Trans-Savoie Big Alpine Enduro 2016 supported by SHIMANO


Can’t make the race, but still want to experience a Trans-Savoie adventure this summer?

Check out trailAddiciton’s revolutionary 3-day, Pairs-Format Enduro Event:  Enduro2

Alternatively, race organisers trailAddiction are now offering a Guided Trans-Savoie Enduro-Tour.

Trans-Savoie 4th Edition will take place End of August 2016 starting at Val d’Isere and ending in Les Contamines (Mont Blanc), France.  The final itinerary is subject to change at the organiser’s discretion / chance-happening of stumbling across even more amazing hidden, lift-accessed single-track.

The standard entry package includes camp accommodation, catering, and logistical support such that all entrants can focus 100% on your riding, and on an equal footing to all other competitors.

Reduced-Price, self-supported entires are also available on a limited basis (see below for details).

Trans-Savoie is possibly the most technically challenging and naturally hazardous MTB event in the world.   Please be fully aware of the high level of self-sufficiency and general mountain awareness that is required to safely participate in this event.

The stats say it all: Nico Lau’s winning time in 2015 was 4:24:23.  Earlier in 2015, Nico also won another well-known 6-day enduro race in the South of France, with total time of ‘only’ 02:16:18.  

Do not underestimate the Trans-Savoie, we really do believe that it is probably the hardest, longest and most technical multi-day enduro race in the world.

If you are in any way unsure, we strongly advise firstly trying a week’s guided holiday with sister operation trailAddiction to sample the terrain and environment, before making your decision to participate.  Alternatively, why not volunteer for camp duties this year and bag yourself guaranteed entry for the following year.

2016 STANDARD ENTRY PACKAGE: 1395 GBP / 1995 Euros 

  • High quality campsite accommodation (individual tent)
  • Quality catering (3 meals per day) plus trailside refuelling stations
  • Daily logistical support / baggage transfer & full race support
  • Fully sign-posted route in excess of 300km rideable terrain
  • Electronic timing system and all associated equipment
  • Route map and route / race crib notes
  • Daily lift-passes as required to complete the route
  • Vehicle support for breakdown / medical emergency
  • On-site professional medical care & marshalls
  • Limited Bike Maintenance from a team of mechanics & SHIMANO Race support
  • Access to daily de-brief and evening social events
  • Entry to end-of-event party and evening meal on Day 6
  • Return shuttle to starting point, at the end of the event
  • Airport transfers to/from Geneva are available only if pre-booked (£35 each way)


The LUX-PACK upgrade option is limited to 30 riders and includes:

  • A Large, 3-man tent (for individual use) with mini-porch.
  • A luxury, extra-thick sleeping matt – a full 50% thicker than our standard package.
  • A Full-size pillow.
  • A Vango Wilderness 350 sleeping bag (rental) – saves packing your own which can be important if flight baggage allowance is an issue.
  • Bike wash and lube every night by our support team.
  • One 30-minute sports-massage after the first day’s racing with priority on booking time slots thereafter from our campside professionals, MassageMe (as seen at European EWS events).
  • High-res digital copies of all your own race photographs (for non-commercial use), as shot by our professional media crew.


*pimp-tastic extending VW camper not included

The self-supported option is ideal for those who wish to travel with non-racing companions who will be happy to drive your set-up from camp-to-camp for you each day, and who would prefer to eat with friends away from the Trans-Savoie catering halls

This entry package includes all options included in the standard package EXCEPT:

  • Breakfast and Dinner (Lunch, camp & course feed stations are included)
  • Tent and other camp equipment (Camp fees and a single pitch including electrical hook-up are provided at each campsite)
  • Transportation of your equipment and luggage from camp-to-camp
  • Airport transfers

Trans-Savoie Big Alpine Enduro 2016 – Entry Process


  • Download & complete our 2016 pre-entry form (link to entry form goes live here, soon)
  • Email your completed pre-entry form in Excel or OpenOffice format to entry@trans-savoie.com AFTER the entry opening time listed above. Important – remember to add entry@trans-savie.com and serena@trans-savoie.com to your “trusted” email contact list, to help avoid junk filters!  You will receive an email auto-response to confirm that we received your application. Please note early entries will be auto-rejected.
  • You will be advised on the success of your application within 5 days (max) of receipt of your email.
  • Confirm your entry by paying the entry fee in full, within 14 days of receiving your entry confirmation.
  • Please note that once your entry fee is accepted, it is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • To secure your place, the registration confirmation fee of 550 Euros / 395 GBP is payable within 5 days of receiving your entry confirmation email from Trans-Savoie.  Once your entry is accepted, this confirmation fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.  Your entry will be confirmed by email on receipt of your payment. The remaining balance of entry fee is due before 1st March.
  • If no payment is forthcoming and we do not hear from you, your application will be assumed withdrawn and your place will be offered to the next applicant on the wait-list without further notice.
  • Let us know your final travel plans by completing this form and emailing it back to us before 1st April latest.
  • Arrange for a medical non-contra-indication certification from your medical practitioner, which is required to race in France. A valid UCI Race License is also acceptable.
  • Ensure that you have full accident and rescue / medical insurance in place for the event. We strongly recommend cancellation insurance since we are only able to refund your entry fee in specific circumstances in the event of your cancellation. See FAQ for our full cancellation policy.