Guided Chamonix Mont Blanc Training Camp Runcation
To discover the birthplace of mountain sports, look no further than Chamonix, situated at the base of the highest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc. In addition to various mountain disciplines, the Chamonix Valley, also called "La Vallée du Trail," is also a hub for the top trail and mountain runners of the world to train and race. Our Chamonix Traincation offers an opportunity for the experienced runner to train, race, and vacation while enjoying guided trail running tours of the best trails around Mont Blanc. Enjoy quality high altitude training for runners in a week of high mileage with enough vert to get your mountain legs back under you. No views are sacrificed this week as we combine our favorite trails and vistas around the Mont Blanc massif into 7 days. Along the way, enjoy our curated Chamonix highlights of scenic and runnable trails, comfortable mountain chalets, and favorite cappuccino and cuisine spots as we run through France, Switzerland, and Italy on this adventure.
Our Chamonix Runcation includes two nights in a hotel in Chamonix, France, one night in a hotel in a neighboring town, one night in a mountain refuge, and two nights in a hotel in Courmayeur, Italy. This trail covers some of the top trails in the area as well as segments of the Mont Blanc Marathon, Skyracing course, and the world famous ultramarathon Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) run each August. In addition to guided runs with experienced running coaches, this training camp includes an opportunity to discuss sports nutrition, injury prevention, gait analysis and plenty of training days.
This retreat is open to runners of various paces and disciplines that are looking for an opportunity to combine travel, training, and vacationing. Your pace is not as important, but you must be able to complete 10-20 miles/day of hiking/running, including dramatic elevation gain and loss. You can find out detailed mileage and ascent/descent information in our detailed itinerary. This trip is a step up in mileage and intensity than our Dolomites Runcation. Optional 12-week training package available from an experienced running coach to ensure you're trained and ready to go for this adventure of a lifetime! Curious if this trip could be right for you? Get in touch at email@example.com. We love questions!