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RUN URBAN - SEE THE WORLD

PRIVATE THE CLIMB OF YOUR LIFE TOUR – 8K

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This trail run is for the experienced runners only … it’s a very short but an insane climb to Geneva’s natural rooftop providing the best 360 degrees view of the city and its surroundings. The effort is quite intense, but it is definitely worth it as you have a breathtaking view from the edge of the Salève mountain of Lake Geneva and on the Alps around the Mont Blanc. Just unique !
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    8 km / 5 mi
  • Tour Duration

    4h (including transport)
  • Level of Difficulty

    hard
  • Tour pace

    individual
  • Tour days

    Thu - Sun
  • Start times

    6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tour Language

    English, French (optional)

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Details

This tour is a bit particular, to be honest. If it’s an extreme experience that you’re looking for, then this tour is for you!

It takes nearly half a day to do it. We will leave the city center by public transport to reach the cable car departure in France (about 10 km away, 25 min), just a few meters away from the border.

The run starts with a little flat section on a paved road for a couple of kilometers, just enough to warm up. Then the climb starts … and doesn’t stop until we reach the top of the mountain, about 900 meters above the departure point. The entire trail is a forest path and as you run here you can easily imagine yourself being part of a Lord of the Rings movie. It will be hard, you will sweat, probably hate yourself and us … but we promise that you won’t regret it as soon as you reach the top. You will be king/queen of the world at that moment.

There are a couple of spots during the climb where we can catch our breath and enjoy the view of Geneva and the lake. Once we reach the top, we will run the last flat section. This run back to the cable car station offers incredible views of the landscape and you will have a feeling of achievement like no other. Once we reach the cable car, we will take it downhill and then public transport back to Geneva city centre. The public transport and the cable car tickets are included in the price.

As it’s a hard climb, this uphill trail is not doable if the ground is very wet (after several days of rain) as it tends to get slippery. You will need proper trail shoes Water (0.5l) will be provided during the climb. As the effort is quite intense, you may want to take your own food (bar, gel, fruit paste) to fuel up during the run. The altitude at the top is about 1’200 meters, so please consider taking extra clothes (light jacket for ex.). We recommend bringing all this in a small running rucksack like a Camelbak or similar.

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MORE TOUR INFO

  • Pick-up service:
    Pick-up service from your hotel/apartment or another meeting point is possible and will be checked by the tour provider individually.
    If your hotel/apartment should be too far away from the city centre or not close to the tour route, then we will meet you at our standard meeting point.

    Standard meeting point:
    We meet you at: Hôtel Cornavin (next to the train station), in front of the entrance (there is a Tintin statue to greet you).
    Boulevard James-Fazy 23, 1201 Geneva
    Google Maps link: Hôtel Cornavin

    Meeting details:
    The tour provider will get in contact with you to provide you with more detailed information after the tour was booked.
    Please, bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Pick-up service
    • Water supply
    • Transport
  • DO YOU CANCEL IF IT RAINS?
    No we do not cancel our tours if it rains, storm etc. It is very rare that conditions are so bad, that we have to cancel, so if you are in doubt - expect to run. 

    WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    It is always a good idea to check the weather conditions before travelling to Geneva, so that you know what temperatures to expect. 

    HOW FAST DO YOU RUN ON THE TOURS, DO I HAVE TO BE AN ELITE RUNNER TO PARTICIPATE?
    The running pace is set on our private tours by you.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO STORE BAGS AND CLOTHES AT THE PLACE WE START?
    Unfortunately, there is no storage for bags. Please travel light. We can only store some small objects in our backpack (mobile phones, keys. etc,).

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PICTURES ALONG THE WAY?
    Yes, you can bring your camera/mobile phone and snap away. If there is a certain place you would like to take a picture, then simply ask your guide. We will also take pictures of you and we’ll send it to you by email.

    DO YOU HAVE A HOTEL PICK-UP SERVICE?
    We offer our private tours hotel pick-up service. The hotel or apartment building should be in the city centre. 

    Please let us know your complete hotel or apartment address during the tour reservation process and we will check if we can meet you at your hotel/apartment or at the standard meeting point. 

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to email Go! Running Tours by respondng on the booking confirmation email or via our contact form: Get in contact with us.

    You are entitled to cancel your booking up to 4 workdays before the booked tour date, free of charge. There will be in this case be a full refund of the tour and service fees.

    If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the booked tour date, or if you do not attend the tour, there will be no refund.

    If the tour provider is not able to accept the tour, or if the tour provider was not able to carry out the booked tour, Go! Running Tours guarantess a full refund of the tour and service fees.
tip  BOOKING TIP:
BOOK EARLY - GIVE US SOME TIME
We recommend to book your running tour minimum 2-3 days before your preferred tour date. Especially during the different high seasons, when many guests like to join our runs.
That will give the guide/city manager enough time to arrange together with you the last tour details like the meeting point, start time and to organize a personal tour guide for your unique and fun running experience.
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  • 1. Click on "Book Now"
  • 2. Select date/start time, # of runners
  • 3. Fill in personal data plus additional info

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  • 8. Tour guides reach out to you within 24h
  • 9. Guides will arrange tour details with you
  • 10. Tour is confirmed and set

guarantee GUARANTEE

  • We guarantee your money until you have done the tour! In case of that the tour can't be arranged or any other not self-inflicted circumstance, we will provide a full refund within 24h.

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