What’s a Run the Alps guided trip like?
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After each trip, the guide from that trip shares stories and photos via our Run the Alps Tour Stories series. Enjoy reading about our trail running adventures through the Alps, and drop us a note if you have any questions!
August 26 - September 4, 2018
WARNING: The following account contains an obscene number of superlatives, ridiculous strings of adjectives and a recurring theme of trails, mountains and great food!
September 3 - 13, 2018
We ran up to 33,500 feet (Well, sort of.) We ate cheese (All of us.) We crossed high passes (Lots of them.) And then we ate yet more cheese (Some of us.)
August 20 - 26, 2018
We ran trails up to 7600 feet, through talus and over the moraines of the Wildstrubel glacier on a crisp clear morning. We ran under the iconic Matterhorn past centuries old chalets above Zermatt - and then several of us raced in one of the Alps’ best known trail races, Matterhorn Ultraks.
July 29 - August 4, 2018
We ran across Alpine meadows, high mountain passes and cool gorges next to the Eiger, plus embraced the traditional festivities of Swiss National day - with plenty of local food and wine.
July 15 - 24, 2018
Blue skies, swift ascents and gorgeous trails - with plenty of pie, coffee and outstanding panoramas to fuel our journey and keep spirits high. Ours was a fabulous trip with memories to last a lifetime.
June 25 - July 2, 2018
As the snow melted from the high passes on the Tour du Mont-Blanc, our crew tackled the run from Courmayeur, Italy to Chamonix, France - then took part in some of the world's most famous trail races.
August 28 - September 6, 2017
The Run the Alps Tour du Mont-Blanc trip takes in the trails joining together the alps of France, Italy and Switzerland. Over 7 days of running we cover over 90 miles and climb 7,000 meters. Our trip was in Courmayeur, Italy, as the famous UTMB trail race passed through town.
August 21-27, 2017
This year’s Matterhorn Ultraks trip had a larger-than-life quality to it-- both the trail running and the guests! We ran across glaciers, travelled to Zermatt to run under the Matterhorn— and then ticked off a famous Alps trail race series. Here's how it went.
August 6 - 15, 2017
The trip that had it all and more with thunder, lightning, snow, ice, sunshine, mobile cow milking... and the surliest waiter in all of Italy!
July 30 - August 5, 2017
It was a spectacular week of trail running through Switzerland's Bernese Oberland. The highlight came during Day 3, when we ran under the immense Eiger North Wall. Here's my story of how that day unfolded, with a little trip summary below. It was a pleasure to join this great crew!
July 16-25, 2017
The Run the Alps Tour du Mont-Blanc trip is the classic way to experience the trail running scene in the Chamonix valley and the Alps, generally — three countries worth, in fact! We had a winning crew this time around the massif, too. So, how did it go? Well...
July 10-17, 2017
The Eiger Trail 2017 trip was an awesome week of trail running in the Berner Oberland and reconnaissance for a bunch of trail runners from around the globe. Not all of us raced, but those who didn’t ran around enough, cheering everyone else!