Running the Spectacular Tour du Mont Blanc
France, Italy, Switzerland
Start/End: Chamonix, France
Meeting Place: Chamonix, France / 5:00 p.m. July 9
Tour du Mont Blanc
Maximum Group Size: 10 - Sorry, Tour Full
Tour Price: $2,695 - Inn to Inn
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Running around Mont Blanc through three countries!
The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most famous and spectacular long trails in the world. On this tour we tackle the entire route around Mont Blanc, staying in comfortable Inns and Refugios along the way. We'll begin our adventure in the world famous resort town of Chamonix - the region where trail running and just about every other outdoor adventure sport originated. We'll start with a gondola ascent to Le Brevent and trek around Mt. Blanc in a counter-clockwise direction finishing where we started with a gondola ride back down to finish the tour. As with all of our running tours, we will truly embrace the trail and the area we're running through. This means we'll be staying in nice, traditional and historic inns along the way, with two nights in the Refugios that are famous in Europe and along the Mont Blanc Trail. We'll truly immerse ourselves in the culture of the trail with our stays in the Refugios, sleeping alongside our trail companions! We'll stay in comfortable hotels in Chamonix and Courmayer and in between we'll be in rustic, historic and comfortable Inns and Hotels that will give us a real feel for the countryside we're running through and the people we're sharing the trail with. This tour is one of the most spectacular we've offered, and we believe once you've run the Tour du Mont Blanc, you'll feel the same way!
"The greatest outdoor/running/hiking experience you'll ever have! I have taken several trips organized by Kim and Andy and each one somehow manages to top the previous one. The trips are well chosen, thoroughly prepared in all aspects (trail choice and info, logistics, food and lodging). Kim and Andy are the nicest people you'll meet, and everyone feels comfortable, whether a top notch trail runner or a middling back of the pack sort like me."
Difficulty: Advanced - This tour presents a significant challenge with its rugged and steep trails. The Tour du Mont Blanc includes significant elevation change, very rugged trails, very long climbs and descents, high elevation, navigation challenges, little access to support vehicle, and potential hazardous weather. Be prepared to depart early on our longest days. We will be running 7 days with distances between 10 and 18 miles.
"Andy and Kim (and their whole family) are some of the coolest people I've ever met. They immediately make you feel at home and ready for a fun, challenging running adventure regardless of your skill level. I can't imagine a better group to undertake such an endeavor. The course was divided into the perfect amount of days, our accommodations were very comfy and unique with delicious food, and the logistics were ironed out seamlessly without being inflexible. Can't wait to adventure with them again!"