This exceptional stage at 2000 m altitude in the Aosta Valley (the valley on the Italian side of Mont Blanc) is taking place for the second time. It represents the pinnacle of the concept of stand up paddle racing in an alpine environment. i.e. Alpine Lakes Tour !
Everything is there: the turquoise waters, the 4000 glacier-covered peaks, the mountain refuge and its very special atmosphere with, in the case of Refuge Prarayer, a unique welcome, abundant and excellent food, showers and even a jacuzzi !!
For accommodation: a refuge with sauna and jacuzzi just above the lake. There are still places left at the refuge, it’s very comfortable! There are double rooms, a small and a large dormitory, showers and even a Jacussi! The refuge atmosphere was truly one of the magical moments of the 1st edition in 2019! For those who prefer to sleep in the valley it is also possible or even in the dam parking lot.
The Alpine Paradise Race program
The Alpine Paradise Race takes place in the high mountains, the final program may be changed until the day before depending on weather conditions.
Thursday September 23th
Hike to Lac Mort (2800m altitude) with test of the Red Paddle Compact 9’6 – Photo shoot and picnic (everyone brings their own snack)
Friday September 24th
- from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. by reservation: transport of SUPs by boat from the dam to the refuge
- Free reconnaissance of the course (the buoys will have been placed in the morning)
- 7:30 p.m. meal at the refuge Prarayer
Saturday September 25th
- 11am: Long distance run 10 km / Short distance: 5 km
- 1p.m. Lunch
- 2p.m. Free Clinic with Titouan Puyo
- 3 p.m .: Technical Race
- 4 p.m .: Dragon Race
- 5 p.m .: Aperitif on the beach and awards ceremony
- 7:30 p.m .: dinner at the refuge
Sunday, September 26th
- 9:30 am: cool cruising on the lake, photo shoot and possibly small challenges in Dragon or others for fun
- 12 noon: aperitif
- 12:30 p.m .: lunch
- 2 p.m. transport of SUPs from the refuge to the dam by boat
Meals by reservation at the Prarayer refuge for lunch and dinner. Recommended accommodation at the Prarayer refuge just above the departure beach.
A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE MIXING AQUATIC PLEASURE AND A HIGH MOUNTAIN ATMOSPHERE
This mixture of high mountain atmosphere in a refuge with a view of the high peaks at 4000m and the glaciers and the glide on pure, smooth and turquoise water is quite exceptional. It took 2 years to obtain all the authorizations to allow the competitors of the 1st edition of the Alpine Paradise Race in 2019 to sail on the Place Moulin lake.
It is a luxury and a privilege to be able to paddle this magical lake. Even if the objective is to make this event permanent, there is nothing to say that the authorizations will be renewed in 2022.
Alpine Paradise Race registration
Alpine Paradise Race 2019 : video