Trail run the Dolomites: Alta Via 1
Chamonix Trail Running Camp
Chamonix Trail Running Camp
Chamonix Trail Running Camp
Chamonix Trail Running Camp
Chamonix Trail Running Camp
Trail run the Dolomites: Alta Via 1

Chamonix Trail Running Camp


Trail running holiday in Chamonix

Our carefully designed running camp is designed to improve your trail and over all running performance in the heart of the French Alps. Tracks and Trails will be working with sponsored athlete and director of x-training school, Chloë Lanthier, offering a unique collaboration of skills and experience. Chloë specialises in trail running and training, as well as sport specific rehabilitation and performance. Combine this with our team's mountain experience and knowledge and you have a unique running experience.

For regular runners wishing to improve their performance we base this week in what is now seen as the 'running capital of the world', Chamonix, France. Experience running on sections of the 'Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc' and the 'Marathon du Mont Blanc' while surrounded by awe-inspiring views and glaciated peaks. Expert coaches and beautiful trails where you will not only have fun with like-minded people, but will also learn a lot!

Highlights

  • A fabulous trail running holiday where learning is everything
  • Supportive and relaxed environment in which to improve your technique
  • Expert coaches with a wealth of knowledge and passion for running
  • Everything you need to know to run faster, and stronger
  • How to tackle hills, drills and thrills of running up or down
  • Video analysis review, watch yourself grow and improve 
  • What to do with a compass? Route planning tips and tricks
  • Advice on equipment; clothing, racing, training and nutrition
  • Excellent accommodation with swimming pool and spa
  • Learn how to care for yourself, and stay injury free
  • Yoga class to ease and stretch those muscles 

Running with nature can add many new dimensions both to your health, mind and other sports. Getting off the beaten track and varying your training can help prevent injuries, improve your strength and fitness and provide an easy way to explore the great outdoors.

Our trail camp is suited to regular runners who love the freedom of getting out and exploring new places. If you can comfortably run 20kms (12.5 miles) or run for 2 hours and are looking to learn, explore and improve then this trail running camp is for you.

We will offer a comprehensive week of trail running, performance guidance and education so that you can go home feeling confident and informed. The skills learned on this week will not only improve your road or trail running performance, but can also be converted to many other adventure sports.


I just wanted to say thank you again for such a brilliant week in Chamonix. In a way I'd say the holiday was exactly as I expected - there's loads of details on the Tracks & Trails website, and the week panned out pretty much as described. But it also totally exceeded my expectations - the quality of coaching/expertise from all of you guys, the motivation gained from meeting and chatting to some truly inspirational people, plus everyone was just so friendly and nice.

Oh, my God, what a fabulous, fabulous week, and we loved our guide, Seb! He was always there, but never intrusive, friendly, punctual, helpful, fun, relaxed and very knowledgeable. He took us on some absolutely fantastic runs. I was a tiny bit freaked on the Vertical K, with some of the drop offs, and he guided me so expertly through it. I learned a lot and got some great exercises to take home.

Thanks for an unforgettable week with you leading us through the grueling and beautiful mountain trails. It was an experience I will never forget, and you have inspired me to push further with my running. I did 10k this morning before breakfast, through Hyde Park, and I thought of you. Thank goodness the course was flat!

Thank you SO much for an incredible week. I had a fantastic holiday, and can't wait to look back through all the photos to remind me of the awesome adventure. Send my thanks on to our coaches for their expertise and guidance through the week. Meeting Kilian & Anna was a added bonus, but it will really be the trails that I remember most. Fingers crossed the Alpine flat training leads to PBs at the weekend! 

Itinerary

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  • Today you will arrive in the world famous alpine town of Chamonix, in France. In recent years Chamonix has earned a place on the world trail running circuit through various events the most famous of which is the week-long Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc®. This evening your coach will meet you at your hotel to discuss the week ahead and answer any of your questions. The hotel can organise massages during your week, but we would advise booking as soon after your arrival as possible. 

