GlaGla Race 2022 : Already 400 registered participants / Déjà 400 inscrits !

Alreday 400 registered participants for the GlaGla Race 2022

The GlaGla Race 2022 will take place from January 21 to 23, 2022 from Talloires, Lake Annecy! For this 8th edition and a month and a half before the event, we have already more than 400 registered!

La GlaGla Race 2022 aura lieu du 21 au 23 janvier 2022 au départ de Talloires, lac d’Annecy ! Pour cette 8e édition et à un mois et demi de l’événement, nous avons déjà plus de 400 inscrits !

Where are the first 400 registered participants coming from?

17 countries are represented: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, France, Hungary, Italy, Jersey, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Senegal, Switzerland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Ukraine!

D’où viennent nos 400 premiers inscrits ?

17 pays sont représentés : Allemagne, Autriche, Belgique, Danemark, Espagne, France, Hongrie, Italie, Jersey, Pays-Bas, Pologne, Royaume-Uni, Sénégal, Suisse, Suède, Tchéquie, Ukraine !

Inscription / Registration GlaGla Race 2022

More info / Plus d’info

A fully virtual GlaGla Race 2021

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The latest government decisions regarding the COVID-19 epidemic do not allow us to organize the GlaGla Race under the usual conditions. [informations en Français ici]

We have decided to keep this legendary meeting in the heart of the Alpine winter. The only solution is a virtual GlaGla Race.

The principle is simple: everyone can organize their own GlaGla Race wherever they want, while respecting health constraints and local restrictions. Everyone is responsible for their own safety and should only enter the water if they have the necessary skills and equipment.

As far as possible (and depending on weather conditions and time zones), everyone must start on Saturday 23 January 2021 at 10:30 am, the time scheduled for the start of the short and long distance. 3 distances are available: the usual 6 and 15 km to which we have added a 3 km to really allow all levels to participate, even on small bodies of water.

Please choose your race distance when registering and send us via the form your planned route and a photo of you (on your board if possible!).

This is a personal challenge and not an organized race.

We ask for a financial contribution of an amount of your choice (1 € minimum which goes to weezevent, the rest will go to Annecy Stand Up Paddle Club). This free amount will go to projects promoting the practice of stand up paddleboarding among children.

Registration opening: January 14th at 6pm (PARIS TIME ZONE) / 5 pm (LONDON TIME ZONE)

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GlaGla Race 2020 : What’s new ? 40 days to go !

banderole glagla race 2020

6 weeks to go ! One of the biggest races in the world is just around the corner — sign up for the “GlaGla Race” today and join us in the French Alps from 17-19 January ! (la version française est ici)

Check our latest news on our new multilingual website ! Go Go GlaGla !!

Register now !

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GlaGla Race 2020 : What’s new ?

Discount up to 25% on ski passes in Le Grand-Bornand (30 km from Talloires)

You are coming to Talloires in winter for the GlaGla Race, take the opportunity to enrich your experience with a ski trip from 3 days to a week at le Grand-Bornand, ski resort and mountain village 30 km from Talloires.

Le Grand bornand partenaire de la GlaGla Race

Le Grand-Bornand is offering all GlaGla Race 2020 registrants a 35% discount on ski passes for people staying 2 days or more at le Grand-Bornand. For more information and to book your stay, you can talk to Perrine or send her a message. ( tel : 0033 (0)4 50 02 78 06 – e-mail : or via Le Grand-Bornand website )

Le Grand-Bornand also offers a special offer for all participants, on presentation of their GlaGla Race ticket: 25 € the day pass instead of 36 €, or 30% discount.

-> More information about skiing at the GlaGla Race

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GlaGla Race 2020 : it’s time to register !

GlaGla Race Talloires lac d'Annecy

71 days to go before the GlaGla Race 2020 ! Time goes fast ! It’s time to register if you want to better prepare your stay at Lake Annecy.

Version française de cet article ici

The 7th annual edition of this unique event looks set to attract one of the largest fields in the world, with a stunning backdrop of snow-covered mountains providing a picturesque paddling experience for the 800 competitors expected on the start line in Talloires, Lake Annecy.

How to prepare for the GlaGla Race 2020 ?

1. Register : The first step to mark your commitment to the challenge !

Buy online via the Weezevent module

If it doesn’t work try this link or send us an e-mail :

GlaGlaRace Grand Bornand 2020

2. Book you stay at le Grand-Bornand

You are coming to Talloires in winter for the GlaGla Race, take the opportunity to enrich your experience with a ski trip from 3 days to a week at Grand-Bornand, ski resort and mountain village 30 km from Talloires.

Le Grand-Bornand is offering all GlaGla Race 2020 registrants a 35% discount on ski passes for people staying 2 days or more at The Grand-Bornand. For more information and to book your stay, you can talk to Perrine or send her a message. ( tel : 0033 (0)4 50 02 78 06 –  e-mail : or via Le Grand-Bornand website )

Le Grand-Bornand also offers a special offer for all participants, on presentation of their GlaGla Race ticket: 25 € the day pass instead of 36 €, or 30% discount.

