Already registered? Would you like to come and cheer on your family and fellow participants? Why not take advantage of this legendary race to discover Annecy and enjoy some beautiful walks around the lake? Book your luxury mobile home, your fully equipped and comfortable apartment or your pitch for tent, caravan or camper van at the 4-star L’idéal campsite in Lake Annecy.

The MaXi Race in Annecy, the ultimate race for nature-loving sports enthusiasts

Take Lake Annecy, one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes, with its crystal-clear waters surrounded by mountains and unspoilt nature. Add professional organizers and a team of volunteers who want to challenge trail enthusiasts with a course that’s far more demanding than a simple marathon reserved for great runners in excellent physical condition, with 5,200 meters of ascent and 82 km to cover. The result is the MaXi-Race, an ultra-mountain race that requires Olympic fitness and a mind of steel.

The next edition of MaXi-Race d’Annecy will take place from May 24 to 26, 2019. Such is the success of this eagerly-awaited event that the site is already accepting no new registrations, and the last bibs are only available in partner stores.

After the race number ceremony on Friday 24th, 1,800 runners will put on their trail shoes and set off at 3am on Saturday May 25th. The first will arrive between 12:00 and 12:30, the last around 23:30 after 20 hours of effort. This legendary race is open to all runners over the age of 20 who want to push their limits and defy the elements, men and women alike.

MaXi Race 2019 route in France

The 2019 MaXi-Race will start from the port of Annecy-le-Vieux. The loop goes around Lake Annecy in a clockwise direction (east bank then west bank), crossing the surrounding mountains. Runners will pass by Mont Veyrier, Mont Baron, Villards, La Forclaz, the Marais du bout du lac d’Annecy nature reserve, Doussard, Lathuile, Entrevernes, Saint-Eustache, Leschaux, the Semnoz, the Sevrier woods and Annecy.

On their route, runners will find several refreshment points (food + liquids) at kilometers 18 (summit of Semnoz), 45 (Doussard), 65 (Villard dessus) and 80 (Plage d’Annecy-le-Vieux), as well as two water ramps at kilometers 38 and 54.

Where to stay during the Maxi Race d’Annecy?

Proud of its region and the major sporting events held there, the 4-star L’Idéal open-air hotel is a perfect solution for racers and the public looking for high-end, low-cost accommodation during the 2019 MaXi-Race in Annecy, Haute-Savoie. Our establishment is located at the foot of the Massif des Bauges, in an extraordinary, peaceful setting perfectly integrated into nature. It’s this very nature that trail enthusiasts love so much.

Rent a spacious lakeside mobile home for 2 to 8 people

Would you like to combine the advantages of traditional camping with those of luxury hotels for the duration of MaXi-Race 2019 in Annecy? Book your mobile home rental in Annecy at camping L’Idéal! Our rental fleet includes different sizes and ranges of mobile homes from 16 to 39 m² (1 to 3 bedrooms) for 2, 4, 6 or 8 people. All our mobile homes are fully furnished and equipped. They feature a spacious living room with sitting area and fitted kitchen, one or more separate bedrooms (including a master bedroom with double bed), a beautiful bathroom, separate toilet and private wooden terrace.

Inside your mobile home, you’ll find all the comforts of a vacation home. Before and after the MaXi-Race, you can have your meals on your terrace in complete privacy thanks to the natural hedges bordering each plot, concentrate, stretch, study the course, sleep in a cosy bed and get optimally prepared for your big event. We have a mobile home adapted for people with reduced mobility (Helios PMR) with an access ramp and special fittings to make it easier to move around the mobile home and the whole campsite in a wheelchair.

Rent a superb apartment in Annecy for groups looking for comfort

Our apartments in Annecy are ideal for large families and groups of friends. If you’re planning to take part in the MaXi-Race d’Annecy with other members of your trail club, our apartments can accommodate up to 10 people. Studio, T4, T5, T6: take the time to discover our range of fully-equipped luxury apartments located outside the campsite, in a beautifully renovated house and farmhouse specially fitted out to welcome our guests. Our largest apartments (8-10 people) are between 120 and 130 m². They will welcome all the members of your tribe, who will stay in accommodation with a fully-equipped kitchen, flat-screen TV, terrace and parking lot.

Rent a spacious, shaded pitch for your tent or caravan

Would you prefer to pitch your tent, park your motorhome or caravan in a secure area during MaXi-Race d’Annecy 2019? The L’Idéal campsite has a bare plot area of 80 to 100 m² with electrical sockets (10A) and the possibility of renting a fridge or cot. Our camping pitches in Annecy are located in a quiet, semi-shaded area, close to the toilet blocks and our facilities.

Recovering well: the key to top ranking in the Maxi Race

Relax in the aquatic area after the race

What could be better than a post-race dip in a heated indoor pool with a panoramic view of the verdant mountains? When you stay at L’Idéal, you’ll have free access to our 600 m² pool area. Our kingdom of bathing and aquatic relaxation features a heated pool with retractable roof, slides, a balneotherapy area with Jacuzzi and massage jets, a paddling pool and water games for toddlers. In the water or on a deckchair in our solarium, you can relax your muscles and recharge your batteries at our campsite with swimming pool in Annecy, reliving the best moments of your MaXi-Race 2019.

Luxury facilities and services for keeping fit and relaxing

In addition to the aquatic area, you’ll find a number of sports facilities that you and your children can access free of charge (multisports field, petanque pitch, tennis court, mini-golf, ping-pong tables), as well as services to brighten up your stay: bar-restaurant, grocery store, reception open 7/7, barbecue, fridge, bike and iron hire, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi (at an extra charge)…

Would you like to stay in an establishment worthy of the 2019 Annecy MaXi-Race? The 4-star L’Idéal campsite in Annecy awaits you for an unforgettable sporting weekend in Haute-Savoie!