Tour du Mont Blanc 1st Half
September 11 @ 4:00 pm – September 15 @ 12:00 pm
Full Ticket price: €1,475
Please note that you are paying a deposit at checkout, a top up deposit is due 7 days later of £200. The full balance will be payable 6 weeks prior to the event. The deposit is taken in GBP and you will be sent a receipt with the corresponding GBP/EUR exchange rate.
Please ensure that you have read our Terms and Conditions and Rules of Participation, as by making payment you confirm that you agree and understand the conditions as well as risks involved with trail running.
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TOUR DU MONT BLANC – 1ST HALF
Run the first half of the most iconic multi-day trail running route in the Alps, the Tour du Mont Blanc! Looking for an incredible running adventure? Look no further! On this trip we split the usual 6 day Tour du Mont Blanc in half, which is ideal for those who want to experience the thrill of this incredible trail but without having to complete it all in one go. Over 3 days you will run 50 miles, climb 4,600m, pass through 2 countries and achieve the running challenge of a lifetime. Famous for the UTMB race, the route circumnavigates the highest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc, passing by its 71 glaciers and 400 summits.
The TMB is truly, the ultimate running adventure and provides memories to last a lifetime. It’s a perfect way to escape every day life and find true freedom on the trails. You will run through chocolate box villages, alpine meadows and high mountain passes and experience breath taking views of Mont Blanc. Guided, with all your logistics taken care of, we ensure you make the most of your trip. From pre-trip training through to running the route, we are with you every step of the way.
It’s broken down into 3 stages with a day to relax in Chamonix or Courmayeur at the beginning and end of the trip, in total 5 days. Our experienced guides will immerse you in the rich and varied history and cultures along the way, bringing the area to life. They will provide technical instruction such as how to use running poles and dealing with hills. We include logistics as well as food and accommodation with no hidden costs.
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!
If you’d like to book, a deposit of £200 will be taken at the time of sign-up to secure your place, a further £200 is required once we’ve got back in touch, this will make up your 30% deposit. The balance is taken 6 weeks before the trip is due to start. It is also possible to schedule payments following your deposit to make paying for the trip easier. You will also have a chance to chat with the guide and ask and questions once you have reserved your place. Alternatively send us an email!
It’s broken down into 3 stages with a day to relax in Chamonix or Courmayeur at the beginning and end of the trip. The route takes you from Chamonix, France and finishes in Italy.
Check in from 4pm but you can use the hotel facilities from any point during the arrival day. Group welcome at 6.30pm at the hotel, followed by dinner in a highly rated restaurant in Chamonix at 7.30pm.
Day 1: Chamonix to Les Contamines
We start in Chamonix and head down the valley to Les Houches before making our way up over to Les Contamines. Our first night is spent here before we carry on to the steep climb over the Croix du Bonhomme.
Day 2: Les Contamines to Les Chapieux
The views from the Croix back down the valley and towards Geneva are incredible. From there we head down to spend our second night at Les Chapieux, a remote hamlet and our last stop before heading over into Italy.
Day 3: Les Chapieux to Courmayeur (Italy)
The next morning as the sun rises from behind the Aiguilles des Glaciers you will climb up to the Col de La Seigne. From here the route stretches into the horizon along the valley leading to the mountain pass 25 miles away which marks the border with Switzerland, a point where you will be standing the next day. We sweep down into Italy, staggering views of couloirs and rock buttresses towering on the left, leading up to Monte Bianco. The path undulates on nice smooth trails before a last climb, and then a steep descent into Courmayeur. Here you will spend your last night and celebrate your incredible achievement of running 50 miles of the epic Tour du Mont Blanc. You will finish the run in Courmayeur, Italy where we provide transport back to Chamonix for your return journey.
A relatively leisurely start with your transfer back to Chamonix in the morning. In Chamonix you can choose to spend more time exploring before heading back to Geneva.
Transport to/from Chamonix via Geneva can be booked with one of the many minibus operators, such as Chamexpress, Mountain Drop-Offs, Alpybus or Swiss Tours. The journey takes around 1.25hrs and needs to be booked before travelling. You will be transported back via minibus to Chamonix on your last morning in Courmayeur.
The first night is in the central 4* spa hotel Le Refuge des Aiglons (or similar alternative) including breakfast, based on sharing a twin room. You can request a single room (supplement applicable). Amenities include the spa with heated outdoor pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna. The hotel also has an outdoor space to relax in, with views of Mont Blanc.
The evening meal on the first evening is at one of the best restaurant’s in Chamonix, this is included in your booking and is a great chance to meet the team and your guide. For the 3 stages there will be a mixture of village hotels and auberges with twin and triple/small dormitory rooms. We pick the best available on the route and include breakfast and evening meals (except for Courmayeur) as well as packed lunch each day you are running.
We average around 18 miles / 29km, plus 1,500m height change for each of the 3 days we are running. You’ll need to be prepared to be out on the trails for most of the day. We walk the uphills so there is time to soak up the scenery and pace ourselves for the duration of the trip. If it’s your first time to the Alps, you might be surprised by how much hiking can be involved, almost 50% of the route, but it is inevitable in such steep environments. It’s important to train before you arrive, particularly with multi-day hikes and runs. We recommend you have run a half marathon distance in around 2 hours or less and have some experience on trails. Runners are grouped by ability to maximise your enjoyment. A free training plan is provided for you to follow in the lead up to the trip.
This adventure can also be easily booked for a private group, see our bespoke options.
- Overnight accommodation at the beginning of the trip in a 4* spa hotel, including breakfast (based on sharing a twin room)
- Evening meal on the first night at a restaurant in Chamonix
- Half board accommodation, except for the evening meal in Courmayeur on the last night (based on sharing a twin room or small dormitory)
- Packed lunch everyday running
- Bag transport to each day’s destination
- Transfer from Courmayeur to Chamonix on last day
- Qualified trail running guide, with you every step of the way
- Technical instruction
- Pre-trip training plan
- Run the Wild tech t-shirt
- 50 miles / 80km of some of the best scenery in Europe
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Snacks to sustain you on route
- Evening meal on last night in Courmayeur
- Personal insurance (required)
You can see a list of the mandatory kit for this trip here. If you have any questions regarding kit requirements please contact us.
We aim to respond to every booking within 1 business day. Our email will include your joining instructions and any other relevant details. Please check your spam folder for our email and if you haven’t heard anything from us within 48hrs please get in touch! For all our events there is a minimum group size in order for it to go ahead, so travel arrangements should only be made once we have confirmed this with you in writing.