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6-day Mont Blanc alpine running tour

6 days of ultra trail running to train for the famous race taking place in Chamonix, around Mt Blanc. Be coached by Caroline, certified UIMLA mountain leader and trail running expert.



6 Days

May - Nov




This ultra trail running course around Mont Blanc takes up traces of the legendary event in the world calendar of trail running in Chamonix. 

We’ll move along the breathtaking sceneries. In fact, it’s the opportunity to get into the key aspects of a good physical and mental preparation in this legendary trail. Or it can simply be to discover this mythical and sportive tour.

Beyond the sporting aspect, this trip allows us to discover the magnificent sceneries of the Mont Blanc massif. Indeed, we get to experience the culture through 3 countries: France, Italy and Switzerland.

This course is also an opportunity to discuss the essential aspects of a good physical and mental preparation: training, nutrition, equipment, techniques…

This course is unique because: – It has a high level of trail coaching; – It’s a legendary trail with incredible sceneries; – Stages are accessible and balanced to take the time to discover and enjoy the itinerary.

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 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.

Did you find this trip interesting? Then I invite you to contact me for more information! I will be happy to guide you on these paths and coach you throughout these 6 days. If you are looking for something different, we’ll have the opportunity to discuss together other courses. I have many options in the Alps and surroundings, for all levels. For example, you might enjoy some intense Trail running training in Annecy.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Price details


- Accommodation: 3 nights in gites (dormitories) and 2 nights in hotels

(2-3 rooms)

- 1/2 board (dinner + breakfast)

- Picnic lunches except on day 1

- Supervision by a qualified mountain leader

- Transport of travel bag each day (1 bag per person

max 15kg)

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

- Picnic lunch on first day


Day 1: Chamonix - refuge des Prés

The meeting point is at 8am in Chamonix. After a departure briefing of the trip, the day's stage and safety instructions, the day begins with a safety instructions, the day begins with a warm-up to the Nant Borrant refuge Nant Borrant, via the Col du Tricot and the hamlet of Truc. Arrival at the refuge at the foot of the Col du Bonhomme, in an enchanting setting and with a warm welcome. Overnight in a gite (dormitory).

Day 2: Refuge des Prés - Courmayeur

Day 2 quickly gets to the heart of the matter, with the ascent the Col du Bonhomme, crossing to the Croix du Bonhomme and the Col des Fours des Fours before descending to the town of Glaciers. The we climb the Col de la Seigne, enter Italy, and descend to Lac Combal and the Val Veny before reaching the gîte (4-person rooms).

Day 3: Courmayeur - Arnuva

On the morning of this 3rd day, we quickly attack the ascent to the to Col Chécruit, followed by the descent to Courmayeur and a well-deserved break. We then climb to the Bertone hut, at the entrance to the Italian Val Ferret. Then we follow a magnificent balcony, offering breathtaking views of the southern slopes of the Mont-Blanc massif. Last, we descend to Arnuva, the end of this 3rd stage. Accommodation in a 3* hotel (2-3 people).

Day 4: Arnuva - Champex

The day's program includes an ascent of the Grand Col Ferret, on the border between Italy and Switzerland. We follow a wild and to the village of La Fouly, before arriving in a magnificent green setting and the Champex lake. It is an opportunity to enjoy a delicious blueberry tart at Léon's, an institution among local runners! Overnight in a hotel club (rooms of 2 or 3).

Day 5: Champex - Montroc

Weather permitting, we'll tackle the superb and demanding Fenêtre d'Arpette. It's worth the effort, as the scenery up there is sumptuous. up there. Fortunately, a well-deserved rest and a good home-cooked meal await us at Benoit's in Montroc! Overnight in a gîte.

Day 6: Montroc – Chamonix

Last day of our tour, with an easy ascent to the Col des Montets. Things get more serious with the ascent of the Tête aux Vents, in the heart of the Aiguilles Rouges massif. The traverse to Flégère offers an exceptional panorama of the northern face of the Mont-Blanc massif. We end our stay with a final, fairly technical descent to Chamonix.



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.

(Tour du Mont Blanc 6 jours)

Group size: 7 to 12 people.

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: a silk sheet, spare clothes for 6 days, a towel, 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

Meeting point

At Chamonix Mont Blanc, at the train station at 9am. Access: - By car: A40 direction Genève, Chamonix Mont Blanc. - By train: SNCF station Chamonix Mont Blanc

Equipment you will need to bring

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 ear plugs - 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


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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Lodge Park
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Hôtel Mont Blanc
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Les Granges d'en Haut
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About the guide

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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.


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What people are saying about this trip



Ha sido una experiencia inolvidable. El lugar es impresionante y el grupo de personas con el que compartí la semana eran majísimas. Los alojamientos y la comida han estado muy bien. La guía Carol excepcional. Muy simpática, atenta y con extensos conocimientos sobre la actividad a realizar y la zona. Totalmente recomendable. En cuanto pueda repetiré.

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