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Running trails in Bugey

Running trails in Bugey

Grand Colombier is reknown for its difficult cycling climbs but is also a fabulous place to practice trail running.

Running on Xavier Thévenard’s footsteps.

Xavier Thevenard, the three times winner of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, the most prestigious trail running race in the world has grown up in les Plans d’Hotonnes on Retord Plateau and has develop his endurance skills and his love of the great outdoors.
With a mix of forests, ridges with breathtaking point of views on the Alps, the hills are naturaly made for trail runners.

Discover trail running with a local guide.

Should you be a great sportsman or a beginner, trail running is for everyone.
Combined the discovery of spectacular and secret places with the coach-guide Bugey Sport Nature. Your guide will prepare a taylormade training for you full of scenic point of views and surprising places.

Download the GPX files on your watch and enjoy your run 

Download your file by clicking on the trail pages and follow your watch. These trails can aslo  be downloaded for free on the App « Ain Outdoor » available on the App store and Google Play.

Out trails :

12 results

Haut Valromey

Running trail: Ronde des Plans

From the ski resort of Les Plans d'Hotonnes, valleys and ridges of the Plateau de Retord, panoramic views of Mont Blanc and the Alps above the Croix d...

04 79 81 29 06

Arvière-en-Valromey

Running trail: Climb of the Grand Colombier from Munet

Starting in the calm forest of the Massif du Grand Colombier, the slopes will lead you to the breathtaking panoramic views of the summit and the rock ...

04 79 81 29 06

Culoz

Running trail: climb of the Grand Colombier from Culoz

Climb constituting a return trip on the same route, passing by the Fenestrez belvedere (1077 m) and continuing along the ridge path, to the viewpoint ...

04 79 81 29 06

Contrevoz

Red rail running loop of Contrevoz

Starting from Contrevoz, this circuit follow footsteps of the race: the 11 km from Contrevoz will make you discover the rich heritage of the village.

04 79 81 29 06

Culoz

Scioux running trail on Grand Colombier

Itinerary with a course in the forest, in alpine pastures and then on the crest line of the Grand Colombier. Exceptional panoramic view of the Alps, t...

04 79 81 29 06

Béon

Vertical kilometer : The incline of the Grand Colombier

The Grand Colombier incline from the base of Grand Colombier in the town of Béon to the rock of Chanduraz at 1245m above sea level.

04 79 81 29 06

Arvière-en-Valromey

Running trail: Chanduraz from Chavornay

From the hamlet of Charaillin in the commune of Chavornay, an ascent to Chanduraz at an altitude of 1218 metres on the Grand Colombier massif: at the ...

04 79 81 29 06

Contrevoz

Blue trail running loop of Contrevoz

Starting from Contrevoz, this 7 km circuit will make you discover the rich heritage of the village.

04 79 81 29 06

Arvière-en-Valromey

Running trail on the ridges of Sur Lyand

From the combe du Cimetière after the Col de la Biche on the territory of Brénaz, in the heart of the Grand Colombier massif: discover the crests, pas...

04 79 81 29 06

Contrevoz

Green trail running loop of Contrevoz

Starting from Contrevoz, this 5 km circuit will make you discover the rich heritage of the village.

04 79 81 29 06

Haut Valromey

Running trail: Retord tour

From the ski resort of Les Plans d'Hotonnes, the Plateau de Retord offers all its mountain characteristics: combes and forests, isolated typical farms...

Arvière-en-Valromey

Running trail on the ridge of Hergues

Starting from the hairpin down the Col de la Biche, the Hergues ridge circuit offers a succession of panoramic views to cut through the brimstone by f...

04 79 81 29 06

 

Trail running events in the area :

Click here to find more about the trail running events in the area.

Preserved nature and protected areas.

Labellisé Espace Naturel Sensible, le Massif du Grand Colombier, l’Arvière, les Gorges de Thurignin, la cascade de Cerveyrieu, la cascade de Glandieu, le massif de Fierloz représentent des enjeux de biodiversité importants. Le Grand Colombier et le Plateau de Retord sont également sites Natura 2000
Nous vous remercions de profiter de la beauté et de respecter les richesses naturelles du Bugey.

Hikes are located in sensible natural areas, these represent important biodiversity concerns. 
Thank you for enjoying the beauty and respecting natural resources by:
– Staying on the path and not walking on the fieds.
– Respetcing animals and agricultural activities.
– Respecting Private properties.
– Always closing gates behind you.
– Staying away and remaining calm close to livestock.
– Always keeping your dogs on a leash.
– Avoiding picking wild flowers.
– Bringing your rubbish back with you.

 Credits: ©Christophe Adamyk