However, despite the extra distance, the route offers the option to follow the classic XC routes in Austria, Switzerland and France. With long valleys to follow there could be some epic flights.
To help plan our route, I programmed the turnpoints into my XC Planner software. You can zoom in to see exactly the terrain that we'll race though. You can also show the airspace, and the thermals thanks to thermal.kk7.ch.
Here's the link to the route in XC Planner: http://bit.ly/WFr0q5.