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Trail Running in France: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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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.

Top trail running trips | France

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FAQs: Trail Running in France

Why should I choose France for my Trail Running adventure?

Southern France

The most amazing and challenging running trails are located in the mountains of southern France. There, you can find thousands of trails to choose from, with different levels of difficulty. However, most of them are extremely difficult and require an excellent physical condition.


After one or several days of trail running you deserve a good French meal. Depending on the region you are, you can enjoy different specialties: raclette, fondue, ratatouille, macarons, foie gras, among many other delights.

Spectacular scenery

The French natural heritage offers us the ideal conditions to enjoy a good trail running experience. On the one hand, its coast and cliffs. At the opposite end, the mountainous landscapes of the French Pyrenees. Finally, the volcanic landscapes of the Auvergne region.

What can I expect from the weather in France?

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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What’s the high season for Trail Running in France?

From June to August.

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What people are saying about Trail Running | France



Well organized tour of the TDS course. Amazing views await even if you’re not planning to run the race



Great trip. Good balanced program, valuable tips from experienced guide and breathtaking environment.



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 experience, but definitely favored toward elite runners. One of our guides, JC, was amazing. He cared about every runner. The other guide seemed only to care for the elites (and himself). On top of Col des Montets, I asked if we had time to put on warm layers. The guide said "of course," but then quickly proceeded to run off with the entire group while I stood bare and freezing with my gear unpacked. Total lack of consideration for the well-being of his runners. Otherwise a great tour.



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