Crossing the Vaud Alps

Ultra-trail / Restricted to 200 runners

112km and 8'500 m D+

An exceptional ultra-trail for exceptional landscapes: after a departure in Bex, the route will quickly stimulate your legs to go from 500m to 2500m and face the Muverans, before diving into the magnificent region of Pont-de-Nant, Anzeinde and Solalex. After this first part, which will leave no one indifferent, it will be time to pass over the region of Villars and cross the Col de la Croix and Chamossaire before heading towards Leysin and its magnificent towers of Mayen and Aï. A wonderful view of Lake Léman, but first you have to reach the Rochers de Naye and descent through the majestic Gorges du Chauderon before arriving in Montreux, 1600 meters below.

MAGICAL you said? MAGISTRAL we answer you! Time to play!

Practical information

Departure & Arrival

Bex, Saturday 25th July, 4am
Montreux, last arrival on Sunday 26th July, 2pm

Race bib distribution

Race bibs will only be distributed at the departure village in Bex, on Friday afternoon 24th July and Saturday 25th July from 2:30am to 3:30am.

Refreshment stations

La Tourche, Pont de Nant, Solalex, Col de la Croix, Le Sépey (Life base), Luan, La Tinière, Sautodoz, Hauts-de-Caux, Montreux

Maximum time

34 hours maximum
Last arrival in Montreux on Sunday 26 July, 2pm

Mandatory equipment

Water reserve (1 litre minimum), waterproof jacket with a hood (10'000 mm/h), headlamp with spare batteries,  spare headlamp, personal beaker, survival blanket, whistle, food reserve, long running trousers (leggings or a combination of leggings and long socks allowed), warm long-sleeved shirt (arm sleeves allowed), mobile phone working in Switzerland turned on

Recommended equipment

Gloves, spare T-shirt, cap or bandana, sunglasses, sun cream

Spare bags
On top of the 2 drop bags going to the life base in Le Sépey, each participant will be able drop off others personal belongings at the departure village in Bex on Saturday 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


You will have the possibility to pitch your tent in the departure village of Bex or to sleep in the dormitories located nearby (reservation

Car park & Transportation

Unaccompanied runners are encouraged to leave their cars in a car park close from the start.

A shuttle bus from Montreux will be organized on the morning of the race at 2:30am. Places are limited and must be reserved (

For the return trip, regular shuttles will be organized from Montreux after your arrival. They are all included in the registration fee.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★: Extreme, it is the challenge of a season or even of a lifetime! Challenge yourself! (ITRA, 5 points)


CHF 165.-

Special fees for the "Espoirs" category
CHF 150.-

Restricted to 200 runners.

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