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

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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.

Group

Alps

4 Days

May, Jun

High

Intermediate


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!

Description

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!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Snacks

Price details

Included:

- Full-board hotel accommodation

- Picnic lunches in your rucksack

- Supervision by a qualified mountain leader for every 8 participants

- Public transport to the starting points of the tour

- Use of spa

Not included:

- Individual insurance

- Food supplements (energy bars and drinks)

- Personal expenses

- Beverages during meals

- Individual transfers in the event of interruption of the outing or

stay


Itinerary

Day 1: Meeting

Meeting point in Chamonix in front of the train station at 9 am in trail gear, trail day on the route between Chamonix and Planpraz, downhill to Chamonix, return by bus to the hotel, presentation of the complete course at the hotel, dinner and overnight at a hotel

Day 2: Chamonix - Planpraz

Breakfast, bus transfer to Chamonix, gondola ride to Planpraz, stage Planpraz - Vallorcine, picnic lunch, return by bus to the hotel, dinner, and overnight at the hotel

Day 3: Vallorcine

Breakfast, bus transfer to Vallorcine, stage Vallorcine - Le Bois or Montenvers depending on timing, picnic lunch during the day, and return by bus to the hotel, dinner, and overnight at the hotel

Day 4: Departure

Early morning departure by minibus and private car to Chamonix, stage Le Bois - Chamonix, collection of cars, return to the hotel, lunch, end of the tour

 

Details

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

Meeting point

Hotel in Chamonix

Equipment you will need to bring

Equipment: What to bring for the day : - A light rucksack including - A waterproof jacket - A warm long-sleeved fleece top - Survival blanket and whistle - An individual first-aid kit - Cap or headband - Hat and thin gloves - Sunglasses suitable for running - Long tights if running shorts - Cereal bars and energy drink - Plastic bag for garbage - Biodegradable toilet paper - Headlamp - Minimum 1.5l water supply - Elastic strapping - A small amount of cash What to bring: - Running shorts - Short-sleeved t-shirt - A pair of running socks - Previously worn trail shoes For the whole stay: - Spare clothing for 3 days - Personal toiletries - Spare shoes - Spare water bottle - Earplugs or earplugs - Floor mat (not compulsory) - Heart rate monitor (not mandatory) - Swimsuit Individual pharmacy: - Anti-chafing cream - Sun cream - Double-skin bandages - Elastic bandage - Paracetamol - Anti-diarrheal - Antiseptic - Personal medication Recommended additional equipment: - A pair of walking sticks - Camera


About the guide

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-Caroline

4.80

(11)

Mountain Leader

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.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

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What people are saying about -Caroline

5.00

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.

5.00

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!

5.00

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.

James

4.00

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.

Christopher

5.00

Well organized tour of the TDS course. Amazing views await even if you’re not planning to run the race


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