We now offer self-guided trail running tours on the Tour du Mont Blanc! To discover the birthplace of mountain sports, look no further than Chamonix, situated at the base of the highest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc, which stands at 15,774 ft. This self-guided Runcation takes you on a run circumnavigating Mont Blanc on the famous Tour du Mont Blanc trail, one of the most iconic long distance walking routes in Europe. It's also the route for the world famous ultramarathon Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) run each August.
The TMB wraps 170 km around the massive Mont Blanc massif, climbing and descending a total of 10,000 feet through 3 countries and more breathtaking views than you can count. As you traverse the mountain you’ll spend the night in comfortable hotels in towns and charming mountain refuges (based on booking package and availability), which will offer a comfortable place to spend the evening with breathtaking locations and a delicious sampling of Italian, Swiss, and French cuisine, wine, and coffee throughout the trip.
This retreat adventure is open to any age, any level of runner. We take care of all logistics, booking, and private baggage transport. You’ll received customized gpx files for the Tour du Mont Blanc on an industry-leading trail map platform with interactive features, including recommended Instagram photo ops, peaks, and your nightly lodging. Do the TMB on your own in a 8-day or 10-day option, averaging either 13 miles or 11 miles per day. Customized itineraries also available on request. Optional 12-week training package available from an experienced running coach to ensure you're trained and ready to go for this adventure of a lifetime!
Roundtrip transportation from Geneva airport to Chamonix
Trip logistics of route planning, lodging, and transportation reservations
All nightly accommodations on the trail at mountain refuges or 3-star hotels (depending on itinerary)
Breakfast at the mountain huts, or refuges
Baggage transport from hut-to-hut
A detailed and interactive map and gpx file
Alcoholic beverages and meals
Accommodations in Chamonix
Must have a valid passport valid through 6 months upon date of travel.
Must have travel insurance prior to start of trip.
Room info at the Refuges:
Rooms are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. If you are inclined to participate, book or contact the organizer ASAP as rooms will book up in advance by other vacationers.
This trip requires participants to be able to run/hike for 11-18 miles on trails at a time in mountainous/high altitude climates. Training for this trip is highly recommended, and you can participate in the 12-week group training program designed specifically for this trip as a package add-on to ensure you're able to tackle the trails and get maximum enjoyment of this running retreat!
Although the weather in the summer is often ideal, weather in the mountains is variable and trail conditions are subject to change. Route subjective to change based on the safety of conditions and climate of the trail.
Average 13 miles per day on our 8 day, 7 night Self-Guided Tour du Mont Blanc Trail Run.
Want to take two-weeks with ample rest days or crush the Tour du Mont Blanc in 4 days? 4-star hotels or mountain refuges? Put down the deposit for a custom itinerary and we'll be in touch customize the trip itinerary of your dreams. This deposit is non-refundable and is per group/custom itinerary.
Day 1: After breakfast, get an early start on the road to your Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) adventure. Starting from downtown Chamonix, you'll ascend through towns and farms selling goat cheese, old chapels, and amazing views contrasting green hills contrasted against the Bionnassay Glacier.