Raid VTT

Les Chemins du Soleil
3

days

250

km

9,900

up

4/5
This outdoor challenge is designed to promote the ongoing Chemins du Soleil itinerary, bearing in mind that the route of the challenge changes every year. The cycling package/formula (untimed) provides you with a three-day itinerary to cover a route that is usually planned over five to seven days (individual registration). The “elite” formula also includes a one-night stopover, is timed and is covered in teams of two (men, women, or mixed).
  • France
  • recreational tour, stage race
  • maximum 900 participants
  • E-MTB participation options unknown
  • 21 May - 24 May 2020
  • date 2021 unknown
  • www.raid-vtt.fr
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stage

km

ascent

trail

1
20 km
800 m
Prologue. Gap – Gap
2
98 km
3,400 m
Gap – Sisteron
3
67 km
3,100 m
Sisteron – Montbrun-Les-Bains
4
60 km
2,600 m
Montbrun-Les-Bains – Buis-Les-Baronnies
This challenge is only for experienced mountain bikers given the physical effort required and the technical difficulties of the track. The first stage for the ‘elite’, the prologue, will be ridden in the dark!
Endurance
4/5
Overall
4/5
Technic
4/5
Days
3/5
Distance
4/5
Up/down
5/5

Explanation

Overall ​Upwards rounded rating baesd on the avarage score of ​endurance, technic, ​days, distance and up/down. Unfortunately the judgment undoubtedly contains subjective elements, please make your own assessments and prepare well!

Endurance Requirements for endurance (unfortunately the judgment undoubtedly contains subjective elements, please make your own assessments and prepare well!).
1 star basic endurance required. 2 stars above average endurance required. 3 stars above average endurance required, partly due to extreme or changing weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, mud, etc.). 4 stars more than above average endurance required, including due to extreme or changing weather conditions. 5 stars way above average endurance / professional endurance, including due to extreme or changing weather conditions. 

Technic Indication of the technical difficulty of the average stages (unfortunately the judgment undoubtedly contains subjective elements, please make your own assessments and prepare well!).
1 star flat or slightly sloping roads with a level surface and/or asfaltos, no or hardly no singletracks. 2 stars mainly off road, but flat or slightly sloping roads with a level surface and some singletracks. 3 stars mainly off-road with single tracks, roots and / or rocks and / or sandy parts in hilly surroundings. 4 stars mainly off road with singletracks, roots and/or rocks and/or sandy pieces including steep climbs and/or downhills in mountainous surroundings. 5 stars mainly off-road, technical passages, steep climbs, fast descents including natural jumps and drops, changing surfaces both up and down.

Days Number of days of the event.
1 star 2 days or less. 2 stars 3 days. 3 stars 4 days. 4 stars 5 days. 5 stars 6 days or more

Distance Average kilometers per stage.
1 star 40 km or less. 2 stars 40- 59 km. 3 stars 60- 79 km. 4 stars 80 - 99 km. 5 stars 100 km or more. 

Up/down Average uphill meters per stage.
1 star 500 meters or less. 2 stars 501 - 1,000 meters. 3 stars 1,001 - 1,500 meters. 4 stars 1,501 - 2,000 meters. 5 stars 2,001 meters or more.

Raid VTT

Les Chemins du Soleil
3

days

250

km

9,900

up

4/5
  • France
  • recreational tour, stage race
  • maximum 900 participants
  • E-MTB participation options unknown
  • 21 May - 24 May 2020
  • date 2021 unknown
  • www.raid-vtt.fr
This outdoor challenge is designed to promote the ongoing Chemins du Soleil itinerary, bearing in mind that the route of the challenge changes every year. The cycling package/formula (untimed) provides you with a three-day itinerary to cover a route that is usually planned over five to seven days (individual registration). The “elite” formula also includes a one-night stopover, is timed and is covered in teams of two (men, women, or mixed).
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Raid VTT
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stage

km

ascent

1
20 km
800 m
2
98 km
3,400 m
3
67 km
3,100 m
4
60 km
2,600 m
This challenge is only for experienced mountain bikers given the physical effort required and the technical difficulties of the track. The first stage for the ‘elite’, the prologue, will be ridden in the dark!

Raid VTT

Les Chemins du Soleil
3

days

250

km

9,900

up

4/5
  • France
  • recreational tour, stage race
  • maximum 900 participants
  • E-MTB participation options unknown
  • 21 May - 24 May 2020
  • date 2021 unknown
  • www.raid-vtt.fr
This outdoor challenge is designed to promote the ongoing Chemins du Soleil itinerary, bearing in mind that the route of the challenge changes every year. The cycling package/formula (untimed) provides you with a three-day itinerary to cover a route that is usually planned over five to seven days (individual registration). The “elite” formula also includes a one-night stopover, is timed and is covered in teams of two (men, women, or mixed).
Raid VTT Placeholder
Raid VTT
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This challenge is only for experienced mountain bikers given the physical effort required and the technical difficulties of the track. The first stage for the ‘elite’, the prologue, will be ridden in the dark!