  • Our week long 'camp' is a holiday with benefits. Each day of the camp you will receive one-on-one coaching, video analysis for different terrain, and individual drills to improve your form and efficiency to run in the mountains.

    Morning: The week starts with coaching by Chloe Lanthier. Enjoy a warm up run from the hotel door and focus on training techniques to maximize efficiency, speed, economy for distance and different terrains. Return to the hotel for lunch.

    Afternoon: Seminar on injury prevention: practical with 'prehab' drills and exercises to keep you safe on the trails and in training.

  • Morning: Today we start with a session on how to tackle hills, and in Chamonix we have plenty of them. With the help of some handy 'drills', explore climbing and descending methods to help improve your hill technique whilst developing good overall 'form' along the way. Return to the hotel for lunch.

    Afternoon: Review of video analysis so far. Video feedback is instant and is an incredibly helpful tool for developing and learning new techniques. In this session you will receive one-to-one coaching and individual tips to improve your form, before heading back out on the trails to put it into practice. We end today with a run-specific stretching session.

    Complete your day with time by the hotel pool before enjoying another delicious home cooked meal.

  • Morning: Begin the day with a fun 'run specific' workout to improve your overall strength that can be adapted to use at home. Develop this further and start planning for future goals.

    Seminar: The importance of nutrition and getting your fuelling right.

    Video analysis review: Watch film of your technique and improvements, followed by a lunch break.

    Afternoon: A practical session on planning routes and mapping runs, as well as an introduction to basic compass work. We then put it into practice with the opportunity to try a professionally laid out orienteering course in the local woodland, at Bois du Bouchet.

  • The next three days are all about getting up in the mountains. You are here on holiday and we aim to show you the best of Chamonix Valley! Using the Mont Blanc Express train to reach the neighbouring valley of Vallorcine, we will be looking at the benefits of using running poles. Chloe will be joined today by International Mountain Leader, Seb Gros. Seb is passionate about trail running as it allows him to explore new places, and he has run the famous GR20 in Corsica, in the Swiss Alps, Mallorca, the South of Spain, and off the beaten track in France. He will put his extensive knowledge of Chamoinx to good use today showing you some gorgeous trails. With the use of light-weight running poles we will practice a mix of 'fast uphill hiking' and running, following the route of the famous 'Tour du Mont Blanc' walking circuit and yet more of the Mont Blanc Marathon route as we aim for the Aiguillette des Possettes at 2201m. (7219ft). This route can easily be shortened or lengthened to suit individual needs. 10-20km (6.2-12.5 miles)

  • Today we will enjoy running from our hotel door, first on good trails over rocks through the forest and up to high mountain meadows where the alpine flowers grow. Our focus today will be how to achieve a Vertical Kilometre! For many runners both local and visiting the 'Vertical K' has become something of a legend. Being sure to take it steady and enjoying breaks along the way, we aim to stop for lunch at the top of this famous Chamonix climb. Our trail then travels along a beautiful single track trail on what is known as the 'Grand Balcon Sud' and a section of the Mont Blanc Marathon route. The views of the Chamonix peaks and glaciers are simply awe-inspiring. After coffee and snacks on the mountain, we begin our descent on superb trails back down to the valley floor. This afternoon we will complete the day with a yoga class tailored to runners. 

  • Today is about putting everything you have learned this week into practice. We plan to run/hike to a local 'summit' and ensure that you finish your week on a true high! We will cover some distance and also aim to gain height for some unforgettable views of the Mont Blanc mountain range. If all has gone to plan then you will be going home with the confidence and motivation to enjoy running on hill or mountain trails when you return home. We expect to cover between 15-20km (9.3-12.5 miles). If you would like an individual debrief then your coach will spend time at the end of the afternoon giving advice on how to continue your progression once you return home. 

  • Today is departure day and the trip finishes after breakfast.

