Run the CCC, Courmayeur to Chamonix
Run the CCC, Courmayeur to Chamonix
Run the CCC, Courmayeur to Chamonix
Run the CCC, Courmayeur to Chamonix
Run the CCC, Courmayeur to Chamonix
Run the CCC, Courmayeur to Chamonix
Run the CCC, Courmayeur to Chamonix
Run the CCC, Courmayeur to Chamonix
Run the CCC, Courmayeur to Chamonix
Run the CCC, Courmayeur to Chamonix
Running the CCC Ultra Trail
Running the CCC Ultra Trail

Courmayeur to Chamonix - The 'CCC'


Mont Blanc is one of the most famous mountains in the world. The crown of the Western Alps its summit sits at 4810m (15,776ft). Over three days you will run the section which links Courmayeur in Italy, with Champex in Switzerland, and Chamonix in France. 

We take the route at a steady pace mixing running with fast hiking depending on the terrain. We will pass through spectacular mountain scenery, following a route steeped in history, culture and folklore. Many of the trails date back centuries and you will feel the history under your feet as you follow in the footsteps of hunters, herdsmen, smugglers and armies. Smooth, runnable trails are interspersed with technical, rocky sections over the high mountain passes. Breathtaking alpine landscapes await, flanked by colourful meadows tumbling down into picturesque hamlets and villages. It is both a nature lover's and a trail runner’s paradise.


  • Take part in a truly amazing mountain journey around Mont Blanc
  • 3 countries in 3 days, Italy, Switzerland and France
  • Follow the route of the prestigious ultra marathon the 'CCC' ®
  • Learn from a professional and experienced trail running guide
  • Know your luggage will be waiting for you at the end of each day
  • Enjoy characterful and comfortable mountain accommodation 

This is one of the world's most famous long distant hiking trails, and in recent years has become even more famous, as part of the route of the mythical Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc® (UTMB®). The 'CCC' race which is part of the UTMB® week covers 101km (63 miles) and climbs 6100m (20,008ft). The record for the fastest time is 10h30!

We would like to reassure you this is a holiday, and therefore we spend three days running the route and taking time to enjoy the mountains. Each day we will run/hike about 30 kilometres (18 miles), with at least one high mountain pass. We’re likely to be on our feet for 6-8 hours per day with lots of ascent and descent on a variety of mountain trails. This trip is suitable for experienced mountain trail runners.

Fantastic trip and a stunning route. The views were stupendous and everything was very well organised with great accommodation. The trip enabled me to achieve a huge ambition.

- Liz, Scotland - 2023

Finished! It was a longterm goal and aspiration to do it, so achieving it was such a positive emotion. Every day was amazing in it's own way, with all of them memorable. I loved seeing Champex Lac as this seems iconic when watching the UTMB races.

- Liz, Scotland - 2023

If we could bottle your knowledge and enthusiasm, it would be a wonderful thing!

- John Sullivan, USA, NIKE

Tracks and Trails provided excellent service, from the initial trip inquiry to the very end of the trip. Thank you so much!

- Sarah, UK, 2019

What an amazing trip! Tracks and Trails took care of every logistical detail so that you can focus only on experiencing the stunning landscape. Highly recommend.

- Brianne, USA, 2019

Our guide had so much energy, so knowledgeable, and wise! What a great trip! She catered to our every need and customized for ability extremely well.

- Brianne, USA, 2019


  • Your running guide will meet you this evening, at approximately 1800 hrs, at your hotel in Courmayeur in Italy to answer any last minute questions and to brief you on the days ahead.  This trip is run in conjunction with our Mont Blanc Ultra Trail holiday and you may find that you are joining a group that will have left Chamonix, in France three days earlier.

