Trail running in Puy de Dôme, Auvergne

3 days trail running around Puy de Dôme in Auvergne, to train and improve your skills, with Caroline, UIMLA mountain leader and Thomas, pro trail runner.




Trip Duration

3 days

People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

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

Type of Trip



    A 3-day trail running stage in the heart of the Domes mountain chain (Aydat), in Auvergne. On the land of Thomas Lorblanchet, high level trail runner and physiotherapist.

    During this trail running trip in Auvergne, supervised by mountain and trail professionals, you will practice intensively to answer all the questions you have. How to train more efficiently? What are some tips to avoid injury and overtraining? What types of workouts will make me grow in a smart way and for the long-term?

    Through sharing experiences and the advice of Thomas, you will leave this weekend full of new information!

    This course will be supervised by me and Thomas, born in Clermont-Ferrand. Palmares: 1st world champion Trail, 4 times winner of the Grande Course des Templiers, Leadville 100 Winner (2012), also 5th in the Western States (2015)…

    Some highlights of this course are:
    – An exceptional stay with the presence of a trail champion: Thomas Lorblanchet;
    – An approach sports / health and physio / osteo;
    – A warm and friendly accommodation in cottage;
    – Professional advice to progress in trail during 3 days;
    – The discovery of a unique trail playground through the Auvergne volcanoes.

    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 20-35km a day and go up from 1000 to 2000 meters. We will mainly be on single tracks and varied terrain. We will partially be on aerial paths.

    Are you interested in this course or any other trail outing that I organize in the Alps and elsewhere? Then please contact me! I’d be happy to take you running on these beautiful mountain trails and coach you in your training and learning. And if you are looking for a trail running trip by the sea, have a look at this one in the Calanques, Marseille.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    700 EUR

    Group of 2
    700 EUR

    Group of 3
    700 EUR

    Group of 4
    700 EUR

    Group of 5
    700 EUR

    Group of 6
    700 EUR

    Group of 7
    700 EUR

    Group of 8
    700 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     Price per person to join a group up to 12 clients.


    • Day 1Warm up - Trail and injuries

      Welcome at the hotel in the early afternoon. Briefing on the course of the stay, presentation. Then warm-up outing trail around the hotel (about 1:30-2 hours). Talking about the main trail injuries, how to avoid them, how to take care?

    • Day 2Trail outing and technical approach

      Morning: Technical approach on site. Technical outing on varied terrain, advice on the field with Thomas Lorblanchet, then lunch at the cottage. Afternoon: Training circuit and proprioception (approximately 1:30h). Intervention on the physical preparation and the ultra trail practice. Finally, to relax in the evening, we watch the film “Origins” and share our experiences.

    • Day 3Trail outing

      Morning: Hiking-trail outing in varied terrain, during which you apply what you learned. Back to the hotel in the early afternoon, then lunch at the lodge and debriefing. Finally, the course ends in late afternoon (around 4:30PM).


    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    In Aydat (La Cassière).


    In a cottage (rooms from 2 to 4 people).

    More info

    A minimum number of participants (defined in advance) is required for the departure to take place. If the number of participants is insufficient and the departure is cancelled, clients will be informed via a phone call at least a week prior to the scheduled departure date and will receive a complete refund.

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

    (Stage trail en présence de T. Lorblanchet)

    Companion price: 326 €.

    Advanced level:

    - Regular practice of running and other endurance sports : 3-4 times a week for at least 1:15h

    - Regular practice of running in varied terrain, experience & participation in races or nature trails 20 to 40km

    - Occasional practice of mountain hiking

    - Be able to progress at a minimum speed of 600m D + / hr for 1 hour

    - Mountain environment Knowledge


    - 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.



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    What People are Saying

    • 1 review


    J\'ai eu l\'opportunité de participer à deux stages, l\'un dans le Cantal, l\'autre à Chamonix. Un grand plaisir de partager une passion commune avec des participants très sympas de tous niveaux et de tous horizons. Caroline, une grande professionnelle de la montagne et du trail, n\'a pas son pareil pour organiser ces rencontres, et tout cela dans une super ambiance et des paysages à couper le souffle.
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