The mountain bike tour in the heart of the Portes du Soleil returns from 23 to 25 June 2023. Les Gets will host the MTB fair.
The Pass’Portes du Soleil MTB is an 80km mountain bike ride between 1000 and 2450 m of altitude, in France and Switzerland, to discover the fabulous Moutain Bike domain of the Portes du Soleil and its grandiose landscapes.
The unmissable iF3 Festival is coming to Les Gets on 29 July 2023. A key event for MTB enthusiasts and fans of mountain sports!
So what’s iF3?
Created in Canada, iF3 is the skiing & snowboarding International Freesports Film Festival that was extended three years ago to include mountain biking as well. iF3 came to France in 2021, when the event was held in Chamonix. After the success beyond all expectations of its second occasion, the festival has become an absolute must at the start of the winter season!
Building on that success, the iF3 Mountain Bike event, already well-known in Canada, will be in France at the famous resort of Les Gets, on 29 July 2023.
The programme includes:
🎦 MTB film screenings from 12 noon to 3pm, on a giant screen at the foot of the slopes, and from 6pm in the main street which will be closed to traffic for the occasion. Killian Bron will be there at 6pm to introduce his latest documentary, entitled FUEGO, on the giant screen in the main street. 🚲 From 9am to 4pm: Free bike test and event activation for young festival-goers in the brand village with MCF 🚵 MTB activities at the foot of the slopes, supervised by MCF instructors throughout the day (prior registration compulsory) ➡️ Sign up now 🍺 Official party at the Barbylone from 8pm.
The DH Kids Cup is a downhill mountain bike race for children aged 7 to 14
Downhill mountain bike race organised by the Vélo-club des Gets.
In the atmosphere of the big races, it’s your kids who are in the spotlight! The Vélo Club des Gets with the support of Gets Tourisme offers your little riders from 7 to 14 years old to take part in a DH race like the big ones!
Saturday 12 August : 🚲 Free riding on the track under your responsibility, bike park open to all! 🚲 Dual slalom at the end of the day open to children registered in the DH Kids as well as to parents to challenge their children (free animation on the snow front) 🚲 Refreshment bar and snacks on site 🚲 Concert
Dimanche 13 août : 🚲 Reconnaissance parcours (1 passage) 🚲 Course (2 manches) 🚲 Ravitaillement pour les coureurs (Nauchets) 🚲 Buvette et snack (aux Nauchets)
To participate, you will need :
a license or a medical certificate of less than 1 year specifying the practice of mountain biking in competition is to be attached to the registration. No exemption possible.
a full face helmet,
a back protector,
a bike adapted to the practice, in good condition with operational brakes and handlebar ends!
Attention: The level required to participate is that of a confirmed blue trail.
For its first edition, the Alambike offers you a fun event that can be enjoyed in teams of 4 to 8 people, as a family or with friends !
By teams of 4 to 8 participants, clock up as many kilometres as possible in a relay round the iconic cross-country course from the MTB World Championships (loop of about 4,5km)
What for ? To raise record donations for two charities in Les Gets.
Who can take part ?
Teams of 4 to 8 participants, registration possible for those 16 and over (with parental consent, see the rules & regulations) with a minimum of two adults (over 18s) per team
Open to non-electric and electric mountain bikes, mixed teams allowed
Registration fee: 69€ per person which includes participation in the event, meals (Saturday evening and Sunday morning), feed stations, lift pass for use 12 times in total per team (worth 65€), a 50% discount on Lumina and an Alambike gift!
A 20€ deposit per team will be asked for on arrival at the event for the wristband used to count the kilometres. It will be returned at the end of the event in exchange for the wristband.
How to sign up ?
Alambike is a team event. Putting your team together, registering your friends and organising the weekend is always a bit of a hassle. Luckily, whether you’re the one who drives the group, the one who is happy to follow along or the one who gets signed up for a super weekend without knowing anything about it… we have everything covered with different options to choose from.
I want to create my team but everyone pays their own registration fees.
I want to create my team and I pay the registration in advance for the whole team.
The Alambike is a 24-hour mountain bike relay, but it is also a pedal-free bike race, fun activities in the heart of the village, concerts… So many activities that will allow us to raise a maximum of donations during this festive weekend around the practice of cycling.
On the programme :
👉🏼 Alambike hikes to discover the Gets area by bike 👉🏼 A draisienne race for the little bikers 👉🏼 Many activities around the bike: shows, acrobatic bike, a smoothie bike, a DIY garage, etc. 👉🏼 Concerts to keep you entertained all weekend 👉🏼 A big tombola to win gifts!
For the first edition of Alambike, the organisers naturally chose to support two local charities whose common values, the causes they stand for and the ties of affection resonate strongly with the Wetzayers!
All donations collected during the event will be donated to two Les Gets’ charities: “Pierrot Colonge – Mountain Brothers” and “The Ellie Soutter Foundation”! With 24 hours of cycling and events in the village… on 04 & 05 September, every kilometre will count. Ready to take up the challenge ?
DH enthusiasts and mountain bike ride lovers, you can take full advantage of the tracks of Les Gets Bikepark during the month of September when the days are still long and sunny.
A playground of more than 125 km in the heart of stunning landscapes to wind up this summer 2021 in beauty !
Les Gets Bike Park will be open continuously until Sunday 04 September, then for two long weekends in September* :
– from Thursday 08 to Sunday 11 September (Jeûne Genevois) – from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th September
*Opening of the Chavannes Express chairlift and the Nauchets chairlift
Morzine: open until Sunday 11 September then from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 September
Avoriaz: Super Morzine open until Sunday 11 September
The UCI MTB World Cup in XCO and DHI is back in Les Gets for a 2021 season that we wish the most beautiful and exciting. Three full days of competitions, concerts, exhibitions and entertainment… for all mountain bike enthusiasts.
📣 THE PUBLIC IS ALLOWED to attend the World Cup, with the wearing of a mask compulsory at all times and in all places on the World Cup site 📣
Les Gets, in cooperation with the French Cycling Federation (FFC), has been selected to organise once again a round of the UCI World Cup in Olympic Cross-Country (XCO/XCC) and Downhill (DHI), on 02, 03 and 04 July 2021. The best XCO and DHI pilots will once again be on the slopes of Les Gets to compete in front of an enthusiastic public !
The XCO pilots will have one last opportunity to measure themselves on our land before taking off for the Tokyo Olympic Games! On the DHI side, the pilots will race facing the Mont-Blanc, but on a redesigned track which will propose some evolutions on the top of the track in particular, for even more technical and spectacular passages…
Discover the program of XCC/XCO and DHI trainings and races on the official website worldcuplesgets.com