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Chamonix most beautiful Trails, discover mountain trail running itineraries in the Alps accompanied by expert guide who will tech you trail running techniques

Chamonix most beautiful Trails

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We will run admiring this exceptional environment: the Mer de Glace, the Aiguilles de Chamonix, the magnificent Lac Blanc, the Aiguillette des Houches and the Emosson Valley.

We will be staying in a 3 stars Hotel in Chamonix centre, at the feet of Mont Blanc: a beautiful base camp to enjoy the atmosphere of this Mountaineering Capital.
The Mont-Blanc Massif will leave you with some beautiful landscapes drawn in your memories, with a little spice too ...



Chamonix most beautiful Trails

Chamonix and Mont Blanc: one of the most beautiful places to practice Mountain Trail Running in the Alps, we will set off on the demanding paths around Chamonix and its superb mountains and glaciers.

We will run admiring this exceptional environment: the Mer de Glace, the Aiguilles de Chamonix, the magnificent Lac Blanc, the Aiguillette des Houches and the Emosson Valley.

We will run day after day, to make you improve: the Paths made in Chamonix are quite demanding, an experience of the Mountain Trail is necessary and it is better not to be dizzy and to be well concentrated ...

We will be staying in a 3 stars Hotel in Chamonix centre, at the feet of Mont Blanc: a beautiful base camp to enjoy the atmosphere of this Mountaineering Capital.
The Mont-Blanc Massif will leave you with some beautiful landscapes drawn in your memories, with a little spice too ...
 

DAY 0 - SUNDAY:

Check-in at La Pointe Isabelle possible from 2:00 pm.
Meeting with your trekking guide at 4:30 pm for the week briefing and backpack check.
You will still have time to go for last minute shopping before dinner, in case you forgot something.

DAY 1 - MONDAY
LES PRAZ - CABANE des MOTTETS - MER de GLACE - SIGNAL FORBES - AIGUILLE du MIDI

Running time and breaks: about 4 hours with break and technical feedback + 2 to 3 hours at the Aiguille
Vertical drop and kilometer: + 1200 and - 150 m About 10 km
Night: Hotel *** in Chamonix La Pointe Isabelle

Gret itinerary at  the heart of the Chamonix Glaciers and the Aiguille du Midi, very varied and quiet spots before arriving in the crowded areas. L’Aiguille du Midi is a magical site, we will arrive at the middle station to catch the cablecarand avoiding the queues in Chamonix.

DAY 2 - TUESDAY:
FLEGERE CABLEWAY - LAC BLANC - COL du LAC CORNU - LE BREVENT

Running time and breaks: 6 to 7 hours of trail running and technical feedback, we will do a little rock climbing in initiation before the cable way to Lac Blanc.
Vertical drop and kilometer: +1500 m and -700 m About 17 km
Night: Hotel *** in Chamonix

We run in front of the Mer de Glace, the Aiguille Verte, Les Drus, Les Aiguilles de Chamonix and Mont Blanc, it is a wonderful itinerary however the path is “Made in Chamonix” so at the end of the day you will be rock experts: listen carefully to your guide and keep your energies to avoid any problem. Some passages are a bit exposed so in this kind of place we walk quietly and we will go back to running afterwards, we will be training, it's not a race and we take the time to enjoy the landscape and the environment. On ridges you have to be well concentrated .
This is perhaps the most beautiful day of the week and the Lakes breaks should please you with some swims: but not everywhere, the temperatures are quite uneven in mountain lakes!

DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY
FLEGERE CABLEWAY - CHESERYS LAKES - COL des MONTETS - COL des POSETTES - LE TOUR

Running time and breaks: 6 to 8 hours of race and technique
Vertical drop and kilometer: +1450 m and - 1850 m Approx: 19 km
Night: Hotel *** in Chamonix La Pointe Isabelle

Today we will be runnig along the Mont Blanc Marathon route, we have chosen the most beautiful portions and on the opposite direction to change if you have already done it.

We prefer to take it this way in order to run in the shade of the rise of Posettes! The view is as good as ever and we will be starting to extend the distance, now that you will be used to Chamonix trails.

DAY 4 - THURSDAY
LE BUET - COL des CORBEAUX - POINTE de LA TERRASSE - EMOSSON LAKE in the Dinosaurs footsteps - CHALET de LORIAT

Running time and breaks: 7 to 8 hours of racing and technique
Vertical drop and kilometer: +1700 m and -1700 m About 22 km
Night: Hotel *** in Chamonix La Pointe Isabelle

We run between France and Switzerland between Mountain Giants and Dinosaurs Traces, a day full of surprises and beauty, we will not tell more about it! It's a surprise ;)

DAY 5 - FRIDAY
LES GAILLANDS - BEL LACHAT REFUGE - AIGUILLETTES des HOUCHES - MERLET NATURAL PARK
Or TRAIL UNDER THE BIONASSAY NEEDLE, towards the EAGLE'S NEST you will choose with your Guide

Running time and breaks: 5 to 6 hours, it's the last day, it's cool!
Vertical drop and kilometer: + 1300 m and -1300 m About 10 km but it's steep!