  • Setting off through the streets of the ancient Roman town of Courmayeur, we run up a gentle hill through hamlets of ancient wooden buildings with traditional architecture. We soon leave the tarmac behind to climb steeply through the shady larch forest to the idyllically situated Rifugio Bertone. We then traverse a beautiful trail around the mountain which in our mind offers the most incredible views of the Mont Blanc mountain range, a truly amazing trail run. Eventually, we reach the famous Rifugio Bonatti, a gorgeous refuge dedicated to the mountaineer and photographer, Walter Bonatti. The trail continues through the alpine flower meadows before descending to Arnuva, and then there is a long, but steady climb to the Swiss frontier at the Grand Col Ferret. The wide, runnable trail descends and then traverses along the hillside before dropping down to the lovely Swiss village of La Fouly at 1600m where we will spend the night. 

    Ascent: 2050m (6724ft) Descent: 1670m (5477ft) Distance: 31.6km (19.7 miles) Duration: Run/Walk 8h00-8h30

  • Leaving La Fouly we have a gentle start to our day as we take a valley trail that runs alongside the river. Everything is very 'Swiss' today, immaculate ancient chalets, perfectly manicured lawns, and orderly geraniums in window-boxes. We make our way down the valley on great trails until we reach the village of Praz de Fort which has wonderful examples of traditional, and very old, wooden chalets and farms. There is a convenient little cafe by the roadside which is sometimes hard to run past! It may be time for a drink? At this point we begin our ascent for the day as we climb steadily uphill to the lakeside Swiss village of Champex with its jade green waters. As we leave the village behind, we once again enter the larch forests, gorges and the pastures, home in the summer months to the famous Swiss fighting cows. After taking in stunning views of the Rhone Valley, we run a steady descent to the Col de la Forclaz and then onto Trient at 1300m (4265ft) for our overnight stop.

    Ascent: 1310m (4296ft) Descent: 1585m (4542ft) Distance: 30.9km (19.3 miles) Duration: Run/Walk 6h30-7h30

  • A grand finale today as we complete our CCC and cross back into France. We make the first of two bigs climb out of the Trient valley through thick forest until we reach the alpage of les Tseppes and a clearing to gain views of the Trient glacier. Soon the trail and crosses back into France and after the alpage of Catogne descends down towards the Vallorcine valley and village. Famous as the 'valley of the bears', where in the Middle Ages the locals used to pay their taxes in bear meat! Sadly, and perhaps not unsurprisingly there are no bears left today. After Vallorcine, we have a short uphill to the Col des Montets before facing the steep zig-zags to the Tetes aux Vents at 2127m (6976ft). The views en route of the Mont Blanc massif reward our efforts as we reach the last high point of the tour. We now make our last descent into Chamonix! The trail is quite breathtaking as it gradually traverses and descends you see the panoramic trail of the Mont Blanc massif unfold. A final stop at the Flegere cable car station then we drop into the woods heading for Chalet la Floria and then the mountain town of Chamonix, in France. Time to celebrate, rest the body and recover with an optional massage.

    Ascent: 1750m (5740ft) Descent: 2215m (7265ft) Distance: 30.5km (19 miles) Duration:  Run/Walk 7h30-8h30

  • Today is departure day and your trip ends 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. 


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.

All of our trips are based on two people sharing a bedroom, what we call a 'twin' means two single beds in one bedroom.  If you are travelling on your own your booking will be based on a twin bedroom sharing with someone of the same gender.   On some occasions when accommodation is limited at the time of booking mixed shared 'dormitory' style accommodation will be booked.  Note that it is very rare to have air conditioning in European mountain areas, and most bedrooms do not have this facility.

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 Edelweiss, Courmayeur


The Hotel Edelweiss is right in the heart of Courmayeur with easy access to the town centre, while being tucked away in a quiet street where you will not be disturbed by the crowds. The hotel has a lovely sunny garden area at the front, and a spacious lounge bar to enjoy a drink. All the rooms are en suite and dinner is very Italian with local dishes and plenty of pasta. Other hotels which we use in Courmayeur include the Hotel Bouton d'Or, and the Hotel Walser

Hotel Edelweiss, La Fouly


In La Fouly we spend our overnight at the Hotel Edelweiss, like all our other hotels it is family run, cosy and comfortable. There is a bar with a terrace where you can enjoy a drink in the afternoon sun. All the bedrooms are traditional in style with lots of 'wood'. Most of the rooms have en suite facilities, however on some occasions it's necessary for us to book two rooms (classed as a family room) with an adjoining bathroom. There is a dining room with lovely views, and breakfast is served buffet style.

