Mxtreme (not available in 2019)

MXtreme

Not available in 2019

160km and 12’000 m D+
“We are the champions”

The mythical adventure: the Vaud Alps experience tour!

An exceptional start for an exceptional race: The fantastic Chillon Castle, a beautiful example of a medieval landmark from where the race is starting. A race that honors the mountains and limits to a strict minimum the flat and road sections and all that keeps the runner away from the mountains and nature. It will start with a first climb of … 1600 m of positive elevation towards the Rochers de Naye, and sets the tone for the remainder of the race. After crossing the Pays d’Enhaut and the Diablerets regions, it will be time to climb to the “Col des Pauvres” and its gorgeous views on the Muveran range. Followed by a magnificent way back through Grand-Chamossaire and Leysin before finishing with the majestic gorges of Chauderon after a descent … of 1,600 meters!

MAGICAL, right? Well it is EXCEPTIONAL! The decision is yours!

Information

Withdrawal of bib numbers

You are a year too early…

Warning: Mandatory equipment will be checked with ID card

Departure

Will not take place in 2019

Refreshment stations

Sonchaux, Preise-au-Maidzo, La Lécherette, Lac Lioson, Col du Pillon, Alpage de la Croix, Solalex, Pont-de-Nant, Euzanne, Gryon, La Forclaz, Leysin, La Berneuse, Joux-Verte, Col de Chaude, Haut de Caux

Menu card
Maximum Time
  • Lioson: after 10 hours (4 pm on Friday)
  • Solalex: after 20 hours (2 am on Saturday)
  • Gryon: after 32 hours (2 pm on Saturday)
  • Leysin: after 40 hours (10 pm on Saturday)
  • Montreux: after 57 hours (3 pm on Sunday)
Mandatory equipment

A functional headlamp with an extra set of replacement batteries, a survival blanket (2.2 x 1.4 m), a whistle, a waterproof jacket (10’000 mm / h), an adhesive elastic band (strapping), a cell phone functional in Switzerland, a reserve of water (min. 1 l.), food reserve, a head protection (a cap or Buff or bandana), a long-sleeved T-shirt (Armsleeves allowed), long running tights (or a combination of leggings and calf sleeves are accepted), gloves, cup (1.5 dl)

Recommended equipment sunglasses, solar cream
Spares bags
On top of the 2 drop bags going to the life base in Solalex and Leysin, each participant will be able drop off others personal belongings at the Start in Chillon on Friday morning. All bags are then returned to Montreux.

The organizer declines all responsibility in case of loss or steal of any valuable item or cash

Difficulty ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Extreme, it is the challenge of a season or even of a lifetime! Challenge yourself! (ITRA, 6 points)
Fees

Not available in 2019

Transports

Shuttle buses will be organised from Thursday 4 pm to 7.30 pm between Villeneuve (free parking) to Montreux (bibs) and then on Friday morning from Villeneuve to Montreux and Chillon (start)

Parking

Free parking in Villeneuve is recommanded (5km from Montreux and 1.5km from A1 Highway Exit).

Location : Route de la Tronchenaz.

Partners

Partners

Main partners

Vaud
Commune de Montreux
Fond Sport Vaudois
Montreux Rivieira
Migros Vaud
Isostar
Compressport
Holdi Gaz
Photossports

Partners

Etivaz
VMCV
TPC Logo COL
Prodio Light
Hemostaz
Sogreti
Ms Prod
TPC
Tag Nepal
Exel Vert
Getaz Miauton
Briod

Media Partners

Photossports
24heures
Le Dauphiné libéré
lfm La Radio
Radio Chablais

Municipalities and institutional partners

Promove
Leysin Commune
Gryon Commune
Veytaux Commune
Villeneuve Commune

A special thanks to

Projetco
Ultraprod
Algorigin

Practical information

Practical information

On site

Race bibs

The race bibs will be collected at the Montreux Market Square. For precise schedules, please refer to the information given on your race page.

Personal belongings

Your personal belongings can be dropped off at the bib pick-up and picked up at the showers zone (Etraz College, 300m away).

Massage & showers

A recovery area on la Place du Marché, including massages and mattresses, will allow you to regain some strength after the effort. The showers are located at Collège Etraz about 300 meters from the finish line. An  on-site marking will indicate the direction to take.

CAR PARKS & FREE SHUTTLE

We encourage you to use the free parking of the Tronchenaz (football field) in Villeneuve from which a shuttle bus will be available to take you to Montreux (every 30 minutes, in both directions, from 6am Saturday morning to 1am Sunday). It is of course possible to find other (paid) car parks in and around Montreux: www.cartoriviera.ch/parkings/

Accommodation


ATTENTION: In 2019, all the races are starting from Montreux. There is no transportation organized from Leysin or Gryon.

