Self-Guided Tours

Prefer to travel in a smaller group, with a partner or friends? Our self-guided tours are a great way to experience trail running in the Alps at your own pace. Dates are flexible, based on your needs. Run in one region, or several – it’s your decision. Trail running season in the Alps ranges from mid-May through September.

Run the Alps offers self-guided trail running trips in the following areas:

Chamonix Valley

“La Vallée du Trail” is the hottest spot in the world for trail running right now. Chamonix is home to some of the world’s most famous trail runners. This region has hundreds of kilometers of dramatic singletrack at the base of Mont Blanc.

Tour du Mont-Blanc Ultra Run

Run the route of the iconic Tour du Mont Blanc, around the Mont Blanc massif, passing through France, Italy, and Switzerland. Stay in high mountain huts and beautiful hotels in quaint Alp villages.

Zinal and Val d’Anniviers

Located in Switzerland’s Valais Alps, this valley is home to the world-famous Sierre-Zinal trail race. It has some of the Alps’ best single-track, connecting the villages of St-Luc, Grimentz, Chandolin and Zinal.

Zermatt

Car-free Zermatt, at the base of the Matterhorn, is ringed by a variety of huts and lifts, making for a wide variety of trail running options – and nearly always with one of the world’s most famous peaks within view.

Bernese Oberland

Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland is home to high pastures, picturesque villages like Mürren and Stechelberg, and the towering peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Run village-to-village, with your bags transported for you.

The Wild Engadine

The Engadine is one of the Alps’ great trail running secrets. A beautiful half-day’s train ride away from the better-known Swiss mountain resorts, the Engadine’s remote feel is exactly what makes it so valued by those who know it.

Verbier St Bernard

With gentle meadow trails, high technical passes and glacier-side singletrack, Switzerland’s Verbier – Saint Bernard region is becoming known as for its great trail running. A number of exciting, yet quiet routes are easily accessible from the high mountain resort town of Verbier.

Courmayeur and Aosta Valley

The wilder Italian side of Mont Blanc provides beautiful single track, including iconic trails featured in famous ultras such as the UTMB and the Tor des Géants. It’s also very easy to find quiet remote-feeling routes where you’re unlikely to see anyone else.