Running with the Pack: Great Running Trips Across the Globe You & Your Friends Can Make Your Own

If you love to run and you are looking for the perfect running getaway for you and your friends–then we have some great suggestions for you. All you need is 5-8 of your running friends, and you can pretty much get a running holiday custom-made to meet your needs.

Here are just a few great suggestions of trips you can take. And while these are all catered to groups and individuals–if you and your running buddies are looking to collectively take your runner’s high on the road–you can not only select the exact dates that work best for you–but you can also have the guides and the places you tour–pretty much all to yourself.

We’ve helped put together custom trips for runners from all over the world–and for large groups of friends–this is a fantastic way to go.

12-Day Running Adventure in Ecuador

Join us on this epic 12-day Running Adventure in Ecuador.From the Amazon to the Andes and the stunning natural beauty of the nearby Islands, this country is asking to be explored! Known for its diverse landscapes, colorful culture, and endless Spring on the equator, Ecuador is a South American country that should be added to your bucket list. It is home to many notable points of interest from the towering Andes Mountains that surround the sprawling capital city of Quito to the lush Amazon Rainforest and the active Cotopaxi volcano!

Fixed Dates: April 6 to 17 and Nov 23 to Dec 4, 2024

Custom Dates for Private Groups: You Pick

Trail Run Annapurna

Looking for an inspired trail running adventure that will push you physically and mentally? Look no further than the Annapurna Trail Running Holiday in Nepal, where you'll experience some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet among Himalayan peaks while pushing your limits as a runner.

On this tour, you'll run through remote mountain villages, cross suspension bridges over raging rivers, and climb to high-altitude passes that offer panoramic views of the Himalayas. You'll run alongside Buddhist prayer flags, visit monasteries, and immerse yourself in the culture of the friendly Nepalese people.

But this tour isn't for the faint of heart. You'll tackle steep ascents and descents, run through rocky terrain, and cross streams and rivers. You'll need to be in excellent physical condition and have experience running in challenging mountain environments.

Fixed Dates: Nov 2 to Nov 14, 2024

Custom Dates for Private Groups: You Pick

Running for Rhinos in Zimbabwe

Join this incredible Running for Rhinos Adventure where a portion on the proceeds will go to preserve the rhinos. Spend 4 nights on a private concession bordering the Hwange National Park. Enjoy a warm- up run with the rhino anti-poaching rangers before the main attraction: a 30km run through the rhino conservancy, the local rural community lands and an adjoining private game reserve.

Additional activities include game drives, walking safaris, and a visit to the Cobra headquarters. This is truly an adventure like no other.

Fixed Dates: March 27 to April 3, 2024

Custom Dates for Private Groups: You Pick

The Namibia Crossing: A Running Adventure

A 200km, five-day foot race from South Africa to Namibia through the ancient arid landscape of the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.
From the crystal fields of Sendelingsdrif in South Africa to the infamous giant boulders of Tatasberg deep in the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park; this unparalleled Namibia Crossing Running Trip then crosses the Orange River into Namibia and the wild lands of the Fish River Canyon. This is the running experience of a lifetime and an escape to true wilderness like no other.

All you have to do is get yourself to Cape Town International Airport and your hosts will take care of the rest.

Fixed Dates: June 16 to June 22, 2024

Custom Dates for Private Groups: You Pick

Zion & Bryce Running Tour

Heading out to run through one of the USA’s national parks will surely get the nod of approval from John Muir, but the four-day Zion & Bryce Running Tour allows you to run through the spectacular scenery of two of the USA’s best-loved national parks: Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park!

The retreat’s epic trails will take you through mountains, slot canyons, buttes, spire-like hoodoos, monolithic rocks, rivers, slot canyons, and natural arches. The scintillating scenery will help you push through your limits, and the daily runs will be led by experienced guides and trip leaders who know the area well. The package price includes all accommodation during the tour, as well as all transport, meals (including snacks and beverages), and all park permits, licenses, and fees.

Fixed Dates: Oct 28 to Nov 1, 2024

Custom Dates for Private Groups: You Pick

Extraordinary Albania Trail Run

Albania is without question one of Europe’s hidden wonders. Ancient Roman history rubs shoulders with some of the most breathtaking mountain scenery you can imagine. Waterfalls and ‘Blue Eye’ pools, charming mountain villages, a Mediterranean climate, delicious food, and empty trails await.

Spend four core days running among the mountains and valleys of the alps, traversing the high peaks which run the natural border between Albania and neighboring Montenegro.

You’ll experience running on empty trails as well as lush alpine meadows and waterfalls, with impromptu stops to bathe in natural hot springs. Stay in cozy mountain lodges and enjoy delicious Albanian cuisine and wine along the way on this Extraordinary Albania Trail Run.

Fixed Dates: June 22 to June 29, 2024

Custom Dates for Private Groups: You Pick

Tour Du Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France

One of our most popular runs, the Tour de Mont Blanc in Chamonix is an 8-day tour. 

You will run over 100 miles, climb 9,000m, pass through 3 countries and achieve the running challenge of a lifetime. Famous for the UTMB race, the route circumnavigates the highest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc, passing by its 71 glaciers and 400 summits.

The TMB is truly, the ultimate running adventure and provides memories to last a lifetime. It’s a perfect way to escape every day life and find true freedom on the trails. You will run through chocolate box villages, alpine meadows and high mountain passes and experience breath taking views of Mont Blanc. Guided, with all your logistics taken care of, you'll be able to truly enjoy this amazing experience.

Custom Dates for Private Groups: You Pick

Lavaredo: The Ultimate Trail

This jaw-dropper threads its way through ethereal scenery, every corner brings something bigger and more magnificent to take in.
You'll be based for the duration in the gorgeous mountain town of Cortina d’Ampezzo. Its location is supreme being centrally located with a wonderful buzz and excitement about the place as visitors peel off in different directions for the Dolomites.

Over the week, this trail follows the famous Lavaredo Ultra Trail a 120km route with some 19,000ft to climb. Your guides have broken this down into manageable chunks covering approx. 24km a day to maximize your travel experience. Each day you’ll return to Cortina to relax and rest.

Fixed Dates: June 8 to June 14, 2024

Custom Dates for Private Groups: You Pick

Trail Run Tour in Crete, Greece

The Crete trail run tour offers seven runs over eight days covering up to 110km exploring the western region of Crete, an ancient island known for its mythology, hidden beaches, coves and coastlines, deep gorges, and mountain ranges that soar up from sea level to azure skies.

So, grab your friends, your running shoes and your passport and come join us.

Fixed Dates: Sept 3 to Sept 10, 2024

Custom Dates for Private Groups: You Pick

In the End

Whether you're looking to scale the mountains of Lavaredo or traverse the coasts of ,Crete  we have something for everyone. From the iconic trails of the Alps to the deserts of Namibia there's no shortage of amazing running destinations across the globe.

We've highlighted some of our top picks for running trips that you and your running friends can make their own. Which means–you get to pick your dates and you get the tour all to yourself. Rates will vary depending on how many are in your group.

So, if you're ready to start planning your running trip, please get in touch with us today or check out more of our running trips here, and we’ll be happy to send you further information. And if you are looking to prep for one of these trips--be sure to check out 30 of the best running tips of all time.


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