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Ultra-Trail des Païens

From the crossing of the Haut-Koenigsbourg by the ancient Celtic road at the foot of the Vosges to the majestic Mont St Odile, live an esoteric and mystical experience between mountains, vineyards, picturesque villages and castles.

Race Category


Running Stones


Finals Access


116 KM

Elevation Gain

4200 M+

Start Date

Sunday 19th May 2024

Race Start

Orschwiller - 10:00

Max Allowed Race Time

24 Hours

Presentation Ultra-Trail des Païens

A mystic experience

A mystic experience

This 100 kilometer format will start from Orschwiller, home of the famous Haut-Koenigsbourg castle, symbolically located at a hundred meters from the "border" between the two departments. After a passage in the wine paths, you will quickly reach the small fortified town of Saint-Hippolyte. From there, you will attack the ascent towards the manor of Schaentzel. You will then leave the department of Haut-Rhin at the moment of entering the enclosure of Haut-Koenigsbourg which will mark the beginning of your ride through about twenty castles. You will then alternate between typical villages with half-timbered houses, the Alsatian vineyards and the wooded massifs sheltering the castles of the Middle Ages. The end of the tour follows the same paths as the 50K, making you discover the Mont Sainte-Odile and its pagan wall as well as the Celtic atmosphere of the Heidenkopf area. In the last kilometers, you will cross the Romanesque town of Rosheim before crossing the finish line on the ramparts of Obernai.

2024 map & profile

Cut-off times & time chart may evolve in the upcoming months.


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