Lac de Louvie: Journey Through 3 Cols
At the back of the Val de Bagnes - pastures, farms, forest, an alpine lake, three passes and riverside trail make this more than a run
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"Are you awake?" Janine asks. It isn't even 5am, and even though we finished running after 10pm the night before, she is ready start again. Groggily, we roll out of the car where we've slept a few hours, and pull on our shoes, still soggy from the downpour that chased us down in the dark. We get to repeat some stellar trail sections, see more of the area, and check-in with the goats- all great reasons to get up!
Cross the road and head up the other side of the valley for our Fionnay - Col des Otanes run. The Val de Bagnes is teeming with gorgeous trails.
And if you enjoy this run and want to push yourself a bit more, try Lac de Moiry.
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Rewarded with big views and smooth sailing up out of the trees after the first climb.
The Cabane and Lac de Louvie both make you want to linger, but there's a long journey ahead.
Leaving the lake you start the climb to the first of three cols.
After the rocky climb to Col du Sarshlau, it's all good running - fast and flowing.
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