The Trail du Galibier Thabor is a renowned trail competition for all levels in the middle of unspoiled and wonderful nature.

Go on an adventure the weekend of August 17-18, 2024 with the Galibier Thabor trail or its other components. You have the choice between 10 courses for all levels. The flagship event is the Galibier Thabor trail. Lasting 67 km, in 2 stages and a bivouac between Valmeinier and Valloire, it is an unmissable event for trail enthusiasts!

Children can also participate with reduced and adapted courses taking place in joy and good humor.

Departing from Valmeinier, you will also find the Trail du Thabor (32 km), the trail as well as the Lac Vert Nordic walk (12 km) for shorter but equally spectacular circuits.

THE VALMEINIER CIRCUITS

Departure Saturday August 17, 2024 at 9:45 a.m.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION :

  • The Lac Vert trail: 12 km, 620m D+/- 
  • Withdrawal of bibs on Valmeinier at the multipurpose hall Jo Mulet:
    • Friday, August 16, from 16:00 p.m. to 20:00 p.m.
    • Saturday August 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 09:30 a.m.
    • Tea, coffee, croissants offered.
    • (Meals included in registration)

DESCRIPTION OF THE RACE :

You leave from Center Station Valmeinier 1800 and follow the Neuvache stream. You are already entering the Natura 2000 area of ​​Thabor. The single takes you to Lac Vert. After a final steep climb you will descend via the Combe Orsière track and the butterfly path. Open your eyes wide they are all around you!

Arrived at the bucolic zone of Lières (to see absolutely!), you go up in the direction of the center of the station.

A trail close to nature, to discover the local flora and fauna!

Departure Saturday August 17, 2024 at 9:45 a.m.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION :

  • The Lac Vert Nordic Walk: 12 km, 620m D+/- 
  • ​Collection of bibs on Valmeinier at the multipurpose hall Jo Mulet:
    • Friday, August 16, from 16:00 p.m. to 20:00 p.m.
    • Saturday August 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 09:30 a.m.
    • Tea, coffee, croissants offered.
    • (Meals included in registration)
  • Éuntimed proof
  • The Nordic Walk takes the same route as the Trail du Lac Vert. This challenge is open to everyone. 

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE :

You leave from Center Station Valmeinier 1800 and follow the Neuvache stream. You are already entering the Natura 2000 area of ​​Thabor. The single takes you to Lac Vert. After a final steep climb you will descend via the Combe Orsière track and the butterfly path. Open your eyes wide they are all around you!

Arrived at the bucolic zone of Lières (to see absolutely!), you go up in the direction of the center of the station.

A Nordic walk close to nature, discovering the local flora and fauna!

Departure Saturday August 17, 2024 at 8:45 a.m.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION :

  • The Thabor Trail: 32 km: 1960m D+/-
  • Open to individual runners
  • Withdrawal of bibs on Valmeinier at the multipurpose hall Jo Mulet:
    • Friday, August 18, from 16:00 p.m. to 20:00 p.m.
    • Saturday August 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
    • Tea, coffee
    • (Meals included in registration)
    • Departure from Valmeinier at 8:45 a.m. and also arrive at Valmeinier via: the Lac de Roche Noire, the Refuge de Terre Rouge, the Lac des Glaciers and the Arendiers.

DESCRIPTION OF THE RACE :

90% singles, 9% paths, 1% tarmac. 49% of the route in the Natura 2000 area of ​​Thabor “Moors, meadows and rocky habitats”.

You start this trail by climbing the Vallon des Marches for a passage to the Lac de Roche Noire (2535m) and then descend to Lauza by a rather steep path.

You go up to the Refuge de Terre Rouge (food station) with a panoramic view of Terre Rouge. Then you continue towards the Great Lakes (more than 25 lakes in the area).

You pass by Lac des Glaciers with a view of Mont Thabor and then by Lac de Curtalès. Lunar landscape, highest point 2700m.

Then you begin your descent towards Lac Vert. After a final steep climb you will descend via the Combe Orsière track and the butterfly path. Open your eyes wide they are all around you!

Arrived at the bucolic zone of Lières (to see absolutely!), you go up in the direction of the center of the station.

Departure Saturday August 17, 2024 from 10:15 a.m.

Register your child(ren) for this very playful Trail des Louveteaux in a supercharged family atmosphere. A finish on the finish line of the “big guys”. 

Race organized and supported by the Valmeinier Tourist Office.  

Price: €5 per race (a T-shirt and a snack included in registration).

Online registration until Thursday, August 18 midnight. Withdrawal of bibs on Saturday from 7 to 30 a.m. at the multipurpose room Jo Mulet.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION :

The start of the race will be given for the first categories from 10 a.m. on the adult departure area, you can come to the site from 15 a.m. (possible registration and collection of bibs at the Valmeinier 9 multipurpose room from 45 a.m. to 1800:7 a.m.).

The awards ceremony will take place on the snow front from 11:45 am.

Start of the races from 10:15 a.m. by category:

  • De 4 to 8 years old: 1 loop of 700m
  • From 9 at the age of 12 : 1 loop of 1300m

Departure Saturday August 17, 2024 at 8:30 a.m.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION :

  • The Trail of Galibier-Thabor : 67 km, 3690m D+ and 4060m D-
  • 50 teams maximum
  • Withdrawal of bibs at the multipurpose room Jo Mulet
    • Friday August 16 from 16 p.m. to 20 p.m.
    • Saturday August 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
    • Tea, coffee.
  • (Meals included in registration)

The start Saturday 17, at 08:30 a.m., from Valmeinier for the 1st stage of 35 km 2450m D+ and 1800m D- 
Bivouac, massages and treatments at the Rochilles military camp, where you will find your luggage. Meals (dinner and breakfast) will be provided by the organization.
Sailing Sunday 18, at 7:30 a.m., from the Rochilles camp for the second stage of 32 km 1240m D+ and 2250m D-, in the “Pursuit” format, Gundersen model and arrival in Valloire. Your luggage will be transported until the arrival.
Possibility to have your children looked after during the two days of the race at the Auberge D+ Valloire

IMPORTANT INFORMATION :

A shuttle is set up on reservation, it will connect Valloire to Valmeinier on Saturday August 17th. Meet at 6:45 a.m. and on Sunday August 18 at the cinema, this is subject to reservation up to 10 days before departure. It is reserved for participants in the “Trail du Galibier-Thabor” race and is offered to them.

Compulsory equipment for the camp:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Membrane windbreaker with hood
  • Headlamp
  • External battery (or other means) to charge phones
  • Warm clothes (trousers, fleece, gloves, hat), you will sleep at an altitude of 2m.

The tents are provided by the organization.

The mattress is strongly recommended.

Contact

Phone: 04 79 59 02 08
E-mail : [email protected]
Website: http://www.trailgalibierthabor.com

The Thabor trail starting from Valmeinier

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