This weekend sees the start of the 2015 Alpine Lakes Tour and it has been announced that Red Paddle Co are the main sponsors for what is certainly the most picturesque Paddleboard tour on the calendar. The 11 events that make up the Alpine Lakes Tour are held amongst the beautiful setting of the Alps and the tour kicks off with what is without doubt the most unusual SUP race this weekend – The Bat Race.
The Bat Race is actually going to be held underground on a Lake Saint Léonard and gets it’s name from the huge number of bats who inhabit the cave system. Red Paddle Co inflatable paddleboards are in fact the perfect SUP’s for exploring rocky caverns, the Rocker Stiffening System (RSS) ensure the boards remain rigid and 4 layer rails gives the Paddleboard edges ultimate strength.
The 2015 Alpine Lakes Tour gets underway from the 14th of March, and will visit lakes in France, Italy, Switzerland and Geneva. To find out all the dates and stops on the tour head over to the Stand Up Paddle Lake Tour website. More information on the Red Paddle Co range and board construction can be seen here. Good luck to all competitors who are venturing underground this weekend and let us know if you would like to try Paddleboarding in an underground cave system?