Practical infos

Programme

The event will take place between 3pm on Friday 17th May and 4pm on Sunday 19th May.

Friday May 17th

    • 3pm – 11pm: Registration opens for teams and support crews – Sport Center “La Morlande” in Avallon.
    • 7pm – 11pm: Big solidarity dinner (booking mandatory) – Covered Market in Avallon center.

Saturday May 18th

    • 5:30am – 8:45am: Breakfast for teams – Sports Center “La Morlande” in Avallon
    • 6:30am: GPS withdrawal and collective warm-up for start A
    • 7am: Start A
    • 7:30am: GPS withdrawal and collective warm-up for start B
    • 8am: Start B
    • 8:30am: GPS withdrawal and collective warm-up for start C
    • 9am: Start C

Sunday May 19th

    • 7am : The arrival area (lounge area / massage area / snackbar) opens – Place des Terreaux in Avallon center.
    • 1pm : Last arrival time for teams from Start A (30 hours after start time).
    • 2pm : Last arrival time for teams from Start B (30 hours after start time).
    • 3pm : Last arrival time for teams from Start C (30 hours after start time).
    • 3:30pm : The arrival area closes.

If you have any specific questions, do not hesitate to contact us by phone at +33 (0)1 56 98 24 46 or by email.

Important areas

Friday 17th & Saturday 18th May

OMNISPORTS CENTER (La Morlande) :

Avallon Omnisports Center is the nerve center of the Trailwalker. It is both the meeting point for all participants and the starting point for the event.

It includes reception, sanitary, camping, parking, continuously opened throughout the weekend, from Friday 3pm to Sunday 3pm.

COSEC LA MORLANDE
RUE DU DOCTEUR SCHWEITZER
89200 AVALLON

COVERED MARKET :

Friday evening diner :

The “Marché Couvert” is the place for the Participants Diner on Friday evening, which is accessible on prior reservation. Three services will be put in place, the tickets will be allocated to the participants according to their arrival time at the registration at the Omnisports center of Avallon.

MARCHÉ COUVERT
RUE MATHÉ
89200 AVALLON

Sunday 19th May

Four distinct places are to be known for the arrival of the Trailwalker Oxfam in Avallon:

Vauban Square

This is the place of arrival of the teams. You can applaud them, see the medal ceremony and enjoy the cafes and restaurants of the city.

Covered Market

Located on the Place de la Mairie, this room will host the rest area for participants after arrival and help if needed.

Support crew parking

Located on the rue des Odebert, this car park is completely free and is a two-minute walk from the Place de la Mairie.

Omnisports Center (La Morlande)

This is the venue of the event, it is located five minutes by car from the place of arrival. Here you will find showers, toilets and the free camping of the Trailwalker.

Useful number

Emergency number : +33 (0)7 82 31 61 13

Check Points

CP1- Avallon

Gymnase Daniel Gazzillo
27 Avenue du Parc des Chaumes
89200 Avallon

Support crew Parking : Avenue du Parc des Chaumes, 89200 Avallon
Checkpoint opening and closing times : 8:30am – 12:30pm

CP2 – Cussy-les-Forges

2 Place de la Mairie
89420 Cussy-les-Forges

Support crew Parking : parking le long de la grande rue + parking du Courtepaille (800m)
Checkpoint opening and closing times : 10:15am – 4pm

CP3 – Auxon

Salle des fêtes
17 rue principale
Auxon – commune de Saint Brancher

Support crew Parking : parking sur les bas-côtés de la route principale
Checkpoint opening and closing times : 12pm – 7pm30

CP4- Quarré les Tombes

6 Rue des Écoles
89630 Quarré-les-Tombes

Support crew Parking : parking place de l’église
Checkpoint opening and closing times : 2pm – 12am

CP5- Saint-Martin-du-Puy

Mairie de Saint Leger Vauban
14 Rue de l’Église
89630 Saint-Léger-Vauban

Support crew Parking : parking de l’église + chemin Villiers au niveau du cimetière
Checkpoint opening and closing times : 4pm – 4am

CP6 – Bazoches

Foyer communal
le Bourg
58190 Bazoches

Support crew Parking : Parking du cimetière – à la sortie de Bazoches, direction Avallon
Checkpoint opening and closing times : 5:30pm – 7am

CP7 – Chastellux sur Cure

Mairie de Chastellux
La rue Chenot
89630 Chastellux-sur-Cure

Support crew Parking : champs à proximité immédiate du point de contrôle sur le route de la mairie.
Checkpoint opening and closing times : 7pm-10am

CP8 – Saint-Germain-des-Champs

Foyer Communal
6 Rue d’Avallon (Bourg)
89630 Saint-Germain-des-Champs

Support crew Parking : stationnement sur le bas-côté de la route d’Avallon et rue des sources.
Checkpoint opening and closing times : 8pm – 12pm

Finish – Avallon

Place Vauban
89200 Avallon

Checkpoint opening and closing times : 00h00 – 3pm

The program

Information for 2020 have not been confirmed yet. Here is 2019 program, just to give you an idea.

Friday May 17th

  • 3pm – 11pm: Registration opens for teams and support crews – Sport Center “La Morlande” in Avallon.
  • 7pm – 11pm: Big solidarity dinner (booking mandatory) – Covered Market in Avallon center.

