Introduction To Running in the Alps in Chamonix, France

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Introduction To Running in the Alps in Chamonix, France
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Introduction To The Alps 

Chamonix sits at the foot of Mont Blanc, providing a stunning backdrop to our Intro to the Alps weekend. As featured in the Telegraph’s Best Running Holidays this is a perfect adventure for any runner looking to discover mountain trails! This weekend caters for those who are new to alpine running and those with more experience.

The trails wind through pine woods, up to balcony paths, with breath taking views over Mont Blanc. We pick some stunning routes of 13-15km each day which show the valley at its very best. Along the way, we teach techniques to help increase your confidence over this terrain. Our experienced guides bring the wild to life, with information about the local history, flora, fauna and geography. Each day features a checkpoint with local and seasonal produce. One day includes our famous cheese and wine tasting!

This activity break focusses on both running, and relaxation. Each run lasts around 3 hours, leaving you plenty of time to relax and explore Chamonix or take a trip up to the Aiguille du Midi. You will be staying in a 4* spa hotel with access to a pool, sauna and jacuzzi so you can unwind and enjoy the views.

On the Friday evening the group meets for dinner with the our team. It’s a great weekend to make new friends and enjoy alpine trail running at its best. As with all our holidays, all you have to do is book your flights, turn up and run – we will take care of the rest!

About The Host


Since 2013, we have been delivering incredible trail running adventures. Trail running is freedom of body and mind. It’s also for ALL, regardless of ability or background. Nothing compares to running along mountain paths and leaving behind your busy life. Start YOUR amazing journey with us!

This event was founded by Simon, following years of his own running and mountaineering adventures. He wanted to share the opportunity of exploring wild places for runners, so he set up the first dedicated trail running holiday company.

Our purpose is to help you experience incredible trails in the wild. Free of the usual race and logistical burdens, you will love exploring new places. Part of that experience is meeting other runners and experiencing the adventure together. Our expert guides bring the wild to life revealing it’s hidden ecology and local history. Technical instruction and support from our team empowers you. This is so you can achieve your ultimate running goals!

Running into the unknown. The path flowing beneath your feet. Snow capped mountains glinting in the sun and clouds melting away in the valleys far below. Set your heart and mind free. Exploring places… not running races. This is what it feels like to us!


EXPLORE, LEARN, RUN! We are dedicated trail running specialist. Out events are all about you enjoying running and exploring the wild. We operate in beautiful areas of the UK and Europe. Whatever your ability or experience, we have an event for you.

Our running adventures are point to point or a loop so you never have to back track down a path. This maximises the scenery and experience. They vary from 6km events to multi day routes in the Alps.

We match your ability with other runners to form a small team, led by one of our amazing Run Leaders. We take care of the navigating, checkpoints, bag transfers and any accommodation needs. This is so you can run with a light pack and enjoy the run. Without the worries of a race or the hassles of being self supported. You can take your running experience to a higher level!

Don’t forget to check out the bespoke options. We can arrange all our listed trips for private groups or individuals, so you can get the adventure you want.


We are passionate about running adventures, in fact it’s the only thing we do! By taking part in a our event you become part of our community.

  • There are no hidden costs and we include everything you’ll need during an event or holiday.
  • We are outdoor running professionals, tour guide, running coach and guide.
  • All events have safety as a priority, support team on hand.
  • Our refreshment stops are the best! We use nice hotels wherever we can.
  • We emphasise inclusivity, team, the environment and fun!
  • We ability match our groups and they are no bigger than 12 per guide.
  • It’s good to celebrate achievements, like running the Tour du Mont Blanc with a glass of champagne! We include the champagne!
  • We host refreshment stops on our Alps trips, no one else does. They include cheese and wine tasting on Running & Yoga and Intro to Alps trips!
  • We do it because we love it!

Friendships, inclusivity and the wild are a huge part of our events and set us apart from the world of racing.

“Exploring places… not running races.”