Mountain biking has its festival in Samoëns!

In the heart of the Haut-Giffre mountain range, mountain bike enthusiasts meet for an unmissable weekend of passion, adventure and discovery. All the disciplines are represented there as well as many brands on the show to make you discover the novelties thanks to tests in real conditions.

A weekend for mountain bike enthusiasts

The Vélo Vert Festival in Samoëns is the not-to-be-missed event for all mountain bike lovers. During the first weekend of June, this great show, well known to festival-goers, composed of a test show, rides, competitions, animations and conviviality, settles down in Samoëns at the foot of the Grand Massif Express cable car. On more than 15,000 m2, the biggest brands welcome you to present and test the new products of the year. The greatest athletes are also on hand for unique events and shows! A true moment of discovery and exchange between enthusiasts, amateurs and the curious, you will spend a great moment with friends and family, in the heart of the Giffre Valley.


1. Discover new products, brands, bikes and accessories

To meet the brands of the sector and to learn about the latest innovations, the mountain bike festival of Samoëns is the show not to be missed. It is the opportunity for brands to present bikes, helmets, components and all other accessories throughout the weekend. The festival is therefore the ideal moment to discover the products of tomorrow, at the foot of the mountains, in a festive atmosphere.


2. Test the bikes and accessories of your dreams in real conditions

Usually, testing products before you buy them is not a simple matter. You’re not in real-world conditions, nor are you on specially designed trails to test the equipment to its limits. During the festival weekend, everything is planned! You can try more than 2000 products before a possible purchase, while enjoying the mountainous surroundings of Samoens. This way, you can make the right decision and choose your next riding companion and its accessories with certainty.


3. Share a special moment with French and international athletes

During the whole weekend, a rich and specific sports program for all profiles of practitioners is proposed. Between amateur and professional competitions, the festival is also an opportunity to rub shoulders with the greatest champions of each discipline. Numerous national and international events, among the most recognized, take place at the Vélo Vert Festival of Samoëns, the great meeting of the world mountain bike scene.

Events for all and for all levels, family and sports

Whether you’re an Enduro, Gravel, All-mountain, ATV or family rider, the 8 competitions and 11 hikes will satisfy young and old, competitors or hikers:

Electric Experience Lapierre:

Discover the Electric Experience, the event that will electrify the fans of singletracks, crossings, sensations and pulling of stuffing for the most energetic.

Enduro Haibike :

Make way for the thrills, the pleasures of riding and the pure Enduro spirit.
Always more fun and friendly, the departures are done by two every 20 seconds in the order and with the person of your choice.

Gravel Heroes Hutchinson :

Super Grinder or Super Tourer, be the hero of your Gravel adventure! Adventure, conviviality, discovery and time segments, use your superpowers on the 2 formats 100 km and 60 km…

Mythic et X-Mountain Schwalbe :

The Schwalbe Mythic and X-Mountain are a concentration of the most beautiful trails in the Alps. Between singletracks, freshly traced undergrowth, anthology descents and physical portions, this 40 km or 73 km event will enchant you…

Rando All Mountain :

As fun and majestic as ever, the Rando All-Mountain invites you to ride singletracks, freshly cut glades, forest trails and anthology descents, your leitmotif is “100%” pleasure!

Cube Discovery Hike:

The Vélo Vert Festival has prepared two cultural and gourmet routes for you on the Rando Découverte Cube. Depending on your appetite for kilometers, choose the distance that suits you. So, put your senses on alert to end your weekend in the village resort of Samoëns in style!

Mystery and Family Hike:

Enter the heart of the investigation with the new family ride of the Green Bike Festival: the Mystery Ride. Go and solve a riddle with your family or friends along the 10 km of the ride. Discover also the Rando famille, the most accessible event to do with family and friends.

Veloctambule :

By mountain bike or VTC, come and ride on the Véloctambule.
Several routes are proposed to discover Samoëns under the stars.
Mountain bikers riding mountain bikes on mountain trail, trees in background.

A weekend of activities at the heart of an extraordinary event

Throughout these 3 days, a multitude of animations are proposed, answering all the practices and all the levels. Whether it is to satisfy the most arduous or the youngest, the festival organizes festive, gourmet and even night rides. After you’ve ridden your bike for a test ride or an event, it’s time to enjoy the show and all the films and concerts! The Vélo Vert Festival is also the opportunity to enjoy a good time between enthusiasts.


Samoëns and the Haut Giffre valley, an ideal spot for mountain biking

The choice of the village of Samoëns to host the Vélo Vert Festival is not by chance! Nestled in the Haut-Giffre valley, in the heart of Haute-Savoie, Samoëns is the ideal spot for all types of cycling. From the flat family trails along the Giffre to the mountain singles and the downhill trails accessible from the Grand Massif Express gondola, there are about 20 trails for all levels. From the lounge, you can go directly to the summits or stay in the valley for a simple stroll. Samoëns has also partnered with Morillon to expand the flat routes along the Giffre to offer you marked and accessible itineraries.

