Covering 213 km and a vertical drop of more than 7500 m over 3 days, the Raid VTT long distance MTB event celebrates the best of the Chemins du Soleil.
Ride sweeping singletrack, wide open terrain and technical rocky descents in the foothills of the Alps in Provence. The event is considered extreme due to the sustained effort required over mountainous terrain with dramatic changes in altitude. The individual (un-timed) event takes place over 3 days and covers a distance usually cycled over 5 to 7 days. The “elite” event is timed and undertaken by teams of two, and also includes an additional night ride which loops out from Gap covering 28 km and a vertical drop of nearly 800 m.
Given the physical effort required and the technical nature of the trails, the SCOTT Raid VTT is aimed at experienced mountain bikers only. Only register for this event if you are confident you can cycle for three consecutive days over more than 7500 m vertical drop and can ride downhill on difficult terrain.
2016 Registrations are closed!
The 170 € registration fee covers access to bivouac areas from Thursday evening to Sunday morning, breakfast from Friday to Sunday, dinner from Thursday to Saturday, Sunday lunch, baggage transport (25 kg max per cyclist), the MTB park and refreshments.
The Raid VTT for individuals is a non-timed event. The challenge is to finish the course and at the end of the three days a prize will be presented to the finishers.
Each participant is required to bring: An emergency first aid kit, wind breaker, a fleece, whistle, survival blanket.
The following equipment is not provided: Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, bike lock.