Training camp for the “90km du Mont Blanc” in Chamonix (4 days)

Caroline, a UIMLA-certified guide, will lead you on this thrilling and challenging 4-day training camp to ensure you are in the best condition, both physically and mentally, to tackle the 90km du Mont Blanc in Chamonix, a spectacular setting to train in.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

May, Jun

Type of Trip

Private and Group

Highlights

 
  • Trail run in the shadow of Mont Blanc in the world-famous Chamonix!

  • See some of the most spectacular and pretty views in Europe!

  • Push yourself to new physical limits on this challenging training camp!

 

I invite you to join me on this 4-day trail running training camp, where we will push each other to new highs and achieve our goals by running around the beautiful paths and trails in the shadow of the majestic Mont Blanc, where we will train and prepare for the same path as the 90km du Mont Blanc race in the world-famous and internationally-renowned region of Chamonix.

The stunning, tranquil and idyllic area of Chamonix in France has been attracting visitors and outdoor enthusiasts for decades, such is the stature with which its scenery and conditions are held in. Trail running in Summer is a particularly popular pursuit, as the paths and trails available are second to none owing to the superb terrain and abundance of stimulating views.

We meet on the first day at our hotel in Chamonix, and from there we head off to trail run in earnest, as we go about completing the course that runs between Chamonix and Planpraz.

The subsequent three days follow a very similar pattern, as we go from Planpraz to Vallorcine, Vallorcine to The Wood and then finally The Wood back to Chamonix.

This is excellent preparation for the 90km du Mont Blanc, as we will be following the exact path of the race, giving you the best training possible.

Along the way you will be exposed to some of the most pretty and alluring views and scenery in Europe, as the forests, snow-capped mountains (including the towering Mont Blanc) and pristine lakes, combined with the clean, crisp, fresh air makes for a pleasing and intoxicating experience.

We finish the training on day 4 and head back to the hotel where we started, hopefully feeling fitter, happier and more determined to run at greater heights and distances!

Improve your fitness and take in the glory of Chamonix all in 4 days – book now to experience!

I also offer trail running from Chamonix to Zermatt, here!

Alternatively, I offer guided trail running in the Alps, here!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
822 EUR

Group of 2
822 EUR

Group of 3
822 EUR

Group of 4
822 EUR

Group of 5
822 EUR

Group of 6
822 EUR

Group of 7
822 EUR

Group of 8
822 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
  • Transport during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Price above is to join a group of 5-12 people. The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Meet

    – Meet at hotel

    – Run between Chamonix and Planpraz

  • Day 2Run

    – Run between Planpraz and Vallorcine

  • Day 3Run

    – Run between Vallorcine and The Wood

  • Day 4Run and finish

    – Run between The Wood and Chamonix

    – Finish

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Hotel in Chamonix

Accommodation

Hotel accommodation every night.

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.

It is recommended you bring:

- A lightweight backpack that includes:

- A waterproof jacket

- A warm, long-sleeved, fleece-type top

- 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 worn for running

- Cereal bars and energy drink

- A plastic bag for waste

- Biodegradable toilet paper

- A headlamp

- A minimum water reserve of 1,5l

- An elastic strapping band

- Some cash

- running shorts

- A short-sleeved t-shirt

- A pair of running socks q Previously worn trail shoes

- A personal toiletry kit

- Spare shoes

- A spare water bag

- Spare batteries adapted to the front

- A pair of spare laces

- A pocket knife

- Earplugs or ear plugs

 

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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Romain
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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