Gîte La Casita, Gietroz


Gîte La Casita is a traditional, rural 'Gite' situated in Giétroz, a small village in the Trient Valley (Switzerland) just a few minutes transfer from the Tour du Mont Blanc trail. La Casita is an old family home, built in 19th century and renovated in 2006 - it simply oozes with character!


It's quiet location offers stunning views of the mountains and our host, Jacqueline, will ensure that you experience traditional mountain hospitality.

La Casita is a simple 'gite' meaning it offers a simple over night stay with meal. it has 3 twin rooms with a shared bathroom-WC, 1 room with a private bathroom-WC and a comfortable dormitory for 4 people which we usually book as twin. We usually have the whole accommodation to ourselves. Please note: hot water at this accommodation is limited so please shower sparingly.

Chalet Hôtel le Prieuré, Chamonix


The 4* Chalet Hôtel Le Prieuré has a chalet style to the interior making it a warm and welcoming place to spend time in Chamonix.  Step onto your balcony and you have amazing views to the mountains. Your meals will be taken in the light and modern restaurant, with its glass frontage. Whether it be the start or end of your holiday a visit to the hotels pool and spa will help you relax and unwind.

In the Middle Ages, Le Prieuré was the name given to the center of the village of Chamonix. It was referred to as the Prieuré of Chamonix valley. In 1928, Doctor Chabanolles enlarged the building to accommodate children suffering from tuberculosis. In 1960, after extensive renovations, a 'Le Prieuré' opened its doors in Chamonix. It was run by the Morand family, who named it L'Hôtel le Prieuré in reference to its history. In 2015, the hotel was completely renovated while retaining its history and authenticity.

  • Arrival

    Our meeting point in Courmayeur (Italy) can be reached by road via the Aosta Valley or France (via Chamonix or the Petit St Bernard pass) or Switzerland (Grand St Bernard pass).

    By bus/train via Milan or Turin (in Italy) or via Chamonix in France (via the Mont Blanc Tunnel).

    It's possible to fly to one of the Italian airports:

    From Turin Flix bus travel to Aosta from Turin centre taking about 1 hour 30, plus 1 hour onto Courmayeur.
    From Milan city Arriva bus travel to Courmayeur via Aosta taking 3 hours.
    There are transfer buses and trains from both Milan and Turin airports to connect with the buses to Aosta.
    Private taxis are possible to book with Aosta Valley Transfers or for groups with TransverdaVDA.

    Or fly to Geneva Airport (Switzerland) and take a bus all the way to Courmayeur via Chamonix or use a smaller transfer company that will drop you at your hotel.

    Reaching Courmayeur from Geneva airport via Chamonix is straightforward with many transfer companies operating this route throughout the day. Either consider a scheduled bus which will drop you at Chamonix Sud Bus Station, such as, or use a private transfer company such as Haute Transfer, or Mountain Drop-Offs which will drop you at your accommodation. If booking with Mountain Drop-Offs you receive a small discount on the route by using our company code of TAT01. This code only applies to transfers in ’normal’ working hours. It does not apply to early morning, or late evening transfers. 

    Please contact us if you require assistance with your travel arrangements.

    IMPORTANT: the Mont Blanc tunnel will be closed between September and December for necessary maintenance work. (This work is due to start in 2023 and to last for up to 18 years). So if you are joining our September trip then you must travel to Courmayeur via the Aosta Valley options (not the Chamonix side).


    You will finish your trip in Chamonix, France.

    A range of travel options to leave the Chamonix valley can be found on the Chamonix Tourist Office website.

    If travelling via Geneva we recommend that you book a seat on a shared transfer which is a door-to-door service to reach your accommodation in Chamonix. We recommend Mountain Drop Offs, Chamexpress and Haute Pursuit for this service. Easybus also runs a service from Geneva airport to Chamonix Bus Station. This service runs throughout the day, but does not collect you from your hotel.

