Learn trail running in Annecy


3 days of trail running for beginners to learn the basics and enjoy the awesome Annecy with Caroline, UIMLA certified mountain leader.



3 Days

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




A 3-day trail running training in Annecy dedicated for those who like to run and who wish to learn running in the mountains. The half-day outings, accessible and user-friendly, will delight you with their mountain scenery and the variety of terrains we go through. You will also discover this beautiful region: the Annecy lake, the old city and its history…

Technically affordable, the trails we will take allow you to learn progressively with an expert in trail running guiding and coaching you.

The highlights of this 3-day trail running program are the following:
– dedicated for beginners who will receive practical advices and will be trained through half days sessions;
– Panoramic routes with breathtaking views on the Annecy lake and its surroundings;
– One single lodging spot and programs starting each time from there;
– A perfectly organized logistics with coaches specialized in trail running.

We will stay in a beautiful set up on the shores of the Annecy lake.

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.

Please contact me if this 3-day trail running program in Aravis sounds interesting. Then I will explain you all the details. If this program would not match your expectations, I can of course present you with other options. I offer programs in the Alps but also in other places, for beginners and more experienced trail runners. It will be my pleasure to guide and coach you on these awesome mountain trails. For example, other programs for beginners include this one in the Beaufortain.


Day 1: Fast hiking - Stretching and relaxing

Fast hiking afternoon (8 to 12km, D+ 500m to 700m). Then stretching and relaxing session. Dinner at the hostel.

Day 2: Trail running - Relaxation

Morning discovery of trail running – 2:30 hours (10 to 13 km, D+ 600m to 900m). Lunch at the hostel. Then a free afternoon to visit or have a relax session in the thermal baths of Saint Gervais (additional fee). Finally, evening conference about nutrition and sport and dinner at the hostel.

Day 3: Trail running - Debriefing

Day discovery of trail running – 3:30 hours (12 to 15km, D+ 1000m). Lunch at the hostel. Then debriefing and end of the training around 4PM.




At a 3* tourism residence (not included).

More info

Clients are required to have a multi-risk insurance, covering cancellation fees, rescue and accident, repatriation and baggage loss or theft.

(Stage trail découverte et fast hiking à Annecy)

Required 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

Meeting point

At Sevrier.


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.

What people are saying about Caroline Freslon

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1392 Each

Group of 2

EUR 696 Each

Group of 3

EUR 464 Each

Group of 4

EUR 349 Each

Group of 5

EUR 279 Each

Group of 6

EUR 232 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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