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MONT BLANC ULTRA CAMP

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Mont Blanc Ultra Running Tour Summary

This is a 8 day Tour around Mont Blanc covering 170 Km and ~10,000+ meters of elevation gain and descent. This is a multi-day trail running tour adventure done in stages, around 30km per day and lots of elevation gain meaning that we will be moving for around 6-8 hours per day. Don’t worry this includes a day of rest after 3 days of trail running.

What to Expect?

  • This is a multi-day trail running tour adventure done in stages.
  • Around 30km running per day, some days with ascents/descents of more than 1,000 meters.
  • Expect to be moving (physically active) for 6 – 8 hours a day, with steep elevation and rocky terrain.
  • The maximum altitude height will be 2900m.
  • Don’t worry this includes a day of rest after 3 days of trail running.

What Experience/Training Level is Recommended?

  • To participate in a comfortable way and enjoy the tour requires a certain level of fitness
  • Experience in trail running and adventures of several days is recommended.
  • Is this for me? you should be in good physical condition, accustomed to running and walking in the mountains, and be able to do it comfortably at least 4 hours a day.
  • If you have any doubts, please contact us, we will be happy to help you and see if this adventure is for you.

 

  • Reviews 1 Review
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Trail Running Camp
  • Activity Level Tough
    6/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    12
All about the MONT BLANC ULTRA CAMP.

Tour Summary: This is a 8 day Tour around Mont Blanc covering 170 Km and ~10,000+ meters of elevation gain and descent. This is a multi-day trail running tour adventure done in stages, around 30km per day and lots of elevation gain meaning that we will be moving for around 6-8 hours per day.

Route: The trail running route takes us from France to Italy to Switzerland to France(Chamonix). The route goes around (circles) W.Europe’s highest peak offering breathtaking mountain scenery via cultural alpine regions of France, Italy and Switzerland. It is one of the most famous routes in the world and a dream for many trail runners but don’t forget this is the Alps, with steep and rocky terrain, glaciers, streams, lakes and unforgettable scenery.

Support: This tour is supported with luggage transfers, shuttles to and from Geneva airport, all accommodations and meals (except for lunch and dinner on the rest day in Courmayeur). The alpine setting makes this a challenging route, but you’ll run and hike with a vest and in the company of experienced guides that will be with you all the time.

Sleeping: Accommodation varies from mountain huts to hotels. Some of the huts only offer dormitories, in the hotel it will be twin rooms. Single occupancy is available for an additional cost.

Difficulty: The tour is challenging, rewarding and enjoyable, there will be long and steep runs but still time to relax, to recover and to have a beer or two in the afternoon.

Requirements: Anyone with experience in trail running and mountainous terrain. To run the Tour du Mont Blanc you do not necessarily need to be in a race. All you need is your running shoes, previous training and your passion for exploring new trails.

Hours of Running Per Day: We will be in the mountains for 5-8 hours each day, with a day of rest after 3 days. We will be going at an easy pace. If for some reason you do not want to run someday, most days there are alternatives to join the group at the next point, using a support vehicle or local transport. Either way, you can enjoy your day, with an easy trekking route, read a book or just enjoy the landscape and silence of the mountains.

Purpose: To make you more prepared for the mountainous Alpine terrain. Great preparation for UTMB races or any other mountain race.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • All the activities described
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Transfer of daily luggage
  • Accommodation during the tour (8 nights)
  • Most of the accommodations are in huts or mountain huts in shared rooms, with the exception of some hotels in Chamonix and Courmayuer.
  • All meals during the tour (Breakfast and dinner), lunch will be a packed lunch. Note: Lunch and dinner on the rest day in Courmayuer is not included
  • Tour guide for entire journey
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Flights to Geneva
  • Insurance for travel, medical and other emergencies. All participants must have appropriate valid travel insurance for adventure activities (running, trail-running, hiking, trekking) accident insurance, air rescue, repatriation, trip cancellation, etc. Similar to this https://itra.run/page/353/Insurance.html insurance or https://www.globalrescue.com/
  • Snacks, bars, gels, salts, energy in general for a day in the mountains – we recommend bringing dried fruit, nuts, energy bars, gels (more information on the travel list that is sent once the space is reserved.)
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are not included
  • Extra expenses, massages, etc
  • Any extra accommodation
  1. Day1 Transfer from Geneva Airport to Chamonix.

