- Who can take part?
The event is open to everyone with a classic bike or e-bike (although e-bikes are not eligible for the timed sections).
From 15-70 years old. Children must have written parental authorization.
- Where do I pick up my race pack?
Please pick up your race number from your resort's tourist office.
You can fetch your pack the night before the race, from 10am to 7pm, or on the morning of the race, from 90 minutes before the race and until 30 minutes before it begins. Just present your registration confirmation or passport and medical certificate if you're taking part in the timed sections.
Please note: we advise you to pick up your race pack the night before.
A friend or family member can pick up your pack as long as they show your ID or registration slip. Race plates cannot be sold to anyone else.
Cancellation insurance should be used in this event.
- If I belong to a cycling federation, should I bring a medical certificate?
Only required for those participating in the "Cyclo sport"
Are you a member of FFC, UFOLEP, FFTRI?
If so, your 2019 licence doubles as a medical certificate as long as it states "competition" or "medical certificate checked".
If you're not a member of a federation and you are taking part in the "Cyclo sport", please bring a medical certificate indicating that you are fit for the discipline, issued in the last year.
Starting times and venues
- Saturday's Grand Tour Morzine-Avoriaz > Champéry: 9am start
Starts in Morzine: Rue de la combe à Zore, near the tourist officeSaturday's Short Tour
- Les Gets > Avoriaz 1800: 10am start
Starts in Les Gets: 90 rue du Centre
- Sunday's Grand Tour Champéry > Morzine - Avoriaz: 8am start
Starts in Champéry: Rue du Village
- Sunday's Short Tour Abondance > Morzine - Avoriaz: 9am start
Starts in Abondance: Abondance Tennis Club
Group starts for classic bikes and e-bikes. Start given at the same time for everyone.
- Transport :
Shuttles will be available:
- The evening before, for those wishing to leave their cars at the finish (this is advised, to avoid having to transport your bike);
- After the race, for those wishing to return to the resort from where you set out
You can book your seat on the shuttle when you register, in the options on offer.
All you need to do next is give your name to the driver when you board the shuttle. Please note that the organiser declines all responsibility with regard to the handling of bicycles on the shuttles.
As the number of places is limited to 25 people per resort where races end, booking is essential.
5€ Petits Parcours
7€ Grands Parcours
- Transport of riders' mini-bags
You are welcome to leave a small bag (under 3kg) at the start line with other personal effects (anorak, spare clothes, drinks bottles...).
µThe organizers will take your bag to the finish line.
Bag dimensions must be 40cm x 40cm
- Are food and drink pit-stops planned?
- Saturday Les Gets > Avoriaz: Pit-stop in Morzine (25km point)and at the finish in Avoriaz 1800
- Saturday Morzine > Champéry: Pit-stop at the Col du Grand Taillet (34km point), at Pas de Morgins (60km point) and at the finish in Champéry
- Sunday Abondance > Morzine: Pit-stop at the Col du Corbier (10km point), at Lake Montriond (33km point), and at the finish in Morzine
- Sunday Champéry > Morzine: Pit-stop at the Pas de Morgins (16.5km), at the Col du Corbier (40km point), at Lake Montriond (64km point) and at the finish in Morzine.
Participants are kindly requested to observe the strict no litter policy, regardless of the location; disqualification may apply if not respected
When picking up your participants' registration, we will also provide you with a bracelet giving access to food and drink pit-stop points.
- Will e-bike recharging stations be available?
Yes, a recharging station will be available on all Grand Tour routes:
-Saturday: Pas de Morgins. 60km point
-Sunday: Col du Corbier. 40km point
Participants who have hired a Matra bike can exchange their empty battery for a full one at these charging stations.
- Where does the post-race dinner take place?
A hearty meal will be waiting for you at the finish, with different local specialities depending on your resort! Your registration plate has a detachable ticket which you should hand in at the finish line for a drink and a bracelet which entitles you to a meal.
For those wishing to eat as soon as they've finished, there's bike parking available.
- What safety services back-up is there?
For your safety, there are 2 ambulances, 60 marshals and motorcyclists. The race takes place on open roads; every rider must cycle on the right hand side of the road and follow the highway code.
- What are the minimum speed requirements?
Riders need to travel at a minimum speed of 14 km/h. Should you fail to do so, the organizers reserve the right to exclude you, if you fail to arrive at the food and drink stations within the time allotted. You will then be out of the race and the safety services will no longer be able to follow you.
- Cyclosport, how does it work?
You will be timed on selected sections of the race, but never downhill. At the end, riders will be ranked in each race, along with a ranking for those who participated in the 2-day challenge. The categories are: Men's scratch & Women's scratch
Please note: to take part in the TIMED CHALLENGE, you should tick the option marked "timed chip"("puce de chronométrage") at €10 when you register.
- How does the raffle work?
There are 2 MATRA e-bikes to win in the raffle.
The venue is Morzine-Avoriaz Tourist Office, after the winners' medals have been awarded at the exhibitors' stands, at around 3pm.
Raffle winners should retrieve their prizes in person by showing their federation membership, their ID or race number.
Prizes cannot be sent on or exchanged.