It is always our aim to complete the proposed itinerary outlined above, however, it may be necessary for our guides/instructors to adjust the daily itinerary based on the weather conditions, group safety and enjoyment.

Accommodation

On all our trips we aim to accommodate our guests in well-situated, clean, characterful, family run accommodation. We are painstaking in our research to give you the best option possible and one that is good value. Our suggested accommodation, listed below, is subject to availability at the time of booking. We have given details of our favoured venues and those we intend to use. If unavailable we will book alternative accommodation of a similar standard.

Our trip fees are based on two people sharing a room. If you are travelling on your own your booking will be based on a twin bedroom sharing with someone of the same gender. 

However, on many of our trips single rooms are available on request for a supplementary fee. We recommend booking as early as possible to secure a single room as these are always limited in number. Please contact us for details. 

Hotel Aiguille du Midi - Summer

Hotel

For this trip we stay in the 3* Hotel Aiguilles du Midi, a traditional French mountain hotel perfectly situated at the foot of the famous Glacier des Bossons. The hotel, which has been run by the same family for generations, is within easy reach of the centre of Chamonix and is ideally situated for the trails. The trip price is based on twin rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Single rooms may be available on request for a supplementary payment. However, these are limited in number and we recommend that you book early if you wish to be sure of a single room. Please contact us for details.

It includes a 3 course Dinner, Lunches, Bed and Breakfast and meals can be adapted to suit any dietary requirement. The hotel offers a spacious living and dining area, free wi-fi, spa facilities, massage room and garden with pool boasting wonderful views of Mont Blanc. Massages are available and can be arranged through your coaches and hotel reception.


  • Chamonix, in France is easily reached from other European and worldwide destinations by road, rail, coach or plane. Geneva in Switzerland is the closest international airport, only 75 minutes away by road, making shared transfers, buses or trains easy to arrange. Please contact us if you need further advice on your specific travel requirements.

  • You must have the appropriate insurance for your chosen activity, including helicopter rescue, repatriation and medical costs. We also advise you take out Trip Cancellation/Curtailment Insurance in the event of you being unable to join the trip. The insurance referred to should only be purchased AFTER we have confirmed your trip is guaranteed to run. 

    The insurance clause set out in our 'Terms and Conditions' is below:

    Insurance: It is a condition of booking that you are insured against medical expenses, injury, illness, death, cost of repatriation, and personal accident risks. This must include cover for the activities to be undertaken during the trip. For tours taking place outside the United Kingdom you must ensure that your insurance covers rescue from the mountains, including helicopter rescue. It is the right of the leader to make a decision to call for helicopter rescue if such assistance is needed. Costs incurred by you, the client, due to an evacuation, rescue or other emergency shall be your responsibility. Any subsequent costs incurred for expenses, not limited to but including such costs as hotels, food, transport etc, shall be borne by you, the client. You are responsible for ensuring insurance cover is adequate for the particular needs of your chosen activity. You must be fully aware of the implications involved in arranging your own travel insurance and understand the limitations and exclusions of the policy. By agreeing to our Terms and Conditions you are authorising Tracks and Trails Ltd, or the person employed to lead the trip for Tracks and Trails Ltd, to instigate rescue and/or helicopter evacuation procedures without previously obtaining the permission of the company issuing your insurance policy. We reserve the right to cancel your booking at any time if we are not satisfied you have the necessary insurance policy covering your activity. Please ensure that your insurance covers you to the maximum altitude given on your trip itinerary. If you are unsure or are joining a bespoke trip then please contact us for specific details. Most of our trips have a maximum altitude of 3,000 metres (9840ft), except the Tour de Monte Rosa which reaches 3316m (10,877ft). You must bring all insurance documentation with you at the time of the activity. We also recommend your insurance covers you for trip cancellation and baggage loss/damage. Tracks and Trails Ltd are unable to accept responsibility for the loss or damage to any client equipment or luggage.

    For further details, please read the Insurance section on our website.

