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2024 edition , 4 days  in Chantonnay

4  days in Chantonnay…           is to walk as you please !

– The possibility to walk 1, 2, 3 or 4 days.
– Each day a different route and the choice between various distances : 8, 12, 21, 28 and 42 km (Those distances can vary +/-2 km).
– A night walk on Friday.
– A walk open to servicemen.

Walking at your own pace and in a friendly and nature-respecting atmosphere, in a non-competitive walking event.

Running on the footpaths is not authorized and will be under the responsibility of the participant

The BMLD / The Long Distance Walk Award
– 200km on a non signposted route and without any assistance : Time limit : 78hrs
– 150km on a non signposted route and without any assistance : Time limit : 54hrs
– 100 km on a non signposted route and without any assistance : Time limit : 30hrs

Our association is a member of the International Marching League (IML), the French Hiking Fédération (FFR), the French Fédération of Popular Sports (IVV) and the 85th French Department Committee of the Vendée.

NEW / SALLE DE L′EPINE : Registration and starting point.

NEW / SALLE DE L’EPINE : Registration and starting point.

Pratical information

In 2024: 9th May, 10th May, 11th May and 12th May.

23th Edition of the 4 Days of Walking in Chantonnay.

Think about carpooling for your journey to Chantonnay.


– Departure:

Chantonnay, Salle de l’Epine 85110 Chantonnay
Coordonnées G.P.S : N 46°68.5102′ – W – 1°05.4013’.
Bus departure times

  • From 6.45 am-7.30 am for 42km walk
  • From 7.00 am-8.30 am for 28km walk
  • From 7.30 am-9.00 am for 21km walk
  • From 8.30 am-10.00 am for 12km and 8km walks

Free coffee and brioche will be available at the start before you commence your walk.

– During the walk :

Refreshments on the route and on arrival.

– Arrival :

Chantonnay – Parc Clemenceau ; last arrival 17.00


Out of respect for the environment, we do not give drinking cups at the refreshment stations, so please bring your own. Thank you.

Night walk :

Friday, 10th May  Distance of about 12 km – leaving the Salle de l’Epine, at 8 pm  (Bring a torch!).

A traditional Vendée meal of Ham and Mogettes will be available on arrival.


Preferably by internet, go « Registration », it is possible to pay on-line.

– By mail, detach the registration form and return it with payment (cheque payable to R4JCV) to the following address :
R4JCV – TOURIST OFFICE Place de la Liberté – BP 59 – 85111 CHANTONNAY CEDEX
Tel: +00 33 2 44 40 20 06

Last minute and on the day at Salle de l’Epine, Chantonnay

  • Tuesday 07th May from 5.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Wednesday 08th May from 10.00am to 18.00pm
  • Thursday 09th May, Friday 10th May, Saturday 11th May and Sunday 12th May from 6.30am until departure.

It is possible to register and pay on the day.

.          TARIFS before 08/05          TARIFS on the day
.                                                      from thursday 09/05
42Km               – 10€                                     – 11€
28Km                 – 9€                                     – 10€
21Km                 – 8€                                     –  9€
12Km                 – 6€                                     –   7€
8Km                   – 5€                                     –   6€

Nocturne           – 8€                                    –   9€

Free for children born after 01/01/2016

You can download the registration form and bring it with you to register at the Salle de l’Epine at the times indicated above.

For a family, fill out a registration form per person and group them with the payment.

A special group registration form (10 people minimum) is offered.


Rando-passes are not posted, they must be picked up on the day of your walk or beforehand at the Salle de l’Epine on Tuesday, 07th May between 5.00 pm and 7.00 pm or Wednesday, 08th May from 10.00 am to 18.00 pm.

By subscribing to the R4JCV you agree not to return to visit private properties that you have already walked through earlier.