The 1st edition of the Nendaz Trail took place in August 2013. It is the love for the region, the passion for trail running, for walking and the desire to highlight the trails and the stunning scenery of Nendaz that led the organizing committee to launch this event.
Passing through the localities of Nendaz, Isérables, Hérémence and Vex, this trail comes in the form of three circuits to choose from, with the aim of allowing as many people as possible to find a challenge at their own level. Add to this a family and friendly atmosphere and you will understand why the Nendaz Trail has found its followers and attract more participants every year.
- AdoTrail and discovery trail - 16 km
An ideal course to discover trail running in breathtaking scenery passing through forests and clearings
Variation in altitude : positive 840 m / D negative : 840 m
What to see on the way : The Balavaux mountain pastures and their hundred year old Larch trees which are among the largest in Europe
A course of intermediate difficulty on forest paths, through mountain pastures and along a bisse.
Variation in altitude : positive 1890 m / negative : 1890 m
Highest point: Basso d’Alou (2337 m)
What to see on the way : The Balavaux and its hundred year old Larch trees which are among the largest in Europe, the Basso d’Alou, the Siviez, Tortin and Novelly pastures, Planchouet and its legendary "24 contours" (hairpin bends), the bisse de Saxon
*Large Trail - 70 km
An extraordinary course, technical and demanding, between forest paths, mountain pastures, high altitude tracks and large rock fields.
Variation in altitude : positive 3590 m / negative : 3590 m
Highest point : Col de Pra fleuri (2987 m)
What to see on the way :the Dent de Nendaz, Planchouet and its legendary "24 contours" (hairpin bends), the Cleuson lake, the Grand Désert lake, the Prafleuri pass.
On the start line of the Nendaz Trail, which is also the finish line, spectators can follow part of the race live on a giant screen. They can also enjoy a food stand, a bouncy castle and various small activities.
The 30- and 70-km routes have been permanently signposted. It is therefore possible to follow them in "walking mode" or "training mode" over one or more days during the summer months, enjoying the mountain cabins along the way.
- On-site catering
- Animations for children
- Panorama / belvedere