The 7th edition of the Montreux Trail Festival has still the same objective: making you experience an extraordinary challenge. The last edition which took place despite the sanitary crisis, unveiled a new 110km ultra-trail surfing on the ridges of the Vaud Alps, from Bex and the Muveran mountain group to the shores of Lake Geneva, the largest lake in Western Europe. Why not do it again?
In an atmosphere of sports, music and culinary delights, whether you are a runner or a spectator, treat yourself to a trip in the atmosphere of Queen and his most legendary member Freddie Mercury, in the charming Montreux and its Riviera. His statue will welcome you at the finishing line.
What can better summarize what you will experience than “A kind of Magic“, one of the hit songs recorded in the Mountain Studio in Montreux. Mountains as far as the eyes can see , the fresh water of the lake for a dive after the arrival, innovative race formats, a subtle mix of race profiles that are accessible to all as well as experimented, elite runners, and above all, music and a festive mood…
The MXTREME, the main course with the crossing of the Muveran range and the Mirroir d’Argentine, with fantastic landscapes worthy of the Tolkien style. Only the hobbits are missing! The three towers of Famelon, Mayen and Aï will take most of you toward the crossing by night of the ridges above Montreux and the Riviera, and you may even hear from the finish line the speaker, our friend Ludo Collet. The downhill through the canyon of Chauderon and its tropical settings will lead you to Montreux and leave you unforgettable memories.
The new MXALPS will start from the Middle Age castle of Aigle. The home town of the World Cycling Center will be the starting point of a demanding 70km trail. After the steep climb to the Grand Chamossaire, the runners will share the track with the MXTREME all the way to Montreux.
The profile of the 30km long MXSKY, and its elite runners, may lead you to compare it with the Sierre-Zinal race. No “4000” meters summit though, but the Cape au Moine, the Dent de Jaman, and the Rocher de Naye will offer you breathtaking sceneries. And you will remember the dive toward Montreux!
Icing on the cake, the Freddie’s Night will reveal the secrets of the Gorges du Chauderon at night in the beam of your headlight, transformed for the occasion into a real natural nightclub! Between rock, delirium and discovery, put yourself in Freddie’s shoes… and let yourself be transported to the end of the night! Open to all, from beginners to hardcore partygoers.
The Montreux Trail Festival will also share its passion with families with a special children’s race (MXKIDS) on Friday afternoon in Bex. And if you want to live a unique experience by joining your forces, the MXFAMILY will allow your beloved children to take a ride on the Montreux shores before giving the relay to a parent who will start the MXSKY. The last kilometer back in Montreux will be done hand in hand with your child for an emotional line crossing. A beautiful event that no one would want to miss.
So be ready for this 6th edition! We will rock you!