Look for a track
You can look for a route on Trace De Trail from the website’s home-page, the competition calendar or via the search engine, to benefit from advanced filters.
From the home-page – for a quick search
From the home-page, you can quickly search for a link to zoom in to the tracks in the proximity or you can filter the routes with a key word contained in the name of the route :
Competition calendar – search for competitions by date
The competition calendar, accessible from the menu « Competitions/Calendar », allows you to see the competition routes by date. By choosing a year and a month, you can access all the routes registered which are competitions, via Trace de Trail, for that period
Note ! Routes can have several labels :
- Label "Official route" (blue banner) : this label guarantees that the route created on the web-site was created by the organiser themselves. This is the “official” competition route.
- Label "ITRA" (green banner) : this label indicates that the route as been an object of an evaluation by the International Trail-Running Association (ITRA) or certification (the banner then includes an orange pointer). For these routes you will have access, on the track's page, to the number of ITRA points attributed to it as well as the number of mountain and finisher points.
Search Module - For an advanced search
This module allows you to realise an advanced search using numerous criteria. To access it, in the Menu click on “Search a track”.
If you have already looked for a track, your last criteria are automatically saved (using cookies). If the opposite is true, the map offers you the last 500 public tracks which were added to the web-site, in a list sorted by increasing age.
To access the search criteria, click on the button “Filter the tracks”.
The dialogue box which opens will offer you, on one hand, the chance to modify the search parameters and on the other, to specify your own filters.
The search parameters allow you to configure how the results of your search are posted. You can choose to limit the number of tracks posted on the map so as to reduce the time taken to load the file, in particular on to to a smartphone (fixed by default to 500 tracks).
A second parameter allows you to limit dynamically the list of tracks posted on the map : so when you zoom in on a particular track, your list restricts itself automatically.
You can also choose to sort your results in ascending or descending order according to different criteria (think to click on the button” sort” to validate your choice).
There are numerous search filters available to you, which are accumulative.
To apply a filter, it is necessary to click on “Filter” once you have configured your criteria. Your filter will then appear above the dialogue box (if you can't see it, it hasn't registered). Your map and the list associated with it updates itself automatically.
To delete a filter, you just have to click on the button marked with a cross which is sited just beside the your filter's label.
Search example : I want to find a route in a loop situated less than 20km from Chamonix (France), of a distance of between 20 and 30km, with an ascent of a minimum of 11500m which has at least one realisation :
Note ! The number of tracks will be posted at the top of the list. Each track is numbered to help you to find your way around the list.