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3. Book your accommodation

To get a nice accommodation close to the beach of Talloires (where the GlaGla Race is taking place), book your accommodation quickly !

A few recommandations : in Talloires : Les Alerions & Florimontane. You can also check the special GlaGla Race page made by Lake Annecy Tourist office or check Les sources du lac website.

Glagla race : winter and cold

4. Check safety instructions

The GlaGla Race is open to competitors of all levels but as it’s happening in the middle of winter it may be cold and the water temperature is around 4 to 6°c (39 to 43 F) and so you need a dry suit or wetsuit and a good warm up.

Safety instructions in English are here.

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5. Make you check list

Making your check list enables you to be 100% ready before leaving, it also gets you in the mind of the race, it’s like you are already there, getting focused before the start signal is issued !

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6. Build your training program

It getting colder and harder to go out so the GlaGla Race is a good way to get motivated to train when it’s getting cold and stay in a good shape and enjoy the pleasure of doing things that you would not have done otherwise.

motivation and friends

7. Motivate your friends! It’s easier and more fun when we are numerous

The GlaGla Race is a more than a race, it’s a experience that you can share with friends and in which you will make new friends ! Rare moments and memories for life !

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8. Share photos & videos about your training sessions for the GlaGla Race !

People come from many countries for the GlaGla Race (22 in 2019), sharing your photos and videos about your training is a nice way to get in touch with other participants ! You can share them on the Alpine Lakes Tour Facebook page or on the Alpine Lakes tour group page !

Contact us if you have more ideas or questions  :

More info about the GlaGla Race 2020

POP & FAT Race : registration opening – inscriptions ouvertes !

pop & fat race talloires lac d'Annecy

Le week end des 15 et 16 juin 2019 aura lieu la FAT & POP Race au départ de Talloires, lac d’Annecy. Cette étape est exceptionnelle à plusieurs titres. Elle marque le 6eme anniversaire de l’Alpine Lakes Tour lancée le 16 juin 2013. Elle aura lieu sur le lac d’Annecy, à Talloires, lieu mythique de la GlaGla Race.

Et pour la première fois nous accueillons sur le même week-end les championnats du monde de Dragon (Dragon World Championships – )

Nous aurons également le samedi soir une beach race au coucher du soleil juste avant la soirée DWC !!

The POP & FAT Race 2019 : 15-16th June, 2019. This stage will be huge for many reasons. It’s the 6th anniversary of the Alpine Lakes Tour (launched on June 16th, 2013). It will take place on Lake Annecy in Talloires, the legendary spot of the GlaGla Race.

For the first time this year we are welcoming the Dragon World Championships – )

We will also have a sunset beach race on saturday just before the DWC party !!

More info and registration / Plus d’informations et inscriptions POP & FAT RACE

GlaGla Race 2019 : 10 reasons why you should register !

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10 reasons (but there are more !) why you should register for the GlaGla Race in 2019 !

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  • The GlaGla Race represents the opportunity to participate in one the largest SUP Race in the world (500 paddlers in 2018, up to 700 in 2019)
  • The GlaGla Race is about the unique feeling of paddling in a beautiful mountain landscape covered with snow. (and even sometimes with snow on the beach !)
  • The GlaGla Race is SUP Race… but you can also enjoy skiing with many ski resorts all around (and even 2 ski lifts in Talloires !)
  • At the GlaGla Race, you can find very affordable accommodation (if you register early enough) especially with our partners : Les Alérions and Florimontane.
  • At the GlaGla Race you will also find clinics, yoga lessons, talks and board testing.
  • At the GlaGla Race you can get a nice organic GlaGla T-Shirt for a special price :5€ only (until november 31st)
  • The GlaGla Race is the first Alpine Lakes Tour stage, a friendly competition accross the Alps where you will meet other passionate and sporty people to share and challenge.
  • The GlaGla Race is the opening race of The Paddle League (offering points for the world ranking)
  • The GlaGla Race is a popular event gathering the best athletes and participants who race for the first time ! You can participate even if you don’t have a board (you can rent one)
  • The GlaGla Race offers the opportunity to discover Talloires, a beautiful village between the lake and the mountains !

More about GlaGla Race 2019 :

GlaGla Race videos

GlaGla Race 2019 : registration opening tonight – ouverture des inscriptions ce soir

GlaGla Race 2019 : 100 days to go !

La Glagla Race, compétition hivernale unique au monde, aura lieu du 18 au 20 janvier 2019 à Talloires Lac d’Annecy.

“Ramer en plein hiver, sous la neige, dans les Alpes avec une eau à 4°c….”

Depuis la première GlaGla Race en 2014, le nombre de participants a été multiplié par 10 ! 40 en 2014, 100 en 2015, 200 en 2016, 350 en 2017, 495 en 2018 !

Parmi les nouveautés cette année : une journée consacrée au test de matériel, à des clinics et échanges le vendredi.

