TOP 10 FRENCH TRIATHLONS FOR BEGINNERS

That's it, you've made up your mind, you want to do a triathlon! Whatever your motivation, goal or the sport you've been doing until now (or not doing!), you have only one goal: to ENJOY it! And for that, you'll need several ingredients. One of the main ingredients is your playing field and the atmosphere that prevails there. Indeed, what could be better than beautiful scenery, a top-class organisation and crazy atmosphere for your first race!? Consistently fine weather, yes. But we can't help you there... Drooling already? OK, here are our TOP 10 triathlons for beginners! Follow the guide!

1/ THE TRIATHLON NEXT DOOR

Nothing better than starting with a triathlon close to home. A lot of triathlons are organised each year. You're sure to find one that suits you!

2/ "JUST TRI" IN RIEULAY (59) - IDEAL FOR DISCOVERING THE DISCIPLINE

We'll let the organisers do the talking here, they do a better job than us!

“What is the Just Tri event? It's a Triathlon tour, registered in the league schedule, aimed at introducing the discipline with a sprint distance. No timer, no rankings, no competition. Just a simple organisational set-up, within a NATURA 2000 site (European Union natural or semi-natural site with great heritage value)”.

Lake swim, flat bike route, nature run. Ideal for testing purposes, right?

 

3/ TANDEM TRIATHLON OF AUREC (42) - AN EASY AND PLEASANT COURSE ALONG THE BANKS OF THE LOIRE RIVER

Scared to go it alone? As a couple or with friends and family, pair up! 

This tandem triathlon will reassure you straight away! With your partner from beginning to end, you'll be able to help and support each other throughout the event! An easy and pleasant course along the banks of the Loire river, specially mapped out to build up your apetite! You can also try the super sprint format.

 

4/ TRIATHLON OF VALBONNAIS (38) - CLOSER TO NATURE

Prefer mountain biking? Like vertical climbs and contact with nature? Try the sprint-distance cross triathlon experience! This triathlon is as close to nature as it gets.A swim in a lake at an appropriate temperature, mountain-bike ride in the heart of the Isére countryside and run through nature and picturesque village. An ideal, pressure-free environment for beginners!

 

5/ BAUDREIX (64) TRIATHLON - TEAM RACE WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWPOINTS

If you want to have a really great experience with friends (3 to 5 participants), without being obstructed by other competitors, enjoy this team time trial triathlon. Each team sets off one after the other and completes their event from start to finish, with 2 goals only: crossing the finish line with a minimum of 3 participants and achieving the best time possible! It's the perfect opportunity to forge some great memories with friends!

And to top it all off, enjoy breathtaking views throughout the event!

 

6/ FRENCHMAN (GIRONDE - 33) - LAKE SWIM AND FLAT BIKE AND RUN COURSES

Are you looking for an easy triathlon? Make no mistake, this is it! Rolling swim start in a salt lake (start in small groups, adapted to each swimmer's level), flat bike and run courses with very few turns! Easy! All you have to do now is choose the distance. First challenge with an Olympic distance? Try your hand with a Double Olympic Distance? Or the experience of a lifetime with a full distance?

 

7/ ALL-WOMEN'S "TRIATHLON DES ROSES" IN TOULOUSE (31) - SHORT DISTANCES FOR BEGINNERS

Ladies, the organisers of this triathlon have you in mind, exclusively! At this all-women's event, you're sure to find someone at your level to have some fun with on a flat course!You can also take part as a team (female-only or mixed). As a bonus, you'll be supporting other women with your registration fee going toward breast cancer research.

8/ TRIATHLON OF QUIBERON (56) - SWIM PROTECTED FROM THE WAVES AND VARIED COURSES

It's September, you've enjoyed yourself training all summer. Make the most of it with the Quiberon triathlon. Beautiful countryside, varied bike and run courses (with a few height differences) and a swim that is mostly shielded from the waves all serve to give you taste for triathlons!

Moreover, in 2020, Quiberon is hosting the opening event of the 1st Division French Championship. A great chance to admire the best of French triathlons and rub shoulders with champions!

 

9/ GREENMAN ALSACE (67) - A TRIATHLON IN THE HEART OF NATURE

As its name suggests, this is a green triathlon. Hence, it takes place in the countryside, and hence, it is a cross triathlon!

Only 200 competitors on the starting line so you'll have plenty of room. If you're worried about panicking in the water, choose this one! Move on to a flat, rolling bike course and a run course on similar terrain. The ideal course to begin with!

 

10/ A TEAM TRIATHLON: IDEAL FOR BEGINNERS!

The more the merrier, as the saying goes! So why not have fun with friends of family? In teams of 2 or 3, each person does their part. This makes the triathlon even more accessible!

 

The races and organisers await. The hardest part is choosing which one to go for… 

Now over to you!

 

 

 

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Vincent

Aptonia editor

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