Haute-Savoie, France

Chamonix is best known for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, a 171km race with 10,000 meters elevation around Mt Blanc, staring in the heart of Chamonix and running through France, Switzerland and Italy

However there are hundreds of trails around the valley with vast dark and light pine and spruce forests, gleaming glaciers and soaring rocky peaks. Don’t be surprised if you see a wild bouqetin, dear, chamois or a marmot scurring around the mountain top.

It’s a trail runners paradise! UTMB is not the only amazing race in Chamonix, there are many more to challenge you, but without doubt always with lots of vertical!  The Aosta Valley in Italy is a short 30 minute drive away which also boasts many exciting and fun races.

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