Tour de France: A Running Holiday in Chamonix, France

Jul 9 to Jul 16, 2024

Tour de France: A Running Holiday in Chamonix, France
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Trail type: End to End

Total distance: 130km (approx)

Total ascent: approx 9,000M ascent stunning mountains

Highlights: Travelling part of the French section of Grande Traversée des Alpes (GR5), too many passes and peaks to name, waterfalls, gorges, beautiful French/Swiss Villages and of course Chamonix. And cheese. Lots of cheese.

Highest point: 2525m - Le Brevent

Difficulty: 25-30km days in the alps (run when you can, hike fast when you can’t)

Trip duration total: 8days/7nights

On trail total: 6 days

About The Host
Chris Ord

Chris Ord

As a longstanding journalist in the adventure media, and editor of the southern hemisphere trail running title, Trail Run Mag, my worldview had been slightly warped and imprinted with the lie that adventure requires, nee demands, deprivation. Hurt. Pain. The leering threat of death. I mean, where was the story, otherwise?

"Luxury" was what the "other" travelers did. The ones who weren't really experiencing the gristle of life. Yep, in my blinkered adventure-type life, luxury was the antithesis of experience. But I was so very, very wrong and an encroaching fortieth birthday opened up my mind to possibility: luxury without adventure may be dull, worthless, empty fun; but bookend onto adventure some sumptuous luxe - or at the very least a damn fine Shiraz, or perhaps Syrah if trail running in France – and you have an exquisite marriage that may just last into your octogenarian years.

And so the seed was sown. The result is our primo collection of adventure running experiences - tours and events - that are like no other. I make no apologies for the extravagant, whimsical, and wonderful nature of these dreams.


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