A new trail is arriving in the valley of Mont Blanc: it's the Gran Trail Courmayeur, newborn
competition of the VDA Trailers which takes place along the tracks of Courmayeur on 13th and
14th of July. A new competition, taking the same tracks as the smugglers unifying nature and
history in the unique context of the scenario of the Aosta Valley. This competition is the starter of
the trail season, and some parts of it are identical with the Tor des Géants®, the endurance trail in
program from the 8 to 15 September .
The two tracks in program, one of 80 km and the other of 50 km, both wind up quite identically,
embracing Val Veny and Val Ferret touching overwhelming sights of the entire zone, as the
balcony of Val Ferret, inbetween the refuge Bertone and Bonatti, or the descend of the Col de la
Seigne in direction of the refuge Elisabetta and lake Combal. A very technical track, with new paths
not only for the trailers, but for all trekking fans which join the Aosta Valley to live an unforgettable
experience. These itineraries are tied close historically to the valley of Mont Blanc: strategic tracks
, not only for military actions but also for commerce and across the border economy.
In this first edition 235 athletes are signed in, 124 for the 50 km trial( 95 men and 29 women)and
111 for the 80 km trial (98 men and 13 women) .70% are Italians , the rest from allover Europe.One
participant is from Canada.
For information: www.gtcourmayeur.com
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