This 4-day trail on the Haute Route des Geants takes over the first part of the mythical Tor des Geants path (330 km and 24000 meters of altitude change). Indeed, it’s the longest endurance test mountain trail.
From the Courmayeur station at the foot of Mont Blanc until Cogne at the Gran Paradiso National Park you will thrive in magnificent landscapes of the high mountains through passes and valleys in the company of Jules-Henri, 2011 winner of Tor des Geants.
Enjoy exploring this region and the exceptional nature which composes it!
The advantages of this trail course are the following:
– The presence of Jules-Henri, team SALOMON athlete
– Part of the legendary route of Tor des Géants with one of its winners
– The discovery of the Val d’Aoste with the Grand Paradis National Park
– Professional advice to improve while having fun
– Perfectly organized logistics: transfer, luggage transport, accommodation and meals
– Running with a light bag
Our housing will be in cottages and hotels (accommodation in dormitories and shared rooms).
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 15-20km a day and go up from 1000 to 1500 meters. We will alternate between single tracks and large paths.
Do you find this 4-day trail course in Italy interesting? Then please contact me! We will discuss your level and the detailed program. Please note that I can not mix people for this course. But if you want to try it, you can come as a private group, with a minimum of 5 people!
If this tour does not suit you, I will present you other trail programs which I organize this year, in the Alps and elsewhere, for beginners and experienced trail runners, like this Trail running trip in Gran Paradiso. It will be a pleasure for me to take you through these beautiful mountain paths and coach you in your approach to trail.
Courmayeur - La Thuile
17km, D+ 1364m, D- 1113m, around 4-5 hiking hours
La Thuile - Planaval
26km, D+ 2200m, D- 2280m, around 7-8 hiking hours
Planaval - Eaux Rousses
26km, D+ 2675m, D- 2493m, around 9-10 hiking hours
Eaux Rousses - Cogne
23km, D+ 1642m, D- 1765m, around 6-7 hiking hours
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Luggage transfer during the trip
We will meet in front of the Chamonix train station.
In cottages and hotels
(La Haute Route des Géants - Italie)