Registration for the 4th stage of the Alpine Lakes Tour 2020 is now open This very special Alpine Lakes Tour 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.
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 !!
The Alpine Paradise Race programme
The Alpine Paradise Race takes place in the high mountains, the final programme will be revealed on Friday 11 September depending on weather conditions.
If the weather conditions are good, the program will be as follows:
Friday September 11: course reconnaissance
Saturday September 12: Short (5 km) and long distance (10 km) departure 10 a.m. / Saturday afternoon: Dragon Race and Kids Race
Sunday September 13: Technical Race: 10 a.m.
Meals by reservation at the Prarayer refuge for lunch and dinner.
Recommended accommodation at the Prarayer refuge just above the starting beach.
Alpine Paradise Race
Long distance course
The long distance is 10 km from the beach at the bottom of the refuge and towards the dam. The lake is 4km long with a prohibited area near the dam, the course includes an additional loop before returning to the refuge.
Lake Place Moulin
Place Moulin lake is the largest lake in Valle d’Aosta. It is located at an altitude of 2000 on the border between Italy and Switzerland. The Aosta Valley is a French-speaking autonomous region of Italy on the eastern slope of Mont Blanc and along the border with Switzerland and the Canton of Valais. The Aosta Valley is accessible from the Mont Blanc tunnel, the Petit and Grand Saint Bernard passes and via the Po plain.
From the city of Aosta we go north towards Bionaz and the Vappelline valley.
The Prarayer refuge
The Refuge Prarayer is run by the Bionaz family. The reception last year was just fantastic. Ask anyone who has slept there: an unforgettable experience at an altitude of 2000m at the foot of the glaciers and above the Place Moulin lake.
Call quickly to reserve your bed! The entire refuge is reserved for competitors until September 1. 76 places in all.
phone: +39 0165 730922