6 races in Auvergne – Puy de Dôme

Solo or pair inseparable
The Great Volcanic Crossing Experience ‘XGTV’
224km
6 pts ITRA/UTMB
Event begins at 10 a.m.
From Lioran Station
€220 solo
€400 pair inseparable
Solo or in relay teams of two or three
Chaîne des Puys-Limagne Fault Experience (110km)
110km
4 pts ITRA/UTMB
Event begins at 4 a.m.
€90 solo
€50 relays of 2 - €40 relays of 3
Terra Volcana Experience (80km)
80km
Event begins at 6 a.m.
€70
Volvic Catchment Area Experience (43km)
43km
2 pts ITRA/UTMB
Event begins at 8:00 a.m.
€43
Volcanic Experience Trail (25km)
25km
1 pt ITRA/UTMB
Event begins at 9:30 a.m.
€28
Lava Stone Experience (15km)
15km
Event begins at 10 a.m.
€18
3 pts ITRA/UTMB

THE GREAT VOLCANIC CROSSING EXPERIENCE ‘XGTV’ – 224KM

A unique experience and a fabulous volcanic crossing through the largest regional natural park in mainland France: the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Natural Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This ultra-endurance event takes competitors on a 224 km and 8400 D+ long crossing of the Auvergne volcanoes, taking in some of the most iconic long-distance trails in five regions, including Monts Dômes, Monts Dore, Massif du Cézallier, Massif du Cantal and Plateau de l’Artense. This adventure race, where participants will be equipped with nothing more than a GPX-route road book to follow 95% of the long-distance trail sign-posts (red/white), requires a good sense of direction on and off the trail. The route offers a chance to discover the treasures and diversity of the different zones of the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Nature Park.

ITRA-certified route and UTMB-qualifying race: 6 points

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CHAÎNE DES PUYS-LIMAGNE FAULT EXPERIENCE – 110KM

A trail for the toughest runners through the very heart of the Auvergne volcanoes, it can also be completed in relay teams of two or three. Designed to take in the entire Chaîne des Puys zone, which became a UNESCO world heritage site, this race allows you to explore this exceptional region in a completely new way, thanks to the balance of scenery and ascents up some of the area’s characteristic hills. Part of the trail includes an ascent to the summit of the legendary Puy de Dôme (1,465m) to view the spectacular sunrise. The final 30km of the Volvic Catchment Area Experience trail will bring this spectacular volcanic experience to a close.

ITRA-certified route and UTMB-qualifying race: 4 points solo

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terra volcana experience – 80KM

New in 2021! This 80km course, for the toughest runners, is offered only on a solo basis. Designed on the northern part of the Chaîne des Puys, which became a UNESCO world heritage site, this race allows you to explore this exceptional region in a completely new way, thanks to the balance of scenery and ascents up some of the area’s characteristic hills. Part of the trail includes an ascent to the summit of the legendary Puy de Dôme (1,465m) to view the spectacular sunrise from Puy de la Coquille and Puy des Gouttes. The final offers you magnificent passages and viewpoints between the Plateau des Dômes, volcanic peaks and the Limagne Fault, in the footsteps of the Volvic Catchment Area Experience.

ITRA-certified route and UTMB-qualifying race: 3 points

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VOLVIC CATCHMENT AREA EXPERIENCE – 43KM

A trail for the initiated runners amongst you, offering a route through the northern part of the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Park and all around the Volvic catchment area, a protected natural zone which is the source of the mineral water that takes its name. This course offers superb views of the Chaîne des Puys that stretches more than 30km towards the south, between the Limagne Fault, enclosed valleys and the Plateau des Dômes. Beautiful surprises still await you on this fifth edition!

ITRA-certified route and UTMB-qualifying race: 2 points

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VOLCANIC EXPERIENCE TRAIL – 25KM

With the Volcanic Experience trail, new distance that appeared on 2018 edition, you will pass through two active volcanic rock quarries! The trail will take you through part of the Chaîne des Puys/Faille de Limagne Experience trail to show you some of the main volcanoes in the northern part of the Chaîne des Puys, such as Puy de la Nugère, Puy de Jumes and Puy de la Coquille. Trail bonus: breathtaking views from Puy des Gouttes and others.

ITRA-certified route and UTMB-qualifying race: 1 point

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LAVA STONE EXPERIENCE – 15KM

A short, accessible trail with limited climbing and natural surroundings between Volvic and its neighbouring villages. This race offers a number of exceptional panoramic views of the Chaîne des Puys, which became a UNESCO world heritage site. It crosses a prime area for Volvic stone extraction and includes unique pathways lining several of the territory’s characteristic quarries.

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Improve your medical care during the VVX

To improve your medical care during the event, we recommend you to complete your “health space”, which is accessible from your ITRA account. If you do not have an account, click here to create one for free. This will give you access to your confidential “health space”.

VVX KIDS RACE – 3 CIRCUITS OF  500, 700 AND 1 100 M

The kids have their own trail to enjoy! The race takes place on the Goulet site. It starts from the same place as the adult race: under the VVX arch. Waves of 20 children are sent off at a time: the next wave leaves as the last gets back to the starting line. Each child is allowed to complete the course as many times as they want during their allocated 20 minutes.

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