Trail runs in France

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The 10 Most Beautiful trail runs in France

Trail running · Saint-Saturnin-de-Lucian
Sortie trail autour de Saint-Saturnin-de-Lucian par le Rocher des Vierges
recommended route Difficulty moderate
12.9 km
2:30 h
496 m
495 m
Magnifique parcours de trail à faire dans l'Hérault qui permet de découvrir le Rocher des Vierges et de traverser le Canyon du Diable et ses paysages dignes d'un Colorado américain. Inoubliable !
Trail running · Ain
Scioux running trail on Grand Colombier
recommended route Difficulty moderate
13 km
1:50 h
395 m
394 m
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, the Valromey and the lakes of Geneva, Annecy and Le Bourget.Marking: yellow and white / red (GR9)
Trail running · Rhône-Alpes
Running trail: Climb of the Grand Colombier from Munet
recommended route Difficulty difficult
15.8 km
2:30 h
981 m
981 m
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 of Chanduraz during your ascent from the hamlet of Munet to Virieu-le-Petit.
Trail running · Rhône-Alpes
Vertical kilometer : The incline of the Grand Colombier
recommended route Difficulty difficult closed
12.3 km
2:45 h
1,000 m
1,062 m
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 trail is not to be advised to beginners.
Trail running · Wallis
From Col de la Forclaz to Col de Balme
recommended route Difficulty moderate
20.3 km
4:40 h
1,283 m
1,284 m
This loop to Col de Balme follows marked trails just a stone’s throw from the French-Swiss border formed by the famous pass.
Trail running · Hautes-Alpes
Parcours trail n°03 - Circuit du Marbre Rose
recommended route Difficulty easy
10 km
2:45 h
559 m
559 m
Entre pinède, trembles et lavande, le parcours s’annonce plaisant !
Trail running · Rhône-Alpes
Running trail: Retord tour
recommended route Difficulty moderate
18 km
2:00 h
390 m
361 m
From the ski resort of Les Plans d'Hotonnes, the Plateau de Retord offers all its mountain characteristics: combes and forests, isolated typical farms, vast spaces and ridges such as Crêt du Nu and Tumet with views on the Alps and the Mont Blanc.
Trail running · Rhône-Alpes
Running trail: Chanduraz from Chavornay
recommended route Difficulty difficult closed
11.9 km
2:45 h
820 m
821 m
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 belvedere, a very open view on the Valromey side; a connection is possible with Béon.
Trail running · Pyrénées-Orientales
Trail de Llebres - N°3
recommended route Difficulty moderate
18.6 km
3:30 h
747 m
748 m
Vous aurez un vrai sentiment d'évasion sur le haut parcours, avec la proximité de l'eau et la pureté de la lumière en traversant le site classé des Bouillouses.
Trail running · Hautes-Alpes
Parcours trail n°11 - Circuit des Lacs
recommended route Difficulty moderate
26.8 km
7:00 h
1,612 m
1,600 m
À la rencontre des lacs de montagne et de points de vues remarquables ! 
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13 km - Champagny sous Uxelles by Untitled
July 05, 2022 · Community
Great trail running route with awesome views and through beautiful little villages. Thank you!
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Noville - Lac de Taney - Col de la Croix - Noville by Gerhard
June 26, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? June 25, 2022
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