  • Summer mountain weather in the European Alps can vary considerably, and in this respect it is no different to any mountain environment where the terrain influences the weather and it can change from valley to valley. 

    However, in the summer months it is generally good in the Alps, but it can deliver everything from glorious sunshine, to rain, fog, high winds and even snow. Temperatures can reach over 30°Celsius (86°F) in July and August, but can drop to 5°Celsius (41°F) on the high passes, or 'Cols' as they are known in the Alps. Essentially, as with all mountain journeys, you should be prepared for any eventuality. The average temperatures range from 15-25°Celsius (59-77°F) in the valleys and 5-15°Celsius (41-59°F) on the passes.

    Even in mid-summer we can be faced with overnight snow especially when we have spent the night in a mountain refuge/rifugio/hut at higher altitude. 

  • For each of our trips there is a minimum number of guests required to book before we can 'guarantee' your trip will run. This is normally 4, and on some occasions 5. 

    In the 'Dates and Prices' section you can hover over the 'Status' button to see how many more bookings are required for your trip to be confirmed. 

    The maximum number of guests that we take on any given trip is indicated in the 'At a Glance' box on the right hand side of the trip page. 

    We will, on occasion, run trips that have not reached the minimum number because our guests have agreed to pay a supplement to allow the trip to go ahead, enabling them to book their travel. If the trip then reaches its minimum number we refund the difference. Do contact us if you wish to discuss this option. 

    We strongly advise you do not book travel until we have confirmed your trip is 'guaranteed' to run. If you book travel before we have confirmed it is 'guaranteed' we cannot be held responsible for any financial loss if the trip does not go ahead.

  • After we have processed your booking we will send you a comprehensive clothing and equipment list that is appropriate to your trip and activity. There will be some items on this list that we strongly recommend and others which are suggested. Our list is based on our experience of what is needed for any particular trip, but it is not the definitive article! If you have items you like to use then do bring them, but be aware of over-loading your 'day' rucksack with items that are heavy and therefore making the trip more challenging.

    Please contact us if in any doubt about what to bring.

  • When booking a holiday as a solo traveller a twin bedded room comprising of two single beds, is booked as standard. This will be with someone of the same gender unless you request to pay extra for your own room. Single rooms are often limited in supply so if you would like to pay a supplement for a single room we urge you to get in touch as soon as possible. This trip has a single supplement of £376.

  • On many of our trips there will be an element of 'group kit' which will be shared amongst our guests. As mountain people you will be used to team work and working together to the mutual benefit of the group.

    The 'group kit' will be minimal and simply a case of sharing out a few lightweight 'survival shelters'. On a week-long trip you may carry a small shelter for just one day before passing it on to the next person. 

    On many of our cross country ski trips to remote areas there will also be a few additional items to share such as the grip waxes/klisters, spare pole, and snow shovel. These items are shared in such a way that no one is over burdened. 

    Other group items necessary for safety and comfort will be carried by your guide/instructor.

  • We go to great lengths to work with first class guides and instructors who are passionate about their work. They are all fully qualified, and insured, and hold the correct documentation.

    Please note your guide/instructor has complete discretion to make a daily decision on whether or not to take the advertised route based on the weather and the ability of the members of the group. They have our authority to make any route changes they believe are necessary in the interests of safety and enjoyment. 

    For our walking, family, and snowshoeing trips your guide will be a fully qualified and experienced International Mountain Leader. For our running trips your guide will be an International Mountain Leader, and an experienced mountain 'trail runner'.

    If you have booked on a cross country ski trip you will be with a fully qualified professional BASI Nordic Ski Instructor or equivalent. BASI is the British Association of Snowsport Instructors. 

