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Morzine Week, August (Road, XC, DH)


This is a fantastic oppertunity to experience some of the best road cycling and mountain biking that Europe has to offer. Morzine is a beautiful town in the French mountains and provides great accessibility to the Alps through amazing chair lift and road networks. Join us for an amazing week rammed full of riding, chilling, riding and more chilling!


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Important Dates


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1st of Febuary 2017 at 6pm - Bookings open

30th of April 2017 at 11pm - Bookings closed


Friday 11th of August 2017 Early Evening - Pickup from Bournemouth

Friday 11th of August 2017 Late Evening - Pickup from Addlestone (M25)


Saturday 19th of August 2017 Early Evening - Drop off at Addlestone (M25)

Saturday 19th of August 2017 Late Evening - Drop off at Bournemouth


Road Cyclists


Morzine is a great location for roadies looking to get out and ride the same climbs as the pro’s do in le Tour de France. This is your chance to conquer one of the most well known mountains: Col de Joux Plane, which is the most challenging cols in the area - 11.1km at an average gradient of 8.9%!


There are lots of great mountain passes that give amazing views, the best being over to Mont Blanc. 


We will make sure that we have plenty of coffee and cake stops on our days riding including at ‘Goat Village’ - as a side note , the best Blueberry Tart in the area is in a small cafe on the summit of the Col de Colombière and the good news is it's only 11.7km at 5.9%  :D


Price of £295 Includes

- £10m medical and £2m liability sports insurance.

- £1k theft, loss and accidental damage bike cover. (£100 excess)

- Bike and luggage transport van.

- Massive self catered chalet accomodation.

- Hot tub, saunas, table football and games!

- Boring tourism tax...




Although the distances may seem comfortable (60-120km) a day you must be aware that the combination of climbs that take in an excess of 1 hour, steep gradients, heat and thin air can make this a real challenge. Therefore You should be able to comfortably ride for 3-4 hours here in the UK to be able to get the most out of the trip. Depending on your climbing ability - a 34x28 lowest gear should be sufficient enough to get over most of the mountains. 



If you have any questions about the road side of the trip, get in contact. Nick, has ridden here for several years and knows most of the climbs and what it is like to ride in the Alps. 


Mountain Bikers


Our accomodation is located just 500 and 700 meters from two bike accessible chair lifts giving us access to a vast network of 22 other lifts, over 50 downhill trails, 5 internationally renowned bike parks and 600km of trails. For cross country riders there is a huge 80km enduro route which tracks through many of the mountain ranges in Ports Du Soleil and can be ridden chunks at a time using the chair lift network. There is a massive variety of trails ranging from flow, jump trails to technical tracks, all of which offer an unforgetable ride with some amazing views!


Price of £395 Includes

- 6 day electronic bike chair lift passes.

- £10m medical and £2m liability EXTREME! insurance.

- £1k theft, loss and accidental damage bike cover. (£100 excess)

- Bike and luggage transport van.

- Massive self catered chalet accomodation.

- Hot tub, saunas, table football and games!

- Boring tourism tax...


Downhill Requirements

- At least 140mm hardtail mountain bike with hydralic breaks.

- Full face mountain bike helmet.


Cross Country Requirements

- At least 100mm hardtail mountain bike with hydralic breaks.

- Half face mountain bike helmet.



- Goggles or glasses. (Tinted lenses are useful in the sun)

- Knee pads and elbow pads. (Upper body armour for downhill)

- Thick gel gloves and comforable grips. (Your hands will hurt from day one)

- Spare brake pads, inner tubes and a rear mech hanger. (Any spare parts you may have lying around)

- Portable medical kit with pain killers. (Gauzes and slings are useful)



If you have any mountain bike related quesions Victor or Alex are the ones to ask having been out there the previous season and know what to expect.




We're staying at Drift Riding's Chalet Nantegue which comes with all the goodies listed below.


- Breakfast every day and 2 evening BBQs

- Pool table and dart board

- Outdoor pump track with BMX.

- Wi-Fi, TV's and sound system.

- Many en suite bedrooms.

- Secure bike storage and maintenance room.

- Bike stand, tools, pressure washer and pump.

- 500 meters from Super Morzine and Le Pleney lifts.

- 15 minute walk from town centre and supermarket.


Venue : Morzine, Alps, France

Type Travel or Trips

Start Date Friday 11-08-2017 - 21:00

End Date Saturday 19-08-2017 - 23:00

Contact Details

Victor Leach

Terms and Conditions

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Age Restriction

Proof of age will be required where there is an age restriction at an event.

The proof of age will have to be a current form of ID, acceptable by Dorset Police, such as Passport, Driving Licence, Citizen Card, or PASS approved form of I.D.

The I.D. must belong to the holder, or it may be confiscated and the holder reported to the Police.

Most club nights at the Old Fire Station are restricted to those 18 years or older. Comedy nights are only suitable for those over the age of 18. Live music concerts have varying age restrictions and you should check the information for the particular event.

Student Only Events

Some events are restricted to students and their guests. A student may sign in 2 guests, guests must be known to them and they will be responsible for the behaviour of guests. A valid student I.D. will be required.

Right to refuse Admission

The venue reserves the right to withdraw its invitation for anyone to be on its premises at any time. In particular we reserve the right to refuse entry to, or to remove from, the venue any persons who are drunk or disorderly or whose conduct is unlawful or offensive, who refuses a request for a search, is found or suspected of possessing illegal drugs, alcohol or weapons or who is not entitled to attend the event.  Any person who causes a disturbance or who refuses to comply with reasonable requests from venue management may be removed from the venue. The venue will not refund the cost of entry or ticket such cases.


We do not refund tickets unless the event is cancelled

In the event of an event being cancelled tickets are normally refunded from the point of purchase, including online. If you have purchased tickets through the SUBU website we will refund the tickets and transaction charge to the card you used to book the tickets.

Accessibility of venues

The Old Fire Station has ramped access to every area of the building. There is a lift between the ground and first floors. There are accessible toilets on the ground and first floor, these require a RADAR key (please ask on arrival if you need one). If you are coming to an event and would like have a dedicated viewing position we can arrange this immediately prior to letting the rest of the public into the venue, this does require you to arrive 10 minutes before the doors open and to contact our box office. If you have an enabler (carer) to assist you we will allow them free access with you.

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