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4 races in Auvergne – Puy de Dôme

 
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Solo or in relay teams of two or three
Chaîne des Puys-Faille de Limagne Experience
110km
4 pts ITRA/UTMB
Event begins at 4 a.m.
€85 solo
€45 relays of 2
€35 relays of 3
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Volvic Catchment Area Experience
43km
2 pts ITRA/UTMB
Event begins at 8 a.m.
€40
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Volcanic Trail Experience
25km
1 pt ITRA/UTMB
Event begins at 9 a.m.
€25
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Lava Stone Experience
15km
Event begins at 10 a.m.
€15

4 races in Auvergne – Puy de Dôme

CHAÎNE DES PUYS-FAILLE DE LIMAGNE 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 recently 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. For this third instalment of VVX, the trail will have a few nice surprises and will be extended to 110km to give you the chance to explore the northern part of the Chaîne des Puys. 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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VOLVIC CATCHMENT AREA EXPERIENCE – 43 KM

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 Faille de Limagne, enclosed valleys and the Plateau des Dômes.

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

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VOLCANIC EXPERIENCE TRAIL – 25 KM

The Volcanic Experience trail will be back in 2019 for this third instalment with a new feature—part of the trail 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 – 15 KM

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 recently 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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