From Grand Tours to cyclo-sportives...

 
Chalet La Moussière is perfectly located to take in in the best events Morzine and the region has to offer. From cyclo-sportives through to Grand Tours, there really is something for everyone, whether you're looking to spectate or participate.
 
Critérium du Dauphiné – June (annually).
The second biggest stage race in France and traditionally used by Tour favourites to fine tune their form for July. Please click here for details.
 
Morzine – Vallée d'Aulps Cyclosportive – 21st June (annually)
Fancy a challenge? The Morzine/ Vallee d'Aulps Cyclosportive is now in its tenth year and attracts cyclists from all over Europe. With 105km and 155km courses encompassing some of the region's most iconic climbs, the event has something for everyone, from serious club cyclists to enthusiastic amateurs.
 
Part of the Grand Trophee that incorporates 11 sportives across France, the Morzine sportive is superbly organised yet retains the friendly ambience of much smaller events. From simple B&B packages to week long, guided tours, at Allez Alps we can ensure you're in the perfect condition to make the most of your Sunday in the spotlight.

Please note: Following May’s flood damage and associated land slides, the Col de Joux Plane has been classified as un-passable from the Morzine side. Both the 105km and 155km courses have therefore been modified to include the famous Col de la Ramaz and the lesser known, but no less beautiful – Col de l’Encrenaz
 

One day, one col – Col de Joux Plane – 2nd August


Every weekend one Alpine pass is shut to traffic. On the 27th July it's the turn of the fearsome Col de Joux Plane. The classic Samöens-Morzine side is revered as one of the steepest climbs of the French Alps, averaging 8.5% over 11.6 kilometres, with several sections in excess of 10% - little wonder then that a certain Texan described climbing the Joux Plane as one of the hardest days he'd ever had on a bike. Unfortunately, following May’s landslides, the Morzine ascent is not possible this year, but you can still enjoy one of the most beautiful rides the Alps has to offer, traffic free. 

 
One day, one col - Col de la Ramaz - 16th August
 
The Col de la Ramaz has featured twice in the Tour de France, in 2003 and 2010. The punishing 14 km climb averages 6.9%, though don’t let that fool you: the middle sections are brutally steep, with a series of tunnels averaging 10%. Once you’ve made it to the top, however, you will be treated to one of the most stunning descents of the Rhone Alpes, including breath-taking views of the Mont Blanc massif. Not one to be missed. For a detailed look at the ride, please take a look here.
 

Tour de l'Avenir – 26th & 27th August


Widely recognised as the ‘junior' Tour de France, the Tour de l'Avenir is open to riders under 23 years old. With stage starts and finishes in nearby Annemasse, Cluses and Megeve why not come along and glimpse the stars of the future? Recent winners of the event include Nairo Quintana, with Britain's Yates brothers finishing 10th and 2nd respectively in 2013.