The Vosges, land of trail running

Cross the hills of the Vosges and put your capacities to the test

What is a trail run?

First of all, what does trail running consist of? All in all, it is a run that takes place in the middle of nature and it is becoming very popular. It can take place on many types of grounds such as mountains, forests, paths, rocks, scree, grass, mud, etc. As you become more experienced and fitter, you can increase the distance and try more difficult terrains. The idea behind trail running is to challenge the runners, so that they surpass themselves by improving their performance while learning how to manage their pace and energy. Trail runners seek the pleasure of physical activity while enjoying the scenery of nature. Friendliness and mutual help are also part of this sport.

The Vosges were made for trail lovers of all ages, whether they are athletes or amateurs. Everyone can find a suitable environment to have a fun training session in beautiful surroundings. Races are organized several times a year. The Vosges, and more sepcifically the Hautes-Vosges, have hilly or mountainous landscapes which are ideal for the practice of train running.

You can train on marked trails that are well maintained. Why don't you go on an adventure? In the mountain, a guide specialized in trails will accompany you. There are many courses around Gérardmer and La Bresse, but also in the Ballon des Vosges and Alsace. Races and training courses are made available near these tourist sites.

This sport has become very popular in recent years. In France, there are 2,300 races a year for all levels. Experienced athletes or beginners will always find a circuit that suits them in the Vosges, between forests and spectacular thatched houses.