Can you imagine the wild UTMB® of the Pyrenees? Did you know there is a hidden valley between France and Spain? A valley where rivers form hundreds of lakes, where summits touch the sky and where you can be guaranteed a great adventure. Welcome to Val d’Aran by UTMB®, where all the elements will come together and join you during this challenge.
The new mountain running event in the heart of the Pyrenees.
Three distances will run through our mountains and valleys. Torn dera Val d’Aran – VDA (Val d’Aran Tour), at 162km (100 miles), goes through summits, forests, alpine meadows, lakes, old mines, dream shelters and typical villages in the middle of the mountains. Camins de Hèr – CDH (Iron Tracks), is 105km (65 miles) where soil, minerals and water will mark a wild and diverse route. And finally, Peades dera Aigua – PDA (Water Footsteps), is 55km (34 miles), where water takes an exceptional center stage, going through more than 20 high mountain lakes.
A wild, natural and authentic valley is waiting for you; the essence of the Pyrenees.
Val d’Aran by UTMB® is the fifth event of the UTMB® family, joining other iconic and touristic destinations which are particularly appealing for trail runners keen to explore the world: UTMB® Mont-Blanc, Gaoligong by UTMB®, Oman by UTMB® and Thailand by UTMB®.
Finishers of Val d’Aran by UTMB® will obtain direct access to the UTMB® Mont-Blanc races, with no raffle. You can check each race webpage to learn more about the specificity of each distance.