Crossing 6 valleys for a total distance of 125kms and a positive vertical gain of 5025m, the Grand Raid is effectively the longest single leg mountain bike race in the world!
More than four thousand participants test their strength and endurance as they set off bright and early at dawn from Verbier’s Place Central. They then race against the clock through various “cut-off” check points strategically situated along the course which eventually takes them all the way to Grimentz, later that day.
You can download a description of the course to see how tough it is..
There's a smaller race for children to get involved in too.
There will be a village set-up of stands and tents of all things mountain-bike, as well as other entertainment throughout the day. You can also enjoy radio Rhône FM live from 12.00 pm.
Visit the website for more information via the link on this page.