Introduction to the Alps - 31st May - 2nd June event image

Introduction to the Alps - 31st May - 2nd June

Introduction to the Alps - 31st May - 2nd June event image Introduction to the Alps - 31st May - 2nd June event image Introduction to the Alps - 31st May - 2nd June event image Introduction to the Alps - 31st May - 2nd June event image Introduction to the Alps - 31st May - 2nd June event image Introduction to the Alps - 31st May - 2nd June event image Introduction to the Alps - 31st May - 2nd June event image

Introduction to the Alps - 31st May - 2nd June


Chamonix, France

Fri 31st May 2024 - Sun 2nd June 2024

Starting at 18:00

1 race


Organiser's Description

Chamonix sits at the foot of Mont Blanc, providing a stunning backdrop to our Intro to the Alps weekend. As featured in the Times Top 30 Active Holiday Ideas, Telegraph’s Best Running Holidays and the Guardian, this is a perfect adventure for any runner looking to discover mountain trails! This weekend caters for those who are new to alpine running and those with more experience.

The trails wind through pine woods, up to balcony paths, with breath taking views over Mont Blanc. We pick some stunning routes of 13-15km each day which show the valley at its very best. Along the way, we teach techniques to help increase your confidence over this terrain. Our experienced guides bring the wild to life, with information about the local history, flora, fauna and geography. Each day features a checkpoint with local and seasonal produce. One day includes our famous cheese and wine tasting!

This activity break focusses on both running, and relaxation. Each run lasts around 3 hours, leaving you plenty of time to relax and explore Chamonix or take a trip up to the Aiguille du Midi. You will be staying in a 4* spa hotel with access to a pool, sauna and jacuzzi so you can unwind and enjoy the views.

On the Friday evening the group meets for dinner with the Run the Wild Team. It’s a great weekend to make new friends and enjoy alpine trail running at its best. 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!

A deposit of £180 is taken at the time of sign-up with the balance taken 6 weeks before the trip is due to start. Let us know if you prefer to schedule payments following your deposit. The total cost is £540 per person.


  • Individual Entry - Deposit




  • Individual Entry - Deposit



Course Details


Check in from 4pm but you can use the hotel facilities from any point during the arrival day. Group welcome at 6.00pm at the hotel, followed by dinner at 7.00pm.

Day 1:

Starting around 9am we lead you on a beautiful trail that provides stunning views over the Chamonix valley. We don’t go up too high and we walk the hills. Today we teach you trail running techniques to build your confidence. We host a cheese and wine tasting checkpoint just a few kilometres from the end. In the afternoon you have time to relax back at the hotel enjoying the outdoor heated pool or explore stunning Chamonix.

Day 2:

We lead you on another beautiful route providing another perspective on the Chamonix valley and surrounding peaks. We build on the trail running techniques we discussed on Day 1. Another checkpoint with seasonal produce, and then we head up to the glacier rewarding us with epic views. From there it’s a beautiful gentle run down to the hotel. This leaves you plenty of time to relax by the pool before taking transport back to Geneva. If you wish to stay longer ask us for the hotel rate.

What's Included

Overnight accommodation for 2 nights in a 4* spa hotel, including breakfast (based on sharing a twin room)
Evening meal on the first night
Refreshment point each day including our legendary cheese and wine tasting!
Qualified trail running guide, with you every step of the way
2 Mornings of guided trails
Technical instruction
Training plan
Trees not Tees Finishers Certificate
Stunning Alps scenery!

  • 4* spa accommodation
  • Trail running instruction
  • All abilities welcome
  • Mountain Running Guide
  • Cheese & Wine Checkpoint

How to Get There

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.


2 nights in the central 4* spa hotel Le Refuge des Aiglons (or similar alternative) including breakfast each morning, 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.


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