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.

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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 : info@alpinelakestour.com

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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 : reservation@legrandbornand.com 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.

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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.

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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  : info@alpinelakestour.com

More info about the GlaGla Race 2020

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 :

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Ouverture des inscriptions pour l’Alpine Lakes Tour Canal de Savières & Lac du Bourget

Alpine Lakes Tour Savières et lac du Bourget

La dernière étape 2018 de l’Alpine Lakes Tour aura lieu le 7 octobre sur le canal de Savières et le lac du Bourget ! Les inscriptions viennent d’ouvrir ! Nouveaux parcours cette année sur la courte et la longue distance ! L’étape suivante sera la GlaGla Race (19-20 janvier 2019)

The last Alpine Lakes Tour 2018 stage will take place on october 7th on the Canal de Savières et Lake Bourget ! Registration just opened ! New courses this year on the short & long distances ! The following event will the famous GlaGla Race (January 19-20th 2019)
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13 days to go before the GlaGla Race – Registration still open

2 weeks to go before GlaGla Race 2017 ! Over 300 participants registered so far and registration is still open. For more info read SUPRacer article and watch the teaser below.

INFO ABOUT GLAGLA RACE 2018 here

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The GlaGla Race is definitely not your average SUP race. While paddleboarding usually conjures up images of boardshorts, sun and sand, GlaGla takes the opposite approach. Instead of sand it’ll be snow, and in place of boardies you’ll find full-length winter gear.

But those paddlers who aren’t afraid of the cold will certainly be rewarded: Lake Annecy (or lac d’Annecy) is a beautiful part of the world, with the Alps rising high above the lake to create lasting imagery.

Named after the French equivalent of “Brrr, it’s freezing!” the “GlaGla” race will be a very special way to kick off the new year. For those who can make the trip to the Alps near the border between France and Switzerland, the event offers a full day of winter racing with several different courses on offer, while the sight of 300+ paddlers charging off the line will surely be something to behold (let’s get those drones going). »

Ouverture des inscriptions pour la WILD Race au Lac de Roselend

Wild Race Alpine Lakes Tour Roselend

La WILD Race est un des temps forts de l’Alpine Lakes Tour. Elle aura lieu le 6 et 7 août 2016.

Les infos et inscriptions pour la WILD RACE 2017 c’est ici !

Le lac de Roselend, habituellement interdit à la navigation est un lieu magique, entouré des montagnes du Beaufortain avec du bout du lac une magnifique vue sur la Pierra Menta et le Mont Blanc ! La WILD Race est une occasion unique de naviguer sur ce lac. Seuls quelques chalets d’alpage, un petit hôtel et 2 restaurants le surplombent. Ne manquez pas cette expérience unique, inscrivez-vous !

The Wild Race is one of the Alpine Lakes Tour stops not to be missed ! Lake Roselend is usually forbiden to any kind of boat, SUP, kayak, etc… The place is unique surrounded by snowy mountains and the famous Pierra Menta. Only a few chalets and cows can be found over the lake. You can stay in the village of Beaufort. There is also a small hotel over the lake.

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Flat Race Lake Aiguebelette results (in English!)

a rainy but happy flat race

10 days ago took place on Lake Aiguebelette the 2nd stop of the Alpine Lakes Tour 2016.

A rainy but happy Flat Race !

Sunday April 17th Lake Aiguebelette, Savoy – France.  The FLAT RACE, 2nd stop of the Alpine Lakes Tour 2016 took place in a nature reserve. The lake Aiguebelette is a preserved area where motor boat are banned. It’s a sheltered area famous for rowing where the world championships tooks place last year.

The night before the race, a big storm came up and shook the tents already installed on the beach. The rain stopped at 6 am and the lake was perfectly flat as the Long Distance started. Then the rain came back and lasted until the award ceremony.

The Teulade Brothers, Ludovic and Jérémy came up first before Philippe Lachenal (2015 Alpine Lakes Tour winner). In the main category (12’6 hard boards men), the podium is totally international with Leandro Cruz from Brazil (1st), Hakim Dridah from Switzerland (2nd) and Luca Di Silvestre from Italy (3rd).

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Flat Race : 2ème étape de l’Alpine Lakes Tour

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La 2ème étape 2016 de l’Alpine Lakes Tour, la Flat Race aura lieu le 17 avril 2016 sur le lac d’Aiguebelette. C’est la 2 ème année qu’une étape a lieu sur ce lac situé dans une réservé naturelle en Savoie. Réputé pour son calme, c’est un haut lieu de la pratique de l’aviron (les championnats du monde y ont eu lieu en 2015).

Alpine Lakes Tour second stop, the FLAT RACE will take place in April (17th) on the Lake Aiguebelette, located in a protected area in Savoy. Well known for its calmness, it’s a hotspot for rowing (the world championships took place there in 2015).

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