DérochoirExtra crunchy technical running with a creamy bonus, plus panoramic views of the Mont Blanc massif→ 21km↑ ~2000mΔ 2354M ♦ DifficultΘ CCWAs far as a trail run goes, this one has a high ratio of hiking, or at least some very careful bouncing along. The trail is either steep or rocky, frequently both, with brief interludes of smooth trail. But, it …

Via Grischuna: Multi-Stage Trail Running Tour

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Via Valais: Swiss Alps Trail Running Grand Tour

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Aiguille du Belvédère ⇑

Chamonix Aiguille du Belvédère

Chamonix Aiguille du Belvédère  ⇑Combining a run with a climb of the Aiguille du Belvédère’s south ridge→ 16.5km↑ 1800mΔ 2965M♦ DifficultΘ Point to pointChamonix’s Aiguille du Belvédère run has it all, and it gets you to the high point of the Aiguilles Rouges at 2965 meters. It combines a steep trail ascent from Argentière with a short wander through the …



Trail Running the HardergratAn exposed journey along a ridge from Interlaken to the Brünig PassThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 35km     ↑ 3290mΔ 2293M ♦ DifficultΘ Point to PointThe Hardergrat trail run has become a classic, and for good reason. There are few geographic features this defined with a trail so long. Of …


Chamonix High Traverse

Chamonix High TraverseAKA “The Conga Line,” this route includes some of the most iconic Chamonix views. It also includes the masses.→ ~17km↑ ~2000mΔ 2500M ♦ DifficultΘ Point to pointThe Chamonix High Traverse trail running route follows the highest trails along the Aiguilles Rouges side of the Chamonix Valley, from the Col des Montets to the Brevent top station directly above Chamonix. …


Mont Buet ⇑

running Mont Buet

Mont Buet   ⇑A journey through different zones, huge vertical, a ridgeline traverse and a summit with some of the Alps’ best views→ 25km↑ 2200mΔ 3096M ♦ DifficultCCWI knew Mont Buet from skiing. It’s a classic that feels remote and has a massive view of the Alps, not just of the Chamonix region, but as far as the Matterhorn. The word …

Lac de Moiry to Pigne de la Lé

Trail running in the Swiss Alps near Lac de Moiry

Lac de Moiry to Pigne de la Lé: From Edelweiss to Glacial Ice Fast running at 2500 meters topped off with a glacier crossing and a serious scrambleThis Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail RunsAbout The Book→ 21km     ↑ 1457mΔ 3396M ♦ DifficultΘ CCWI didn’t have high expectations for a run starting near a dam, assuming the …


Tête Rousse Hut ⇑

Tête Rousse Hut   ⇑Big up and big down, not to a summit, but to a hut. Lots of running down Mont Blanc.→ 23km↑ 2110mΔ 3150M ♦ DifficultΘ Out & BackThis run is a bit unusual for us. Normally, we’d always go to a summit and not use a hut as the objective. But, being Mont Blanc, with all the many complications …


Valsorey – Vélan

Valsorey – VélanWhat mountain runners dream about when they dream about the Alps→ 22km   ↑ 2000mΔ 3037M♦ DifficultΘ CWThis run is the 108th run we’ve added to our site, and it is one of the very best. An odyssey is the best term we thought of as we sat pulling sweat soaked socks from our tired feet. Starting in Bourg-St-Pierre, …