" Si courir ou marcher était notre seul but, nous passerions à côté de moments inoubliables "

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A very original concept: a 100% sport cultural travel

The Silk route Race -LAOS / VIETNAM –  10 days / 9 nights from April 7 to 16, 2024

This unique raid-adventure will take place in Laos and Vietnam 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 Laos and Vietnam

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In stages of 15 to 20km by foot through astonishing countryside. A unique and original occasion to live your dreams of voyage, wide-open spaces and physical efforts.

« 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 Laotien and Vietnamese minorities who join in, for a few kilometres, on each of the stages.

Thez are also two an exceptionally hospitable country where everyone is willing to help you share the best !

The Concept: Sport and Culture, everyday themes throughout the 10 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

A daily test of physical endurance is the main course on the menu, before the sweet relaxing dessert of the visits to the sites of each region.

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.

An experience for all nationalities to meet, to compete sportingly, just to discover and experience the lives of local people.


•    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.

See program: https://sdpo.com/en/program/