Trail-running Challenge routes of Massif Cantalien
Challenge yourself on the Défi Trail Massif Cantalien routes

The Espace Trail Massif Cantalien offers you three routes equipped with permanent timing beacons. Three verticals, starting from three different starting sites (Le Lioran, Prat de Bouc, St Jacques des Blats), for the same finish : the summit of the Plomb du Cantal !

Zoom on the courses
Trail running challenge Prat de Bouc - Plomb du Cantal (2.9km, 470m+)

Starting point : Prat de Bouc | Arrival : Summit of Plomb du Cantal

The shortest of the challenges, but intense, the climb will be rewarded with a breathtaking view from the top. Once at the top, you will have the possibility to come back down by the same path or to continue on route 15.

The route
Trail running challenge Le Lioran - Plomb du Cantal (5.9km, 690m+)

Starting point : Lioran resort | Arrival : Summit of Plomb du Cantal

Starting from the Lioran station, this climb will take you to the summit of Plomb du Cantal via the Buron des Gardes. Once at the top, you will come back down by the same path.

The route
Trail running challenge St Jacques des Blats - Plomb du Cantal (7,5km 870m+)

Starting point : St Jacques des Blats (village) | Arrival : Summit of Plomb du Cantal

Departing from St Jacques des Blats, this longest of the 3 challenges will take you to the summit of Plomb du Cantal via Les Gardes and Buron des Gardes. Once at the top, you will come back down by the same path.

Tho route
How to participate ?
  • Download the Massif Cantalien application : challenges are available by clicking on the "Challenges" tile. If you wish to be guided to the start of the course, in the "Details" tab of the course page, click on "Go to the start".

  • Near the start of the course, open the course page. In the "Challenge" tab, click on "Go". When you pass close to the start beacon, your smartphone will interact directly with the beacon to start the stopwatch. As long as it hasn't started, the "Go!" button will blink. When the stopwatch starts, your smartphone will vibrate and emit a ringing tone (remember to turn up the volume!). The next point to be validated will then flash; it will be displayed in green once validated. Put the smartphone in your bag and let's go!
  • Stopping the stopwatch: when you reach the last beacon, validating your passage automatically stops the stopwatch. A last beep sounds and the last dot changes colour.
  • Recording your stopwatch: once your stopwatch has stopped, all you have to do is follow the instructions to publish your stopwatch and enter the ranking. You can also choose to share your stopwatch with your friends by email, sms or on social networks. If you are in an area without a network connection, don't panic! Your Challenge will remain in memory until you publish it or reset it. You can close the application and re-open it later to quietly publish your Challenge when you get home! You will then appear in the ranking. You will also have a history of your times on the same page.
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