Grimpée Chedde-Ayères

Date 09/15/2019

Country France

Distance 14.5 km

Elevation 1641 m  


Let’s set the scene, starting from the village of Chedde, in the town of Passy, ​​located at an altitude of 600 meters, on the foothills of the Fiz and Mont-Blanc mountains. This trail race is a test on 80% trails and forest roads over a distance of 14.5  kilometers, with a positive elevation of 1350 meters and 600 meters of negative.

After running from the center of the village, the race immediately takes off towards the villages of La Motte and Sancellemoz (first refreshment point) on already relatively steep trails.
The paths then offer a respite before joining the Lac Vert (second refreshment point) via a path that will offer a magnificent view of the entire chain of the Mont Blanc range.

Then with the climb to the place called Le Chatelet and onto the highest point of the race located at Ayères des Rocs and Pierrières at 1641 meters above sea level facing the mountain called Derohoir.

There is still a short traverse before ‘diving’ to the finish down the main ski slope of the Plaine-Joux resort (altitude 1360 m). From there, those who have kept a little reserve can speedily end the race.