When you need an easy run that still has all the Chamonix goodness

→ 10km

↑ 800m

Δ 2005M 

♦ Easy


Starting from Argentière, you're in for some of the smoothest running in the valley when you hit the Petit Balcon Nord. As this is Chamonix valley the vert is inevitable, but at least this one starts out with warm up grade singletrack. Then, once you are settled, it gets steep, but not too steep, and not for too long.

The climb is short and you're soon traversing a rocky balcony to reach Pèclerey. From here, you're in for a treat of a downhill, banking along forest trails. If you're lucky, you might only share the shady forest with birds.

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GPX Track
Start: 45.98174, 6.92659
Town:  Chamonix
Department:  Haute-Savoie
Country:  France

  • This is a route to enjoy for the forest running, but the view from the traverse isn't so bad either. Save it for less than ideal weather, when you need a "rest" day, or just want a quick trail fix.

  • If you want more vert, look for the faint trail just passed the Alpage de Péclerey leading up to Bec de Lachat. It's a super steep up and back that your knees are sure to regret.

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Some days you'd rather run than make the 1000m+ climbs


It's Chamonix, so of course there's some up


Pèclerey, affordable accommodations for dirtbag runners!


Forest solitude and some flowing downhill trails

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