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Vars Mountain Trail 2017

Editorial
May 19, 2017
Vars Mountain Trail 2017

Between forests, valleys and ridges, the Vars Mountain Trail 2017 promises to be exceptional! On the 19th and 20th of July, you will discover beautiful landscapes on an Alpine terrain of excellence.

During the Vars Mountain Trail, climb altitudes of up to 2800 m, sometimes aerial trails and fairly rolling trails.

 

The courses of the Vars Mountain Trail 2017

In a sporting and friendly spirit, the Vars Mountain Trail offers 5 racing formats. You will be able to choose the one that suits you best!

Col de Vars : 13 km / D+ 465 m

Accessible from the age of 14, the Col de Vars run offers runners and walkers 13 km. From Vars les Claux, the trail will take you to the Col de Vars, then return to the village of Ecuelle.

Boucle de Peyniers : 25 km / D+ 1485 m

La Boucle de Peyniers is a hiking trail. Starting from Vars les Claux, you will reach the Col de Vars, then at the top of the Paneyron, to finish at the Couniets, before returning to Vars les Claux by the Bois Noir.

Tour des crêtes : 42 km / D+ 3030 m

Starting from the resort of Vars les Claux, the Tour des Crêtes is a race on a long hiking trail that passes through the Col de Vars, the summit of Paneyron, the Serrennes pass, the Laugier valley, the Val d'Escreins, The Crêtes de Vars, the village of Saint Marcellin, the Pointe de Razis and the Col des Saluces.

Tour des villages : 4 km / D+ 182 m

The Tour des Villages is a 4 km loop through the traditional villages of Vars. It is an opportunity to discover the heritage, the alleys, the ancient farms and the sundial.

Kilomètre vertical : 3,6 km / D+ 914 m

Open to riders and walkers from the junior category (18 years), the vertical kilometer is a dry climb connecting the village of Sainte Marie to the summit of the Mayt.

Des parcours et des initiations au biathlon pour les enfants

Children also have their own race. A loop of 840 m around the snow front of Vars awaits them. Under the starting arch, they will have to climb up on the snow front, above the station of departure of the chairlift of the Escondus, and then return to the arrival arch.

The distance differs according to their age group:

Category

Age

Round

Distance

Eveil athlétique

7-9 years old

1

840 m

Poussins

10-11 years old

2

1.5 km

Benjamins

12-13 years old

4

3 km

Minimes-Cadets

14-17 years old

6

5 km

 

 

Program of the Vars Mountain Trail 2017

You chose your race? All you have to do is discover the weekend!

Saturday, July 29th

- 8 :00 am – 6 :00 pm: Removing bibs

- 9 :00 am – 6 :00 pm: Village Opening and Biathlon Initiation

- 10 :00 am: Col De Vars

- 10 :15 am: Recognition of children's equipment and warm-up

- 10 :30 am: Children’s Race

- 11 :30 am: Remise des prix de la course enfants

- 2 :00 pm: Kilomètre vertical

- 2 :30 pm: Tour des villages

- 4 :30 pm: Col de Vars awards

- 4 :50 pm: Tour des villages awards

- 5 :20 pm: Kilomètre vertical awards

 

A lot of events / Initiation biathlon for all from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Sunday, July 30th

- 6 :00 am – 8 :30 am: Removing bibs

- 9 :00 am – 6 :00 pm: Village Opening and Biathlon Initiation

- 8 :00 am: Tour des crêtes

- 9 :00 am: Boucle de Peynier

- 10 :15 am: Recognition of children's equipment and warm-up

- 10 :30 am: Children’s Race

- 2 :00 pm: Boucle de Peynier awards

- 2 :40 pm: Course des enfants awards

- 3 :00 pm: Tour des Crêtes awards

 

A lot of events / Initiation biathlon for all from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

 

You can find more information about Vars ski resort on our website. And for those who are already thinking about winter, check out our ski hire shop Gliss Center!