> Who can register?
The Pass Festival is open to all festival goers aged 4 years +. It gives access to tests, the Show, lifts, buses, entertainment, activities, 1 t-shirt, 1 wristband, 1 bag, 1 race plate, 1 entrance to the watersports centre and preferential rates for races & rides.
The Pass Races & Rides is open to all festival goers aged 4 years +. It gives access to the Show, lifts, buses (if needed for the chosen events), entertainment, activities, 1 t-shirt, 1 wristband, 1 bag, 1 race plate, 1 entrance to the watersports centre and races & rides.
The Pass Premium is open to all festival goers aged 4 years +. It gives access to tests, the Show, lifts, buses, entertainment, activities, 1 t-shirt, 1 wristband, 1 bag, 1 race plate, 1 entrance to the watersports centre and unlimited access to races & rides. There are also a huge number of presents, worth over €250!!
> How to register?
Register online at inscriptions.velovertfestival.com.
> How much is registration?
The registration cost for Vélo Vert Festival at Samoëns varies according to the Pass and the events selected.
See the price list for details.
> Do I need a medical certificate?
A cycling race licence or a medical certificate stating there is no reason you should not practise competitive cycling or mountain biking dated within the last year is obligatory for all timed events.
> Is parental authorisation needed?
Parental authorisation must be provided for all minors.
Send us this completed form via your basket.
> Which Pass enables me to test bikes?
Only the Pass Festival (4 years +) or the Pass Premium (4 years +) give access to test bikes in the Show area. Once I have my race plate and wristband, I am free to come and go at the Show, test bikes when and with whom I like, on the different loops adapted to each style of riding!
> Is access to the Show area free?
The Show is free and accessible to everyone.
> Where can I find registration terms & conditions?
Consult the T&Cs here.
> Where and when can I pick up my Pass ?
You can pick up your Pass in the registration area next to the show.
Passes are available to pick up from Thursday 2-7pm, Friday 7am to 7pm, Saturday 7am to 7pm and Sunday from 8am to midday.
> Can I register onsite?
Yes, I can register onsite for any Pass and event, as long as places are available.
> What proof of identity and other documents are needed to pick up my Pass ?
For my Pass Festival, I need to have at least 2 identity documents (passport, driving license, ID Card…) and a guarantee cheque of €4000 or pre-authorisation of my bank card. If there are no problems with the tests, the cheque or photocopy of the credit card will be given back or destroyed at the end of the festival.
For my Pass Races & Rides, I need proof of identity – ie. passport.
For my Pass Premium, I need to have at least 2 identity documents (passport, driving license…) and a guarantee cheque of €4000 or pre-authorisation of bank card. If there are no problems with the tests, the cheque or photocopy of the credit card will be given back or destroyed at the end of the festival.
If registered for one of the Races or Activities at Vélo Vert Festival I should bring proof of identity plus my licence or medical certificate stating I can take part in competitive cycling, if the event is timed.
> Is the security guarantee for the Pass Festival & Premium €4000 per person?
Yes, the guarantee is €4000 per person for the Pass Festival & Premium. This is necessary for access to tests.
> How does the Test Centre « Centre d’essai » function? Is a security guarantee needed?
To test a bike, you must go to the registration area on site at Vélo Vert Festival. We will ask you for a security guarantee of €4000 (pre-authorisation of bank card) as well as 2 proofs of identity (passport, ID card, driving license). A photo will be taken of you and we will give you a race plate and wristband. You can then go to your chosen brand with the plate and wristband. The brand will check and register you via an I-Pod.
> Can I test bikes during races?
No, test bikes can only be used on the test loops. Brands are free to let you take bikes out alone or take you on accompanied rides.
> Should I bring my own bike?
All depends on what I wish to do at the festival. A bike test cannot last more than 60 minutes, I need to use my own bike to ride on all organised races and rides, GPS test loops and to get about between the Show area and entertainment in the village. All other routes are open to test bikes.
> I’m a cross country rider but I wish to test Enduro and DH bikes. I don’t have a full face helmet or body armour, can I be loaned this on site?
No, I should bring my own equipment (full face helmet + body armour), borrow from friends, or hire at one of the shops in Samoëns.
> Should we bring pedals?
Yes, my own pedals (flat or spds) are needed to test bikes.
> If I take a 1 day Pass Festival can the test day be different from the day I participate in a race?
Yes, my test day starts when I do my first test at one of the stands. I can, therefore, do an organised ride on saturday and test bikes and accessories on sunday, all with a 1 day Pass Festival.
> Where is the registration area?
It will be next to Samoëns fair.
> Where are the entertainments?
Some are in the space next to “Bois des dames”also at the center of the village center.
> Where is the Show area and test loops?
Some will be close to ” Bois aux dames” at the place leisure base Voie Communale N°8, 74340 Samoëns.
> Where is the departure point for Races & Rides?
Departures will be placed at the space close to ” Bois aux Dames” at the place leisure base Voie Communale N°8, 74340 Samoëns.
> How can I get between the Show area and entertainment in the Village?
Regular free buses take festival goers from one site to another (Show / Village Entertainment). There are also suggested routes for walkers and cyclists, the intention being to reduce as much as possible usage of motorised transport during the weekend! You can, however, circulate in vehicles, but we cannot ensure you’ll find a parking space! We are expecting a huge number of festival goers in attendance and parking spaces risk being very sought after in the village centre.
Buses on Friday, Samedi and Sunday
Samoëns Tourist Office : 00′ and 30′ each hours
Bérouze : 05′ and 35′ each hours
CCAS – Lac Bleu in Morillon : 15′ and 45′ each hours
Morillon Cable cars : 20 ‘ and 50′ each hours
Technical services – Vélo Vert Festival Fair : 25′ anf 55’ each hours
Coach Biogaz with 6 doors bike carrier at the back.
Coach Friday and Saturday from 8 am till 6:30pm without interruption and on Sunday from 8 am till 5:30pm.
> Do I need a really high level of riding to participate in the Vélo Vert Festival at Samoëns?
The Vélo Vert Festival is open to everyone. Whatever your level, your type of riding or your budget, everyone can find a tempting programme. There’s something for all tastes!
> How many exhibitors will be present?
Over 300 brands and almost 2000 test bikes and accessories will be waiting for you!
> Can someone registered for the Mythic Chrono also register for the Street Race that’s on the same day?
Yes, it is possible to register for several races or rides on the same day, as long as they are not taking place at the same time.
> What travel bike should I choose?
We suggest loops adapted to all kinds of bikes. However, we are in the mountains. MTBs with between 120 & 160mm of travel are best on the kind of terrain you’ll find.
> Can we hire bikes at Samoëns?
Yes, you can hire the MTB of your choice from the three local bike stores:
> Is there a bike lock up?
> What kind of accommodation do you advise?
We suggest that you contact the booking service “la Centrale de Réservation de Samoëns” . https://reservation.samoens.com/
> When are the race results published?
The evening following each race on the website.
> Are the Vélo Vert Festival at Samoëns routes signed throughout the year?
After each race, ride or activity, the signage is taken down. The majority of trails use private property and are closed to the public for the rest of the year.
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