KEY INFO – Stage 11: Villard-de-Lans presented by Flexadin Advanced

Thursday 19 January 2023 will see the start of the 11th “Villard de Lans” stage of La Grande Odyssée VVF 2023 presented by Flexadin Advanced, the final stage of Trophy 3.

Practical information:

  • Departure : 9am – 10am
  • Departure point: Villard-de-Lans – Côte 2000
  • Arrival: 10.25 am – 11.15 am
  • Finish : Villard-de-Lans – Côte 2000
  • Closing Ceremony : 5 pm – 6 pm, Place de l’Ours, Villard-de-Lans

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Activities in the La Grande Odyssée VVF village:

🧣 Leave with beautiful souvenirs thanks to the official shop of La Grande Odyssée VVF, scarf, hat, plush, magnet… and many other goodies will be on sale throughout the race.

❓ Want to know more about the 19th edition? Discover the MAG’ of La Grande Odyssée VVF distributed at the information tent. For the most curious, it will be the opportunity to discover more about this event (new ITV, mountain hospital, quizz, games, official programme…).

📖 For the little ones, the YOUPI magazine with 6 pages dedicated to La Grande Odyssée VVF is also available at the information tent.

🐶 The Great North Animation will allow you to dive into this universe, two trappers and 6 beautiful dogs to pet will be present in the heart of La Grande Odyssée VVF village.

👀 Other stands run by our VVF partners will be set up, such as an introduction to biathlon and snowshoeing, a demonstration of board games and games of skill, the discovery of virtual reality with an immersive headset, awareness of soft mobility, an XXL deckchair and a competition to try and win a VVF holiday.

🧡 Try to win the ‘Super Fan’ chasuble of La Grande Odyssée VVF, by playing the competition in the information tent. Draw 30 minutes before departure.



To mark the end of the 19th edition of La Grande Odyssée VVF, the closing ceremony will take place at Place de l’Ours, in the centre of Villard de Lans. 


Find out more about the Villard-de-Lans resort:

Located in the heart of the Vercors Regional Natural Park, at an ideal altitude in a gentle & open mountain, Villard de Lans, historically called “Le Villard”, meaning the biggest village in the area, is still today the major attraction of the Vercors! To find out more about the resort, click here.


How can I follow the race from home?

📲 Follow the start live on our social networks (Facebook, Instagram) @GrandeOdyssee

📍 Follow your favourite mushers with GPS tracking:

💻 Tomorrow, follow La Grande Odyssée VVF 2023 on your screens. Many media are broadcasting this great adventure, find the broadcasting programme here.