Tour Mont-Blanc Run
July 12 - July 21
One event on July 12, 2021 at 12:00 am
One event on August 2, 2021 at 12:00 am
One event on August 23, 2021 at 12:00 am
Our most popular trip– and for good reason! Run the spectacular Tour du Mont-Blanc footpath on this inn-to-inn classic. Start and finish in Chamonix, France, passing through Italy and Switzerland as we run around the famed range.
The Tour du Mont-Blanc is the most famous trail running route in the world, and for good reason. Wandering over mountain trails from France, to Italy, to Switzerland and back into France, the “TMB” footpath includes some of the most iconic mountain terrain anywhere.
We’ll kick off the trip with a day of running one of Chamonix’s famed, high “balconies,” in one of the world’s great trail running locations. Then, we’ll take our time and run highlights of the TMB in seven running days, covering 10 – 20 miles and one mountain pass each day. Our overnights will include a mix of remote mountain inns and comfortable hotels in and around the Mont Blanc Massif, including Chamonix, France; Courmayeur, Italy; and La Fouly, Switzerland.
Our route differs slightly from the standard Tour du Mont-Blanc and the famous ultra trail race of the same name. Where the race course takes less scenic routes, we diverge for better views and more enjoyable running. (An option exists to follow the race route, for those who want it.) As an added bonus, the August 27 tour will overnight in Courmayeur on the evening that ultra runners pass through the village, so there will be a unique opportunity to cheer on the world’s best mountain runners.
Most of these stages can be hiked in a full day or run in a bit more than half a day, and we should finish each day with plenty of time to relax. Your bags will be transferred separately, each night. In the evening we’ll enjoy dinner together at our inn or a nearby restaurant. These are multi-course feasts featuring local French, Italian and Swiss specialties, and will be hearty, filling, well-earned, and very delicious. We will leave one dinner in Courmayeur free, where you will have a chance to explore on your own.
*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.