The summer so far

What with the arrival of our little baby boy Lucas and plenty of great guests who have helped look after him, our second summer in Les Gets has been very eventful (hence our lack in recent blogs)!

There has also been plenty going on in Les Gets. It all kicked off with the huge Pass’Portes du Soleil. A challenging mountain bike ride covering 75kms of intense uphill and exhilarating downhill rides. We take our hats off to all those brave souls who took on the challenge!

Les Gets got very excited in July with the passing of the Tour de France – it came right through the town… twice! First came the floats doling out everything from haribo sweets to t-shirts and baby rattles, then all of a sudden there were eight helicopters in the sky, closely followed by the speeding cyclists.

That same week saw Les Gets’ bi-annual festival of mechanical music (how much excitement can a small town take?!). I love this kind of thing – mad musical instruments being turned, pulled and ridden (yes, like a bike) and plenty of locals dressing up in the traditional smocks and frocks.

There were some great mustaches on show too!

Then there was the international downhill mountain biking event in Chatel, the cowboy barrel racing and the young people’s mountain bike trials, which saw teams of cyclists riding a course that ran through Les Gets in relay – down roads, up steps, along shop fronts, over snow and into the stream!

We’ve got a few more weeks left to the season, so were hoping to squeeze in more of the things we love doing out here – golf (Jim’s lark), walking (my cup of tea), visiting the mountain lakes and some of the pretty towns near by – Yvoire and St Gervais are next on our list.

And then there’s the winter season to think about – we’ll have fun devising new menus and giving our website a bit of a make over. But right now it’s day off, and we’re going to relax over a nice supper and a movie!