PassPortes du Soleil: Epic Mountain Biking Festival
The Pass'Portes du Soliel is unmissable; a mountain biking festival with 4 000 bikers traversing 9 French and Swiss resorts, marking the official opening of the lifts in Portes de Soleil for the summer season. Bikers of all shapes, sizes and levels turn up to ride a 80km trail across Avoriaz, Châtel, Les Gets, Morzine, Montriond-Les Lindarets, Champéry, Morgins, Torgon and Les Crosets.
Its not a race - its a festival! The Pass'Portes du Soleil is about enjoying mountain biking with like-minded people, soaking up the atmosphere and embracing beautiful scenery, music and culinary delights. The trail is 1000m uphill and 7000m downhill, making use of the 14 lifts in the area to give chilled thrills. The lifts are especially handy as the bike festival happily coincides with a lively food festival. It would take a superhuman biker to charge uphill instead of enjoying the delicious, locally sourced food and authentic music provided by eight out of the nine resorts.
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You're free to enjoy the Pass'Portes du Soleil as you please. You can start anywhere and end anywhere. You can get the whole family involved, as there is a special kid’s circuit for 9-14 year olds lead by qualified instructors. You can also choose to take part on the Friday, Saturday or Sunday - or all three if you're feeling it. Finally, you can choose between cross-country and downhill variants.
All this for just 46 € and only 20 € for kids. Your lift pass, number plate, and refreshments are included, with a bonus 'Portes du Soleil' present and a token for a free PDS lift pass, redeemable in sumer or winter, thrown in for good measure.
Find more information and to register visit the Pass'Portes du Soleil official website
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