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Introduction to the Alps

  • Location France
  • Price from £550.00
  • Fun & Games
  • Multi-activity
  • Learn new skills
  • Adrenaline fix
  • Microadventure


The Chamonix valley sits at the foot of Mt Blanc which provides a stunning backdrop to this introduction to mountain trails in the Alps. On this holiday we provide a 2 half-day running adventure break aimed at those looking to discover trail running in the mountains for the first time, as well as more experienced runners looking for a spot of comfort whilst pursuing their passion. There are many route options around the area which will take us to both sides of the valley. The trails vary from pine woods to rocky exposed routes, something for everyone. We pick some really beautiful 13km (approx.) trails for you whilst you which show off the valley at its best, so you get a good flavour of what to expect on our longer adventures. We will also look at some of the trail techniques that will make you a more proficient trail runner. You will get some breath taking views of Mt Blanc as well as the Aiguilles (needles). Since this holiday is focused on comfort and running, the trail runs will last around 3 hours a day leaving you plenty of time to relax and explore Chamonix and possibly even take a trip up to the Aiguille du Midi. You will be staying in a 4 spa hotel with access to a pool and other amenities so you can unwind and enjoy the views. On the Friday evening we will meet up for dinner with your guide as well as some of the Run the Wild Team. As with all Run the Wild holidays, all you have to do is book your flights, turn up and run - we will take care of the rest!

Day 1

We all meet for a quick kit check before walking to a fantastic local restaurant for dinner on the Friday evening, which is included in the trip price. This gives all runners and guides a chance to get to know each other, and ask any questions.

Day 2

We meet after breakfast, and the guides will give a quick explanation of the day ahead. This will of course depend on the weather among other variable factors. Come rain or shine we will head out into the mountains and take in some of the best paths the Chamonix valley has to offer. There will be a refreshment point to give a taste of what the local area has to offer, and the day will finish just after lunch, allowing all runners to explore Chamonix further, or enjoy the fantastic hotel facilities.

Day 3

Again meeting after breakfast with a quick summary of the day by the guides. This time we head out to explore some other fantastic trails, with breathtaking views. Another awesome refreshment point, and more information about the history, and local traditions of the valley in addition to all the geographic information on the area. The day finishes in time for a quick shower to allow runners to get transport back to the airport, or explore the local area at their own leisure!

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties
  • School groups

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


Luxury Accommodation

Fantastic 4 Spa Hotel

    What's included

  • Food
  • Drink

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs


Custom Policy

Refunds are only given if Run the Wild has to cancel the event. This is very unlikely and we will provide at least 1 month's notice.






Simon is the experience provider for Introduction to the Alps