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 :
BéonVertical 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. This very steep t...
CulozRunning 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 ...
Arvière-en-ValromeyRunning 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 ...
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