Background

Courmayeur is nestled in the valley beneath Monte Bianco and the highest commune in Italy at 1224m in the Aosta valley. This pretty Italian town is steeped in alpine history and provides a great base to run trails from. There are stunning backdrops to this introduction to mountain trails in the Italian Alps. On this holiday we provide a 2 day running adventure break aimed at those looking to discover trail running in the mountains for the first time, as well as more experienced runners looking for a spot of comfort whilst pursuing their passion. There are many route options around the area which will take us up both sides of the valley. The trails vary from pine woods and riverside trails to rocky exposed routes, something for everyone. We pick some really beautiful 10 mile (approx.) trails for you whilst you which show off the area at its best, so you get a good flavour of what to expect on our longer adventures. You will get some breath taking views of Monte Bianco. Since this holiday is focussed on comfort and running, the trail runs will last between 2-4 hours a day (depending on your ability) leaving you plenty of time to relax and explore Courmayeur and possibly even take a trip up the brand new Skyway Monte Bianco which connects with France via the Aiguille du Midi and provides breathtaking viws of the Aosta valley and some of the highest peaks of the Western Alps including Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn, the Gran Paradiso and the Grand Combin. 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 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* hotel  including breakfast each morning and an evening meal from a set menu on the first night. This is on a twin sharing basis, unless you have requested a single room. Amenities include the spa which has a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna (entry fee not included), the hotel also has an outdoor space to relax in and free WiFi. It’s located within walking distance of the centre of Courmayeur. Transport during the holiday will be provided where needed. Transport to/from Courmayeur 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 runners looking for an introduction to running trails in an alpine environment and we have an exciting itinerary for all abilities. 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. There is limited height exposure compared to our other multiday trips. 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.

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 (based on twin room sharing, supplement for single room)
  • Evening meal on the first night at a restaurant in Courmayeur (from set menu) and breakfast both days
  • Check point midway where relevant possible with refreshments
  • A qualified Lead Runner for the team, with you every step of the way
  • Run the Wild tech t-shirt
  • Champagne finish!
  • Stunning Italian Alps scenery!

What's Not Included

  • Transport to/from Geneva and Courmayeur
  • Travel (such as flights) to/from Geneva
  • Drinks at the accommodation or additional main meals
  • Evening meal on second night
  • Snacks to sustain you on route
  • Personal insurance (required)
  • Lift passes for you and the Lead Runner (if required)

Booking

Start Date End Date Days Mileage Grade Spaces Price Status  
23rd June 2017 25th June 2017 2 Days 20 A1, A2, A3 8 €750* Sold Out
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Availability

  • Guaranteed – this trip is available but has also reached the minimum number to guarantee it running.
  • Available – the trip is available – please go ahead and book!
  • Few remaining – limited space left on the trip - sign up quick!

*Price quoted in Euros but payment also accepted in GBP