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.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

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

Type of Trip




    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.

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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


    • Day 1Fast hiking - Stretching and relaxing

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

    • Day 2Trail 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 3Trail 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.


    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    At Sevrier.


    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)


    - 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


    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 240 EURper person


    What People are Saying about Caroline Freslon


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    Plgm Freitas
    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
    Well organized tour of the TDS course. Amazing views await even if you’re not planning to run the race
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    Christopher Woodrow
    Awesome and very well organised
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    Andrew Pidden

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