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
Two rankings will be established: 1 Duo ranking and 1 Solo ranking so that all participants can collect their UTMB points.
ITRA-certified route and UTMB-qualifying race: 6 points
Open to those aged 20 years and over
Dates and places
Departure by bus on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 6:30 am from Volvic (Goulet site) to reach the starting line of the race.
The race sets off on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 10:00 am from Lioran Station.
Arrival on Friday, 14 May 2021 by midnight at the latest in Volvic (Goulet site).
224 km/8400 D+/9050 D-
Number of participants
30 inseparable Duo teams of 2 and 30 Solos
Price and Registration: 400 euros for each inseparable Duo – 220 euros for a Solo
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
The organisation puts one medical station/cold refreshment station and three aid stations in place:
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.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: +33 (0)6 15 93 07 89
Read the rules of the XGTV Great Volcanic Crossing Experience HERE
For more information on the XGTV Great Volcanic Crossing Experience (GPX route, 3D course map, descriptions, etc.) click HERE