Du 22 au April 28th

An unmissable event, the Sportiviales is a mix of sport with its famous hikes around the lakes, and its urban race. But also culture, music... all sprinkled with good humor! The Sportiviales return for a 23nd edition and it will take place at the Jardin du Parc from April 22 to 28!

“The Medieval” Urban Race ©Les Sportiviales

An unmissable event at the start of the tourist season, the Sportiviales is a mix of sports (urban running, springboard for sports and hiking), culture (Book Fair and photo exhibition), music (concerts), all sprinkled with friendliness and good humor! There is something for all tastes and all ages!

For the first time since its creation, the Sportiviales will take place on Saturday and Sunday in the very beautiful Jardin du Parc, from the XNUMXth century, located at the entrances to the town centre.
Discover the full program of Sportiviales 2023:

The “La Médiévale” urban race, between nature and heritage 𐊔 on Friday April 28

À from 18 p.m.: opening.

balance bikes (18 p.m.): original race on balance bikes for 00-2 year olds

The Bambino Trail (18:30 p.m.): 20-minute run over approximately 1 km, for accompanied children aged 5 to 12. A family race which is also an opportunity to come in disguise! (Registration on site, from 16 p.m., Place du Château)

©Les Sportiviales

À from 19:00 p.m.: departure from the Medieval

Take part in this pretty race combining heritage and nature, to discover the architectural heritage of the medieval city and its surrounding natural spaces.

From the cobbled streets of the medieval city to the towers, climb up the Tour Saint-Laurent, passage on the western rampart, and the tower of the Oratory, descend by the grand staircase... An incredible and completely new course not to be missed!
Accessible to all, men, women, amateurs or confirmed. Two routes:

  • The “little” Medieval (1 loop – 5,5 km): departure 19 p.m. from Place du Château
  • The “great” Medieval (2 loops – 11 km): departure 20:00 p.m. place du Château
Discover the medieval route.

Concerts along the route:

  • Free concerts “XARPI” and "Dam's and its covers" from 19AM to 21PM
  • Free concert “Digresk” at 22 p.m.

After the race, enjoy a good time with family or friends with the concert of the music group Celtic Rock Electro Digresk from 22 p.m. on the Place du Château.

The hiking festival around the lakes of the Pays de Vitré:

Monday April 24 to Friday April 28:

The tour of the lakes of the Pays de Vitré – the famous CANVIVA circuit (Cantache, Vilaine, Valiere) and its 5-step hike

The program:

Monday 24: from Vitré to Argentré-du-Plessis – 22,90 km                                   > Click here to discover the route
Tuesday 25: Argentré-du-Plessis to Bréal-sous-Vitré – 20,70 km                        > Click here to discover the route
Wednesday 26: from Bréal-sous-Vitré to La Chapelle-Erbrée – 20,96 km                        > Click here to discover the route
Thursday 27: from the Saint-M'Hervé Leisure Center to Châtillon-en-Vendelais – 22,39 km    > Click here to discover the route
Friday 28: from Châtillon-en-Vendelais to Vitré – 20,58 km 
> Click here to discover the route

©VitréCommunity-Loïc Lagarde

Cantache lake

And also… Hikes and Nordic walking in Vitré

Saturday April 22: Nordic hiking (11 km route) for a departure at 14 p.m. from the “hiking” stand set up in the Jardin du Parc. On-site registration only.

Sunday April 23: Balad'en ville, discovery hikes during the afternoon 𐊔 2 circuits are offered:

𒊹 Departure at 14 p.m. – 12km  > Click here to discover the route

𒊹 Departure at 14:30 p.m. – 8km  > Click here to discover the route

From April 22 and 23, it will be “ All at the Park  "!

The village of the book

In 2023, the Village (ex fair) of the Book will be held at the Jardin du Parc, like all the activities of the Sportiviales (excluding the race). This Village will host comic book spaces, local authors, novels, dedications by leading authors in connection with the Vitré media library and local partner bookstores, and workshops for children related to reading. Under a barnum specially installed near the entrance on the Boulevard de Châteaubriant side, you can meet around forty authors. Discover the list of authors and publishers present here.


Saturday, April 23,10 a.m. to 00 p.m. at the Jardin du Parc.

Discovery of sports with “young athlete” workshops for children from 6 to 12 years old: BMX with the Club BMX Vitre ; Rollerball with La Vitréenne Skates ; fencing with The Vitréenne ; cycling with the CCV ; judo with the Vitrean Dojo ; baseball with The Vitréenne ; Football with theAS Vitre ; basket with theaurora basketball Club ; handball with The Vitréenne ; tennis with the Tennis Club Vitréen ; golf ; Rugby with theAurora Rugby Club ; archery with theCastle Archer, sailing and rowing with the ANCPV… there will be something for everyone!

More information on the website of Sporting.