Take Lake Annecy, one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe with crystal clear waters surrounded by mountains and unspoilt nature. Add professional organizers and a team of volunteers who want to challenge trail enthusiasts by offering them a much more demanding course than a simple marathon reserved for great runners in excellent physical condition, with 5,200 metres of altitude difference and 82 km to run. You will get the MaXi-Race, an ultra mountain that requires an Olympic form and a mental steel.
The next edition of the MaXi-Race in Annecy will take place from May 24 to 26, 2019. The success of this long-awaited event is such that the site no longer accepts new registrations, and the latest bibs are only available in partner shops.
After the bibs are handed out on Friday 24th, 1,800 riders will adjust their trail boots and start on Saturday 25th May at 3am. The first will arrive between 12:00 and 12:30, the last around 23:30 after 20 hours of effort. This mythical race is open to all runners over 20 years old who wish to push their limits and challenge the elements, men and women.
The 2019 MaXi-Race will depart from the port of Annecy-le-Vieux. The loop will go around Lake Annecy in a clockwise direction (east bank and then west bank) and will cross the surrounding mountains. The runners will pass through Mont Veyrier, Mont Baron, Villards, La Forclaz, the Marais nature reserve at the end of Lake Annecy, Doussard, Lathuile, Entrevernes, Saint-Eustache, Leschaux, Semnoz, Le bois de Sevrier and Annecy.
On their route, the riders will find several refuelling points (food + liquids) at kilometres 18 (summit of Semnoz), 45 (Doussard), 65 (Villard dessus) and 80 (Annecy-le-Vieux Beach), as well as two water ramps at kilometres 38 and 54.
Proud of its region and the major sporting events organized there, the 4-star outdoor hotel L'Idéal is a perfect solution for runners and the public looking for top-of-the-range accommodation at low prices during the MaXi-Race 2019 in Annecy in Haute-Savoie. Our establishment is located at the foot of the Bauges massif, in an extraordinary preserved and peaceful setting perfectly integrated into nature. This nature, precisely, that trail lovers love so much.
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 at camping L'Idéal! Our rental stock 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 furnished and equipped. They have a large living room with a lounge area and a fitted kitchen, one or more separate bedrooms (including a master bedroom with double bed), a beautiful bathroom, independent toilets and a private wooden terrace.
Inside your mobile home you will find all the comforts of a holiday home. Before and after the MaXi-Race, you can enjoy your meals on your terrace in complete privacy thanks to the natural hedges that line each plot, concentrate, stretch, study the course, sleep in a cosy bed and prepare yourself optimally for your big date. We have a mobile home adapted to people with reduced mobility (Helios PMR) with an access ramp and special facilities that facilitate wheelchair travel in the mobile home and throughout the campsite.
The apartments are generally intended for large families and groups of friends. If you plan to participate in the MaXi-Race Annecy with the 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 in a farmhouse specially designed to welcome our guests. Our largest apartments (8-10 people) have a surface area of 120 to 130 m². They will welcome all the members of your tribe who will stay in an accommodation with an equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, terrace and parking.
Would you prefer to pitch your tent, park your camper van or caravan in a secure place during the MaXi-Race in Annecy 2019? Camping L'Idéal has an area of 80 to 100 m² of bare land with electrical sockets (10A) and the possibility of renting a refrigerator or a cot. Our pitches are located in a quiet and semi-shaded area, close to the sanitary blocks and our facilities.
To abandon yourself in a covered and heated swimming pool after the race with a panoramic view of the green mountains, what could be better? By staying at Camping L'Idéal, you will have free access to our 600 m² aquatic area. Our kingdom of swimming and aquatic relaxation includes a heated pool with retractable roof, slides, a spa area with jacuzzi and massage jets, a paddling pool and water games for toddlers. You can relax your muscles by thinking back to your crazy adventure and reliving the best moments of your MaXi-Race 2019. In the water or on a deckchair in our solarium, it's up to you.
In addition to the aquatic area, you will find in our establishment several sports facilities to which you and your children can freely and freely access (multisports ground, petanque ground, tennis court, mini-golf, table tennis tables) as well as services that will brighten up your stay: bar restaurant, grocery store, open reception 7 days a week, rental of barbecues, fridges, bicycles and irons, laundry, Wi-Fi (charged)...
Would you like to stay in an establishment near the MaXi-Race of Annecy 2019? The 4 star campsite L'Idéal awaits you for an unforgettable sporting weekend in Haute-Savoie!