Swiss Canyon Trail
A beautiful run through the Val-de-Travers region of the Jura mountains on the border of France, the Défi International has developed into a full weekend of races. The Défi now consists of several races, over the weekend: the Swiss Canyon Ultra Trail at 105km, the 75km Swiss Canyon Trail de L’Absinthe, the Swiss Canyon Trail of 45km with 2500 meters of climbing and the Swiss Canyon Trail of 25km. The 45km may also be run as a 3-person relay with 14km for each runner. Often overlooked, the Jura is a friendly, accessible range – less steep than its famous neighbors nearby, with fabulous trail running opportunities through a pastoral and bucolic setting.