5 places to do a trail run in Rhône Alpes
Trail lovers, you are certainly wondering what are the best places to practice your favorite sport and push your limits? Put on your trail shoes and your t-shirt ! Today, we take you into the heart of nature to discover the 5 places to do a trail in Rhône Alpes .
1. Chamonix: the Mont Blanc marathon
No less than 10,500 trail runners participate each year in the eight official races offered to you during the mythical Mont Blanc trail . The different routes allow you to discover breathtaking landscapes in the heart of the Aiguilles Rouges nature reserve, crossing the valleys of Mont Blanc.
|Elevation||type of race||Max time||Category|
|42 kilometers from Mont Blanc||2730 meters D+ 1700 meters D-||Trail in semi-autonomy||9:30 a.m.||Hope|
|90 kilometer ultra-trail||6220 meters D+||Trail in semi-autonomy||24 hours||Hope|
|23 kilometers from Mont Blanc||1680 meters D+ 870 meters D-||Trail in semi-autonomy||6 hours||Hope|
|10 kilometers from Mont Blanc||325 meters D+ and D-||Discovery Trail||Cadet|
|Starry Duo - 20 kilometers||1250 meters D+ and D-||Discovery trail, night run||6 hours||Hope|
|Young Race Marathon - 15 kilometers||1200 meters D+||Discovery Trail||Junior and Hope|
|Mini Cross - 800 meters to 3 kilometers||Children's trail||Minimal athletic schools|
|Vertical kilometer||1000 meters D+ over 3.8 kilometers||Time trial, vertical race||Junior|
To celebrate its first year of existence, NOSC is setting up its stand at the Mont Blanc marathon and is coming to present its collection of eco-responsible sportswear ! Playing sports while thinking about nature, it's possible! Do you doubt it? Why not come and discover our T-shirt models and our accessories? We are waiting for you from June 27th in Chamonix!
2. Massif de la Vanoise: the Rosière trail
For 5 years, the Rosière trail has been inviting you for a very sporty ride. In the heart of the Vanoise massif, between Mont Blanc and Mont Pourri, this meeting takes place in an absolutely splendid natural setting. Four courses are offered and allow trail runners of different levels to test their physical abilities by taking up new challenges:
- 40 kilometers, with an elevation gain of 3000 meters
- 22 kilometers, with an elevation gain of 1450 meters
- 15 kilometers with an elevation gain of 800 meters
- 5 km: the race is not yet confirmed for 2019. In question, work in progress on the trails disrupts its use.
These various routes allow you to cross incredible scenery: the valley of the torrent des Moulins, the valley of Mercuel or the Lac du Retour.
3. La Plagne: the 6000D - The race of the giants
This trail run in Rhône Alpes will put your endurance and technical skills to the test! For three days, La Plagne offers itself to sports and nature lovers and reveals the most beautiful landscapes of the French Alps. For 30 years, this trail has offered 6 races allowing athletes of all levels to spend an unforgettable weekend. Between lakes and glaciers, tread the most breathtaking racetracks in Savoie.
|Distance||Elevation||type of race|
|6000D||65 kilometers||3500 meters elevation gain||mountain trail|
|6D lakes||27 kilometers||1600 meters D+||mountain trail|
|6000D in relay||32 kilometers33 kilometers||2740 meters D+ and 440 meters D-760 meters D+ and 3060m D-||2-man relay race|
|6 discovery||11 kilometers||600 meters D+||Mountain running for all levels|
|6D Vertical||5 kilometers||1000 meters D+||Coast race|
|6D Bob||1.5 kilometers||125 meters D+||Track racing|
4. The 2 Alps trail
For the 3rd year, the 2 Alpes Outdoor Festival welcomes you to the heart of the French Alps. There are no less than 5 trail routes available for an intense sporting experience:
|Distance||Elevation||type of race|
|Devil's Double Vertical||7 kilometers||2000 meters D+||Solo or duo (relay race)|
|Climb of Venosc||3 kilometers||700 meters elevation gain||Trail or hike|
|3600 Summit Trail||39 kilometers||2900 meters D+||skyrunning|
|Trail of the Fairy||20 kilometers||1300 meters D+ and D-||Trail|
|Balconies of Venosc||11 kilometers||700 meters elevation gain||Trail or hike|
These different races offer you exceptional viewpoints: climb to an altitude of 3600 meters, to the summit of the Les 2 Alpes glacier, taking vertiginous ridges and paths to dominate the region and appreciate this grandiose natural spectacle.
5. Haute-Savoie: the Samoëns Trail tour
In June, no less than 2,000 participants from all over France and Europe travel the trails of Haute-Savoie during this event. The Samoëns Trail Tour offers 6 exceptional races through the mountains : the Cirque du Fer à Cheval and the nature reserve of Sixt Fer à Cheval are among the places taken during this trail, with passages culminating at more than 2000 meters above sea level. 'altitude.
|Ultra Tour du Haut Giffre||91 kilometers||6450 meters D+||5 points|
|Criou tower||53 kilometers||3500 meters elevation gain||3 points|
|Giffre Tower||33 kilometers||2250 meters D+||2 points|
|Discovery Trail||18 kilometers||1100 meters D+||1 point|
|Balconies of Criou||12 kilometers||330 meters D+|
|Vertical Kilometer||1,960 kilometers||1000 meters D+|
Information on trails in Rhône Alpes
To participate in one of these nature trails, you can register for a race directly on site, or register online :
These sites allow you to learn about:
- of the racing calendar
- places of departure of the races and their points of arrival
- different supply points
- the medical certificate to be provided and any contraindications
- bib collection methods
- awarding of prizes and rankings
- from the list of mandatory equipment
You can also contact the organizer to ask all your questions.
Take part in these different trails in the Rhône Alpes alone or in pairs, during the day or during a night trail to test your physical abilities and go beyond your limits! You have all the cards in hand to choose the nature trail that suits you!