X-Alpine trail

Verbier

X-Alpine trail: A real challenge for experienced trail runners

Trail Running Extreme

Distance
104 km
Ascent
8.2 km
Descent
8.2 km
Duration
1 day +
Low Point
711 m
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
26˚
X-Alpine trail Map

The route joins the 3 valleys of the river Dranse, forming a symbolic link between these three geographic regions. Two main uphills will harden the beggining , passing by the top of Catogne (2598m), with a breathtaking view and by the Orny hut (2826m), by a glacier. La Fouly is roughly in the middle of the route and from there a new adventure starts. Leading the runners by the famous Col du Grand St Bernard, through several villages and pastures and also up the last 1200m ascent to La Chaux, called "the wall" by runners.

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between July and September

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