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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

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

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
     

    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!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1200 EUR

    Group of 2
    600 EUR

    Group of 3
    400 EUR

    Group of 4
    300 EUR

    Group of 5
    240 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Other details

     
    Accommodation

    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.

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Caroline Freslon

     

    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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    James Jirn
    Great trip. Good balanced program, valuable tips from experienced guide and breathtaking environment.
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    Kurt Deleu
    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.
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    Romain
    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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    Jean G.
     

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