    Please contact us if you need further advice on your specific travel requirements.

  • When booking a trip we ask you to acquire insurance to cover you for the following:

    Mountain Rescue Insurance

    It is a condition of booking that you are insured against medical expenses, injury, illness, death, mountain rescue, cost of repatriation and personal accident risks. Please ensure that your insurance covers you to the maximum altitude given on your trip itinerary. The maximum altitude for any trip can be checked on the 'At A Glance' box on each trip page. Most of our trips have a maximum altitude of 3,000 metres. If you are unsure or are joining a bespoke trip, then please ask us for specific details.

    Trip Cancellation/Curtailment Insurance

    You should also have insurance to cover trip cancellation and curtailment. Please note that your deposit and balance payments are non-refundable, unless it is Tracks and Trails who cancel the trip due to a failure to reach the required minimum numbers. In this case we will offer you a refund or the option of transferring to another trip if one is available. We also advise that you should have insurance which covers baggage loss/equipment damage as Tracks and Trails will not be held responsible for loss/damage to baggage/equipment.

    COVID-19 Insurance

    As well as medical cover, we recommend that you have appropriate travel insurance so that if you fall ill and test positive for COVID-19 prior to (or during) your trip, you will be financially covered for cancelling your trip. You should also consider booking a policy that covers you if you have to cancel or curtail your holiday because you have to self-isolate. If you choose to cancel, cancellation charges will be payable, but if the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. Please read the clauses below detailing trip cancellation and curtailment.

    Travel Insurance covering COVID-19 is now available from a number of suppliers, Campbell Irvine, Trailfinders and Staysure. Please check their websites for the latest information on what is and isn't covered. It is likely that more companies will offer COVID related cover in the future.

    All of the above insurances are detailed in our Terms and Conditions

    If you are joining a trip in the UK helicopter/mountain rescue insurance is not required as this is a free service.

    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. 

  • When packing for a trip in the mountains it is important to have appropriate equipment and clothing. This kit list features items we believe are necessary for the weather you might encounter and accommodation you will be staying in. If you have any questions with regards to what to bring, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.


    • Trail Running shoes - for a variety of trails
    • Walking boots - in case of ice and snow on the trail - this may or may not affect your trip depending on the time of season, contact us for clarification OR bring both boots and running shoes. If there is a lot of snow/ice your guide might suggest stiffer footwear for these days/sections
    • Running poles - highly recommended for long climbs/mixed terrain 
    • Running pack/vest maximum 20 litres, ideally with a chest and waist strap. Test your pack for comfort once full
    • Rucksack liner/cover - to keep contents dry
    • Water container 1-1.5 litres, or 2 x 'soft' flasks
    • Survival blanket 1.40m x 2m minimum


    You must be able to cover yourself with 3 full layers on your upper body and 2 full layers on your legs

    • Waterproof jacket with hood - waterproof and breathable membrane designed for mountain use
    • Waterproof over trousers 
    • Mid-length tights and longs socks or long running tights to cover the legs completely
    • Thermal top – long sleeves 
    • Thin fleece/lightweight down jacket
    • Running shorts/skort
    • Breathable t-shirt/vest 
    • Warm hat
    • Ear/headband
    • Baseball cap/sun hat 
    • Gloves x 2 - 1 thick and 1 thin pair
    • Running socks 
    • Recovery socks/compression socks - optional
    • Scarf/buff for neck
    • Fleece/ wind stopper waistcoat - optional


    • Lip salve
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses – essential
    • Toilet/tissue paper - we recommend biodegradable bags to dispose of rubbish
    • Snacks for running - bars/gels /energy drinks/trail mix/recovery drinks etc

    Personal First Aid 

    • Personal medication – if required 
    • Blister Plasters 
    • Normal Bandaid
    • Blister tape - eg Strappal
    • Pain relief/anti-inflammatories
    • Glucose tablets 
    • 2 x Re-hydration sachets
    • A few throat lozenges
    • Anti-chaffing cream/Vaseline
    • Antiseptic cream/spray 
    • Bandage/Knee support