You will find a wide range of accommodation choices on the sites of our various partners listed on this page. But, we will have also prepared, especially for you, a small selection.

Please beware that, because of the Fête des Vignerons occuring in 2019, a much higher occupancy of all accommodation facilities is expected, and we therefore recommend you book your accommodation well in advance.

Choosing an accommodation is not always easy. This is why we have prepared many good tips so that you can find the one that suits you best according to your budget. Our little Freddies will give you a hint about the affordability of the proposed choices.

Naturally, the Montreux Tourism site is giving you the complete listing of accommodations available in Montreux and its surroundings.


Campgrounds

Obviously the region also has a large number of camping either along the Geneva’s lake or in the middle of gorgeous alpine landscapes. If you are a tent or camper fan, what better choice could there be, particularly in the middle of the summer? Most of the sites proposed are within 10 km of Montreux.


Swiss Youth Hostels

The Montreux Youth Hostels is superbly located within 15 minutes walk from the start and finish line. This offers a unique combination of fun, sport and comfort, at an affordable price!


Bed & Breakfast

Switzerland is not well known for its beds and breafkast, but things are changing rapidely, and you will find an interesting selection of accommodation in local people’s homes. This will give you a first hand experience of Swiss hospitality.


Group Accommodation

Several typical chalets of various sizes or even mountain huts are available in the neighborhood of Montreux, if you are coming in a group. Both sites linked above will guide you to find your ideal place.

Transportation

Getting to Montreux

  • By plane

    Geneva airport

    1 hour from Montreux (direct trains leaving every 30 minutes, bus, car, car transfers or private limousines) Geneva – Montreux road on Lake Geneva, beautifull panorama and magnificent views

    Zurich Airport

    2½ hours from Montreux (by train or by road)

    Basel Airport

    3 hours from Montreux (by train or by road)

    Bern Airport

    2h from Montreux (by train or by road).

  • By train

    All major European and national trains converge to the Montreux Riviera region, connected with every half hour throughout Switzerland.

    TGV Lyria

    The TGV Lyria connects many French cities to Switzerland specifically to Geneva and Lausanne.

    Paris – Lausanne: 4 daily round trips. (Lausanne – Montreux -> 19 minutes)
    Paris – Geneva: 8 daily round trips (Geneva – Montreux -> 1 hour)

    ICE

    The ICE connect Hamburg, Berlin and Frankfurt to Basel (Basel – Montreux -> 2h36).

    EuroCity

    The EuroCity trains connects Milan or Venice to Montreux in 3 hours.

    Find all the schedules and fares on the website 24/24 www.cff.ch or by telephone at +41 900 300 300 (CHF 1.19 / min).

    GoldenPass Line

    Golden Pass Line
    The GoldenPass Line is one of the most scenic routes of Switzerland. It links the Vaud Riviera to Lake Lucerne.

    Montreux is connected to Leysin by SBB and from Aigle by rack railways.

    It is also possible to travel by train from Bex to Villars.

    www.tpc.ch

  • By car

    Situated in the heart of Europe, the Montreux Riviera region is easily accessible by car via the Swiss motorway network. It is crossed by the A1 motorway that connects Austria to France.

    Car Parks & Free shuttle

    We encourage you to use the free parking of the Tronchenaz (football field) in Villeneuve from which a shuttle bus will be available to take you to Montreux (every 30 minutes, in both directions, from 6am Saturday morning to 1am Sunday). It is of course possible to find other (paid) car parks in and around Montreux: www.cartoriviera.ch/parkings/

    Speed limits

    City: 30 to 60 km / h (18-37 mph)
    Out of town: 70 to 80 km / h (44-50 mph)
    On Highway 100 to 120 km / h (62 to 75mph)
    In Switzerland, the motorway tax sticker is necessary when taking the highway. Available at a price of CHF 40.00, it is valid until the 31st of January of the following year.

Getting around in Montreux

  • On foot

    Montreux train station is located in the city center, just 10 minutes walk away from the old city and from the race arrival site (Market Square) and the lakeshore. It offers easy access to major cities in Switzerland and Europe.
    For more information on routes and on timetables, visit http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html.

  • Public transportation

    One of the many advantages of Montreux is that everything is in walking distance, 15 minutes to walk across the center of Montreux.

  • Train – SBB

    Montreux train station is located in the city center, just 10 minutes walk away from the old city and from the race arrival site (Market Square) and the lakeshore. It offers easy access to major cities in Switzerland and Europe.

    For more information on routes and on timetables, visit www.sbb.ch/en/home.

