Trail running training in Annecy

3 days trail running above Annecy lake, on the path of the famous MaxiRace©, with Caroline, UIMLA mountain leader.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

13 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip



  • Enjoy trail running in a fantastic trail in Annecy.

  • Improve your skills and race strategy in the company of an athlete.

  • Customize the program according to your needs and goals.


Join me for some trail running training in Annecy. The MaxiRace®, 84km Ultra is undoubtedly a demanding course and a real personal challenge that requires a serious and thorough preparation!

Are you registered in the Ultra or the Marathon or are you planning to participate someday? Or do you simply want to discover this magical trail in two days? Then this course in Annecy, in France, is for you. So don’t wait, register now!

This course is supervised by myself and maybe another trail running athlete. I will show you the path with passion and also give you all the tips you need to refine your preparation and race strategy.

You will stay in a 3-star hotel 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 35km a day and go up from 1500 to 2500 meters. We will mainly be on single tracks and technical trails (stone, névé…). We will partially run off trails and be on aerial paths.

Contact me if you want to train around Annecy Lake and discover this beautiful area! I’d be happy to accompany and coach you according to your needs and goals. If ever this program should not match your desires, I will present my other programs in the Alps and elsewhere, for beginners and experts. For example, this trail running trip in Saint Gervais.

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Price per person

Group of 1
812 EUR

Group of 2
812 EUR

Group of 3
812 EUR

Group of 4
812 EUR

Group of 5
812 EUR

Group of 6
812 EUR

Group of 7
812 EUR

Group of 8
812 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Price per person to join a group up to 13 clients. Not included: drinks during meals, bars and energy drinks during the race. Lunch on day 1.


  • Day 1Ultra Race boucle - Bellecombe en Bauges

    27km, 1500m D+
    Welcome to the hotel in the late morning, then getting settled in the rooms, explanation of the stay, equipment check, physical preparation and eating tips. Lunch for today is not included. In the afternoon, we train on the Ultra Race boucle (Bellecombe en Bauges).

  • Day 2Annecy – Doussard

    43km, 2400m D+
    Breakfast, then transfer to Annecy. Stage 1: 43 km and 2400 m D +
    Picnic in the day, back to the house in the late afternoon, debriefing, dinner and overnight at the lodge.

  • Day 3Doussard - Annecy

    41,5km, 2100m D+
    Breakfast, transfer to Doussard.
    Step 2: 41,5km and 2100m D +
    Picnic during the day, Arrival to Annecy in late afternoon, return to the lodge, debriefing, end of the course around 6PM.


Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

At Doussard.


A lodge on the shores of Annecy Lake.

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.

(Trail tour du lac d'Annecy)

Group size: 8 to 13 people.

Price for companions: 273 €


- Regular practice of running and other activities: 4-5 times / week for at least 1:15h

- Regular running in varied terrains

- Regular mountain hiking

- Experience in mountain trails at least 40km long and 2000m D+, and being able to run at least at 800mD+/h during 1h.

- Knowledge of the mountain environment


- 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, leggings 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 about Caroline Freslon


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
Great trip. Good balanced program, valuable tips from experienced guide and breathtaking environment.
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Kurt Deleu
Pour moi le trail c\'est avant tout la découverte de nouveaux territoires, les rencontres et les échanges avec d\'autres passionnés, le respect de la nature. Mes 3 stages avec Caroline m\'ont permis de retrouver ces fondamentaux dans un cadre toujours bon enfant, mais pas moins professionnel. Caroline est une passionnée de montagne et de tout ce qui y touche (sport, culture, gastronomie) et elle sait comme personne transmettre sa passion et ses bons conseils, toujours avec le sourire. Je garde un excellent souvenir des rencontres avec les autres stagiaires et mais aussi avec les autres encadrants, Guillaume, Seb, Cédric, Lydie et tant d\'autres rencontrés au cours de ces stages.
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J\'ai fait deux stages avec Caro, c\'est devenu une amie, et chacun de ces stages m\'a laissé des souvenirs inoubliables. Le premier stage en 2014 en Haute Savoie à l\'occasion du Trail du Gypaète. Le Deuxième stage en 2015, dans les Calanques de Marseille. Ces stages auront été parfaits à tous les niveaux: Paysages grandioses (on sent qu\'ils ont été choisis avec soin), des échanges techniques avec des \"pros\" (un grand moment quand Caro inspecte les sacs à dos...), pleins de conseils nutrition - mode de vie etc... La découverte des autres stagiaires mais aussi des autres encadrants (très bon contact avec Guillaume Lenormand par ex.). Des conditions matérielles top (hébergement, repas, organisation etc...). Seule critique: le temps passe trop vite, c\'est toujours trop court! Donc au final quand c\'est fini, on n\'a qu\'une envie... c\'est de repartir pour un autre stage! Et vu le nombre de personnes que l\'on croise sur les stages qui en sont à leur n-ième participation, je peux affirmer que ce sentiment est partagé!
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Jean G.

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