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The Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley, the Trail Running Valley

In just a few years, Chamonix Valley-Mont Blanc has become a favourite trail running destination.

Its history, the conquest of Mont Blanc, the way it is laid out — a choice of fast and exposed routes with a variety of total height differences — attract thousands of trail runners from all over the world during the summer season.


18 waymarked routes between Servoz and Vallorcine
Far away from the standard hiking trails, 18 routes of varying lengths are reserved only for trail runners:

  • S route lasting between 1 and 2 hours
  • M route lasting between 2 and 4 hours
  • L route lasting between 4 and 8 hours

Each numbered waymaker fixed to a trailside post (and marked in the route guide) indicates the direction of travel.
The route guides can be downloaded from :


Maison du Trail

New in 2014: The Maison du Trail [Trail Centre information] will open on 30 June.

For the first year after its opening, two young trailers from Chamonix will be available to receive trail enthusiasts. Sacha Devillaz, a young hopeful of Team Salomon, and Quentin Stephan (of Team Lafuma). Every day, from 9:00 to 19:00, they will take turns to welcome, advise, provide indications and talk with amateurs or professionals to choose the best terrain according to the weather, the conditions of the paths and the levels of the participants !

3 major races

In the last 35 years, different races have established the reputation of Trail Running Valley

The Mont Blanc Marathon :
6 race formats attract, 5,500 runners of 50 nationalities.
Children’s mini cross, KM Vertical, 10 km du Mont-Blanc, Cross du Mont-Blanc (23 km), Marathon du Mont-Blanc (42 km), and new for 2013 the 80 km du Mont-Blanc with 6,000 m of total height difference.
> Website

Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®
in 10 year, it has become an international event.
4 events will take place around Mont Blanc: the UTMB®, the flagship race: 168 km and 9,600m total ascent, the CCC® (100 km and 5,950 m total ascent), the TDSTM (119 km and 7,250 m total ascent) and the PTLTM adventure race (300 km, 24,000 m total ascent). 6,000 racers, 74 nationalities.
> Website

Le Trail des Aiguilles Rouges
This major event for expert trail runners takes place on September. The very first time it was held, the TAR (50 km, 4,000 m total ascent) earned its reputation as the ultimate mountain trail running race.
> Website


Trail openings and info

for more information please consult : >

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