Dates: July 5-9, 2020
Duration: 4 days/3 nights
Prices: EUROS 1,500
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: 20 KM
Longest running distance in a day: 23 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 is in mountain refuges (dorm style)
What to bring?
Detailed packing list provided upon receipt of tour deposit and payment.
Day 1 – Le Châble–Verbier – Cabane Louvie
We meet 7.30 am at Le Châble. We head up towards Verbier, going through the village of Villette along the stream. After crossing Le Cotterg, we continue heading in the direction of Patier and then up to Verbier. We head to Col Termin, passing through a landscape of the whole valley where both chamois and ibexes call home. From Col Termin, we run downhill with impressive vistas of Lac Louvie and we arrive to our refuge for the night at Cabane Louvie.
The trail: 25 km 1500+. Approx. time: 6 – 7 hours
Day 2 – Cabane Louvie – Cabane Chanrion
After breakfast we head towards Mauvoisin, passing Col de Sarshlau. Then we will run a steep downhill via Le Crêt that will lead us to Mauvoisin. We run up to the Mauvousin dam wall and then cross it heading towards the Giétroz glacier. We will cross the waters of the Lirerose glacier and arrive to the Tsofeiret plateau to continue to our hut for the night at Cabane Chanrion.
The trail: 18.5 km 900+. Approx. time: 5 – 6 hours
Day 3 – Cabane Chanrion – Cabane FXB Panossière
We start the day in the direction of Le Lancet. Then walk over the Tsessette plateau – a chamois reserve, and on through Pierre-à-Vire, which overlooks Mauvoisin, before heading up to the Col des Otanes opposite the majestic Combins massif. From this pass, we run down to Corbassière Glacier where Cabane FXB Panossière is located. This will be our refuge for the night.
The trail: 17 km 1100+. Approx. time: 5 – 7 hours
Day 4 – Cabane FXB Panossière – Col de Mille – Le Châble (8hrs)
From the refuge a steep downhill take us to bridge across the glacier towards Col des Avouillons. Once in the summit we run downhill over the Sery pasture to reach Cabane Brunet where we will enjoy a coffee or a drink. We will run towards Cabane de Mille though an undulated trail with views of the valley. Once we reach Col de Mille we will start a steep downhil to Moay and then to Le Châble, where we close the circuit. We celebrate the end of this wild tour with burgers and drinks!!
The trail: 24 km 700+ 1500-. Approx. time: 5 – 7 hours
What’s Included in the Price?
- 3 nights at a mountain hut (dorm style)
- All meals included:
– Dinners in mountain refuges x 3
– Breakfast x 3
– Picnic lunch x 2
– Lunch x 1
- A certified International Mountain Leader
- 90 km/ 56 miles of crow-free trails
What’s NOT Included in the Price?
- Flights tickets to Zurich or 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?”