Our Tour du Mont Blanc Trail Running Vacation summer 2023 takes you on an adventure run around the highest mountain in the Alps, the Mont Blanc massif. Join us on our Chamonix TMB Runcation as we trail run the iconic long distance route, staying at comfortable hotels and chalets throughout.
Our 9-day "Runcation" will kick off in one of the top trail running destinations in the world, the Chamonix Valley, before setting off on our trail. The route wraps 170 km around the massive Mont Blanc massif, climbing and descending a total of 33,000 feet through 3 countries and more breathtaking views than you can count. As we traverse the mountain we'll spend the night in the charming and comfortable hotels in towns, 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 ages 15 and up of any pace. Must be able to complete 110 miles/day of hiking/running, including dramatic elevation gain and loss over the course of the trip with one rest day included. Shorter options are available on several of the days (contact the tour organizer). 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!
This trip requires a minimum of 8 to run. Please do not purchase flights until confirming with retreat organizer.
All transport and lodging covered starting and ending in Chamonix, France
Trip logistics of route planning, lodging, and transportation reservations
A 8:1 ratio of guide to participants
Lodging at comfortable hotels in mountain towns for 7-nights, and one evening at a traditional TMB mountain refuge
One rest day in Courmayeur, Italy (to rest or run and explore!)
Full breakfast spreads included daily
Baggage transport from mountain hut to mountain hut
Knowledgable guide and running coach along the entire route
Special bonus adventures including a guided trail run tours, wellness options, or cultural cuisine lessons
Alcoholic beverages and dinners
Must have a valid passport valid through 6 months upon date of travel.
Must have travel insurance prior to start of trip.
While there are guides to accommodate a variety of paces for attending runners, this trip requires participants to be able to run/hike for 10-15 miles on trails at a time in mountainous/high altitude climates. It is suggested that you be able to maintain an average pace of 15-20 minutes/mile. 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.
Day 1: Our trip will start the afternoon of Day 1 with a meet-and-greet and orientation meeting to meet the guides and go over the logistics and itinerary of the upcoming week! We recommend that you arrive in Chamonix early to adjust to the time change and explore the fabulous markets, trails, and atmosphere of Chamonix.