Courmayeur to Chamonix Trail Run
June 21 - June 28
Trail run inn-to-inn along the iconic Tour du Mont-Blanc from Courmayeur, Italy to Chamonix, France. In Chamonix, we’ll enjoy classic local trails with the option to run one of the town’s famous trail races.
We’ll start our tour in the rustic Italian village of Courmayeur, on the south side of Mont Blanc. We’ll enjoy a day of trail running along high pastures and through the bucolic hamlets of the Val Ferret, all within full view of the glaciers of the Mont Blanc massif.
Our route will then takes us over the border to Switzerland, as we run inn-to-inn along the second half of the iconic Tour du Mont Blanc. We’ll cross the high Grand Col Ferret and descend to the villages of La Fouly and Trient.
From Trient, we’ll run over Col Balme on the French-Swiss border, and descend to Chamonix, arguably the world’s epicenter of trail running. No place has more trail running history, or is more alive with mountain runners taking in the dramatic views from the home of modern alpinism.
We’ll be in Chamonix for the excitement of the legendary Mont Blanc Marathon series of trail races, which range from 10 km to 80 km. Many of the world’s best trail runners will be on hand. A limited number of race entries are available through Run the Alps.
Chamonix is known as, “La Vallée du Trail,” for its wide variety of trail running opportunities. We’ll sample the best runs, through the Aiguille Rouge nature preserve, onto the high balcony routes on either side of the valley, and even the thrilling “Kilomètre Vertical.”
Typical distances are 6-12 miles, with about 3,000 feet of climbing. Many days include the option to extend or shorten the day, based on personal interests.
*While we strive to keep event dates accurate, due to Covid be aware dates may change or events may be cancelled before we can reflect such here. Please visit the organizers website to confirm dates before making plans.