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The most incredible Multi-Stages Race in France
380 km (233 miles) and 14000m (46000m ft) of elevation in 6 stages during 6 days.
An extraordinary adventure that can be experienced on all stages either by solo runners, or by teams of 3 or 4 runners or on single stages by solo runners.
Like Le Tour de France cycling tour, each stage will take place in different departments, different landscapes, different atmospheres and different regions so you can travel around France every day and this country as you have never seen it before.
A unique and exceptional experience you can live once in your life, for an unforgettable souvenir.

  • Stage 1 09/07/2021
  • Stage 2 10/07/2021
  • Stage 3 11/07/2021
  • Stage 4 12/07/2021
  • Stage 5 13/07/2021
  • Stage 6
  • Valserhône ➡︎ Culoz – 51 km – 1800 m D+
08:00 AM - 07:30 PMStage 1 – Exploring Jura

Stage 1 – Exploring Jura. It is the Grand Colombier massif which will be in main goal and the spotlight of this 1st stage.
For this 1st stage, you will run on Grand Colombier mountain range, located in Ain county. After a start in Valserhône, you will climb the crests. Once at the top, you will take a hilly path that gradually climbs up to the top of Grand Colombier where you will have a 360-degree panoramic view. Lac du Bourget, Mont-Blanc summit, Annecy, Jura mountain range and the valley on the other side… An exceptional panorama as an appetizer. You will enjoy running Grand Colombier downhill towards the beautiful finish line close to a pond.

Departure and Cut-off time:
– Departure from Valserhône  July 9th 2021 at 8 a.m.
– Arrival in Culoz no later than July 9th 2021 at 9.30 pm

Profile:

Road percentage: 12% – Trail percentage: 88%

Number of ITRA points: 2 ITRA points

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Stage 1 – Exploring Jura. It is the Grand Colombier massif which will be in main goal and the spotlight of this 1st stage.

  • Léoncel ➡︎ Lus-La-Croix-Haute – 83 km – 3800 m D+
05:00 AM - 03:15 AMStage 2 – Into the wild Vercors

Stage 2 – Into the wild Vercors. Let’s go in magnificent Vercors massif in Drôme for this 2nd stage in high mountains.
Outstanding Vercors mountain range, located in Drôme, will be our playground for this 2nd stage. A wild stage, starting from Léoncel, a small and pretty village. This stage will be mainly at high altitude with breathtaking views from valley to valley. A unique stage with the steepest elevation where you will be surrounded by nature. You will cross the finish line in the beautiful valley of Lus-La-Croix-Haute.

Departure and Cut-off time:
– Departure from Léoncel July 10th 2021 at 5am
– Arrival at Lus-La-Croix-Haute July 11th 2021 at 3.15 am

Profile:

Road percentage: 8% – Trail percentage: 92%

ITRA points: 4 ITRA points

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Stage 2 – Into the wild Vercors. Let’s go in magnificent Vercors massif in Drôme for this 2nd stage in high mountains.

  • Buis-Les-Barronies ➡︎ Seguret – 72 km – 3360m D+
07:00 AM - 03:00 AMStage 3 – Conquering Ventoux

Stage 3 – Conquering Ventoux. We stay in Drôme for this 3rd stage before moving on to the Vaucluse to climb the Mount Ventoux.

Our 3rd stage will start in Buis-Les-Baronnies passing by Drôme and also Vaucluse counties. You will see from the starting line your goal : the mythical summit of Mont Ventoux. Before, you will run few kilometres to get to its bottom. On this stage, you will experiment a totally different atmosphere than the day before: weather and typical southern trail tracks will guide you all along the way. You will run through some remarkable villages before climbing Ventoux : a tough climb and a summit with an absolutely incredible view. Once you will descent this legendary summit, you will need to run few more kilometres to reach the finish line in Seguret, this little stunning village, ranked as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Departure and Cut-Off time:
– Departure from Buis-les-Baronnies on July 11th 2021 at 7am.
– Arrival in Seguret July 12th 2021 at 3am

Profile:

Road percentage: 16% – Trail percentage: 84% 

ITRA points: 3 ITRA points

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Stage 3 – Conquering Ventoux. We stay in Drôme for this 3rd stage before moving on to the Vaucluse to climb the Mount Ventoux.