    Meet the Guides ATR

    Chloë Lanthier

     

     

     

     

     

    Chloë Lanthier is the Founder and Director of the xtrainingschool.com, a Trail Ambassador for Patagonia, has a BA in Exercise Physiology/Masters Science of Biomechanics and Human Performance. She is a consultant, speaker and education provider in sports rehabilitation and performance training. Chloë has over twenty years experience in her field and loves sharing her knowledge as an elite endurance athlete through outdoor school programmes, sporting events and various collaborations. Chloë is also an avid backcountry skier, mountain biker and enjoys writing in her free time.  Canadian, she now lives in Chamonix, France. 

    Sebastien Gross

     

     

     

     

     

    Chamonix born and bred Sebastien Gros fell in love with the mountains at a young age. Following his grand father's 'guide' steps he started skiing before he could walk and competed in cross-country ski races in his teens. He moved to the south of France to study and has travelled extensively around the world. For Seb the outdoors is a 'way of life'. He has a Masters in Sport, Tourism and Local Development and is qualified as both an 'Accompagnateur en Moyenne Montagne' (International Mountain Leader for hiking and trail running) and an Alpine Ski Instructor. He is passionate about trail running as it allows him to explore new places such as: the famous GR20 in Corsica, the Swiss Alps, Mallorca, South of Spain, and off the beaten track in France. When he's not outdoors, Seb lectures in 'mountain environment' to high school students to prepare them to become future hiking guides.

  • This is a general statement with regard to luggage and is not specific to your trip. Please read on.

    Point to Point

    The majority of our point-to-point trips have luggage support which means your bags are transferred each day to the next accommodation and you only need to wear a small/medium sized 'rucksack' for items you might need during the course of the day. 

    On some trips which feature a night in a refuge/rifugio/hut your main luggage may not be available that evening due to lack of vehicle access. Your rucksack should be of sufficient capacity to carry a few extra items required for this overnight. Your trip itinerary will indicate on which nights you do not have access to your main luggage. If in any doubt please contact us

    Centre Based

    For our centre based trips, in other words where you are staying in the same accommodation all week, you are welcome to bring whatever luggage you require. However, do refer to the note below with regard to 'size' and the lack of elevators in some hotels. 

    Size of Luggage

    Please note that many hotels do not have elevators. This means you may need to carry your luggage to your bedroom. 

    On our point-to-point trips where your luggage is moved along the route by taxi we ask that you keep the weight to a maximum of 15kgs (33lbs), and ONE bag per person. Many of the taxi companies who move your bags impose a 15kg (33lbs) limit and restrict the number because they have to unload and reload the vehicle each day. If you take more than one bag you may be asked to pay a supplement. 

    Luggage on wheels is a good idea, and as stated you need to be able to carry your luggage to your bedroom which may involve climbing several flights of stairs.  

  • We do not include lunches in your trip fee for various reasons. We have found our guests have particular tastes and requirements for 'trail' or 'hill' food and it is better you choose and buy what you require. Buying supplies and trying local specialities is a great way to inter-act with the local people and to practise your language skills. 

    Lunches on our trips are 'picnic' style lunches, in other words you take a packed lunch with sufficient snacks, food and fluid to sustain you throughout your day of activity. If there is the possibility of lunch being taken at a restaurant/farm/cafe beside the trail, your guide/instructor will advise you of this. 

    Each evening you can choose to order a picnic or a sandwich from the hotel, or your guide/instructor will advise you of other options such as a local shop or market and whether you need to purchase items in the evening or if the shop/market is open early enough the next morning not to delay your start. In all cases we would always ask you to settle any 'bill' for lunch or drinks in the evening and not in the morning when there may be a queue. 

    Norway and Sweden

    Norway and Sweden are the exception to this rule and these trips include a packed lunch in your trip fee. You can also bring a thermos flask and have it filled with a hot drink. The reason for this is the remoteness of the accommodation and the scarcity of shops. It is the tradition is to create your packed lunch from the breakfast buffet and the choice is usually substantial with something for all tastes. Please note that in every other country making your lunch from the breakfast is NOT considered acceptable.

