We have had beautiful weather for the whole of June, and the town is preparing for the summer visitors.

There was the Porsche rally last weekend, 22 – 24 June, with over 400 Porsches roaring around the town.

The Pass’Portes du Soleil mountain biking event is this weekend – 29 June – 01 July – 3 days of mountain biking across the Portes du Soleil. The classic circuit is 80km long, it includes 7000m of downhill and 1000m of uphill. 15 lifts give you access to 9 different resorts, with some great riding along the way.

This mountain biking weekend sees cyclists of all abilities tackling the VTT routes of the Portes du Soleil. You can start from a number of resorts throughout the region and the route should takes just one day so you can enter on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday (or all if you’re a bit keen!) Refreshment points and marshalls ensure that everything runs smoothly so turn up and get muddy! Participants can register in advance on the Pass’Portes du Soleil website.

The trails range in altitude from 2250m – 1000m and take riders through both France and Switzerland. All routes use the areas comprehensive lift network meaning that much of the uphill work is done from the comfort of a chairlift and all you have to do is enjoy the downhill. Riders tackling the full 80km circuit are rewarded with a whopping 6500m of descent! However, if you prefer to earn your descents with a bit of uphill pedalling, then each route has an alternate section enabling you to get your head down and get a bit of a sweat on. Likewise, for hardcore downhillers, options are available to deviate off the main drag onto some steeper, more technical sections where you can really put those downhill bikes through their paces.