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The SWISS CANYON TRAIL is ON!

Excellent news from the canyons of Val-de-Travers: THE RACE WILL TAKE PLACE. After taking into account all the demands of the Federal Council, the Neuchâtel State Council has granted a special authorisation to the SWISS CANYON TRAIL to organise three races of no more than 600 participants in one 48-hour event on the condition that there is no contact between racers in the different categories. There will be only three distances. The premier class 111K, and the 51K that counts as the Swiss championship and qualifying event for the trail world championships in Thailand will run at separate times on Saturday 5 June. The very popular 31K race has been moved to the morning of Sunday 6 June. Unfortunately, the 81K race has been cancelled in order to comply with health restrictions.

Welcome to all of our runners from Switzerland
and from overseas !

CHOOSE YOUR RACE  – Swiss Canyon Trail –

 Distance
Climbing
Start timeHighest pointsDifficultyAverage course timeSurfaceITRA points
Swiss Canyon Ultra Trail - 105K 112.3km
5550m
05h001'606m Chasseron
1'463m Le Soliat
1'271m Mont de Baulmes
Ultra Trail X Long -
Very difficult
Leaders 10h
Average 20h
Last 28h
2% paved surfaces
58% forest trails
40% pedestrian footpaths
5
Swiss Canyon Trail - 51K50.6km
2470m
08h151'463m Le SoliatUltra Trail Medium -
Moderately difficult
Leaders 3h30
Average 5h
Last 8h
7% paved surfaces
53% forest trails
40% pedestrian footpaths
3
Swiss Canyon Trail - 31K 32.2km
1380m
08h151'113m La MordettaTrail - ChallengeLeaders 1h30
Average 2h15
Last 4h
10% paved surfaces
50% forest trails
40% pedestrian footpaths
2
Swiss Canyon Nordi Walking - 31K 32.2km
1380m
08h151'113m La MordettaNot competitiveLeaders 3h20
Average 4h45
Last 6h
10% paved surfaces
50% forest trails
40% pedestrian footpaths
2

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

SCT-111K
Rousseau waterfall ; Poëta-Raisse gorges ; Creux du Van ; Le Chasseron ; Gorges de Covatannaz ; Gorges de l’Areuse ; Mont de Baulmes La Côte-aux-Fées

ONLY 150 PLACES AVAILABLE FOR FIRST EDITION.
The inaugural Swiss Canyon Trail offers a spell-bounding, challenging course comprising canyons, cliffs, gorges, waterfalls, luscious forests and endless rich vegetation. Three significant climbs offer wonderful views from their respective summits.

SCT-51K
Cascade à Rousseau ; Gorges de Poëta-Raisse ; Creux du Van

A genuine test but not an extreme vertical rise offering magnificent views of Switzerland at 360 degrees. A ‘marathon’-distance significantly more difficult and enjoyable than a flat urban course.

SCT-81K
Rousseau waterfall ; Poëta-Raisse gorges; Creux du Van ; Le Chasseron; Gorges de l’Areuse ; Mont de Baulmes La Côte-aux-Fées

The 75km Trail de l’Absinthe race has run for over 20 years. It provides an invitation to attack the steep inclines of a course which does not grant a second’s respite. The ever-changing switch from ascending to descending legs ensures challenges are constant, the rewards fulfilling.

SCT-NW
Gorges de la Poëta-Raisse, château de Môtiers

The half marathon+ race course offering a challenging parcours and 1000m of vertical ascension. Its highest point topping at 1113m.

SCT-NW
Une opportunité d’aborder le parcours 25K en tant que marcheur nordique

PRICE  – Swiss Canyon Trail –

Swiss Canyon Ultra Trail - 105K From 01.07.2020Until 02.06.2020
150 CHF
On site
180 CHF
Swiss Canyon Trail - 51KFrom 01.09.2020
72 CHF (-20%) until 01.10.2020
-10% until 31.12.2020
81 CHF
Until 29.05.2021
90 CHF
On site
110 CHF
Swiss Canyon Trail - 31K From 01.10.2020
38 CHF (-20%) until 01.11.2020
-10% until 31.12.2020
45 CHF
Until 29.05.2021
50 CHF
On site
60 CHF
Swiss Canyon Nordi Walking - 31K From 01.10.2020
38 CHF (-20%) until 01.11.2020
-10% until 31.12.2020
45 CHF
Until 29.05.2021
50 CHF
On site
60 CHF
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Association Swiss Canyon Trail
Abbaye 21 – CH–2068 Hauterive