Vidéo officielle BATRACE

video batrace 2015 saint léonard Suisse

La video officielle de la BAT RACE par Pelikan’s Production est en ligne ! Un beau souvenir pour les chanceux qui ont pu participer et un aperçu de l’ambiance magique de ce lieu très particulier à 50m sous terre au cœur des Alpes !

The official video of the BAT RACE is online ! A nice souvenir for the lucky ones who were there and a glimpse of what this extraordinary location looks like 50m under the surface in the heart of the Alps.

Plus d’informations / More information about the BAT RACE

Voir d’autres vidéos de l’Alpine Lakes Tour / Watch other Alpine Lakes Tour videos

BAT RACE : Liste attente / waiting list


La liste des 40 participants qui ont réussi à s’inscrire, rappelons le en moins de 3 minutes, mardi dernier pour la BAT RACE, a été confirmée hier. Pour l’instant aucun désistement. Nous publions ci-dessous la liste d’attente qui évoluera en fonction des éventuels désistements. Nous avons cherché une solution pour accueillir un peu plus de monde. Ça ne sera pas possible, malheureusement.

We published yesterday the list of the competitors for the BAT RACE who managed to register in less than 3 minutes (maybe less). We publish today a waiting list in case some of the competitors cancel their registration. Nobody did so far.

  1. Nicole Reinhart
  3. Peter Tritten
  4. NAU Pierre
  5. jerome bontemps
  6. Michel Schnitzbauer
  7. Sarah Hauck
  8. Sandrine Genet
  9. Parade Kiny
  10. canali william
  11. Martin Stéphane
  12. nathalie charriere
  13. Leuba Carine
  14. Kullmann Elka
  15. Chablaix Daniel
  16. Gérard Normand
  17. NAU Pierre
  18. De Vestèle
  19. NAU Pierre
  20. Eric bruchon
  21. Sandro Ackermann
  25. davide giuliano
  26. Jerome bontemps
  27. Leuba Carine
  28. miroir
  29. guerre berthelot

The Bat Race : The World’s First Underground SUP Event

st-leonard-corne-suisse-600The Bat Race  : The world’s first underground stand up paddling competition on Europe’s largest underground lake in St-Léonard, Valais, Switzerland on 14th March 2015.

Riders will compete in sprint races in a double elimination tournament. Time for strolling on the lake and fun activities are also on the day’s schedule.

The event is baptised Bat Race in reference to the mammals that populate the cave where the event will take place.

Registration, limited to 40 riders, opens on 24th February 2015 at 20:00 CE on this website. Get ready !

Recently named a candidate for « the world’s most beautiful SUP race series » shortlist on, the Alpine Lakes Tour features races on the Alps’ most breathtaking lakes. No waves or coconut trees – here it’s crystal turquoise water, wild nature and snowy peaks that build the stage on which the tour’s competitors race year-round since 2013. Initially held in France and Switzerland, in 2015 the tournament will extend its reach to Italy with a race in the city of Turin. The tour launches its third edition with this world premiere organised with Swiss partner Alps SUP.

Lake St-Léonard is Europe’s largest underground lake. The about 300 m long pool is housed in a cave hidden in mountainside in the beautiful region of Valais, known for its vineyards, apricot orchards and world-class ski resorts. Mostly unaffected by the seasons change, the lake’s water is at a constant 11°C year-round and the air temperature in the cave averages 15°C. The lake is open to the public from March to October and can be visited through guided tours, which bring visitors on a rowing boat tour through the lake’s several bays.

Stand up paddling on the lake is forbidden and has been granted exclusively to the Alpine Lakes Tour for this unique event!

Event description

In order to avoid overcrowding and guarantee the lake’s magic stillness to all participants, registration is limited to 40 entrants. 25 further non-competitors can register as spectators. They will have the chance to paddle on the lake and take part to the SUP game scheduled at mid-event. One-design 12’6 inflatable race boards will be provided by the organiser. Competitors will be free to use their own paddles.

The tournament includes 3 rounds of which all competitors will race at least the first two. A different course and distance is planned for each round:


Roundapprox. distancebuoy turnscompetitors per heat
Round 11 km34
Round 2550 m44
Round 3500 m15
Final1 km36


It’s a tradition of the Alpine Lakes Tour to organise a SUP game (a SUP-related innovative and fun activity) at each event. Such a game will take place at one end of the lake at mid-event and will be open to all competitors, spectators and volunteers. Extra boards will be provided for free strolling on the remainder of the lake.

More information contact Marc Nava : / Phone +41 79 214 43 52