Les inscriptions sont maintenant ouvertes sur

Video 2018 de la GlaGla Race

Very Flat Race 2018 à guichets fermés

Very Flat Race lake Aiguebelette

La Very Flat Race édition 2018 aura lieu dans 6 jours sur le lac d’Aiguebelette au départ de la plage du Sougey. Au programme : courte (4,5 km) et longue distance (11 km) le matin, kids races, beach race et Dragon race l’après-midi ! Cette étape de l’Alpine Lakes Tour se déroulera une nouvelle fois à guichets fermés, les inscriptions et listes d’attente étant complètes depuis plusieurs semaines.

Pour les inscrits, merci de remplir le formulaire en bas de page, suite à un bug lors du processus d’inscription, il nous manque des informations (notamment sur votre matériel).

The Very Flat Race 2018 will take place in 6 days on Lake Aiguebelette. 5 races are scheduled : short and long distance in the morning, kids race, beach race and Dragon Race in the afternoon ! This stage is already full, registration is closed.

For people who registered and have their ticket, please fill in the form at the bottom of this page, a bug happened during the registration process and we miss information.

Le lac d’Aiguebelette : une réserve naturelle depuis 2015

La réserve naturelle régionale du lac d’Aiguebelette comprend le troisième plus grand lac naturel français et une partie des zones forestières de la montagne de l’Épine. Elle représente un des pôles de biodiversité les plus importants de Savoie. Le site se caractérise par la qualité et la préservation de ses milieux aquatiques et de ses paysages. En savoir plus sur la réserve naturelle du lac d’Aiguebelette.

Nous demandons à tous les concurrents, accompagnants et spectateurs de respecter cet environnement protégé et notamment de bien respecter les consignes liées la protection des roselières.

Teulade Brothers Aiguebelette

Météo / Conditions de navigation / Équipement

Les conditions météo s’annoncent bonnes ! Températures maximales aux alentours de 20°c ! Le lac est encore froid, à 10°c environ.

Le leash est obligatoire et une combinaison vivement recommandée : Supskin ou neoprène.

Weather forecast looks good with clear sky and tempature around 20°c in the afternoon. The water is still cold, around 10°c.

Leash is compulsary and a drysuit (Supskin) or wetsuit is highly recommended.

Hébergement Lac d’Aiguebelette (rive ouest)

Si vous cherchez un hébergement, vous pouvez consulter le fichier regroupant les offres d’hébergement sur la rive ouest du lac d’Aiguebelette.

Vous pouvez également contacter l’Office de Tourisme du Pays d’Aiguebelette.

Dejeuner / Lunch

Nous aurons cette année un nouveau food truck ! Végétarien (et délicieux) : Choux, carottes et compagnie !

We will have a new food truck this year : Choux (cole), Carottes (carrots) et compagnie (and friends) !

Accès – Situation du lac d’Aiguebelette

Le lac d’Aiguebelette est située entre Lyon et Chambéry à proximité immédiate de l’autoroute A43.

Le départ se fait de la plage du Sougey (commune de Saint-Alban-de-Montbel). Accès en voiture via l’autoroute A43 sortie « lac d’Aiguebelette ».

Au rond-point, prendre la 2nde sortie: D921D en direction de : Novalaise / Saint-Alban-de-Montbel /Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin / Lac-Rive Ouest.

Tourner à gauche à « Plage du Sougey » (panneau pas très visible)

Il faut se garer sur le parking de la plage et descendre à pied (200m à faire)

En train : la voie ferré longe la rive sud. La gare située au bord du lac est celle de Lépin-le-Lac. Gare TGV à Chambéry (12 km). Point d’arrêt locaux SNCF : Lépin-le-Lac, Aiguebelette-le-Lac. Gare la plus proche en venant de Lyon : Pont-de Beauvoisin.

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FAT & POP Race : registration opening ! Les inscriptions ouvrent !

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POP & FAT Race registration opening ! Ouverture des inscriptions pour la POP & FAT Race !

2 months after the GlaGla Race, registration opening for the POP & FAT Race which will be held exactly at the same place ! Come (back) to Talloires to discover Lake Annecy under the summer sun !

2 mois après la GlaGla Race, c’est l’ouverture des inscriptions pour la POP & FAT Race qui aura lieu au même endroit ! (Re)venez à Talloires sous le soleil de l’été ! Le lac est magnifique à cette période !

All information and registration form for the POP & FAT Race here ! Toutes les informations et l’inscription à la POP &FAT Race ici

GlaGla Race in 2 weeks, hurry up, hop hop on s’inscrit !

glagla race Talloires january 20th

The GlaGla Race is in 2 weeks now ! 420 participants already from 17 countries. Registration is still open but registration fees will raise on wednesday january 10th for latecomers ! Hurry up !

Info in English and registration

La GlaGla Race est dans 2 semaines ! 420 participants déjà inscrits de 17 pays. Les inscriptions sont encore ouvertes mais les frais d’inscriptions augmenteront à partir de mercredi prochain (le 10 janvier) pour les retardataires ! Dépêchez vous !

Les informations en français et l’inscription en ligne