Tour du Mont Blanc brings the magic of the Alps within arm’s reach. You can feel it while scaling 8,200-ft mountain passes and bouncing through flower-strewn meadows. You can see it as you spot reflections of glaciated peaks while running past crystal-clear lakes. You can taste it while sampling culinary specialties in cobble-stoned villages of three countries. Witness sublime glaciers transforming into medieval bell towers and rolling green singletracks giving way to brook-side paths. Let your feet grow weary from speeding up along ancient Roman roads and recharge your soul to unimpeded views of Mont Blanc. After 10 days, 100 miles crossed, and 32,000 feet gained, you will learn for yourself why Tour du Mont Blanc is the most sought after trail running route in the world. 

  • Finish the world’s most famous trail running route

  • Experience authentic mountain life in the heart of the Alps

  • 3 countries, 6 mountain passes, 110 miles, countless memories

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Tour du Mont Blanc Trail Running Adventure
Jun 29|Jul 31|Aug 28|+1 more
Tour du Mont Blanc & Gran Trail Courmayeur Adventure
Jul 02

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Run the Alps
Run the Alps
Run the Alps team has dozens of years of experience, trail running throughout Switzerland, France, and Italy. Their goal? Finding the absolute best trail running experiences in the Alps. Away from the crowds, in high Alp villages, they’ll seek out thos...
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Gary Daines
Gary Daines
Originally from the UK, Gary went a long way from being a climber and an expedition leader to finding his love for trail running, moving to France and guiding people from across the world on trail running adventures of their dreams—which he has been do...
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Giles Ruck
Giles Ruck
Giles found his love for the great outdoors while studying in the Lake District. Since then, he has accumulated 20 years of guiding experience, led MTB, hiking and canoeing journeys, climbed Mt Everest, guided Aconcagua climbs, gotten into trail runnin...
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Alistair Crompton
Alistair Crompton
Alistair is a keen ski mountaineer, motorsport enthusiast, yoga instructor, plant-based cook—and an amazing trail running guide who originally grew up in the UK and got beguiled by the Alps. 
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5.00 (4 reviews)
Kevin about Run the Alps on Tripadvisor

We booked the Tour du Mont-Blanc and it was everything a trail runner could ask for: challenging yet achievable, a stunning mountain landscape, with a professional and friendly guide that made you feel a part of the team regardless of skill level, with a team of other runners who encouraged you along the way, sampling great food and drink from France, Italy, and Switzerland and where Run the Alps flawlessly handled all the logistics and details. A must do for anyone who wants an adventure in the Alps like none other!

Run the alps and then run again!
astrachano about Run the Alps on Tripadvisor

We (wife and I) have done two trips with Run the Alps: 2018 Tour de Mont Blanc and just finished 2019 Bernese Oberland. The organization/logistics, guides, and group camaraderie have been wonderful! If you enjoy trail running or are curious to try, the Alps are incredible in the summer and #runthealps is a fantastic way to go. You should be comfortable being outside running and fast-hiking the uphills for several hours a day, but there are frequent stops for food and rest. Although everyone in the groups is a runner, you don’t have to be fast or an experienced ultra-runner. The guides accommodate a wide range of runner. We met many couples and many solo runners on our tours. The food is wonderful and vegetarians easily accommodated!

The Perfect Trail Running Vacation
Mikeysklar about Run the Alps on Tripadvisor

Run the Alps has nailed the perfect trail running vacation. Everyday I was so happy to wake up, eat an amazing meal and run along the glorious Tour Du Mont Blanc trail for hours. The guidance, accommodations and meals that Run the Alps sets up were critical to having such a smooth experience.

Amazing trails & super people! Highly recommended!!
rosiewalker12 about Run the Alps on Tripadvisor

This trip was every thing I hoped it would be. Amazing trails, lovely accommodation and the most welcoming lovely people! I now have some incredible memories and long lasting friendships. I would absolutely recommend this trip to every one and any one!

Things to know

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in the Mont Blanc areas in France, Switzerland, and Italy please refer to France Diplomacy’s advice for travelers and foreign nationals, Switzerland’s official COVID-19 travel guidelines, and Official Italian Tourism Website.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local trail running guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 10 or 11-day trail running adventure (8 or 9 days of trail running) along Tour du Mont Blanc depending on your chosen itinerary
      • Accommodation in hotels and refuges
      • Meals as indicated in the itinerary 
      • Luggage transfers 
      • Round-trip Geneva-Chamonix transfers
      • All transfers to and from trailheads
      • Trail snacks

    What’s not included:

      • Flights Geneva
      • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
      • Guide gratuities — optional
  • To participate in this Tour du Mont Blanc guided tour, you have to be in excellent physical shape. This trip is for you if you’re an experienced trail runner with at least three years of trail running experience. You should be able to run or fast hike for most of the day with many breaks in between. You should be able to tackle climbs and descents with altitude changes of up to 3,000 feet (915 m), with a total of 4,000 to 6,000 ft (1,220-1,830 m) elevation gain at any given day spread over 12 to 15 miles (19.3-24 km)—sometimes in exposed terrain. Keep in mind that you will be taking a lot of breaks and that you will always have a guide by your side to monitor your technique and shorten the route if it gets too strenuous for you or your group (shorter routes are available most days). You will also be able to fast hike and take a rest day in Courmayeur. 

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items you might need during a day (around a 25-40L bag)
      • Carbon fiber running poles — optional
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
      • Trail running shoes 
      • Wicking, quick-dry T-shirt (synthetic or wool)
      • Wicking, quick-dry underwear (synthetic or wool)
      • Running shorts 
      • Sun sleeves — optional 
      • Liner gloves
      • Extra dry clothes
      • Extra dry socks 
      • Waterproof rain jacket
      • Sunhat
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Even though you probably won’t need any running clothes for cold weather, bringing some (such as running pants and a fleece) is not a bad idea because weather in the Alps can be unpredictable.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For these group adventures, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 5:1. 
      • The cost does not decrease as the group grows. 

    Trail running along Tour du Mont Blanc can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • A $500 deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. Once the deposit is paid, the cancellation policy stated below applies. 

      • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to ninety (90) days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund minus the $200 fee per person.
      • For cancellations sixty-one (61) to ninety (90) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a full refund minus the $500 fee per person.
      • For cancellations thirty-one (31) to sixty (60) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the tour cost. 
      • After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund.
  • To get to Chamonix, where your tour starts and finishes, most people fly into Geneva International Airport , which is 1.5 hours away. A round-trip shared shuttle airport transfer is included. This will be booked for you through Mountain Drop-offs. 

    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best time to meet and you will get transferred to your accommodation in Chamonix.

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