Taking place near to the Grand St Bernard pass, at the southern tip of the Valais canton, the Trail du Vélan is one of the longest-running trail races in the Alps. The local support and pride in the race is clear, and not surprising given the poignant story behind its creation.
Love dogs? We do! Join us for a Unique Four-Footed Trail Running Trip this summer! Are you a trail runner who likes nothing more than having a four-footed friend at your side? Now, we’ve got a special trail running trip just for you. Here in the Alps, dogs are more than companion animals. They fill Continue Reading →
Ready to spread some trail running love? Tis the season! Looking for something a bit different for a trail running friend this holiday season? We polled Run the Alps staff and friends for their suggestions. From the Alps to wherever you are… here’s a selection of our favorite suggestions. Shameless alert: if you’re looking for Continue Reading →
One of the sure signs of fall in the Alps is the steady shift in color above treeline. The greenish hues of vegetation shift to brown and a deep red, as temperatures drop and early snows come and go. Another sign is liters of wild blueberries– no longer on the plants, but often picked and Continue Reading →
Run the Alps is now offering a new Alps-wide guide network.
Second in our series of Alps recipes is an Alpine take on a US classic. After opening our series with the sweet Tatsch recipe, we thought a comforting savory dish might help all of us get us through these last, lingering days of winter. Not many dishes are more comforting on a chilly evening than Continue Reading →
One of the more unusual aspects of the Alps comes when one enters the high pastures. There, where shepherds have tended flocks for centuries, it’s not uncommon to see dogs guarding the animals. In particular, they are entrusted with protecting the young from predators such as wolves, lynx, foxes and bears. With their beautiful cream-colored coats, these “guardian” dogs often look Continue Reading →
Just what is a “self-guided” trail running tour? While it’s fairly intuitive how a guided trail running trip is structured, the idea of a self-guided one is often not so well understood. Self-guided trips are some of the most popular ones that Run the Alps offers, so let’s take a moment to explore them! A self-guided tour means you Continue Reading →
As much as we love running the flowy alpine trails of the Alps, stopping along the way at a high mountain hut for a delicious treat is — we confess — a big part of why we love to trail run here. All this winter, we’ll be bringing a little bit of that Alps mountain culture home Continue Reading →
We’re ridiculously proud of our guides here at Run the Alps. Each of them is a highly skilled trail runner, with a deep knowledge of the trail running scene here in the Alps. They’re also simply wonderful people who are fun to spend time with on and off the trails. There’s something else each of them has Continue Reading →