, the Portes du Soleil area offers a host of fun outdoor activities: hiking, swimming in the lakes or pools, visits to cultural sites, tennis, ice rinks… all for just €1 Euro per day.
Portes du Soleil hasn’t forgotten those who live in the region and who would like to enjoy a multitude of activities all summer long thanks to the season pass: 50€
So… its time to get booking to stay this summer at More Mountain this summer…. check out all the fabulous deals we have on offer in our chalets this coming Summer.
October 14th, 2009 by Sam in Tour De France
The 2010 Tour de France route has been unveiled today (Wednesday) at the Palais des Congrès in Paris.
The 97th Tour de France runs from Saturday July 3rd to Sunday July 25th 2010. This year, the Tour de France will cover a total distance of 3,600 kilometres and Morzine Avoriaz will play a big part in the route. History speaks for itself…Morzine Avoriaz and the Tour have enjoyed a solid alliance since 1975 – this will be the Tour’s twenty fourth visit to the resort, and will include a rest day to boot!
Morzine is confirmed as official stopover and rest day on 11th & 12th July 2010.
The route is one of the hilliest in years. Starting in Rotterdam the route takes the riders down through Belgium before crossing back over in to Reims in France and then into Morzine for the first of two stopovers en route to the final destination of Paris Champs-Élysées on Sunday 25th July.
The stages in Morzine Avoriaz will run from the Jura Mountains to the Alps… From Saturday 10th July the pack will encounter some steep challenges and on Sunday 11th it will be the first real contact with high mountain peaks where they will arrive in Morzine Avoriaz. Rarely climbed – twice only – the Ramaz pass sits at an alt. of 1615m, 40km from the high 1800 altitude finish in Avoriaz, which was last visited by the Tour sixteen years ago.
At the end of the 1970s, Avoriaz, the high-altitude ski resort that is part of the town of Morzine, specialised in hosting hill climb time-trials at 1,800 metres altitude. In 1985 Lucho Herrera was the first to reach the “Gateway to the Sun” in a stage similar to the one planned for this year’s riders.
With four climbs on the programme, this will be the major alpine stage, following the first rest day in Morzine village. The stage will start in Haute-Savoie then, after a climb to the Colombière mountain pass, cross the border into Savoie and the Aravis pass, followed by the Saisies pass. The final and most gruelling challenge will be the Madeleine pass that lies thirty kilometres from the finish in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.