Skip to main content

What's On & What's New In Morzine This Summer

Think Morzine and the French Alps, and most people think of skiing and winter holidays BUT there is so much going on in Morzine during the summer.

As well as being a fantastic summer holiday destination, Morzine regularly plays host to a number of renowned events and Summer 2024 is no exception!

Watch some of the world's best cyclists compete in the Mountain Bike World Cup; challenge yourself in the Spartan or Trail des Hauts Forts; rock out during Harley Days; or relax on the Morzine Beach - there is something for everyone and all the family in Morzine this Summer.

What's New For Summer 2024

This Summer, the lifts will be opening for mountain biking at the weekends from May 31st and then continuously from 14th June 2024, all the way through to 15th September 2024.

Fancy a late night pedal? Pleney telecabine will be open until 7pm every Tuesday and Thursday, with Super Morzine and Zore also staying open until 7pm on Fridays.

For those new to mountain biking, a green return trail is planned to open for the start of the school holidays, allowing beginners to ride down from the top of Pleney via Les Mouilles. In addition, a new practice area for beginners will be opening around the Viking and Nabor lifts.

Click here for all the bike park opening times for Summer 2024.

What's On In Morzine Summer 2024

28 - 30 June 2024

Pass'Portes du Soleil

This epic mountain bike event turns 20 this year! Covering the huge Portes du Soleil, the Pass'Portes course covers 80km, two countries, 13 lifts, 720m of climbing, and 5700m of downhill.

The event has expanded over the years and now also includes specific events for e-bikes, gravel bikes, and even pedestrians. It’s a great way to explore the expansive area that’s right on Morzine’s doorstep!

Find all the details on the Pass'Portes du Soleil website

4 - 7 July 2024

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Festival

The WHOOP UCI Mountain Bike World Series is back in Les Gets for 2024! 

The Cross-country Short Track (XCC), Cross-country Olympic (XCO) and Downhill (DHI) events will take place in Les Gets across the weekend.

With fantastic racing from the best riders in the world, and always set against an incredible atmosphere, this is a must-see for bike fans.

Keep an eye on the UCI website for the latest news.

5 - 7 July 2024

Spartan Ultra World Championship & Trifecta Weekend

Billed as "the Spartan weekend of the summer", the event has something for everyone. Choose from the Sprint 5K, Super 10K, Beast 21K or even the Ultra 50K...And there's a shorter course for the kids!

If that all sounds like too much effort, you’ll be glad to know that part of the course snakes its way around town so you can relax and watch everyone tackle the crazy obstacles instead!

Find all the details and how to sign up on the Spartan website.

 

11 - 14 July 2024

Harley Days

Harley Days really has to be experienced to be believed! The bi-annual gathering of riders and rockers transforms Morzine with exhibitions, stalls, free concerts, and more motorbikes and leathers than you can imagine!

With the final night coinciding with Bastille Day (France’s national holiday), expect 2024’s event to be bigger and crazier than ever.

15 - 19 July 2024

Morzine en pleine nature / Nature Festival

The perfect antidote to Harley Days, Morzine’s Nature Festival is all about stepping back, relaxing, and reconnecting to the nature on our doorstep.

A programme full of events including yoga and sophrology sessions, wellness workshops, hikes and more will be posted on the Morzine-Avoriaz Tourist Office website nearer the time.

20 - 21 July 2024

Trail des Gets

A trail running weekend across the mountains around Les Gets, with distances for everyone whether you're new to trail running or a seasoned pro!

For full details of the event including courses and registration information, visit the Trail des Gets website.

21 July 2024

Adopte un col - col de Joux Plane

For one morning only this summer the legendary col de Joux Plane will be traffic-free! One of the hors catégorie cols of the Tour de France, you can decide whether to tackle the climb from Morzine or Samoens.

A highlight of the summer for cyclists! Details on the Morzine-Avoriaz Tourist Office site.

15 - 18 July, 22 - 25 July & 29 July - 1 August 2024

BeVenturesome Adventure Holiday Club

BeVenturesome's Adventure Holiday Club is an outdoor-based Kids Club running in Morzine during the school holidays. Ideal for kids aged 8-13, the club runs in the mornings, giving parents a bit of time to themselves and kids the chance to explore Morzine while making some new friends. Meet up at lunchtime then spend the afternoons together. Perfect!

Even better - More Mountain guests get a 15% discount on either week. Visit BeVenturesome's website for more details about the Club and contact us directly for the discount code!

22 - 26 July & 5 - 9 August 2024

Royaume des Marmots / Kingdom of the Marmots

For two weeks every summer, the centre of Morzine transforms into the Royaume des Marmots (Kingdom of the Marmots), with free activities for kids and families taking place every day between 10am and 7pm.

31 July - 1 August 2024

Morzine Plage / Morzine Beach

What makes the best summer holiday destination, the beach or the mountains? Well you don't need to compromise because at the start of August, the beach comes to Morzine!

Complete with sand and deckchairs, there are usually a number of other fun workshops and activities that take place over the two days.

Contact the Morzine-Avoriaz Tourist Office for details.

3 August 2024

La Fête du Lac Montriond

The annual Fête du Lac at Lac de Montriond is a firework show like nothing you've ever seen! Take a blanket and a picnic, and settle in for the light and music spectacle ending with an incredible firework display against the stunning backdrop of the Lac de Montriond cliffs.

This year's theme is the Olympics, and after the fireworks there'll be a DJ playing into the early hours!

10 August 2024

Trail des Hauts-Forts

A high-altitude mountain trail running event with stunning views linking Morzine to Avoriaz. There are four events to choose from, ranging from 23K to 52K, and all are UTMB® World Series Qualifier events. 

You'll find details of each event, along with how to register, on the Trail des Hauts-Forts website. 

 

31 August 2024

Montriond Morzine Avoriaz Triathlon (MMA)

Unfortunately the Montriond Morzine Avoriaz (MMA) Triathlon has been cancelled for 2024 however why not try your own mini-triathlon based around Lac du Montriond?

Swim across the lake, cycle up to Ardent and back (or continue up to the Goat Village in Linderets if you fancy more of a challenge), and finish with a lap or two around the lake. 

Then celebrate with a well-deserved drink at Hotel du Lac! 

Another alternative is Le Triathlon international du Lac d’Annecy taking place 29 - 30 June. Annecy is easily within striking distance of Morzine and a perfect day trip destination.

5 - 7 September 2024

Mont Blanc Rally

Morzine once again plays host to the Mont-Blanc Rally with stages taking place on the roads around the town including the col de Joux Verte and the col de Joux Plane.

An absolute must-see for rally fans.

 

Whether you're coming to Morzine on a mountain bike holiday or for a family getaway, you'll be spoilt for choice of things to do! In fact, one week might just not be long enough...

Find your ideal place to stay and enjoy a summer mountain holiday in Morzine this year. 

  • Summer in Morzine

  • Latest News

About the author

More Mountain

We use cookies on our website to give you the most relevant experience by remembering your preferences and repeat visits. By clicking “Accept”, you consent to the use of ALL the cookies. 

See our Privacy Policy here             

Back to top