Basics of trail running in Provence

3 days in Provence at the foot of Mont Ventoux, to learn the basics of trail running with Caroline, UIMLA mountain leader and expert in trail running.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip



Leave for 3 days of trail initiation with specialists. We will be at the foot of Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail, in Provence. Indeed, an ideal playground for a first approach to mountain trail from Malaucène!

During the weekend, you will cover the essentials of trail running practice. How to manage your effort in the altitude change? Which technique should you adopt to improve your descent? When and where to best use the poles? How to plan a season and its trainings? And many other valuable tips to start on the right foot!

You will stay in a cozy cottage just minutes from the center of the historic village of Malaucène, at the foot of the Ventoux. You will be able to admire the mountain from the vast wooded park, and escape for a weekend. At the end of the afternoon, you can also enjoy a trip to the spa for a massage or to use the swimming pool and the jacuzzi! Moreover, you can bring your family at a special companion rate.

I invite you to contact me if you are interested and want to discuss the details of this beautiful 3-day initiation program. Please note that currently I am only accepting private groups for this tour, with a minimum of 5 participants. 

If this proposal does not fit your expectations, I will introduce you to other trail courses which I organize, in the Alps and elsewhere, for beginners and experienced. For example, I run a great trail running trip for beginners in the Beaufortain!

Price per person

1 Person
1347 USD

Group of 2
674 USD

Group of 3
449 USD

Group of 4
337 USD

Group of 5
269 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details


In a cottage (not included)


About the Guide


I hold the State Certificate of Mountain Leader (UIMLA), Athlete of Team Garmin Adventure. I won many trail competitions such as Oxygen Challenge, The Glaciers Tour of Vanoise, Albertville Trail, Drayes Blanches of Vercors, the Frison Roche Beaufort, Run and skate of Chamonix… I have also some racing podiums such as the Saintélyon, the Lyon Urban Trail, the Causses Marathon, the Allobroges. I am an ex-sportswoman of high level in rowing (World Championships, World Cups, France Championships). I have a mastery STAPS (Sport) and BEES First degree in rowing.
I organise and supervise many trail courses in the Alps with a pro team, a friends group with whom we have a mission: Run and enjoy! I invite you to contact me if you want to train and/or discover these incredible massifs.

FROM 269 USD per person


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