    • Cash – Euros/Swiss Francs
    • Credit card 
    • Passport 
    • Waterproof bag for documents 
    • Mountain Rescue Insurance - compulsory
    • GHIC - if travelling from UK for medical cover

    Additional Items

    • Camera 
    • Phone that will function in the countries that you are visiting
    • Clothing for use in hotels 
    • Swimwear for pool/hot tubs if available 
    • AirTag or similar to track luggage
    • Ear plugs – recommended if sharing a room
    • Head torch - also useful when sharing a room
    • Maps can be bought locally - not essential
    • Heart rate monitor – optional
    • GPS watch/phone - to track your route, optional
    • Toiletries - soap/shower gel as not all accommodations supply this
    • Padlock - for luggage being transferred
    • 1 Medium sized - kitbag/holdall/suitcase

    Check out the Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc website and the 'Runners Section' for further advice on:

    • the minimum requirement the racers carry 
    • weight saving ideas
    • how to waterproof your kit 
    • ideal trail shoes for the route
    • nutrition advice

    Your luggage will be moved each day by a taxi driver. The legal maximum weight limit is 15kg (33lbs) per person. If your luggage exceeds this limit it will not be collected. You can take only ONE luggage bag on the trip. Not all hotels have 'lifts' and you must be able to carry your luggage upstairs. 

    **Supplementary snacks if you follow a gluten free or coeliac diet**

    Leaders are all first aid trained and will carry their own first aid kit

  • 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 and safety of the group.

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

    If you are booking a trip in winter there will be a few additional safety items. These will be distributed 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.

  • UTMB Race Preparation

    If you are planning to run the 'CCC' you will find that this week offers runners invaluable endurance training and race route knowledge. Our local running guides have in-depth knowledge about the course, the terrain, and how to prepare. It’s also a perfect chance to test out your clothing, equipment and nutrition plans.

  • For each of our trips a minimum number of guests is required before we can confirm that your trip will go-ahead. The minimum and maximum number of guests on your trip is displayed in the 'At a Glance' box on the righthand side of the trip page. 

    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.

  • 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 £300.

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

    Please note your guide 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. 

    Your trail running guide will be a fully qualified and experienced International Mountain Leader. International Mountain Leaders are not only qualified to ensure the safe management of the group, but are also a source of knowledge about the local flora and fauna, and traditions of the area which you are visiting. For our trail running trips we employ International  Mountain Leaders who have a particular passion for trail running. Many of our trail running guides have competed in mountain marathons, and ultra marathons in the European Alps and further afield. 

    You can learn more about our guides and instructors on the About Us page. 

  • Your luggage will be transferred daily to the next accommodation and you only need carry a small/medium sized 'rucksack' for items you need during the course of the day. Please refer to the kit list for guidance on the size of rucksack required. 

    Your luggage, ONE bag per person, will be moved along the route by taxi and should not exceed the legal maximum weight of 15kgs (33lbs).  If your luggage exceeds this weight limit it will not be collected and will be left behind. 

    Be aware that you will have to carry your luggage to your bedroom, which may involve climbing several flights of stairs as not all hotels have elevators. Luggage on wheels is generally a good idea, and the taxi companies prefer a soft bag. They cannot accept responsibility for damage to any hard-shell suitcases. You are asked to avoid leaving valuables in your luggage, fragile items, personal medication or official documents, such as passports.

    If your trip begins and ends at the same hotel in Chamonix it is possible to leave extra luggage at the hotel for your return. However, we cannot guarantee at this point in time that we will be using the same hotel at the beginning and end of your journey as it depends on availability. Contact us for details.

    Your bags will be collected each morning at 0800 hrs and if your bag is not ready it will not be collected. The bags will be delivered by 1730 hrs to your next accommodation. Earlier delivery cannot be guarantee due to the volume of luggage moving around the Tour du Mont Blanc.