    Transportation from Geneva airport to Chamonix. Depending when you arrive to Chamonix there will be time to spend around Chamonix village, shopping or relaxation in the pool or patio of the hotel in Chamonix. In the evening we will have an informative talk, followed by a welcome dinner.

  2. Day2: Chamonix - Les Contamines 31 Km 1580+ 1460- (Highest:1850m) 4-6h

    We start our massive journey from the Alps of Chamonix to Les Gaillands and towards Les Houches. From this village we will take the steep trail to Chemin du Delevret and Col du Voze. Then we’ll descend until we reach Saint Gervais les Bains. After a small climb through lovely nature we reach our first overnight destination near Les Contamines.

  3. Day3: Les Contamines - Ref. Mottets 25 Km 1370+ 2050- (Highest: 2500m) 6-8h

    We go along the river with flat paths leading us to the Church of Notre Dame de la Gorge, and then begin a steep climb to Col du Bonhomme. Further up at Croix de Bonhomme we reach the second point at 2,440 meters. Here we’ll enjoy the lovely valleys views on both sides. Then a nice and easy path takes us downhill towards Les Chapieux, from here we will head to our refuge for the night along a mixed path and a growing slope towards Refuge des Mottets at 1,864m.

  4. Day4: Rest Day @ Courmayeur Rest @ Courmayeur

    Courmayeur is the perfect place to rest after almost 80km and 4600m+ elevation gain and descents. After breakfast, you can enjoy the small town and the surrounding areas. You can simply relax or possibly take the Helbronner Skyway cable to Mount Bianco (Mont Blanc) to reach wonderful views of the highest peaks of the Alps. To be flexible for the entire group, this is the only day lunch and dinner are not included.

  5. Day5: Courmayeur - La Fouly 29Km 1960+ 1748- (Highest:2525) 7-8h

    We start the day with the ascent towards Rifugio Bertone from Courmayeur and then follow a flatish easy trail towards Rifugio Bonatti. We then descent and we go up to Rifugio Elena for a coffee or a drink. We’ll continue our long ascent between towards Gran Col Ferret (where the border is). You will see breathtaking views of the Italian and Swiss valleys. Then followed by a beautiful wavy descent will get to our accommodation in Le Peule or La Foully.

  6. Day6: La Fouly - Col by Forclaz or Trient 31 Km 1480+ 1700- (Highest:1880m) 6h

    Our descent starts from and the very old village of Praz de Fort and from there we’ll continue our ascending path towards Champex Lac. After Champex Lac we go through forests on an easy path up until Plan de l’Au, here our steep ascent begins traversing around the mountain to la Giete. From the highest point, we will take a downhill towards Col de la Forclaz and continue our downhill to the last Swiss village Trient. (Well spend the night either in Col de la Forclaz or Trient)

  7. Day7: Trient - Chamonix 28 Km 1750+ 1960- (Highest:2065m) 5-7h

    A steep climb awaits us before we can get down to Vallorcine, where will be back in France and close to our final destination. We’ll be taking a beautiful path until we reach Col des Montets, here will begin one of the steepest climbs of the route. Fantastic views of Mont Blanc are on the way and Aiguilles Rouges. We traverse the mountain start our last descent towards La Flegere and then to Chamonix.

    We have reached the end of an epic journey! We will reward ourselves with a good lunch and a day of spa at the hotel we have chosen. We finish the day with a celebration and farewell dinner.

  8. Day8: Chamonix - Geneva Depart to Geneva

    Last breakfast together and pack our memories for transfer to the airport

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

 

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
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Overall Rating
5/5
Jason Stratham
Reviewed On 19/06/2016
5/5

This tour has everything one would expect from a paradise. We were really fortunate to be a part of awesome tour group operated by best tour travel company ever.

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