A very original concept: a 100% sport cultural travel
This unique raid-adventure will take place in Myanmar and will give each competitor the chance to discover a country which has only recently started opening up to the west, a mosaic of civilizations, of cultures, of superbly stunning countryside, a multitude of historical sites and a country rich with over centuries of history.
A French concept in the homeland of Myanmar
« If running and walking was our only goal, we would pass by some unforgettable moments.»
The most cherished wish of Jean Claude Le Cornec, founder of this race, is to valorise the contacts and exchanges. Visits to the historical sites, encounters with the local personalities, sharing unforgettable moments with the Chinese minorities who join in, for a few kilometres, on each of the stages.
Because China is the most inhabited country in the world (1.4 billion inhabitants), and is also one of the world’s most ancient civilizations which is still alive today.
It is also an exceptionally hospitable country where everyone is willing to help you share the best of China!
The Concept: Sport and Culture, everyday themes throughout the 7 days of the “Foulées de la Soie”
Two disciplines to be combined: running and culture
This course, unique in it’s style, allows the competitors to test the limits of their physical capacities whilst keeping an eye on the historical, cultural and human aspect of the regions through which they pass and to visit some of the most prestigious tourist attractions on the planet.
A sporting voyage
Every morning, for the competitors, the moment is for physical effort and for endurance, with stages that can sometimes be very physically demanding!
However, the afternoons rhyme with rest, of calm and of wandering around the historical sites, of discovering the ancestral Chinese civilizations, guided by the inhabitants of each region. A concept approved by all participants. A voyage that combines a complete change to your day-to-day routines among with hard physical efforts!
open to everyone
“ Get away , walking, running and learning”, this is the sdpo’s difference : in addition to the sporting challenges , we offer an intelligent tourism based on discovery and on relationships.
• Faithful to our concept, our courses will also travel trough traditional countryside and villages.
All races will take place away from the main roads. The change of scenery is guaranteed. You will discover, approach locals and be moved by the warmth by the richness of the Exchange. They will encourage you along the roads of villages and the most isolated areas.