The Nendaz Trail offers to runners and walkers three trails, of 16, 30 and 70 kilometres, departing from the plaine des Ecluses in Nendaz. This range of routes is intended to suit as many people as possible. Indeed, the levels of difficulty offered allow everyone to find their own challenge. The trail passes through sumptuous landscapes rich in natural diversity and panoramic views. The aim of this sporting event is also to allow people to discover or rediscover the many walking paths in the region in an idyllic setting.
It is possible to follow the race on the plaine des Ecluses thanks to a giant screen that allows spectators to follow part of the race live. Several activities, a bouncy castle for children and refreshment and food stalls are also organized in the resort throughout the day.
- AdoTrail and discovery tour : 16 kilometres and a variation in altitude of 840 metres. A perfect way to discover trail running in a breathtaking setting between forests and clearings. Points of interest: the Balavaux mountain pasture and its hundred-year-old larch trees, among the largest in Europe.
- Small course : 30 kilometres and a variation in altitude of 1'890 metres. A course of intermediate difficulty following forest paths, through mountain pastures and along a bisse. Points of interest: the Balavaux mountain pasture and its hundred-year-old larch trees, which are among the largest in Europe, Basso d'Alou, the mountain pastures of Siviez, Tortin and Novelly, Planchouet and its famous "24 hairpin bends" as well as the Bisse de Saxon, the longest in the Valais.
- Big course : 70 kilometres and a variation in altitude of 3'590 metres. An incredibly technical and demanding course, passing trough forests, mpouintain pastures and along high altitude mountain footpaths. Points of interest : The Dent de Nendaz, Planchouet and its famous "24 hairpin bends", the Cleuson lake, the Grand Désert lake without forgetting Prafleuri Pass.
The 30- and 70-kilometre routes are permanently signposted. It is therefore possible to follow them in "walking mode" or "training mode" over one or more days during the summer months, taking advantage of the mountain cabins along the way.
- Free parking
- Booking required
- Accessible by public transport
- On-site catering
- Animations for children