Ultra Raid de la Meije

L'ULTRA RAID DE LA MEIJE

Since 2011, the Meije Ultra mountain Bike Race has become an essential race for all mountain bike lover and a race full of adventure. 

It is mostly well-known today thanks to its high altitude landscapes and its automnal colours as it takes place every year in mid-September at the Meije County.

This demanding event wants to prioritise and highlights the mountain state of mind through many different routes but the most famous one stays the "Élite Ultra" with its 117km and 5300m of elevation gain.

 

Organised by the Ultra Raid de la Meije Association.

 


The 11th edition : on the 17th and 18th of September 2022


The different races

2 DAYS RAID ULTRA

Set yourself a challenge by doing the Raid Ultra in two different areas. Two intense days for a total of 124 km !                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

"Galibier Pass / Les Cerces Massif"

"Emparis / Besse"

Start : Villar d'arène

Time : 6h00

Distance : 72km

Elevation gain : 3000m

Start : La Grave

Time : 8h00

Distance : 52km

Elevation gain : 2400m

 

RAID ULTRA IN 1 DAY

For this, you would need to choose between the two different options of the 2 days Raid Ultra. The loop of the "Galibier Pass / Les Cerces Massif" is only on Saturday and the "Emparis/ Besse's loop" is only on Sunday

 

SATURDAY OR SUNDAY

"Galibier Pass / Les Cerces Massif"

"Emparis / Besse"

Start : Villar d'arène

Time : 6h00

Distance : 72km

Elevation gain : 3000m

Start : La Grave

Time : 8h00

Distance : 52km

Elevation gain: 2400m

 

ÉLITE ULTRA

Win the title of "Elite Ultra" finisher, the flagship route of the event. But before commiting be aware to make sure you are physically ready as this option is truly difficult and demanding.

 

SATURDAY

"Galibier Pass / Les Cerces Massif" + "Emparis / Besse"

Start : Villar d'arène

Time : 6h00

Distance : 117km

Elevation gain : 5300m

More information here

ÉLITE ULTRA +

You have decided to do the Elite Ultra, your first goal should be to finish the long-distance race. It will also be possible to take a turn at Ventelon (72km) to allow you to carry on the next day for another 52km in order to be ranked in the 2 days Raid Ultra category.                                                                                                                                                                              

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

"Galibier Pass / Les Cerces massif" + "Emparis / Besse"

Start : Villar d'arène

Time : 6h00

Distance : 117km

Elevation gain : 5300m

More information here

YOU DECIDE OF YOUR ROUTE

The goal for this option is to simply let your heart decides for the weekend. You can sign up for 2 days with 2 different itineraries but if you just want to do one day you can sign up for only saturday or sunday.


For info: e-MTB are allowed but will be in a separate category for the rankings.

 

SATURDAY

3 routes with 3 different distance

Start : Villar d'arène

Distance : 72km

Elevation : 3000m +

Start : Galibier Pass at 9am

Distance : 57km

Elevation : 1800m+ / 3000m-

Start : Plan Lachat at 9:30

Distance : 47km

Elevation : 1600m + / 2150m -

 

SUNDAY

4 routes with 4 different distance

Start : La Grave at 8am

Distance : 52km

Elevation : 2400m

Start : La Grave at 8am

Distance : 35km

Elevation : 1700m

Start : Chazelet at 8:30

Distance : 45km

Elevation : 2000m + / 2350m -

Start : Chazelet at 8:30

Distance : 30km

Elevation : 12000m + / 1550m -

Registration 2022

the 17th & 18th of September

 

⚠️ The registration starts on the 10th of April! 

 

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Fees 2022  :

  Fee 1 Fee 2 Fee 3
Elite Ultra    69,50€ 75€ 89€
Elite Ultra +  89€ 95€ 109€
Raid Ultra 2 jours   85€ 90€ 105€
Raid Ultra 73 km  59€ 64€ 69€
Elite Ultra 52 km  42,50€ 46€ 49€
You decide your route 2 jours  85€ 92€ 105€
You decide your route (sat.)  54€ 58€ 64€
You decide your route (sun.)     37,50€   39,50€ 44€

 

1st Fee : from the 10/04 to the 31/04

 2nd Fee : from the 01/05 to the 30/06

 3rd Fee : from the 01/07 to the 31/07

 

*Galibier Pass shuttle is optional with limited seats (18 € the morning with the MTB, 10€ in the afternoon without the MTB).

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PROGRAMME OF THE EDITION 2022

 

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