Two half-days trail running in The Alps aimed at those looking to discover trail running in the mountains for the first time, as well as more experienced runners looking for a spot of comfort whilst pursuing their passion.
The Chamonix valley, which sits at the foot of the majestic snow covered peak of Mont Blanc, is the location for this trip. Chamonix hosts the world famous UTMB (Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc) race and is a mecca for professional trail running athletes and the buzz of the town and the beauty of the trails provide an inspiring backdrop to a trail running adventure. Trails around this area are truly captivating with glaciers and summits round each corner.
This holiday is aimed at runners looking for an introduction to running trails in the Alps with an exciting itinerary for all abilities. The trails wind along the side of the valleys as well as climb up above the tree line and so the route can be adjusted according to the ability of the group. Be prepared to walk uphills to get the great views!
The experienced and qualified Lead Runners will offer many tips along the way so whether you are relatively new to running trails, just looking to explore the valley or a speedier runner looking for a short luxury break then this is an excellent holiday for you! The Lead Runner will route-find and you will be running as part of a team.
Easy undulating trails at low levels of elevation and relatively small amounts of cumulative ascent (up to around 1000m) for runners at these paces:
"Running the trails beneath the Aiguilles Rouges, with a cloudless sky above and views of the Mont Blanc massif that were to die for was the best running experience I've had in years" Stuart 2017
"This trip has been the best part of my year and it has given me the confidence to push myself harder and to try more running challenges." Carla 2016
"This was a great adventure. I was nervous on the day I showed up knowing that I was not be fastest or the strongest runner, but it didn't matter. It turned out everyone who signed up felt the same. The trail course had the right amount of endurance to push us beyond our comfort zone, but left us feeling like we accomplished something. Plus, the views are incredible. If you are unsure, sign up. You will love it." Michelle 2018
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