  • On your itinerary you will find an indication of the amount of ascent and descent you can expect each day. This offers a guideline to how much effort might be expended each day and allows you to decide, based on previous experience, if your fitness and stamina are correct for the trip. 

    We make every attempt to ensure these statistics are as accurate as possible, but ask you to note that the most modern of technology used to record these details can show considerable variations in terms of ascent, descent, and in particular distance. In other words no two people using GPS devices on the same route will have exactly the same details recorded at the end of the day. 

    The statistics given should be used as a 'general' indication of the effort required. 

  • It is useful to arrive at your destination with some cash in the local currency, however, on most occasions it is relatively easy to visit a 'cash machine' after arrival and withdraw money on a credit or debit card. Some of our locations are an exception to this in particular Norway, where the accommodation will often have no facilities for withdrawing cash, but they will take a credit card. 

    On many of our trips we will visit remote cafes/farms where it is wonderful to enjoy a drink and a cake, at places such as these they will only accept payment in the local currency in cash. 

    On our walking and running trips which take in the route of the 'Tour du Mont Blanc' you will find that Euros will also be accepted in Switzerland as we are never far from the frontier, but the exchange rate will be poor.

    Below is a list of the currency and the currency symbol for each of the countries where we run trips:

    Italy = Euro/€

    Germany = Euro/€

    Sweden = Krona/SEK

    Norway = Kroner/NOK

    Bulgaria = Lev/BGN

    Switzerland = Swiss Franc/CHF

    Finland, including Lapland = Euro/€

    Spain, including Mallorca = Euro/€

    France, including Corsica = Euro/€ 

    Poland = Zloty/PLN = Euros will be accepted, but some local currency is advisable

    Czech Republic = Koruna/CZK - Euros will be accepted, but some local currency is advisable

  • Food

    On all our trips we prefer if you can experience local tastes and dishes that reflect the culture of the country we are visiting and for this reason many of our accommodation options will be family run with a reputation for the traditional food of the region. 

    If you have a 'special' diet because of an allergy or intolerance to a certain food type which will make you ill the accommodation will cater for this as best they can, eg gluten free, nut free, lactose free. 

    If you are vegetarian then this is not a problem as the hotels/refuges are used to being asked for vegetarian meals. This trip is not suitable for those who follow a vegan diet or those with other more specific dietary requirements. Gluten-free diets will be possible with regard to the evening meals, but you would need to bring along some gluten-free snacks for your breakfasts and lunches.

    If you have a 'special' diet which is NOT because of an allergy or intolerance, and is not 'veggie' then we cannot cater for this. The accommodation on the popular routes will be catering for many people each evening, in some cases up to 70/80 meals per night, 7 days a week, and realistically they cannot produce many different meal options unless the food will result in illness. 

    Water

    The countries we visit all have tap water that is drinkable. If for any reason a particular hotel is having a problem with a remote mountain water supply they will normally post a sign over the tap indicating that you must not drink the water. At all times you are welcome to ask your guide/instructor if the water can be drunk. We would ask, for environmental reasons, that you avoid using single-use plastic bottles, and bring a water bottle that can be used repeatedly. 

  • A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required for visits to countries outside the EU, such as Norway. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice.  

  • We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

    http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/

    Note that if your trip involves staying in a mountain refuge/rifugio/hut that electric sockets may be in short supply and for that night you may not be able to charge any items. Although the accommodation will have electricity this will often be supplied by solar panels or a generator and limited to use by the staff. For this reason we advise that carrying a small slimline and lightweight 'battery pack' can be very useful for recharging phones which many of you will also use as your camera. 

  • Before booking consider whether you expect to be in the appropriate physical condition on the date of your  departure to allow you to fully participate in and enjoy your holiday. If you have any doubts because of an illness or injury it would be advisable to check with your doctor.

    UK residents should obtain and bring with them the free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This entitles you to state provided medical treatment in certain European countries, but is not a substitute for medical travel insurance. We advise that you always carry your insurance documents with details of the Emergency Medical telephone number for your insurance provider, and your policy number. 

