Trail running holidays are another love of ours and the valley is blessed with hundreds of kilometres of trails to choose from – from meandering paths along the river, to high routes along the Grand Balcons – the options are limitless. The Chamonix valley is also home to some of the best trail racing events anywhere on the globe and we love both training for them and racing them too.From the Lodge, you can simply walk out of the door and explore some of the classic routes like the Tour du Mont Blanc or, just take a map and discover these magnificent mountains for yourself.
Our Team Take-over option is the perfect solution for running clubs or groups who’d like to create their own bespoke trail running camp for adults.Book the lodge on a self-catered basis and simply do your own thing, or if you’d prefer, we can create you a complete package by choosing which services you’d like added from our Support Crew menu. Just tell us what you need and we’ll create a bespoke holiday package for you.To find out more please just drop us an email.
The list of events falling into Mont Blanc Marathon weekend continues to expand and this year includes 10km, 24km, 42km, 80km and of course the famous flying kilometer. All raced in semi-autonomy, the routes are challenging with the amount of ascent ranging from 300m to almost 6000m depending on the race. The Duo étoilé was new for 2017 and proved hugely popular - racing at night as a team of two it’s the chance to discover what running under the stars feels like.
This event is on our race list for 2019 and we're excited to be training for the 30km Tour de Cinq Refuge race. A long hike is followed by a tour of the plateau which looks beautiful but also has 2300m of climb. There is something for every trail runner in the Trail du Tour des Fiz set of races including the Ultra Tour des Fiz, the Tour des 8 Refuges, the shorter Balcon des Fiz and the Vertical too.
Ultra Trial du Mont Blanc - 26 August - 1 September 2019
Described as a favourite amongst the local Chamonix running community, these races aren't for the faint-hearted. The TAR is raced through the nature reserve of the same name and is approximately 54km with 4000m of ascent/descent. Route and direction change annually and this year's trail race starts in Chamonix and finishes in Vallorcine which is also the start and finish point for the events Petit version which covers 15km and 1000m of climb.