CollonTrek (Bionaz-Arolla)

Date 09/07/2019

Country Italy - Switzerland

Distance 22 km

Elevation 1250 m  


Description

One of the most unusual trail races anywhere, Collon Trek begins in Italy, in the hamlet of Bionaz in the Valpelline region, climbs a high pass, traverses a glacier, and finishes in Switzerland. The race reaches its high point of 3,080 meters when crossing over into Switzerland’s Eringer valley, at Col Collon. Runners use microspikes and other forms of traction, to assist during the glacier section. The run finishes in the village of Arolla, on the Haute Route between Chamonix, France and Zermatt, Switzerland. Collon Trek celebrates the shared culture of these two valleys. The race takes place every other year, with 2016-2018-2020 being off years. So see you in 2019!