• Trip duration
    3 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    13 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Description

The ideal stay for a first approach of gradual and supervised trail in the Aravis. This course is for sports people who want to explore the trail in the mountains and have a first approach to this environment (various trails, elevation).

A stay in star with supervised day and half-day trips to enjoy the beautiful scenery offered by the Aravis and to benefit from professional advice to properly tackle the trail in mountains.

This is a region of the Alps with many geological curiosities and where nature expresses itself without limit: paying a little attention between two strides, ibex, chamois, marmots will await you.

We will stay in a comfortable and cozy lodge for a better recovery and a total moment of escape. Opportunity to bring the family, with a special companion price.

I try to make this course unique through the following:
– A route in wild and preserved nature, far away from common trails
– A route punctuated of geological curiosities
– A star route with a single accommodation for the whole stay
– 360 ° panoramas
– The logistic and qualified trail supervision

During the last day, a 4hs trail running outing allows us to enjoy one last time the contrasting landscapes of this part of the Haute Savoie. You will certainly remember the variety of trails and scenery. Because this trail is not just for running. It is also to admire, take time to enjoy the nature that surrounds us!

In the ‘extra’ section below, you’ll find information about the required trail running level you need to have. You will also see the equipment that you need to bring with you.

During these 3 days we will run on average 10-15km a day and go up from 500 to 1000 meters. We will mainly be on large paths and non technical terrain.

I invite you to contact me if this trip sounds interesting. Currently, I only run this program for private groups, if you are at least 5 people. I also organize a trail running trip for beginners in the Beaufortain, that already has set dates for 2017. Check it out!

Itinerary

Day 1

Hiking outing from the lodging, ½ day

* 12 – 14 km
* D + 950m
* D- approximately 950m

A beautiful ascent allows us to discover the stunning views of the nearby Mont Blanc. We enjoy marvelous trail in balcony, running while enjoying the view. Below us, we discover the villages of Megeve and Combloux. The walk ends with a beautiful descent on a small path through the forest.

Day 2

Day out at the foot of Aravis

* 15 – 19 km
* D + 1300m
* D- approximately 1300m

A nice day trip with picnic to enjoy the wild and mountainous Aravis atmosphere, admire chamois, ibex, eagles and vultures. The opportunity to progress on a varied terrain, alternating wide trails and single tracks.  By late afternoon, possibility to visit Megève or relaxation in Saint Gervais Spa to enjoy the benefits of the Baths. (Optional, extra charge and booking needed).

Day 3

Outing ½ day

* 14 – 16 km
* D + 1000m
* D- approximately 1000m

During the last day, we will practice all the aspects covered during the weekend: know-how of walking to last, to save energy in downhill, be effective in uphill, use poles, pace yourself etc.

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip

Other details

Accommodation

Accommodation in a cottage or hotel depending on dates (rooms from 2 to 4 people)

More info

Group size: 8 to 13 people.

The price ranges between 475-495€.
There is a companion price upon request.

Level:
- Practice running twice a week for about 1 hour
- No specific practice required (e.g. trail or mountain hiking)

Equipment:
- During the day: a light backpack with a waterproof jacket, a long sleeve warm fleece type, a survival blanket, a whistle, an individual pharmacy kit*, a cap or headband, a hat and thin gloves, sunglasses suitable for running, long tights if you are wearing shorts to run, cereal bars and energy drinks, a plastic bag for waste, biodegradable toilet paper, a headlamp, a minimum reserve water of 1.5L, an elastic strapping strip and some cash
- To wear: running short, a short-sleeved t-shirt, running socks and already worn trail shoes
- For the whole stay: spare clothes for 3 days, a personal hygiene kit, spare shoes, a spare water socket, spare batteries for the headlamp, a pair of spare laces, a pocketknife and earplugs
- Recommended additional equipment: poles and camera
* Individual pharmacy kit: anti-friction cream, sunscreen, double skin dressings, elastic band, paracetamol, anti-diarrheal, antiseptic and personal drugs