Thyon-Dixence

Date 08/04/2019

Country Switzerland

Distance 16 km

Elevation 700 m  


Description

Thyon to Dixence is considered one of the more beautiful trail races in the Valais region of Switzerland. Coming in the middle of the season, and with a scenic and relatively short course, it’s become a very popular race. The run starts high on a ridge, and continues above treeline, on a combination of roads and mountain paths, through pastures and alpine areas, to the immense Dixence dam—the finish, in fact, is atop the dam itself. Along the way, runners catch views of the glacier-covered Dent Blanche and the Matterhorn.
This race is part of the Valaisan Cup.

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