4 days of training and preparation for the legendary trail running race from Courmayeur to Chamonix, with Caroline, UIMLA certified mountain leader.
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
A 4-day trail course to prepare at best the legendary race from Chamobix to Courmayeur with logistics included for more comfort. Besides, the bags transport is provided every day and you can enjoy the magical Italy and Beaufortain landscapes and follow your guide’s advices!
Technical, wild and contrasted, you will progress on a route off the beaten tracks. You will be able to spot the traces, to prepare your race or just discover splendid landscapes on the course. A 4-day trail to run, explore, exchange, recognize a mythical journey and progress.
We will progress between Chamonix and Courmayeur via the Bourg Saint Maurice. The different stages will allow you to get to know the whole route. Each evening you will rest in the comfortable accommodation.
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 4 days we will run on average 25-40km a day. We will cover 145km in total, with 9100 meters of altitude gain. We will mainly be on single tracks and technical terrain. We will partially be on aerial paths.
Highlights of this 4 days of trail course are the following:
– An official and full recognition of the legendary course
– Four steps for more comfort to enjoy better the scenery around you!
– Professional advice to better prepare this race
– Logistics: transfers, luggage transport, accommodation, meals
Does this 4-day preparation sound interesting? Then I invite you to contact me! We will have the opportunity to discuss your level and your desires. If it isn’t suitable, of course I will tell you other trail courses which I organize this year.
- Accommodation included
- Guiding fee
- Luggage transfer
Price per person to join a group up to 14 clients. The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).
40km Meeting in **Chamonix** at 6AM – transfer to **Courmayeur** by taxi. The first day takes you to the **Val Veny** at the foot of **Italian Mont Blanc** towards the **Chavanne pass**. After a long path in balcony, a beautiful ascent awaits you before descending in the **Aosta valley** direction. Then begins the ascent to the **Petit Saint Bernard**, which marks the border between **France** **and Italy**. An area full of history. You enter in **Beaufortain**.
40km The second day begins with a long descent to **Bourg Saint Maurice** through the pastures. Be careful with your feet because the rise to Fort de la Platte is tough! Then you will reach a wild and technical **Beaufortain** with the passage near **Forclaz lakes**. Then the **Passeur de Pralognan**. Here we must have a mountaineer foot. A long descent finally takes you to the **Cormet de Roselend** before the Sauce pass, the last difficulty of the day.
44km For this step, you will discover the **Outray** mountain before descending to the valley and see the **Beaufort** and **Hauteluce** villages. The trail takes you to the **Joly pass**, the border between Savoie and Haute Savoie. It will then be time to descent to **Contamines** via the Roman road (runners of the legendary utltra trail around Mt Blanc will take this road in reverse).
26km Last stage of your journey, it is also the shortest for you to get in good shape in Chamonix! The route will lead you through the pastures at the foot of the **Mont Blanc glaciers**. You will appreciate the beauty of the **Truc and Tricot passes**. A final descent and you will only have to go between **Les** **Houches** and **Chamonix**!
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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