Summer in Megeve
The hiking in Megeve is truly spectacular. Beautiful views across the Mont Blanc massif, trails weaving through dappled pine forest, lush Alpine pastures, rocky paths to the top of famous peaks – the area really has everything. There are plenty of day hikes to keep you occupied – try the Croisse Baulet which offers an amazing vista of both the Mont Blanc and Aravis chain of peaks. One of the most famous hikes is up to Mont Joly which culminates in quite an exposed section of trail but from the summit the view of Megeve is worth the adrenalin rush. If you want something more challenging there is plenty of opportunity for overnight stays in refuges.
Megeve and mountain biking are a perfect combination with hundreds of trails linking the resort with other towns including Combloux, Praz-sur-Arly and Sallanches on the valley floor. There are routes for all levels of mountain biker. Meadows and pastures for an easy and scenic ride; or steep trails diving through forest and cresting mountain tops for the more experienced rider. You can also use the lifts to cut out some of that uphill. The Jaillet and Mont d’Arbois cable cars, the Rochrbrune gondola and the Alpette chairlift can all be used by mountain bikers.
One of the most spectacular and prestigious golf courses in the world the 18-hole golf course in Megeve is on the Mont d’Arbois plateau and spreads over 6100metres. It also has 21 practice driving ranges, a putting green and training bunker. Non members need to book 24 hours in advance.
Megeve Jazz Festival
14 bands compete in this jazz festival in Megeve – a pure taste of New Orleans in the Alps. Open air concerts take place for four days and continue into the early hours.
Time Megeve Sportif
A premier road biking race which starts in Sallanches and ends 133km later in Megeve. Taking in the spactacular Tour de France Col des Aravis this sportif helps show what the road cycling is like around Megeve and the Alps. It is incredibly popular with local and international riders alike becoming a firm fixture on the summer road racing calendar.
Mont Blanc Race
One of the most legendary cross country mountain bike races in Europe. You can choose one of the shorter distances which start at 25km or go for the ultra marathon length of 140km. Either way this is an epic race with some of the most spectacular trails and views in the world proving just how good the mountain biking is in Megeve.