Paired or Solo Trail Adventure Race

The Great Volcanic Crossing Experience ‘XGTV’

Wednesday 8 May
Lioran Station
40 teams of 2 and 20 places in Solo
224 km
1 medical station/cold refreshment station and 4 aid stations
8400-m climb

224 km / 8400 D+
‘Paired or Solo TRAIL adventure race’
From 8 to 10 May 2024

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.

Its original concept and its out-of-standard features distinguish it from other races. The spirit of the Great Volcanic Crossing Experience® is based on mental commitment, team spirit and adventure, as well as shared sporting values and medium-range mountaineering skills.

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.

The Great Volcanic Crossing Experience® will be completed in teams of two participants who must stay together throughout or solo

Open to those aged 20 years and over



Dates and places

Upcoming information for the 2024 edition…


224 km/8400 D+/9050 D-

Number of participants

40 inseparable Duo teams of 2 and 20 Solos

Price and Registration: 450 euros for each inseparable Duo – 235 euros for a Solo

Payment validation

Specific medical certificate

Validation of the information sheet by the organisation

Have run and finished at least one ultra trail in medium mountain or high altitude of at least 24 hours and/or 1 raid of at least 24 hours in 2018, 2019 or 2020.

Full and complete acceptance of the rules

Registration includes:

  • Welcome gift
  • Road Book
  • GPX route
  • Geolocation system via GPS beacon with emergency call
  • 3 hot meals and liquid refreshments at the aid stations
  • 1 cold refreshment refuelling
  • Transportation: Volvic/Le Lioran transfer bus
  • Safety on the race
  • Ranking and UTMB point validation
  • Physiotherapist at aid stations 2/3/4 and on arrival
  • Post-race meal and beverage
  • Admission ticket to the VVX closing ceremony
  • Electronic timekeeping
  • Finisher’s prize

The organisation puts one medical station/cold refreshment station and four aid stations in place:

Upcoming information for the 2024 edition…

Rules specific to this Duo and Solo challenge with a cut-off time of 62 hours are established by the organisation, which reserves the right to cancel or partially stop the race due to weather, a natural disaster, an epidemic, a war, or a decision of the administrative authority… if all safety requirements cannot be met.

Contact person:

Email address:

Telephone: +33 (0)6 15 93 07 89

Read the rules of the XGTV Great Volcanic Crossing Experience HERE


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