Saturday May 18th

    • 5:30am – 8:45am: Breakfast for teams – Sports Center “La Morlande” in Avallon
    • 6:30am: GPS withdrawal and collective warm-up for start A
    • 7am: Start A
    • 7:30am: GPS withdrawal and collective warm-up for start B
    • 8am: Start B
    • 8:30am: GPS withdrawal and collective warm-up for start C
    • 9am: Start C

Sunday May 19th

    • 7am: The arrival area (lounge area / massage area / snackbar) opens – Place des Terreaux in Avallon center.
    • 1pm: Last arrival time for teams from Start A (30 hours after start time).
    • 2pm: Last arrival time for teams from Start B (30 hours after start time).
    • 3pm: Last arrival time for teams from Start C (30 hours after start time).
    • 3:30pm: The arrival area closes.

* Avallon’s ‘Centre Omnisports’ and all the infrastructure (sanitary block, camping and parking areas) will be continuously open from 3pm on Friday until 2pm on Sunday.

If you have any specific questions, do not hesitate to contact us by phone at +33 (0)1 56 98 24 46 or by email.

Practical Information

How to get there

The Centre Omnisports d’Avallon (COSEC) welcomes Trailwalker participants. This is where registration will take place.

Address: COSEC de la Morlande, rue du Docteur Schweitzer – 89200 AVALLON (Google Map – Itinerary)

Train

Avallon  train station is 6 minutes away by car or a 20 minute walk from the gym where registration takes place.

Car

Carpooling

We strongly encourage your to use car sharing in order to limit our impact in term of pollution. It is also a great way to meet with other teams / support crews and/or volunteers. You can use our plateform to look for a ride or to offer to take some people to the event:  iDVROOM.

Accomodation

We provide free camping for participants right next to registration (COSEC – Centre Omnisports Avallon). You can camp there on Friday night and leave your tent until Sunday. Your support crew can also have access to this camping area for free.

If you are looking for accomodation, you can visit Avallon’s Tourism Office website.

The Morvan

In the exceptional landscape of the Morvan, we have endeavoured to select the very best walking paths. For the 11th year of the Oxfam France Trailwalker, on May 16th & 17th 2020 we invite you to discover – or rediscover – the sublime forests, rivers and hills that the Morvan offers.

The Morvan

The morvan (Parc naturel régional du Morvan) is a low mountainous wooded area of 2,990 km2, spanning four French départements – la Côte d’Or, la Nièvre, la Saône et Loire et l’Yonne, and Bourgogne. The highest altitude is 900 metres in the south and 600 metres in the north.

In the Morvan, above all you’ll see the trees! The forest is everywhere, covering 45% of the total surface of the Park, including. harrdwoods (oak and beech) and softwoods (fir and spruce).

Water also has an important presence in the Morvan. The impermeable granite soil has created numerous waterfalls and swirling rivers (the Yvonne, Cure, and Cousin). The Park also has a multitude of lakes, ponds, streams and marshy areas, with more than 2,000km of watercourses in total.

The natural heritage of the Morvan is exceptional, with many remarkable animal and plant species, such as otters, mountain arnica and cranberries. Certain natural habitats such as the peat bogs and the ravine forests are very rare.

When discovering these ecosystems, it is essential to protect them. The Oxfam Trailwalker is dedicated to minimize the impact on the Park.

Avallon welcomes 2019 Oxfam Trailwalker

Avallon is situated on a plateau dominating the Cousin valley in Bourgogne, on the border of the Morvan. The town takes its name from the gauloise ‘Aballo’, which in the 10th century became “Avallonem Castrum”. Given its central location between multiple valleys, it played an important military role during a number of centuries. The first fortifications on the rocky outcrop date from the 9th and 10th centuries.

You can discover an incredible architectural heritage in the heart of the historic part of the town: The Saint-Lazare Collage, Clock Tower, towers and bastions, cobbled streets, the house of the Domecy Lords and many other interesting buildings and curiosities. This is without mentioning the museums, shopping streets and green surroundings, which allow you to relax and discover the Avallonnaise culture.

Partners

Thank you to all our partners who support our vision of a fairer world. If you wish to become a partner of Oxfam Trailwalker, contact us directly by email or phone 01 56 98 24 46.

MAJORS PARTNERS

1.LOGO_AVALLON

In the heart of Bourgogne, and perched on a rocky outcrop that dominates the Cousin Valley, the town of Avallon will seduce you with its charm and curiosities. A real entry point to the Morvan, the town has great pleasure welcoming the Oxfam Trailwalker.

Official partners

The Natural Regional Park of the Morvan manages multiple aspects such as tourism, biodiversity, the forest, renewable energy and cultural activities. It is therefore natural that the Park has worked with Oxfam France to welcome the Trailwalker since the event began.
Known across the world for its vineyards and their wines,Bourgogne has numerous attractions. Gastronomy, architecture, tourism and sporting activities here are both authentic and modern. The Regional Council of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté has been a supporter of Oxfam Trailwalker since its first edition.

Sport and territory are two important pillars for Yonne’s Conseil Déparmental, which corresponds well to Oxfam Trailwalker.

Quarré-les-Tombes is a typical Morvan village located in the Morvan between the valleys of the Cure and Trinquelin. Quarré-les-Tombes hosts Checkpoint No. 4 Trailwalker 2017 with many events and a great pasta party.

School Partners

The Route

We are still working on the new 2020 route. You will find information from 2019 below.

Route

    • Checkpoint 1: Avallon
    • Checkpoint 2: Cussy-les-Forges
    • Checkpoint 3: Auxon (St-Brancher)
    • Checkpoint 4: Quarré-les-Tombes
    • Checkpoint 5: St-Martin-du-Puy
    • Checkpoint 6: Bazoches
    • Checkpoint 7: Chastellux-sur-Cure
    • Checkpoint 8: St-Germain-des-Champs
    • Finish: Avallon