    We recommend that you consider a device such as an "AirTag" which allows you to track your luggage in the event of it being misplaced. 

  • We do not include lunches in your trip fee for various reasons, the most important of which is food waste. In general our guests have particular tastes and requirements for 'trail' or 'hill' food and it is better you purchase your own snacks rather than throw away items from the picnic lunch which we would supply.

    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 the day. Buying snacks and trying local specialities is a great way to inter-act with local people and to practise your language skills.

    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 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. In all cases we would ask you to settle any 'bill' for lunch or drinks the evening before you depart, and not in the morning when there may be a queue.

  • 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. 

  • Your leader will carry the correct maps and you are not expected to navigate, but if you would like to have maps of the itinerary you will find that those listed below cover your itinerary: 

    IGN 3630 OT: Chamonix Massif du Mont Blanc 1:25,000

    Or if you would like to see the entire Tour du Mont Blanc route:

    IGN 89025: Tour du Mont Blanc 1:50,000

  • 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 often only accept payment in the local currency in cash.

  • Food

    We encourage you to experience local tastes and dishes and for this reason many of our accommodation options will be family run with a reputation for traditional food and where the menu reflects the best that the region provides.

    The hotels to there best to accommodate the dietary needs of our guest . If you are vegetarian this is not a problem as the hotel is used to being asked for vegetarian meals. If you have a 'special' diet because of an allergy or intolerance which will make you ill then the accommodation will cater for this as best they can but we would ask that you make it clear on your booking form of any food intolerance so that we can discuss your needs with the hotel at the earliest point possible. When using remote mountain huts the staff are usually able to offer breakfast and dinner which meet with the clients needs.  Packed lunches can be more problematic and so we do suggest that, if you do have a specific dietary requirement, you bring a range of suitable snacks to supplement the lunches.  If you would like to discuss the suitability of a trip for a vegan diet, gluten or lactose intolerance  contact us

    We request that you do not CHANGE your dietary requirements during the trip as we will have pre-ordered your meals.


    The countries we visit all have tap water which is drinkable. If for any reason a particular hotel or mountain hut 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. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for the country you are visiting, paying attention to your citizenship. 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 ask that you carry a paper copy of your passport with you on your trip. We suggest keeping your passport in your rucksack, and a paper copy of your passport in any luggage you might have. If your trip is without luggage transfers then keep a paper copy somewhere in your rucksack, separate from your original document. 

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

    Plug, Socket & Voltage by Country

    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. 

  • Tracks and Trails pays guides/instructors a fair and appropriate fee for their professional service. However, if you feel your guide/instructor has provided an excellent service that went 'above and beyond' then it is at the discretion of each guest whether to tip or not.  Guests will often give a tip of between 2 - 5 per cent of the total value of their trip. It is entirely up to you and any gesture will no doubt be appreciated no matter the size. 

  • 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.

    For UK residents travelling to an EU country you should obtain and bring with you a free Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). This entitles you to state provided medical treatment in certain European countries, but is not a substitute for medical travel insurance.

    If you have a UK European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) it will be valid until the expiry date on the card. Once it expires, you’ll need to apply for a GHIC to replace it. The UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) lets you get state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. Please check this before departing. 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. 

What's Included

  • Guiding services of a qualified International Mountain Leader, who is an experienced trail runner
  • Half board accommodation; breakfast and dinner, based on sharing a twin room
  • Daily transfer of your luggage between accommodations

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Massages
  • Lunches
  • Personal expenses, snacks & drinks
  • Any cable cars which you opt to use


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Grade: Advanced


At a Glance

From Price £1255
Holiday Type Trail Running
Duration 5 Days
Group Size 4-10
Minimum Age 18
Maximum Altitude 2537m (8323ft)
Countries Visited Italy, France, Switzerland
Meet In Courmayeur, Italy
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  • Highly professional guides
  • Personal service guaranteed 
  • Attention to detail throughout
  • Explore off the beaten track
  • Single rooms on request
  • No surcharge guaranteed
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