TRULY ALPINE because of its landscapes: with its mountain pasture chalets, snow covered passes and mountain lakes, Ultra-Trail® du Haut-Giffre allows its participants to revel in the rich diversity of its alpine setting.

TRULY ALPINE because of its elevation: with an average elevation of 70 to 80m per kilometre run on the main routes, Ultra-Trail® du Haut-Giffre is actually one of the steepest on the circuit so you’ll need to be in peak physical condition.

TRULY ALPINE because of its technicality: on top of the mighty elevation, Ultra-Trail® du Haut-Giffre is also demanding and participants will need to prove their technical abilities to complete the course. Snow covered passages, steep slopes, exposed tracks, scree, rocks… forget rolling hills because there are very few on our courses!

TRULY ALPINE in spirit: humility, support and encouragement between the competitors, personal achievement, respect for the surrounding environment… all of this great mountain spirit comes together in this tour and embodies the essence of the race.

Ultra-Trail® du Haut-Giffre (UTHG)

With the UTHG, we enter the big leagues. Getting going will be easy but if you finish, after more than 90 kilometres and 7,000m of elevation, you’ll enter into a club reserved only for the toughest runners.

Trail des Frahans (TDF)

To be a Frahans, a traditional stone mason from the Giffre Valley, you need to be strong and skilful…

Tour du Giffre (TDG)

Were the views from our old 33km course not broad enough for you?! Did you find the descent under the gondola unpleasant?

La Virée des Lucioles (VDL)

What is this new trail which follows the course of our old ‘Discovery Trail’ but happens at night? Answer: La Virée des Lucioles!!

La Montée de Gers (MDG)

A race packed full of Alpine scenery with only 18kms? That’s possible with our new race – The Gers Climb !

Au fil du Giffre (FDG)

Would you like to discover trail running or are you already adept at sprint-trail runs (hey look, we’ve just invented a new marketing segment for beginners)

Mini Cross Enfants (MCE)

The Mini Cross Children is a cross reserved for young people under 12, and who has a distance of 1.5 km.