Discover Chamonix - Trail Running

Run with us in one of the most iconic places to trail run in the world

Price: 690 EUR

A non-refundable deposit of EUR 200 is required at time of booking to secure space.

Deposit can be transferred to another trip. Full payment is required 45 days before departure date

2020

Jun 19 - Jun 21 (Cancel due to Covid-19)

Aug 7 - Aug 9 (Cancel due to Covid-19)

Private Tours Available

2021

Jun 25 - Jun 27 (Available)

Jul 10 - Jul 12 (Available)

Sept (Available)

Chamonix - the dream of a trail runner

Chamonix Valley – Mont Blanc has become a favourite trail running destination and there are many reasons for that. Discover the beautiful trails around the valley with breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc as well as the Aiguilles Rouges.

We pick two of our favourite routes to show you the valley while you run and make friends on the trails. Each day we will have two options, from which you can choose depending on how long you want to run. If you decide to go for the shorter version you will take either a lift or a train back (included in the tour). The runs will last approximate from four to six hours giving you time to enjoy Chamonix or just relax at the spa of your hotel.

During the afternoon you can plan a visit to some of the different attractions that Chamonix has to offer. We meet again at night to enjoy dinner together and why not a glass of wine or a well deserved cold beer.

The routes are challenging, there will be long and steep uphills with amazing landscapes. The famous switchbacks on the downhills will be a lot of fun. You’ll run and hike with a light vest and in the company of an experienced International Mountain Leader (UIMLA) that will be with you all the time.

Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrive in Chamonix

Welcome to Chamonix! Depending on your time of arrival you will have time to walk around, enjoy the trail running capital of the world and just relax at our chosen 4* hotel. In the evening we will have a group briefing followed by dinner.

Day 2 | Chamonix

We will hit the trails after breakfast. Expect to run and power hike between four to six hours (depending on the route of your choice). Once back in Chamonix, we will have a well deserved picnic lunch. Relax at the pool of the hotel or explore the area before dinner.

  • The route: 13 km  - 1500+ 500- or 20 km - 1500+ 1500-  

  • Highest point at 2260 meters

  • Approximate time 4 - 6 hours

 

Day 3 | Chamonix 

After an early breakfast get ready to take a short transfer by train and then hit the trails. Expect a day out of four to 6 hours, depending on your selected route. If you decide to run the short route you will be free to depart after 2.00 PM.

  • The route: 11 km - 1000+554- or 19 km 1000+1554 (your choice)

  • Highest point at 2357 meters

  • Approximate time 4 - 6 hours

A note about fitness: This adventure involves physical activity around 4 - 6 hours per day, some days has over 1500 meters of ascent, at altitude up to 2500 meters above sea level. To participate comfortably in the tour, you will require a certain level of fitness. To make a self assessment whether or not this is for you, you should consider yourself to be in good fitness, be accustomed to running/hiking, and be able to do it comfortably for at least 3 hours in a day. Please consult a doctor if you feel that this might be a challenge before booking.

The entire tour is done in English.

*We reserve the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, National Parks regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances

This tour is governed by the Terms and Conditions

How Challenging ?

Medium effort. This is a trail running expedition where we can expect 3 - 6 hours of running per day, with up to 1500 meters of hight gain. Previous trail running experience is recommended. More info about effort levels here.

Price and Details

The tour includes:

  • Everything described in the tour

  • All of the scheduled activities

  • 2 nights at a 4* hotel in Chamonix (shared twin rooms)

  • All meals included:

  • Three-course meal dinner in Chamonix x 2

  • Big breakfast x 2

  • Picnic lunch x 1

  • 1 lift and 1 train pass (if you run the short routes)

  • A certified International Mountain Leader

  • Amazing trails & beautiful landscapes

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The tour excludes:

  • Transport to Geneva (e.g. flights)

  • Transfer to/from Geneva-Chamonix-Geneva

  • Insurance. All participants are required to have their own insurance appropriate for outdoor sports; such as health, accident, mountain rescue, repatriation, cancellation, personal liability, etc

  • Trail snack to eat on the go - dried fruit, nuts or energy bars to last you throughout the entire runs (further info in the packing list)

  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

  • Expenses for extra activities, such as; massages, spa

  • Any accommodations for extra days in Chamonix

Price: EUR 670

A non-refundable deposit of EUR 200 is required at time of booking to secure space. Deposit can be transferred to another trip. Full payment is required 60 days before departure date. 

​Participants: 

min 4 - max 10 

Start: Chamonix

End: Chamonix

We reserve the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, and unforeseeable circumstances.

 

This tour is governed by the Terms and Conditions

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