Dates: August 2-6, 2020
Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Prices: EUROS 1,700 (Single Room Supplement EUROS 300)
You will pay a deposit of 10% to secure your spot. Once confirmed, your tour operator will charge the remaining amount.
Terrain: Trail Running
Average daily running distance: 28 KM
Longest running distance in a day: 31 KM
Group size: 8 max
TABLE OF CONTENTS
What level of running is this trip suitable for?
Intermediate and experienced trail runners.
Are there any alternatives for non-runners?
The accommodation varies from 4* hotels to mountain huts.
What to bring?
Detailed packing list provided upon receipt of tour deposit and payment.
Day 1 | Chamonix
Transfer from Geneva Airport to Chamonix. 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 | Courmayeur – La Fouly
We start the day early. We will take a 50 minutes transfer to Courmayuer. Our first day of running starts with a vertical climb towards Rifugio Bertone which offers spectacular views. We continue through an undulated, high trail towards Rifugio Bonatti where we will stop for a coffee or a drink and then continue our way towards the Gran Col Ferret. We will contemplate the spectacular views of the Swiss and the Italian valleys from the col. A beautiful descent on a single trail will take us to our accommodation for the night at the end of Val Ferret in Switzerland.
The trail: 29 Km – 1960+ 1748-. Highest point at 2525 m. Approx. time 5 – 7 hours
Day 3 | La Fouly – Col de Forclaz or Trient
We start the day with an easy descent to the ancient village of Praz de Fort. We will get some water from the local fountains and continue our path to the start of the ascent towards Champex Lac. Leaving Champex Lac behind we head up through the forests on an easy open path until Plan de l’Au where we start a steep ascent traversing around the mountain to la Giete. Once in the highest point we run downhill towards Col de la Forclaz and continue our descent to the last Swiss village and its iconic pink church in Trient.
The Trail: 31 Km – 1480+ 1700-. Highest point at 1470 m. Approx. time 5 – 6 hours
Day 4 | Trient – Chamonix
We have a couple of uphills and downhills more until our final destination. On the way we will have fantastic views of the Mont Blanc and the Aiguilles Rouges mountains. We traverse the mountain before we start our last descent towards La Flegere and Chamonix.
We have come to the end of an epic journey of almost 100 Km and 6.000 meters of elevation gain.We will close our journey with a celebration dinner and drink.
The Trail: 28 Km – 1750+ 1960-. Highest point at 2065 m. Approx. time 5 – 6 hours
Day 5 | Chamonix
We enjoy a last breakfast together and then time to get back home.
What’s Included in the Price?
- Pick-up/drop-off Geneva Airport
- 2 nights at a 4* star hotel in Chamonix (shared twin rooms)
- Single room supplement only in Chamonix (300 €)
- 2 nights in mountain refuges (dorm style)
- All meals included:
– Three-course dinner in Chamonix x 2
– Dinners in mountain refuges x 2
– Breakfast x 4
– Picnic lunch x 4
- Daily bag transfer to your destination, so you can run with a light vest only
- A certified International Mountain Leader from Courmayeur to Chamonix
- 90 km/ 56 miles of amazing trails
What’s NOT Included in the Price?
- Flights tickets to Geneva
- Travel’s Insurance
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Trail snacks- dried fruit, nuts, energy bars or others
- Any accommodations for extra days
- Everything else not mentioned in “What’s included in the price?”