GRAND RAID DES PYRÉNÉES

Pyrenees Tour Trail 2017

New event for 2017:

Based on sections of the already existing Grand Raid of the Pyrenees, the Pyrenees Tour Trail offers the possibility of discovering the beauty of GRP routes over several days with distances of 5 to 40 km according to the stages

Program

Wednesday, August 23

15:00 – 21:00: Removal of bibs and checking of the bags of the challenge Pyrenees Tour Trail – Partner village

18:30 – 20:30: Pasta Party

21:00: departure of the first stage of the Pyrenees Tour Trail from the center of Vielle Aure (Tourist Office)

22:00 – 23:30: Arrival of the first stage of the Pyrenees Tour Trail

Thursday 24 August

7:30: Transfer shuttles for the start of the second stage of the Pyrenees Tour Traill from Vielle-Aure

09:00: departure of the second stage of the Pyrenees Tour Trail from the center of Piau Engaly

11:00 – 14:00: Arrival of the second stage of the Pyrenees Tour Trail from the center of Piau Engaly

13:00 – 14:00: return of the runners of the second stage of the Pyrenees Tour Trail by shuttles from Piau Engaly

15:00 – 16:00: Departures (every 20 s in order of classification) of the third stage of the Pyrenees Tour Trail from the center of Vignec

15:30 – 17:30: staggered arrivals of the third stage of the Pyrenees Tour Trail in Pla d’Adet Saint Lary Soulan

16:00 – 17:30: return of the riders of the third stage of the Pyrenees Tour Trail by the Pla d’Adet cable car Saint Lary Soulan

18:30 – 20:30: Pasta Party

Friday, August 25

7:00: transport shuttles for the start of the fourth stage of the Pyrenees Tour Trail from Vielle-Aure

08:00: departure of the fourth stage of the Pyrenees Tour Trail from Pla d’Adet

12:15 – 17:00: arrivals of the fourth stage of the Pyrenees Tour Trail at the Pic du Midi de Bigorre

12:30 – 17:00: return of the riders of the fourth stage of the Pyrenees Tour Trail by cable car then by shuttles from La Mongie

18:30 – 20:30: Pasta Party

Saturday 26 August

07:00 – 08:00: Departures from the 5th stage of the Pyrenees Tour Neuvielle Trail Tour from the center of Saint Lary Soulan (Tourist Office), in order of the previous day’s classification

11:30: Arrival of the first of the fifth stage of the Pyrenees Tour Trail on the Place de Vielle-Aure

20:00: Arrival of the last of the fifth stage of the Pyrenees Tour Trail

20:00: Award ceremony of the Pyrenees Tour Trail (Place de Vielle-Aure)

Sunday, August 27

12:15: Buffet closing of the Grand Raid of the Pyrenees in the presence of all partners and volunteers (Marquee of the race)

Composition of refueling

In Piau, La Mongie and Merlans restaurant: oranges, bananas, bread, cheese, ham, sausage, dried fruit, savory cakes, cakes, tablet chocolate, plain water, sparkling water, coca, Coffee and soup

At the refuge of Bastan and the shelter of Campana: water only.

Description of Steps

Stage 1

The first stage is 13 km for 850 m of D +.

From Vielle-Aure, the runners go up to Soulan by Vignec and the Granges de Lias. The descent is made by the Granges de Grascouéou.

The max time is 2h30. There is an hourly barrier at Soulan (Km 6,5, 250 m D +) which must be passed in less than one hour. No refueling.

Required material:
– a lamp
– survival coverage (minimum 2 m2)
– whistle

The course is viewable HERE. The GPX or Google Earth version of the course can be downloaded at the same location.

2nd stage

The second stage is 20 km for 1500 m of D +.

From Piau, the runners climb to the top of the station on the Circus Circus route, return to the center of Piau, descend to Aragnouet, go up the Badet valley to the lake of the same name before returning to the point of Departure for an arrival in Piau.

The max time is 5h. There is a time barrier at the intermediate pass at Piau (Km 8,5, 800 m D +) which must be passed in less than 2h. Refueling at intermediate crossing at Piau and arrival.

Required material:
– personal cup for drinking liquids (water, coca and soup) at refreshments
– survival cover (minimum 2 m2)
– whistle

The course is viewable HERE. The GPX or Google Earth version of the course can be downloaded at the same location.


Stage 3
The third stage is a vertical kilometer. It follows exactly the route of the “Vignec Vertical” proposed by the Saint Lary Patou Trail. It has a length of 4.2 km, for a vertical drop of 1000 m. The departure is at Vignec. The arrival is a little above Pla d’Adet.Max time of 1h30. No refueling.Required material:
– survival cover (minimum 2 m2)
– whistle

The course is viewable HERE.

Stage 4

The fourth stage is 34 km for 2876 m of D +, the altitude of the Pic du Midi.

Starting from the Pla d’Adet, the riders follow the course of the Ultra Tour to the top of the Pic du Midi, via Merlans, Col de Bastanet, Mongie and Col de Sencours.

The max time is 10h. There is a time barrier at Merlans (Km 7, 700 m D +) that you must pass in less than 1h45, a barrier at the Mongie (Km 23, 1500 m D +) that you must pass in less than 6h30 and a Barrier to the Col de Sencours (Km 30, 2400 m D +) which must be passed in less than 9h. Refreshments in Merlans and La Mongie.

Required material:
– personal cup for drinking liquids (water, coca and soup) at refreshments
– minimum water reserve 1 liter
– food reserve
– survival cover (minimum 2 m2)
– whistle
– waterproof and breathable jacket, membrane type or coating (jacket type KWAY or poncho not accepted)

The course is viewable HERE. The GPX or Google Earth version of the course can be downloaded at the same location.

Stage 5

The fifth stage is 43 km for 2400 m of D +, and takes exactly the route of the Tour of Neouvielle. The complete description is HERE.
Required material:
– personal cup for drinking liquids (water, coca and soup) at refreshments
– minimum water reserve 1 liter
– food reserve
– survival cover (minimum 2 m2)
– whistle
– waterproof and breathable jacket, membrane type or coating (jacket type KWAY or poncho not accepted)