Montreux

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Volunteers

dear volunteers

Welcome, dear volunteers of the Montreux Trail Festival. Contact us for any question through our web form below, or apply directly on the Swiss Volunteer platform by clicking on the logo.

Obviously, no event is possible without a motivated team of volunteers. The proposed activities are not only ideal for lovers of nature and mountains, but also appeal generally to all who wish to be a part of this unique and amazing adventure and who would like to contribute in building this new not-to-be-missed event.

You will not regret it !

The benefits

A project, a unique atmosphere, and plenty of sharing, a race like no other, a fulfilling human adventure that is by far more than just another race to the calendar, it’s a very special event! Be the main actors of this Festival of trail, music and fun! Live the excitement of these modern day heroes and be carried away by the music of Queen! You will be provided food in a friendly and festive atmosphere, the unforgettable meeting point for volunteers!

Drawbacks

Still looking for any…

Application

Contact us

benevole@montreux-trail.ch

Registration Form

Marking / RacesRefreshment stationsLogisticsBib numbers

News

BREAKING NEWS : TRACKS CHANGES

BREAKING NEWS : TRACKS CHANGES

Final strecht!

Final strecht!

The MXAlps is part of the Skyrunning circuit

The MXAlps is part of the Skyrunning circuit

And a little glimpse of what is being discussed on the Montreux Trail Festival Facebook page:

Montreux Trail Festival
Montreux Trail Festival1 week ago
Le week-end dernier nous avons remercié l'investissement de nos bénévoles 2019 avec une belle brisolée à la grande salle de Fenalet-sur-Bex.

Chacun d'eux apporte sa pierre à l'édifice et permet aux coureurs et accompagnateurs de recevoir les bonnes informations, d'obtenir un dossard, d'être orientés aux bons endroits, d'avoir un ravitaillement sur la course, d'offrir un sourire et des encouragements, et bien plus encore.

Chers bénévoles, vous faites intégralement partie du Montreux Trail Festival et nous ne pourrons jamais assez vous remercier pour votre aide! 💛

Et si vous souhaitez faire ou refaire partie de l'aventure en 2020, jetez un oeil à notre page https://montreux-trail.ch/mxt2020/benevoles/

Merci aux autorités de la commune de Bex pour leur présence et au Domaine Le Luissalet pour les vins et la brisolée 🍴
Montreux Trail Festival
Montreux Trail Festival3 weeks ago
Refuge de Solalex
Y'a pire comme jour sur la MXTREME... ☀️

Not a bad day on the MXTREME... ⛰
VAUD - Lake Geneva Region
Montreux Trail Festival
Montreux Trail Festival1 month ago
The registrations for the 4th edition are now OPEN! 6 races for all!

Which one will you choose?
MXTREME - 110km 9'000D+
MXALPS - 55km 4'200D+
MXSKY - 30km 2'100D+
MYFAMILY (child-adult relay version of the MXSKY) - 30km 2'100D+
Freddie's Night - 15km 950D+
MXKIDS - 1km to 2km

=> www.montreux-trail.ch/en
Montreux Trail Festival
Montreux Trail Festival1 month ago
BOOM! Our ultra-trail MXTREME is back! 🎉

With a departure from Bex, the 110km and 9'000m of total ascent will take you across the Vaud Alps and discover sumptuous landscapes. It is already whispered that after your arrival in Montreux and a short dive in the lake, you will (almost) want to go back again... 😉

The MXALPS, MXSKY, MXFAMILY, MXKIDS and Freddie's Night are of course always there to satisfy all the runners, and the musical atmosphere will be there on the Market Square but also all along the different races for your own pleasure and for the supporters. 🎸

Discover all the information on our website www.montreux-trail.ch now and see you tomorrow, Tuesday, October 15 at 12pm, for the opening of registrations. WE WILL ROCK YOU! 🤘

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BOOM! Notre ultra-trail MXTREME est de retour! 🎉

Avec un départ de Bex, les 110km et 9'000m de dénivelé vont vous faire traverser les Alpes Vaudoises et découvrir des paysages somptueux. Il se murmure déjà qu'après votre arrivée à Montreux et un petit plongeon dans le lac, vous aurez (presque) envie d'y retourner... 😉

La MXALPS, MXSKY, MXFAMILY, MXKIDS et Freddie's Night sont bien sûr toujours là pour combler l'ensemble des coureurs, et l'ambiance musicale sera au rendez-vous sur la Place du Marché mais également tout long des différents parcours pour le bonheur des coureurs et supporters. 🎸

Découvrez dès maintenant toutes les informations sur notre site www.montreux-trail.ch et rendez-vous demain mardi 15 octobre à 12h pour l'ouverture des inscriptions. WE WILL ROCK YOU! 🤘

#mxt2020 Montreux Riviera - Pure Inspiration VAUD - Région du Léman Migros Vaud
Montreux Trail Festival
Montreux Trail Festival1 month ago
- Knock knock!
- Who's there?
- It's the registrations for the 4th edition, and we are opening in 5 days, the 15th at 12pm!

