Trail Running trips – France

A country that welcomes runners from all over the world.

The Haute Savoie region has some of the most magnificent routes to run. For example, you can progress from the base of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, to the foot of the Matterhorn in Zermatt, exploring two incredible countries in the same tour and in the company of an experienced trail running leader.

Another option of trail running in France is to take some traces of the legendary Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, a really important event in the world calendar of trail running. Beyond the sporting aspect, living this type of tours in France will allow you to discover the magnificent sceneries of the French Alps, the Jura Mountains and all the outstanding places that you can find in our selection of guided trips below.


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France presents a great diversity of climates. The western coast areas have a warm climate and rain throughout the year. In the center of the country, the summers are hotter and the winters are colder, with little rain. Finally, in the south the climate is Mediterranean.





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From June to August.

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  • 11 reviews


Well organized tour of the TDS course. Amazing views await even if you’re not planning to run the race
Awesome and very well organised
We were taken good care of by James. He met us for drinks when we arrived and told us about
the area in Chamonix. We found his way of thinking of trailrunning and his experience so interesting. Unfortunatly he had to take care of his father who was sick, the day we had planned our trip. He arranged that Tony Sbalbi would take us. We had some problems understanding eachother, but he took good care of us. And we had an amazing day doing the trip we had planned with James. We walked up to Plan de I’aiguille, and run to mer de glace, and then down to Chamonix by the forrest. We really loved it! Nature, working hard and adrenalin! We can’t wait to go back! Thank you!
Ha sido una experiencia inolvidable. El lugar es impresionante y el grupo de personas con el que compartí la semana
eran majísimas. Los alojamientos y la comida han estado muy bien. La guía Carol excepcional. Muy simpática, atenta y con extensos conocimientos sobre la actividad a realizar y la zona. Totalmente recomendable. En cuanto pueda repetiré.
Great trip. Good balanced program, valuable tips from experienced guide and breathtaking environment.
We had a excellent time in the Jura mountains together with Lucas. Beautiful nature and an perfect guide! I can
really recommend this!
Home again after three amazing days in the Jura mountains I just want to come back for more adventures! We were
a group of five people so we got the pleasure of planning our own trip. Lucas had an idea to start with and then we made some modifications in order to fit our level of running. Lucas was the perfect guide and host and very eager to share with us his passion for the Jura Terrain and its flora and fauna. He is a very strong runner and great fun to hang out with. We had a lot to talk about and he was definitely one in the group! I can only give my very best recommendations!!!
I had a wonderful adventure with Lucas in the Jura mountains. I’m a trail running beginner and he made me
dreaming for more! He had planed well and had back up plans if needed…He new his area well and took us to great places. We visited high spots with great views and different country sides that was beautiful. Evert day was different. I’m  so happy to become acquainted with Lucas 🙂  
Pour moi le trail c’est avant tout la découverte de nouveaux territoires, les rencontres et les échanges avec d’autres passionnés,
le respect de la nature. Mes 3 stages avec Caroline m’ont permis de retrouver ces fondamentaux dans un cadre toujours bon enfant, mais pas moins professionnel. Caroline est une passionnée de montagne et de tout ce qui y touche (sport, culture, gastronomie) et elle sait comme personne transmettre sa passion et ses bons conseils, toujours avec le sourire. Je garde un excellent souvenir des rencontres avec les autres stagiaires et mais aussi avec les autres encadrants, Guillaume, Seb, Cédric, Lydie et tant d’autres rencontrés au cours de ces stages.
J’ai fait deux stages avec Caro, c’est devenu une amie, et chacun de ces stages m’a laissé des souvenirs inoubliables.
Le premier stage en 2014 en Haute Savoie à l’occasion du Trail du Gypaète. Le Deuxième stage en 2015, dans les Calanques de Marseille. Ces stages auront été parfaits à tous les niveaux: Paysages grandioses (on sent qu’ils ont été choisis avec soin), des échanges techniques avec des “pros” (un grand moment quand Caro inspecte les sacs à dos…), pleins de conseils nutrition – mode de vie etc… La découverte des autres stagiaires mais aussi des autres encadrants (très bon contact avec Guillaume Lenormand par ex.). Des conditions matérielles top (hébergement, repas, organisation etc…). Seule critique: le temps passe trop vite, c’est toujours trop court! Donc au final quand c’est fini, on n’a qu’une envie… c’est de repartir pour un autre stage! Et vu le nombre de personnes que l’on croise sur les stages qui en sont à leur n-ième participation, je peux affirmer que ce sentiment est partagé!

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