The French Flair Trail Run is hosted at L’Aviner, every year, which is organized by the wonderful folks at Dirtopia. Situated in Stellenbosch, this run is divided into a 6km or a 11km and has some beautiful scenery which leaves you wanting to stop and take some pics and admire the views! I love taking pictures on trail runs when I am not trying to break personal records
The 11km trail run starts off with a nice big hill and then settles down for a nice fast pace through the vineyards and onto some single track and around a dam. The water point is at the 5km mark and from there is is a nice flat run until a small little hill where it is easy goings again until the around the 7km mark where there is some beautiful single track through the forest for only about 500m. Once out you are onto some single track in the fields and then the last couple of kms you end off through the vineyards with a couple of hill climbs at the end. The 11km trail is only 148m elavation and I would highly recommend the 6km for anyone wanting to start trail running. Just do note that there are no medals for the shorter distances.
If you want to check out the next Dirtopia events, check out their webpage and be sure to sign up! I look forward to seeing you there on my next trail run!
Below is just the route and elevation profiles of the 6km and 11km.