To make you wait while we work on the final details, we wanted to make a little riddle: my first one is the 3rd largest commune in the Canton of Vaud. My 2nd is an object that reflects your image. Who am I?
Montreux Trail Festival
Montreux Trail Festival3 months ago
Fortunately, the clouds of July 27th have pulled out to show the beautiful landscapes that were surrounding the runners! What was your favorite viewpoint of the course?

Supporters

Supporters

Dear supporters, this year again, you won’t be disappointed with the program we cooked up for you!

We know how much a simple encouragement, a comforting word during difficult times or a little smile can make all the difference for our running friends. You are part of this event and contribute year after year to make it so unique.

Free concerts, nice tips to eat on the course, incredible views from nice spots…. Everything you need to know is in the guide below. Have a good reading, and THANK YOU!

The Festival

The festival

« We will rock you »… A not to be missed, out of the ordinary challenge !

In an atmosphere of sports, music and culinary delights, whether you are a runner or a spectator, treat yourself to a trip in the atmosphere of Queen and his most legendary member Freddie Mercury in the charming Montreux and its Riviera.

« A kind of Magic » : Mountains as far as the eyes can see , the largest lake in Europe, innovative race formats, a subtle mix of race profiles that are accessible to all as well as experimented, elite runners, and above all, music and a festive mood…

The MXSKY and the MXALPS are races on ridges, affording you to enjoy the Montreux Riviera through breathtaking sceneries. A delicious blend of challenge, self-transcendence and discovery.

The Freddie’s Night and Queen’s Night reveal, in the beam of your headlight, the secrets of the Gorges of Chauderon at night, transformed for once into a natural night club! Rock n Roll, fun and discovery, put yourself in the shoes of Freddie … and let yourself be transported to the end of the night! Open to all, beginners and devoted party-goers.

The Montreux Trail Festival will also showcase races specific for children (MXKIDS), and also a parent-child relay race (MXFAMILY) which has become a must for (running) families.

Trail Village

In summer, on the Montreux market square and on the banks of lake Geneva, you are given the chance to present your products, your ideas or talents to thousands of people, trail runners, supporters, walkers or tourists!

Do not miss this opportunity!

So if you are a recognized or emerging brand in the trail running or sports nutrition industry or that you develop sports related technologies, or simply that you are a local artisan with original ideas … and want to be an exhibitor in our trail show! Contact us immediately! Hurry up, places are limited …

More information will follow in the coming weeks.

Opening hours

Friday, July 26th 2019 from 4pm until 9pm
Saturday, July 27th 2019 from 9:30am until 9pm (food truck until 10pm)

We will rock you

To create a project of this dimension, the “Dénivelé Positif” (Positive elevation) association was created by Diego Pazos and Cédric Agassis, two big fanatics of « Ultra » efforts and mountains. Their very positive mindset mixes a bit of craziness with a lot of creativity and a pinch of « Rock’n Roll » attitude, and, of course, the thoroughness that makes this adventure a resounding success.

Diego “Zpeedy“ is full of passion and creativity. Voted Swiss Ultra Trail Runner of the year in 2015 and nominated as one of the three finalists of the « Mérite sportif vaudois » (Vaud sports merit) award 2016, he’s among the best in the world in his discipline. Always accompanied by his bowtie, he always has a thought for others during his efforts.There is no doubt that this event will be at his image, full of sharing, emotions and fun. Follow his adventures on www.diegopazos.ch or on his facebook page « Diego Pazos “Zpeedy“ »

Cédric above all is rich in experience and contacts. He is the President of the organisational committee of the Humani’trail since 2012 (www.humanitrail.com) and has more than 20 years of experience in project management. Besides that, he’s a huge admirer of Nepal and he has found in Trail Running a sport where his personal values can be fully expressed.

Naturally, more than two friends are needed to organize the ambitious project of the « Montreux Festival Trail », so a 6 person strong executive committee has been put in place, supported by a 30 people strong operational team, and some 250 volunteers.

