Background

The Chamonix valley sits at the foot of Mt Blanc which provides a stunning backdrop to this introduction to mountain trails combined with relaxing yoga sessions following each run. On this holiday we provide a 2 half-day running adventure break combined with yoga led by Gemma Brushett, aimed at yogis looking to discover trail running, co-led by Karen Gill (www.irunlikeagirl.org.uk) in the mountains for the first time, as well as more experienced runners looking for a spot of comfort whilst pursuing their passion for running and yoga. 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, running and yoga, the trail runs will last around 3 hours a day followed by an alpine yoga session leaving you relaxed and ready to enjoy the rest of each day, 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 and yoga instructor 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!

ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORT

2 nights in a 4* spa hotel at Le Refuge des Aiglons (or similar alternative) including breakfast each morning and an evening meal at one of Chamonix's highly rated restaurants. This is on a twin sharing basis, unless you have requested a single room (which if available, there is a supplement). Amenities include the spa which has a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna, the hotel also has an outdoor space to relax in and free WiFi as well as a beautiful atrium bar area. It’s located in the centre of Chamonix. Transport to/from Chamonix via Geneva can be booked via one of the many minibus operators (e.g. Chamexpress, Mountain Drop-Offs, Alpybus or Easybus) that provide a regular shuttle service, if you are a group we can arrange this and can be added to your invoice. 

Ability

This holiday is aimed at yogi runners looking for an introduction to running trails in the Alps whilst incorporating the key principles of yoga to help you run more efficiently and safely. The trails wind along the side of the valleys as well as climb up above the tree line and so we can adjust the route according to the ability of the group. Be prepared to walk uphills to get the great views! Our experienced and qualified Lead Runners will offer many tips along the way so whether you are relatively new to running trails, just looking to explore the valley or a speedier runner looking for a short luxury break then this is an excellent holiday for you! The Lead Runner will route find and as with all our running adventures you will be running as part of a team. Following your adventures in the Alps, runners will be guided through two yoga classes, suitable for all levels including beginners.  Aimed to support your running, the restorative sessions will release any muscle tension accumulated during the day in the hills, as well as working on flexibility and strength.

Timing & Location

Arrival will be on Friday afternoon / evening at the accommodation. Departure will be on the Sunday afternoon in time for Sunday evening flights (full details in your booking pack).

What's Included

  • Overnight accommodation for 2 nights in 4* spa hotel (based on twin room sharing, supplement for single room)
  • Evening meal on the first night at a highly rated restaurant in Chamonix (from set menu) and breakfast both days
  • Refreshment point midway on the first day and packed lunch on the second
  • Snacks to sustain you on route
  • A qualified Lead Runner for the team, with you every step of the way
  • 2 yoga classes, led by a qualified yoga teacher. Yoga mats included, welcome to bring your own.
  • Trail Running Technique Instruction
  • Tech T-Shirt
  • Goody bag!
  • Stunning Alps scenery!

What's Not Included

  • Transport to/from Geneva and Chamonix 
  • Travel (such as flights) to/from Geneva
  • Drinks at the accommodation or additional main meals
  • Any additional snacks you may need based on dietary requirements
  • Personal insurance (required)

Booking

Start Date End Date Days Mileage Grade Spaces Price Status  
07th June 2019 09th June 2019 2 16 A1, A2, A3, A4 16 €495 Available Book Now

Availability

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*Price quoted in Euros but payment also accepted in GBP