Trail discovery course in the Beaufortain (Savoie)

Duration : 2 days

France, Northern Alps

Level : from beginner to intermediate

from 195 € / p. from 3 to 8 persons

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Would you like to discover trail-running on the most beautiful paths of the Alps facing the Mont-Blanc massif?

The Beaufortain massif is ideal for discovering this sport. The medium altitude mountain pastures are perfect for starting to run in the mountains at your own pace. Numerous small, easy trails cross the massif through the spruce forest and the high altitude meadows.

This trip is open to all. It is nevertheless better to have a regular running practice, once or twice a week. There will be no quest for performance on these two days, you will only enjoy the pleasures of running in the open air in an exceptional setting.

You will be supervised by a mountain leader specialised in trail running and you will run in small groups. Outings of 3 to 4 hours per day, including breaks. The difference in altitude is relatively small.

Becoming autonomous in trail-running:
This weekend is particularly suitable for beginners wishing to start running in the mountains but also for runners wishing to progress in mountain terrain and set medium and long term objectives. This course will be an opportunity to improve your running technique and your effort management in the mountains, to better understand the phases of ascents and descents on difficult terrain and the use of poles in various situations. We will discuss all these topics throughout the weekend during the training, nutrition and recovery evening but also safety in the mountains in order to become autonomous.

Intensity: moderate.

Technicality: easy paths most of the time with one or two technical passages without difficulties (ridges, scree, névés, steep slopes) during the outing.

From 10 to 13 kilometres and between 500 and 800 meters of positive change in altitude per day.

It will also be possible to lengthen the outing for some depending on how you feel, your desire to go higher, further, to discover a new horizon, a summit or a lake.

For your information, I also offer a similar trail discovery course in the Chartreuse.

And if you want to go further, I propose a course of initiation and improvement in trail and a very beautiful trail of 4 days in the Beaufortain.


D1: The Mont Cocher ridges (12km, positive altitude difference: 500 meters).
Morning: meet at the Albertville train station or at 9.45 am in Beaufort.
Hike and run with a picnic in the mountains.

  • Techniques of evolution in descent and ascent.
  • Use of poles.
  • Physical and sports preparation and stretching.

Afternoon: mountain running, adaptation to the effort according to the terrain.
Evening: conference-debate on trail physiology, nutrition and training preparation.

D2: Outray mountain or Roche Parstire (13 km, D+ : 700 to 800m).
9.30am - 4.30pm: long hike/run with picnic in the mountains.

  • Management of the effort.
  • Physical and sports preparation and stretching.

End of the stay in Beaufort at 4.30 pm or at Albertville station at 5.15 pm.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader specialized in trail running.
  • Personalized coaching: analysis of objectives and development of individual training plans on request.
  • Pedagogical and technical courses.
  • Half-board for the two days.
  • Civil liability insurance.

The price does not include

  • Transport to the meeting point and from the end of the tour.
  • The two lunches (picnic).
  • Drinks and personal expenses.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


Your choice:

  • Comfort" package: mountain chalet in Pémont. Price of the course from 240€.
  • Eco" package: Les Jorets mountain pasture campsite. Price of the course from 190€ (bring your camping equipment: tent, mattress and duvet).
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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