  • We feel strongly about protecting the environment and do not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We would ask that you arrive with a ‘water bottle’ or ‘hydration system’ that can be used repeatedly. We would point out that we operate a ‘zero tolerance’ for rubbish, and would ask you to remove all your rubbish items from the mountain even those you consider to be bio-degradable. In particular we ask that you remove any toilet tissue.

    You can read our full policy here.

  • Working across international boundaries, and with various currencies means that the price of our trips can change overnight. We have, however, undertaken to guarantee that once you have paid your deposit the price of your trip is fixed. In this respect we urge you to book early to ensure that you receive the price advertised on our website. The website price may increase due to currency fluctuations, but we guarantee that the price advertised on the date of your booking will be maintained in your individual case. 


Prices may vary depending on date.

2019

Sat 15 Jun - Sat 22 Jun
Code: ATR1 19
Price: £1475 Spaces available Book
Sat 15 Jun - Sat 22 Jun
Code: ATR1N 19
Price: £895 Spaces available Book

What's Included

All-inclusive Package

  • Full board accommodation; breakfast, 5 packed lunches, 1 light lunch, daily 3 course evening meal
  • Accommodation based on two people sharing in the 3* Hotel Aiguille du Midi
  • The services of a highly qualified Sports Coach, Chloë Lanthier
  • The services of an International Mountain Leader 
  • 1 x single cable car ticket (if needed as part of your itinerary)
  • Equipment hire for all sessions within the itinerary
  • Free gifts, a Patagonia hat and Tracks and Trails 'Buff' or T-shirt
  • Lyofood smoothies and goodies for the trail
  • 1x yoga class, pre-hab/core class

Coaching-only Package

  • The services of a highly qualified Sports Coach, Chloë Lanthier
  • The services of an International Mountain Leader 
  • 5 packed lunches and 1 light lunch at the hotel
  • 1 x single cable car ticket (if needed as part of your itinerary)
  • Equipment hire for all sessions within the itinerary
  • Free gifts, a Patagonia hat and Tracks and Trails 'Buff' or T-shirt
  • Lyofood smoothies and goodies for the trail
  • 1x yoga class, pre-hab/core class

What's Not Included

All-inclusive Package

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Massages
  • Maps

Coaching-only Package

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Massages
  • Maps

I just wanted to say thank you again for such a brilliant week in Chamonix. In a way I'd say the holiday was exactly as I expected - there's loads of details on the Tracks & Trails website, and the week panned out pretty much as described. But it also totally exceeded my expectations - the quality of coaching/expertise from all of you guys, the motivation gained from meeting and chatting to some truly inspirational people, plus everyone was just so friendly and nice.

Oh, my God, what a fabulous, fabulous week, and we loved our guide, Seb! He was always there, but never intrusive, friendly, punctual, helpful, fun, relaxed and very knowledgeable. He took us on some absolutely fantastic runs. I was a tiny bit freaked on the Vertical K, with some of the drop offs, and he guided me so expertly through it. I learned a lot and got some great exercises to take home.

Thanks for an unforgettable week with you leading us through the grueling and beautiful mountain trails. It was an experience I will never forget, and you have inspired me to push further with my running. I did 10k this morning before breakfast, through Hyde Park, and I thought of you. Thank goodness the course was flat!

Thank you SO much for an incredible week. I had a fantastic holiday, and can't wait to look back through all the photos to remind me of the awesome adventure. Send my thanks on to our coaches for their expertise and guidance through the week. Meeting Kilian & Anna was a added bonus, but it will really be the trails that I remember most. Fingers crossed the Alpine flat training leads to PBs at the weekend! 

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At a Glance

From Price £895
Holiday Type Trail Running
Duration 8 Days
Group Size 10
Minimum Age 18
Countries Visited France
Meet In Chamonix, France
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