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Tour du Mont Blanc - First Half


Chamonix, France

Sat 9th September 2023

Starting at 16:00

1 race


Organiser's Description

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 £250 will be taken at the time of sign-up to secure your place. You will then be required to make a further £200 deposit within 7 days. The balance is required 10 weeks before the trip is due to start. Let us know if you prefer to schedule payments following your deposit. You will also have a chance to chat with the guide and ask and questions once you have reserved your place. Alternatively please contact us.


  • Individual Entry - Deposit

    80 Km Over 3 Days, 4,600m Ascent




  • Individual Entry - Deposit

    80 Km Over 3 Days, 4,600m Ascent



Course Details

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.

What's Included

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

  • Guided Run
  • Trail running instruction
  • Accommodation included
  • 4* spa hotel at the start
  • Most iconic trail run in the world

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. 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.

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