Located in the French speaking South-West corner of Switzerland, Verbier is close to both Italy and France. The town itself lies on a south facing terrace, with the 4,000-meter tall Grand Combin opposite and France’s Mont Blanc Massif beyond.
Known as a world-class ski destination, Verbier is also an excellent summer base. While Verbier’s excellent backcountry skiing and cosmopolitan town attracts jet-setters and extreme skiers, the summer here is more relaxed and low-key. The region contains some of the quieter trails that the Alps has to offer, but you won’t be short of mountain refuges at which to stop for refreshment. Verbier is few hours’ train and gondola ride from Geneva airport. The town benefits from excellent Swiss transport to surrounding valleys.
Each July, the region hosts Trail Verbier St Bernard, an event with trail races from 29km to 111km. If you’d like to include the TVSB trail race in your itinerary, let us know and we can assist with registration.
Our self-guided tours are available in some of the best trail running areas the Alps have to offer. When you sign up to run in one of the regions below, your trip will be planned in detail. Each self-guided tour includes the following components:
*In-country 2nd-Class, 3-day Swiss Flex rail pass transportation to and from the tour is included, as well as transfers between tour locations.
*Three-star hotel and mountain hut bookings.
*Thorough travel instructions, regional information, our Guide to Trail Running in the Alps, and detailed run descriptions printed on durable, waterproof paper, complete with a run profile, time estimates, bail-out options, emergency numbers, and a map. See a sample.
Typical pricing is $2,300 for a six-night, seven-day tour, and $1,990 per person when sharing a double. Since tour planning time and materials are the same regardless of trip length, cost for shorter trips are not reduced proportionally. Typical pricing for a four-night trip is $1,890, and $1,690 for three nights.
As we work with you to develop your self-guided itinerary, consider adding one of the many great Alp trail races into your plans. Please contact us to discuss trail race options and timing.
No matter where you are, on every self-guided trip, if a serious problem arises, Run the Alps and our booking partners at Alpinehikers are just a phone call away.