The Bcyclet Inferno Race ‘is above all an extraordinary adventure’ – A French 2 day endurance road cycling event, that really was pretty incredible to be part of!

This years route started in Annecy and finished on the south coast in Menton. It was an epic few days of beautiful scenery, crazy hot weather & some seriously strong riders.

The Route

bcyclet inferno race route info
bcyclet inferno race route info

Day 1 | Friday 11th August 2023

Day one was an early start.. Breakfast at Le Bon Wagon in Annecy for 4AM and a roll out into the darkness. Stage one of the race took the riders over some really iconic climbs – Col de Tamie, Col de la Madeline, Col du Télégraphe, Col du Galibier & the Col d’Izoard. One of these climbs alone would be a big day out, but to cover them all with a total stage 1 distance of 255KM & 6000M is a serious effort. The riders reached Guillestre, the end of Stage 1 destination, by Friday evening and to say they were ready for a massage is an understatement! There were a lot of tired legs, many of which had been seriously cramping throughout the day.

I used Arnica Oil and Sports Massage techniques to soothe the muscles, reduce the inflammation and help to increase fresh blood flow into the legs.

A few hours sleep later, and it was time for Stage 2…

le bon wagon annecy
mountain col
event sports massage set up

Stage 2 | Saturday 12th August 2023

Time for Day 2.. Another 4AM breakfast and roll out from Guillestre. Stage two’s route took the riders over Col de Vars, Cime de la Bonette, Col Saint Martin & Col de Turini before dropping down to the coast and finishing in Menton, A total of 232KM & 5600M. Needless to say, a massage was a very welcome sight for them at the finish line!

Sunrise in the mountains
outdoor massage set up

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The race was catered by the incredible Ninou Food who is seriously worth checking out. This years Bcyclet Inferno Race was sponsored by both Moots Cycles & MSC Cruises.

To find out more information, or how you can participate in this race, head over to the website HERE. Alternatively, don’t hesitate to pop me a message below!

    If you’re running a Sports Event and would like to offer the participants sports Massage, please get in touch and find out how we can work together! Drop me a message!

    cyclist tan lines
    MP Massage Therapy
    massage at The Bcyclet Inferno Race

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    L’Etape du Tour | Morzine 2023

    The Etape du Tour de France is coming to Morzine! This year will be the 31st edition of this cyclosportive and will follow the same route as stage 14 of the Tour de France. It is arguably the most famous mass participation cycling event in the world.

    l'etape du tour de france
    tour de france logo

    What is the Etape du Tour?

    L’Etape du Tour is an amateur road cycle race that covers the 14th Stage of the Tour de France. It gives cyclists from all over the world the chance to ride one of the most incredible stages of the 2023 Tour de France. The roads will be closed and the participants will get to ride this stage in the same conditions as the professional cyclists of the Tour. It is an epic sporting challenge and if you’re into road cycling this is a route you will have had your eye on for a while!

    Two road cyclists

    Key Figures

    For the 2023 Etape du Tour there will be 16000 participants made up of 92 different nationalities. It’s an amazing group of people coming together to enjoy the sport they all love. The average age this year is 44 and 45% of these people will be participating for the first time. It’s a huge challenge to take on and there is expected to be around 42000 spectators cheering from the sideline. The distance is 157KM with a huge 4100m of elevation gain.

    Etape du Tour Route?

    The Etape du Tour route takes the exact route from Stage 14 of the Tour de France. This route starts in Annemasse heading up to Boëge and the Col de Saxel. The next two climbs takes them to the Col de Cou and the Col du Feu. After that they will climb up the Col de Jambaz dropping down to Saint Jeoire and Mieussy. This is where it starts to get really local for anyone taking part from Morzine. The next climb is the Col de la Ramaz, this climb is a biggy but takes the riders into the villages of Sommand and Praz de Lys which are so beautiful. They will then drop down to Tanninges and prepare for the final climb up the Col de Joux Plane from the Samonës side. The final descent will take the participants down the Col de Joux Plane and into Morzine where the atmosphere will be incredible.

    map of the etape du tour de france
    elevation gain map for the tour de france

    When is the Etape du Tour?

    The Etape du Tour takes place on Sunday 9th July 2023. It’s going to be one of Morzine’s biggest events this summer and it’s definitely not one to be missed! You can watch from any point along the route and support those taking part.

    If you are racing in the 2023 Etape du Tour and have not yet booked your post event massage, get in touch ASAP. Slots are going fast and you will definitely feel the benefit of a massage after this race! I come to you at your accommodation with everything I need for your massage.

      If you are thinking of coming to Morzine to watch and support this event and have not yet booked your accommodation, please check out my page Working With for a list of fantastic accommodation providers.

      Stay in Touch!


      This summer in Morzine we have one epic line up of events & you’re invited to them all!!

      After a fairly cold spring, the weather here in Morzine is finally starting to look more promising. The wild flowers are blooming and there are more and more bikes appearing on the mountain. It won’t be long now until the lifts are open for bikes and Morzine / Les Gets summer is in full swing. Morzine & Les Gets are renowned for some of the best biking trails in the alps, so it’s no wonder so many bike events are hosted here. This summer there are a range of different events going on in and around the town. From a Honey Bee festival at the Abbaye du Aulps, to the Trail des Hauts Forts. Take a look below at summary of this summers events

      l'etape du tour Morzine. two girls on bikes
      Runners Training in the mountains
      Mountain Bike UCI World Cup poster

      Whats on this summer..

      Fête du Jardin Abbaye Aulps – 4th June

      Abbaye Sonic – 17th, 18th June

      Pass’Portes du Soleil VTT – 23rd, 24th, 25th June

      Spartan Race – 1st and 2nd July

      L’étape du Tour – 9th July

      Le Tour de France – 15th July

      Le Trail des Gets – 22nd, 23rd July

      Trail des Hauts Forts – 5th August

      Montriond Lake Festival – 5th August

      Honey & Bee Festival – 6th August

      Montriond / Morzine / Avoriaz Triathlon – 26th August

      Mont Blanc Rally – 31st August, 1st, 2nd September

      Mountain Bike World Cup – 7th – 17th September


      New Levels Coaching X Running Retreats are back for a second year. Lewis, Gemma & the team are returning to Hotel du Lac for more running fun. Coaching, Education, Inspiration & much more – I can’t wait to help the team stay on top of their recovery.

      Accommodation in Morzine

      If you’re thinking of joining us here in Morzine this summer head over to my Working With page to see a list of accommodation providers that I highly recommend.

      See you this summer!