Chamonix trail running guided tours

Join IFMGA-certified James on these trail running day trips around Chamonix and learn about mindfulness running while discovering these amazing mountains.




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

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

Type of Trip

Not specified


I invite you to join me on these trail running guided day trips around Chamonix. Apart from running the mountains that surround the Chamonix valley, I can also take you to some other really cool spots in this area, including the Fiz RangeLe Buet, Gran Paradiso in Italy, etc.

These guided day trips will be tailored to your goals. We will take the time to discover this amazing region but we can also focus on preparing for a race (UTMB, Tor des Géants, etc) or work on specific techniques, such as downhill, breath management or recovery management. I can also teach you about mindfulness running, which I’ve specialized on.

I love to take my friends and clients on these trail running guided day trips as it allow me to share my passion for this discipline and the area around my home town. I have received extensive training in techniques related to mindfulness and well-being so I will definitely include it in my lessons. We can even go running during the night which provides a trully unique experience.

These trail running day trips run from May to November. I can take a maximum of 8 people with me to make sure everybody profits from the learning experience.

Come “run the mountain” with me and allow me to share my passion and my knowledge with you. I’m confident you’ll greatly enjoy the experience and leave a better trail runner!

Price per person per day

1 Person
359 USD

Group of 2
180 USD

Group of 3
120 USD

Group of 4
90 USD

Group of 5
72 USD

Group of 6
61 USD

Group of 7
52 USD

Group of 8
45 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

Skill level required
Fitness level required
Meeting point
Chamonix or any other place based on the program we define together.

About the Guide


A mountain guide for the last 20 years, I’m also a ski instructor, a mental coach, a trainer and a lecturer. Apart from climbing many summits in France, Switzerland, Italy, Ecuador and Africa, I’m the founder of Eco Mt Blanc (Mt Blanc ascent in less than 24 hours without using lifts and without spending the night in a hut). I’m also a “finisher” of many ultra-trail races, including the Tor Des Géants (330km and 24000 D+) in 132 hours.

For 6 years now, I’ve just been running for pleasure and greatly enjoy preparing runners, both technically and mentally, who seek to get started on long-distance races.

My profile:
• IFMGA-certified mountain guide
• Founder of the Kariboo-Adventure agency
• Ski instructor (certified by the Ecole Nationale de Ski et D’Alpinisme)
• Trainer at the Fédération Française de Ski
• University graduate in mental preparation and performance coaching
• Mental skills coach at the FFS
• Health & wellbeing coach in various companies
• Lecturer on emotion management and team building at several universities

FROM 45 USD per person per day


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