Trail Running Alps

Overview

Time of year:April/May/June or Sept/Oct
Duration: 7 days (incl. travel)
On trail: 5 days
Max group size:20 participants approx
Fees:€1,790pp/£1,550pp approx
Additional costs: Flights + travel insurance

Highlights

  • Explore the French/Italian Alps
  • Trail running through stunning landscapes
  • Beautiful views and trails
  • Chalet based

What`s included

  • All bus transfers in-country
  • Accommodation
  • Zoom briefing in advance
  • All meals
  • Expert tuition / guiding

Trail Running Alps

The Alps are one of the ultimate destinations for trail runners. This is a unique opportunity to take advantage of a rapidly expanding activity. Trail Running Alps.

Our base in the Alps straddles the French/Italian border giving us access to the most beautiful part of the alpine range.

Our five-day challenge will take some of the classic routes through the mountains. Our base is a comfortable chalet with a tasty menu designed around nutrition and healthy eating.

Lead by experienced and qualified guides our routes take participants deep into the mountains. Each day varies in length from 15km to 25km. The pace is easy to moderate.

Most days will involve the group dividing into two teams; a fast group and a moderate group.

The group will be led by highly qualified and experienced International Mountain Leaders who love to share their passion for the mountains.

Trail Running Alps: Who’s for it

Fit outdoors people who love the sense of adventure. Fitness is important as we’ll be spending 5 days in the high mountains.

We also include a Zoom briefing for all participants in advance along with ongoing support and assistance.

Trail Running Alps: Accommodation

We’ll be based in a very comfortable chalet with shared rooms.

We’ll provide you with a full kit list. All participant receive a 15% discount on purchases in our store in advance of departure.

Trail Running Alps FAQs

How many days is the challenge?

This expedition is 7 Days in duration. This gives us 2 days travelling and 5 days in the mountains.

Do participant need experience?

Yes, participants need to have a reasonable amount of experience for this challenge. Fitness is very important.

What kit do participants need?

We’ll provide a full kit list in advance. It’s essential that all participants have trail running shoes and a running back with a rain jacket and other basics.

How many participants will there be?

We have space for 20 participants on our Trail Running Alps Challenge

Who many charity places are included?

There is one charity place available. You pay flights.

What do the fees include?

The expedition fees are €1,790pp/£1,550pp. This includes:
> All in-country transport
> Accommodation
> Catering
> PL insurance
> Expert guiding and highly skilled & qualified guides
> All fees are approximate and depend on final numbers.

What sort of conditions can I expect?

Running in the Alps at these times of year is very pleasant, we avoid the heat (and crowds) of the summer months.

Is altitude an issue?

It’s not a serious issue, some days we’ll run high and participants may feel the effects. However, our time at altitude is not very much.

Are avalanches a problem?

No, we may be passing some snow patches but the mountains are generally clear of snow at this time of year.

What is not included in the price?

Flights, you can have your travel agent arrange these or we can have ours look after all flight logistics for you.
The extra kit as per the kit list. If you’re missing anything, we can advise on how to best purchase.
Any extra tours that participants choose to take.
Each participant will require specific travel insurance, see below.

Do I need additional insurance?

It is essential that all participants take out additional travel insurance for the trip. This should cover repatriation to UK/Ireland and rescue fees. Your insurance must list Europe as a destination and have running as an activity. Let us know if you need details on insurance companies. We also advise that you apply for your EHIC (formally E11): Irish residents. UK residents.