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Chamonix Guided Trail Running Trip

29 February 2024
Chamonix Guided Trail Running Trip

Experience Level: 1
Trip length: 4 days
​Location: Chamonix, France 
12 - 15 September 2024
£750 Per person
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We are excited to announce our collaboration with The Adventure Running Company with the ultimate trail running adventure in Chamonix. This is an exclusive opportunity to test the best trail running gear of 2024 while taking in breathtaking mountain scenery. Suitable for novices to mountain trail running enthusiasts. You will be based in a hotel in Chamonix, providing easy access to the valley's best trails. You will be under the guidance of an International Mountain Leader during this trip.


Day one: Welcome to Chamonix! Upon your arrival, settle into your hotel nestled in the picturesque and vibrant mountain town of Chamonix. Take some time to wander through its historic streets and soak up the lively atmosphere. In the evening, you'll have the opportunity to meet your fellow runners and guides during a welcoming meet-and-greet session. Our team will provide a comprehensive briefing on the routes, weather conditions, and essential requirements for the days ahead, ensuring all your questions are answered and you're fully prepared for the adventure that awaits.

Day two: After enjoying a hearty breakfast and conducting a final check of your equipment, we'll embark on our trail adventures. Your guides will lead the way, offering tips and techniques to enhance your experience as you journey through pine forests and ascend mountain trails, venturing high into the hills. Along the way, we'll pause at a mountain refuge for a quick snack, seizing the moment to admire the breathtaking views. Each day culminates with our return to base, where you have the option to unwind or explore the local shops before indulging in dinner featuring local cuisine.  Expected time on trails: 5-8 hours. Breakfast and dinner included.


Day three: Rise and shine early for another exhilarating day on the trails, this time with the added excitement of gear testing. As we navigate through serene alpine meadows and tackle rugged paths, your guides will not only lead the way but also offer expert insights on the local flora and fauna, ensuring you capture those perfect photo moments. This enhanced experience is further enriched with the opportunity to test innovative running gear, providing invaluable feedback on its performance in the varied terrains of Chamonix. Throughout the day, our guides will share top tips on training, nutrition, and basic navigation to elevate your trail running expertise. Anticipate an unforgettable day of discovery in the heart of nature, culminating in a spectacular descent that brings us back to the vibrant town of Chamonix. Here, a well-deserved rest awaits at your hotel, followed by a relaxing evening of dinner and drinks, celebrating our running achievements and the inspiration for future endeavours. This unique blend of trail running, educational insights, and the chance to test the latest gear promises a deeply enriching and memorable experience amid the stunning scenery of Chamonix. Expected time on trails: 5-8 hours. Breakfast and dinner included.


Day four: Begin your recovery day with a gentle morning run on Chamonix's low trails, offering a serene stretch for your legs, followed by a runner’s mobility session. This session, led by our yoga/mobility stretch specialist, is meticulously designed to discuss and demonstrate best practices for keeping your body nimble and resistant to injuries, ensuring you feel rejuvenated. After enriching your body and mind with these activities, you have the freedom to depart at your convenience or to savour a leisurely lunch in one of Chamonix's vibrant cafes and restaurants. This is a perfect moment to exhale, enjoy, and reflect upon the unforgettable experiences and connections made with your new running companions. With an estimated 60-90 minutes spent on the trails and breakfast included to fuel your morning, this thoughtful blend of light physical activity and expert-led mobility training ensures you leave Chamonix not only with cherished memories but also with invaluable knowledge and practices for your future running endeavours. Expected time on trails: 60-90 minutes. Breakfast included.

​What is included 

  • Welcome reception & introductory briefing
  • 2 days guided trail running in Chamonix, with a qualified International Mountain leader
  • ​Tips on running techniques and nutrition in the mountains
  • Recovery run and mobilisation session
  • Three nights accommodation in the Chamonix valley, on a twin share basis
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • New friends & amazing memories 

What is not included  

  • ​​Flights & transfers to/from Chamonix
  • Snacks and lunch during your running days
  • Alcohol with meals
  • Single room supplements (where requested/available)
  • Personal insurance (required)

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