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Our top 5 summer events in the Alps

E03F590949974AFDBCE4C536B66CCD06It’s time to sort out your sporting calendar for the Summer – here are 5 events that will get you off the sofa.

Haut Chablais Cyclosportive, June 18th
Choose from either the 100km (2500m climb) or 155km (4000m climb) race. The last climb on both routes is the iconic Joux Plan, so make sure you have plenty left in the tank. Complete or compete, either way the riding is world class. 

Spartan Race, July 2nd
Obstacles, endurance, fun and pain. The world renowned Spartan race comes to Morzine in 4 levels of difficulty. Will make the other events here seem like a serene plod.

Hauts Forts Trail Race, August 12th
Pick your distance – 24km (1900m ascent) or 55km (4500m ascent), the race starts in Morzine and finishes in Avoriaz. A brilliantly organised race that takes you into and beyond the heart of the Portes du Soleil.

5B7018831F874980BEFF4EDADF75BCC8Traversée du Lac d’Annecy, August 15th
Dive into the warm Summer waters of Lake Annecy to take part in this annual event. There are 3 courses available over 1km, 1.4km and 5km. Bubbles, backdrop, bubbles, backdrop, bubbles backdrop. And what a backdrop.

Evergreen Endurance Triathlon, September 9th and 10th
If you manage all of the above then why not have a crack at this monster? Lac Montriond provides the water, then cycle to Chamonix and complete the race on gruelling trails. The shorter version includes a 2km swim, 95km ride, 22km run (overall ascent 3680m); the longer is a 4km swim, 190km ride and 42.1 km run (overall ascent 7850).

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