Morzine & Les Gets have been buzzing this summer!
With international events bringing both towns into the spotlight and (mainly) glorious weather making the mountains feel alive, 2016 has stood out as a particularly good summer! Here are Leggett Immobilier Morzine & Les Gets top picks so far.
The area really is a special place once the snow melts and the wild flowers start to grow! Once summertime arrives in Morzine, Les Gets & the surrounding valleys, the mountains turn a luscious green and thrive with a range of colours and smells that make you feel like you could be in the perfection of a washing detergent advert!
The 2016 summer has been especially good, with constant good weather (OK… there has been a few storm hiccups along the way), and a flow of happy tourist faces passing through the town.
Crankworx put the first main spotlight onto Les Gets this summer back in June. This is an international mountain bike event which sees the world’s best battle it out in various competitions from freestyle to downhill. The weather wasn’t amazing for this event, with early season showers creating a mud bath for some of the courses. Fortunately, the best trick and downhill took place giving hundreds of spectators a great show. Crankworx is scheduled to take place in Les Gets for the next three years!
Le Tour de France.
What do we say about this magnificent competition? Taking place across the whole of France, cyclists at the peak of human fitness race as teams and individuals to take the yellow jersey. Megeve – Morzine was a relatively short stage compared to some of the larger days earlier in July. The rain poured and made the final descent down the Col de Joux Plane as exciting as ever, as Team Sky protected Chris Frome so that he could take the win without crashing in the wet conditions.
This couldn’t have been polar opposite conditions to the Etape du Tour just a couple of weeks earlier. With blazing sunshine and temperatures pushing 30 degrees, amateur and semi-professional athletes took on the same route to Le Tour de Frances Megeve – Morzine stage. Setting off early in the morning, thousands of road bikers took on steep cols and fast descents to prove themselves against some of the toughest routes in the Alps.
Reeboks Spartan Race
Reeboks Spartan Race saw hundreds of athletes of various levels and ages take on an alpine obstacle course around Morzine. With walls, ladders and fire pits to climb and jump over – this competition finished in the centre of town to a great vibe. We look forward to seeing this competition again in Morzine, and we know that Morzine & Les Gets locals will be training hard for the return of this great competition.
Bastille Day or (La Fête nationale) is always entertaining in Morzine, and the national French day that commemorates the Bastille storming of 14th July 1789 provides many of the French bars to become lively in celebration. This year like every other year, there were fantastic fireworks on the Pleney with bands playing in many bars around town. This is not to be missed next year, but word of warning – the fireworks start as late as 11pm in Morzine.
The summer is by no means over yet and there are lots of fun events throughout August & September to close off the summer. We’re looking forward to L’Aubergade’s Cider, Ale & Sausage Festival, the Three Peaks Challenge & the Trail des Hauts Forts.