  • Lézan ➡︎ Meyrueis – 80 km – 2620 m D+
Stage 4 – Let’s go to Mount Aigoual

Stage 4 – Mont Aigoual. After a departure from Lézan by a greenway, we will pass through the Parc des Cevennes.
Starting from from Lézan, in Gard county, you will run on a Green Lane until the magnificent Parc des Cevennes for a stage with more climbs than descents. The route, passing through forests, regularly reveals amazing landscapes. Each step will bring you closer to the highest point of Cevennes: Mont Aigoual located at 1565m which will also take you through Lozère county. The descent will guide you to the finish line in Meyrueis, close to Gorges de la Jonte wonderful gates.

Departure and Cut-off time:
– Departure from Lézan on July 12, 2021 at 6 am.
– Arrival in Meyrueis on 13 July 2021 at 3.30 am.

Profile:

Roads Percentage: 15% – Trail Percentage: 85%.

ITRA points: 3 ITRA points

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Stage 4 – Mont Aigoual. After a departure from Lézan by a greenway, we will pass through the Parc des Cevennes.

  • Salles-Curan ➡︎ Saint-Cyprien-sur-Dourdou – 78 km – 1770 m D+
06:00 AM - 06:30 AMStage 5 – Flat stage guided by the water

Stage 5 – Flat stage guided by the water.No mountains for this stage, this route will be guided by the water in Aveyron county.

No mountains for this stage, this route will be guided by the water in Aveyron county. From the first kilometers, you will follow the road and you will have a marvellous outlook on the large Lake Pareloup. An easier stage with lower elevation and more road sections than other stages, you could go on easily especially after 4 stages. You will also pass through lovely small villages and near several beautiful waterfalls. Some outstanding 360 degree views will help to relieve your tired legs before reaching the finish line in Saint-Cyprien- sur-Dourdou.
For runners who will have done all the stages, you could say with almost certainty that you will be finishers of the 1st edition Trail de France.

Departure and Cut-Off time :
– Departure from Salles-Curan on July 13, 2021 at 6 am.
– Arrival in Saint-Cyprien-sur-Dourdou on July 14, 2021 at 6:30 am.

Profile :

Road Percentage: 44% – Trail Percentage: 56% 

ITRA points: 3 ITRA points

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Stage 5 – Flat stage guided by the water.No mountains for this stage, this route will be guided by the water in Aveyron county.

  • Le Lioran – 11 km – 700 m D+
09:15 AM - 02:15 PMStage 6 – Let’s celebrate together !

Stage 6 – Let’s celebrate together ! The final stage in the form of a party to enjoy together what you have just accomplished.

Our final stage will be a party to enjoy together what you just have accomplished. It’s in the beautiful ski resort of Lioran, in Cantal county, where our last stage will take place.
We would like to end our event with a special race for all runners who have done all the stages: a time trial of “only” 11 km, with a start every 30 seconds, in the reverse ranking of the general classification.
The route will take you on Lioran’s heights, up to the Plomb de Cantal, where you will enjoy a breathtaking view on Auvergne Volcanoes. After a quicker downhill on the ski slopes (without snow for sure…), you will quickly reach the heart of the resort to appreciate what you have just realised. Bravo and congratulations!
Day’s stage runners will start together for a classic start on the same track before the other participants.

Departure and Cut-Off time :
– For  solos :
Departure from the Lioran on July 14th, 2020 at 9:15 am.
Arrived at Le Lioran on 14 July 2020 at 2.15pm.

– For solo or team integral riders:
Departure in Lioran on July 14, 2020 at 10h00 with a start every 30 seconds according to the overall classification.
Arrival at the Lioran on 14 July 2020 at 14.15 hrs.

Profile :

Road Percentage : 0%  –  Trail Percentage : 100%

ITRA points : 0 points ITRA

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Stage 6 – Let’s celebrate together ! The final stage in the form of a party to enjoy together what you have just accomplished.