For the last day we let you choose between approaching the normal route to Mont Blanc via the Nepalese bridge and the ladders path before the Eagle's Nest or the Aiguillette des Houches and its breathtaking view on Mont Blanc !

Back to the hotel, small drink to beautifully end this great week!
Dinner and night at the hotel.

DAY 6 - SATURDAY

END OF THE TRIP: see you next time for a new adventure!

The itineraries could be modified in the event of bad weather or to adapt to the group level.

The price includes

  • assistance of a certified mountain guide from our Team;
  • Full board accommodation as described in the program (5 guided days and 6 nights at La Pointe Isabelle - picnics at lunch);
  • Mandatory transports along the program.

The price does not include

  • Cancellation / interruption of stay / luggage loss and accident insurance;
  • Cable car tickets (optional on free time);
  • Drinks and personal expenses;
  • Additional nights outside the program;
  • All that is not indicated in the section "The price includes".

Your expenses on site

  • Drinks;
  • Out-of-program visits and transfers;
  • Tips.

The backpack for the day

Consider a backpack of 15/20 leters for the day and space enough to bring your packed lunch and energy bars.

  • a warm fleece or thin down to withstand negative temperatures;
  • a warm tight;
  • light gloves and a buff/neckwarmer;
  • a goretex jacket or similar, windproof and waterproof;
  • a running belt for water bottle – 1,5 litres min. to refill during the day;
  • a sun hat;
  • suncream protection fact. min 30;
  • sunglasses, protection factor 3;
  • telescopic running poles, light (aluminium) and foldable, less expensive and more resistant;
  • a small pharmacy with your personal medicines, in case you have a treatment to follow;
  • a survival blanket
  • your phone ans documents
  • money for the bier at the end of the day or for little shopping.

Head-to-toe material for the week:

  • 1 cap or hat for the sun
  • 1 Hat for the cold
  • 1 headband or neck-warmer, very pleasant in bad weather as well
  • 1 Jacket Type Gore Tex or similar windproof and waterproof
  • 1 pair of gloves, waterproof if possible
  • 1 warm fleece or thin down to withstand negative temperatures
  • 4 sweaters: a light one and a warmer one x 2
  • Technical T-shirts
  • underwears and running socks
  • a warm running tight and a light one to adapt to weather conditions and to the daily altitude (at 3000 meters there can be 10 to 20 degree less that at 0 altitude, whithout considering wind...) 
  • 2 or 3 running shorts
  • a waterproof hood for your backpack
  • trail running shoes with (if you have to buy new shoes or if you need to change them, we advise you the Altra shoes: you need shoes with good crampons, a good quality shock absorber sole but with a very light drop (max 5 to 0).

Indispensable  :

  • Sunscreen factor 30 to 50
  • a pair of sunglasses category 3
  • one front lamp
  • cash money for huts and your documents

Special Covid 19:

  • hydroalcollic gel and two washable masks

All necessary for your own Toiletries.

Pharmacy & others:

  • Your Usual or Personal Treatments
  • A Light Survival Blanket
  • A nail clipper
  • What to make small dressings
  • Some compresses and tape (Strappal)

Your guide will have a more complete pharmacy in the event of a bigger accident.

For relaxing time: A small book or Card game…

Necessary for meals, in order to avoid to make garbage – we try to go towards a “green stay”:

  • 1 TuperWare large enough to contain a nice salad for lunch or other
  • 1 light knife: Opinel type
  • 1 Fork and 1 Spoon
  • a nice specialty to share with the rest of the Team, liquid or solid
     

Insurance

Cancellation and repatriation insurance is advised as well as other insurance guaranteeing search and mountain rescue (10,000 Euros guarantee approximately).

Access

How to reach Chamonix Mont Blanc:

  • By train to Chamonix Station, TGV possible to Annecy; the hotel is accessible with free shuttles;
  • By car, by highway to Chamonix, by Annecy or Geneva.

Night before the trip and last night after the activity

We have chosen to include in the price the night before the trek beginning and the night after the end of the trek, in order to allow you to better organize your transports and to avoid to rush, as well as making your trip easier without having to worry about additional nights.

You will be given specific information about the hotel and how to reach it at the time of booking.

Arrival

Check-in possible from 2:00 pm.

Meeting with your trekking guide at 5:30 pm for the week briefing and backpack check.

Accommodation throughout the stay:

Given the situation after Covid 19, in order to guarantee you a better standard, we have decided to offer you a stay with accommodation in a nice and comfortable 3-star hotel La Pointe Isabelle, where you will be accommodated in double / triple / quadruple rooms, with other members of your group.
 
The Hotel chosen for your stay is a historic hotel located at the heart of Chamonix city center and it has been very recently renewed.

 

Further information
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