Isabeau Coudurier, championne du monde d’Enduro VTT & ambassadrice de Fifty Fifty

“The VVF is the big mountain bike party that brings together enthusiasts in a fun and friendly atmosphere. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet everyone in great conditions.

I’m a passionate cyclist who wants to see the discipline develop. Cycling has given me so much that I have been looking for a long time to find a way to share this passion. Committed to women since always to promote mountain biking, my meeting with Nathalie Grubac of the association Fifty-Fifty in 2018 reasoned in me as an evidence. Since 2020, I am committed to the association as a sponsor and ambassador in a program of reconstruction through sport for women victims of violence.

Cycling, beyond the sporting aspect, has virtues on health, both physical and psychological. You just have to get on a bike for a ride to see for yourself! I am delighted and honored to join the ranks of the Fifty-Fifty team with whom I totally share the values of diversity and commitment to reconstruction through sport.

Here we are at the beginning of an exceptional human adventure supported by the Vélo Vert Festival in Samoëns”.

Jérôme Pace

“First BMX in 1982, first mountain bike in 1994, first full suspension in 2000. I live in the Gard, a territory and a climate that allow me to ride all year round on various terrains. I tend to put aside the time or the accumulation of kilometers ridden, hedonist I take pleasure in riding in beautiful places, on trails with friends, a practice All-Mountain source of exchanges with other practitioners and respectful of nature and people encountered.

It was in 2013 that I discovered the Vélo Vert Festival, during its 4th edition. I used to come regularly to ride in the former hosting area of the event (Vercors), and one day I learned that the Vélo Vert Festival was coming to put its wheels and its show on the first weekend of June. I signed up and there I discovered an event with various events, open to the greatest number, a real show where you can test mountain bikes and accessories and animations for all. Beyond this triptych of activities, I discovered the atmosphere of the festival with organizers close to the festival-goers, motivated volunteers, exhibitors and happy festival-goers. Since then, I register every year and I choose the Premium Pass to enjoy the event in VIP mode!”.

Fred Horny, brand Activation Manager Southern Europe chez Lapierre

“My job is to ensure the communication of the Lapierre brand on the French, Italian and Spanish territories, as well as to manage media relations and marketing missions.

My first experience on the Green Bike Festival goes back to 2013, I was already on the exhibitor’s side and was working at the time at Lapierre’s after sales service.

As a professional in the field, the Vélo Vert Festival represents for me THE meeting place for mountain biking conviviality. Being a partner of such a prestigious and large-scale event allows Lapierre cycles to stay close to festival-goers and, more generally, to everyday bike users, whether they are already on a Lapierre bike or will be in the future… The proximity, but also the professionalism and conviviality of the VVFestival make it the ideal event to exchange and build new projects.

The races, but also the different themes proposed around the animations organized throughout the show give it an even stronger identity today. The spectrum of activities is constantly growing, always around our common passion: mountain biking!”

Foire aux questions

Is the exhibition free?
The entrance to the festival and the product tests are totally free! The festival aims to democratize the practice in all its forms (enduro, cross-country, electric mountain bike, sport or family). Only the competitions and the rides organized during the weekend are paying.
Where is the access to the exhibition?
The festival is just a stone’s throw from the center of the village. On the parking lot of the Grand Massif Express cable car, all the brands present set up their stands to allow you to go directly to Samoëns 1600, the starting point of some itineraries. The proximity of the Giffre river and its flat forest paths without any technical sections also makes this location ideal for families.
What is the 2024 programme?
You can find the 2024 programme here.
Is it possible to just enjoy the mapped out routes without borrowing any equipment at the exhibition ??
You can, indeed, come with your mountain bike to take advantage of the routes proposed during the weekend to discover the valley, the festival, its exhibitors as well as the multitude of competitions and animations. The routes marked out especially for the weekend are open to all, including mountain bikers coming with their own equipment. The Vélo Vert Festival is the great annual bike festival, the 2nd largest in France, and your fellow bikers are of course welcome during these 3 days.
Which practices are represented on the Vélo Vert de Samoëns ?
In a friendly atmosphere, the event welcomes enduro, cross-country, electric mountain bike, sport and family events on a new playground. A multitude of disciplines to be discovered or rediscovered by the Vélo Vert Festival lovers during the first weekend of June.
Are the concerts planned on the festival free?
All the concerts are free, as well as the entrance to the show and the product tests. At the Vélo Vert Festival we put forward the bicycle, but not only! The festival of Samoëns is above all a big family and friendly party for young and old. You can therefore find among all the animations, concerts scheduled throughout the weekend.
How do I register?
Where to stay?
Contact Colyne from our Booking Department, who will be happy to provide you with suggestions that meet your requirements.

Colyne – Booking Department: Tel: +33 (0)4 50 78 62 50 –