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Trail running and running

Playful. There is no doubt, “playful” is the word that best defines everything that the Brive region playground offers to trail running and running enthusiasts!

Big fan of running or more occasional runner, you want to avoid the asphalt at all costs? Will do: here, nothing is easier than staying away from the asphalted roads. Obviously, in Corrèze, trail running is not done in altitude but the field is completely appropriate for long outings with a nice cumulative ascents and descents.

Make the Brive region the open-air arena for your “nature running” outings and discover an authentic land of running of which the variety of small reliefs and the diversity of beautiful landscapes will fully seduce you!

What circuit should you choose for trail running?

Whether you are a beginner or experienced, our playground around Brive gives you all the options.

The criteria to remember: 

  • the distance of the route: If you are used to running a 10 km race, avoid choosing circuits of which the distance is greater than 14 km. For the more experienced, a 50 km circuit is entirely possible. The important thing is not to try to do more than you are capable of, otherwise you risk losing all motivation.
  • the lie of the ground : Beginners should avoid stony and rocky paths and prefer soils such as mud paths, sand or even meadows. It is also important to look at the elevation differences.

New: Trail Brive station, between Causse and Vézère

This trail station complements the already existing offer on the Causse Corrézien and the Saillant de MTB circuits, course orienteeringand hiking trails.

Trail enthusiasts will appreciate routes that vary in both distance and elevation. 

  • 15 circuits are offered around Lake Causse(2 green courses, 9 blue, 2 red and 2 black)
  • 8 circuits located in the Vézère gorges(1 green, 2 blue, 3 red and 2 black)

The trail circuit of the month

Each month, the hosts of the Leisure Sports Base of Vézère invite you to discover a trail circuit around Brive-La-Gaillarde.

In May they take you to the Causse lake!

Discover the circuit of the month

A man trail running in the forest

What equipment for Trail running?

  • Trail running shoes, as comfortable as possible with a sole that does not slip.
  • GPS watch,to log your training sessions, and know the distance and elevation covered.
  • Trail bag, or trail belt, to bring water, supplies, cell phone to be able to call for help in an emergency.
  • Rain jacket, to protect you from the changing weather conditions in the great outdoors.
  • Survival blanket and restraint band, in case of emergency and accident.

This equipment is often mandatory to start a trail running competition. So it makes sense to practice carrying it with you regularly, and learn how to use it.

Trailer schedule

  • Trail des Coteaux in Voutezac at the end of April
  • Urban trail in Larche at the beginning of May
  • TRAMACAin Lissac in May
  • Foulées Saint-Viançoises in June
  • Donzenac The Dark Night in June
  • Saint-Aulaire Trail at the beginning of July
  • Peace Trail in Lissac in October


For any information regarding the trail or for any request organizing trail stays,contact Arnaud Jambor au 06 17 08 89 20or via the form below.

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