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The PicAriège 70km - 7000m D+

Since 2021, the apparition of a new race The PicAriège in a new format, 70km 7000m of elevation gain, on the path of the legendary PICaPICA.

The race is a challenge set by mountaineers for mountaineers.

The route, devised by the last victor of EUFORIA in Andorra (233km/20,000 ascent), Nahuel Passerat, is very demanding and requires training adapted to altitude.


Profil PicAriège 2023

Technical data

Here are some key statistics to enable you to envisage the race

- 68,3km and 6878m of elevation gain

- 3 summits at 3000 m

- 3 mountain refuges

- 15 lakes

- 7 refreshment points

- Start 18/08/2023 at 7h

- 2 time barriers:

  1. 12h of race in Soulcem
  2. 20h of race in L'Artigue

- Time max: 31h

- 700 volunteers 


Carte 70km 2021



détails 70

Boutton road book



Conditions of registration

- To have completed at least 1 race with more than 5000 m altitude difference 


-To prove your knowledge of the field in day time as in night time and a great experience in high mountains environment. A written application must be submitted to the race committee which will decide on a case-by-case analysis to validate the registration or not.

mandatory equipment

  • The bib with the number must be worn in a very visible manner throughout the race. Same thing for the control system provided by the organization.
  • A GPS, a GPS watch or a smartphone with the GPS track of the race and the fallback routes, to be downloaded on the site of the race.
  • A bag large enough to carry the mandatory material.
  • 2 headlamps or lighting torches with spare batteries.
  • 2 survival blankets with minimum dimensions of 1.4m by 2m.
  • 1 water reserve of at least 1.5 liters.
  • 1 whistle.
  • 1 anorak or down jacket.
  • 1 waterproof rain jacket with hood and thermo-welded seams.
  • 1 "second skin" warm clothing with long sleeves in technical fabric adapted to the environment.
  • 1 long tights.
  • 1 waterproof over-trousers.
  • 1 pair of gloves.
  • 1 adhesive elastic band allowing bandaging / strapping with a minimum length of 2.50 m and 6 cm wide.
  • 1 protection of the head covering the ears (cap type, choker allowed).
  • 1 food reserve sufficient to reach the food supply points.
  • 1 eco mug / cup, reusable: there will be no cups at the supply points (eco responsible action).
  • 1 mobile phone in working order to be reachable during the race. Include the organization's numbers in your phone, do not call in masked numbers, keep your phone turned on.
  • 1 identity card.
  • 1 road book of the race (in pdf, photo or paper format).

recommended equipment

  • sun protection cream
  • anti-heat cream
  • water purification tablets
  • external battery
  • fleece jacket
  • walking sticks
  • shoe cleats in case of snow passages in the race
  • lighter
  • flashing red rear lamp 
  • cap
  • sunglasses
  • knife