The region

After the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Montreux Riviera has lived a small revolution in July 2017 with the birth of the Montreux Trail Festival. A festive, original and one of a kind event. The shores of Lake Geneva, the largest in Western Europe, bordered by the vineyard terraces of Lavaux, classified by UNESCO and one of the most scenic views in Switzerland. The magnificent Chateau de Chillon provides runners a unique atmosphere and a breathtaking landscape. From the 19th century, the region was a pioneer in mountain tourism, so it is natural that two centuries later, it finally hosts a major trail running event. Once away from the banks of the Lake, the Vaud Alps will be on the runners menu, with Leysin, Villars and the Valley Ormonts as a main course, and the highest alpine peaks in plain sight.

At a  culinary level, let’s not forget to mention the famous Etivaz cheese manufactured in wood fire heated cauldrons. The regional park Gruyère Pays-d’Enhaut that is crossed by the race, also has a cheese as one of its emblems which might be possible to discover at some aid stations, so do not feed yourself only on gels and keep some taste buds for the cheese flavors.

The Vaud Alps are also famous for its many rack railways that reach the various stations that are crossed by the race; but if you prefer the air ways, you can go to the Pays-d’Enhaut, specifically Château d’Oex, world capital of the hot air balloon.

A race crossing 4 regions in a subtle combination of luxury and authenticity that allows you to discover unique sites.

1 Montreux-Riviera

Under the close watch of Freddie Mercury, the Chateau de Chillon, the Dent de Jaman, The Rochers-de-Naye and … the charm of Montreux, all look over one of the most beautiful lake in the world!

2 Pays-d’Enhaut

Authenticity in its purest states, real swiss made!

3 Leysin

It’s the oxygen of the Alpes at the foot of the Tour d’Aï, the Tour de Mayen and the Tour de Famelon, unique!

4 Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets-Bex

A majestic glacier, legends of lake monsters and the protected nature of two Muverans, pure mountain! A unifying project in line with the “Alpes Vaudoises 2020” initiative.

Registrations

Registrations

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Registration is possible on site Friday evening or Saturday 1 hour before the start of your race. Within the limit of available race bibs.

The Races

The Races

  • MXAlps

    55 km – 4200 m+ (3 ITRA points)

    Official Race of the
    SkyRunner® Switzerland Series 2019
    Powered by Garmin

    Plus…

  • MXSky

    30 km – 2100 m+ (2 ITRA points)

    Plus…

  • Freddie’s Night

    15 km – 950 m+

    Plus…

  • Queen’s Night

    6 km – 300 m+

    Plus…

  • MXFamily

    Kid: 800m + 1 km, Parent: 30 km – 2100 m+ (2 points ITRA)

    Plus…

  • MXKids

    2 km

    Plus…

  • MXTREME

    160 km – 13’000 M+ (Not available in 2019)

    Plus…

  • Like many other events, including the largest ones, the Montreux Trail Festival is affeccted by the Fête des Vignerons, and its massive impact on the region in 2019. Despite all our efforts, we had regretfully decided to cancel for 2019 the MXTREME and MXTREME RELAY 2 races. The MXALPS and the MXSKY/MXFAMILY races have been redesigned to offer you even more breathtaking sceneries, overseeing Lake Geneva, while concentrating the starting and arrival places in Montreux. The grouped arrivals will further reinforce the festive atmosphere. No doubt, WE WILL ROCK YOU!

Welcome – 2019 Edition

4th edition

25-26 July 2020

The races

  • MXAlps

    55 km – 4200 m+ (3 ITRA points)

    Plus…

  • MXSky

    30 km – 2100 m+ (2 ITRA points)

    Plus…

  • Freddie’s Night

    15 km – 950 m+

    Plus…

  • Queen’s Night

    6 km – 300 m+

    Plus…

  • MXFamily

    Kid: 800m + 1 km, Parent: 30 km – 2100 m+ (2 points ITRA)

    Plus…

  • MXKids

    2 km

    Plus…

  • MXTREME

    160 km – 13’000 M+ (Not available in 2019)

    Plus…

  • Like many other events, including the largest ones, the Montreux Trail Festival is affeccted by the Fête des Vignerons, and its massive impact on the region in 2019. Despite all our efforts, we had regretfully decided to cancel for 2019 the MXTREME and MXTREME RELAY 2 races. The MXALPS and the MXSKY/MXFAMILY races have been redesigned to offer you even more breathtaking sceneries, overseeing Lake Geneva, while concentrating the starting and arrival places in Montreux. The grouped arrivals will further reinforce the festive atmosphere. No doubt, WE WILL ROCK YOU!

News

BREAKING NEWS : TRACKS CHANGES

BREAKING NEWS : TRACKS CHANGES

Final strecht!

Final strecht!

The MXAlps is part of the Skyrunning circuit

The MXAlps is part of the Skyrunning circuit

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