Race website http://trail.crossduvelan.ch
Distance 45 km 21 km 15 km 6.8km
Elevation 3600 m 2000 m 900 m 1000 m
The Cross du Velan takes place above the Entremont valley, one of the most stunning valleys in all of Switzerland. At the end of the valley is the famous St. Bernard Monastery, high in the alps on the border with Italy. The course starts in the little hamlet of Bourg St. Pierre, passes through long pastures, climbs to the Cabane de Mille on the Tour des Combins hiking route, and then traverses high above the valley, incorporating a high alpine setting, while passing Cabane du Valsorey and Cabane du Vélean. A 21 km race, ending at Azerin, is also available as an option. Runners have the option of doing the 44.1 km route as a two-person relay team, switching at the midway point of Azerin.
Le P’tit Cross includes three kids race distances: 500m, 1000m and 1700m.