Again we enjoyed the great pleasure of returning to the mountain mecca of Chamonix, France for our Alps all-inclusive walking holidays and the Mont Blanc Marathon.
We are always keen to watch the 2,000+ trail runners attempting the steep and amazing Mont Blanc Marathon. This challenging 42k trail run is breath-taking (in more ways than one). Thanks to great weather, camaraderie, and a chance to witness some world-class performances, it exceeded all our expectations as always!
Chamonix is Our Home From Home
Words fail to capture the magical aura that exudes from Chamonix; ever since our first visit, we have felt its gravitational pull. There’s a deep familiarity to this place that fits our soul like a missing puzzle piece, and from the moment we arrive at Chalet Shiraz we instantly feel at home.
Every year we enjoy the Mont Blanc Marathon, the race starts from the centre of Chamonix. Runners quickly join a trail path taking them up the mountain via some beautiful villages such as Montroc, Buet and Vallorcine, near the Swiss border: All places where we take our guests walking in the summer.
The Marathon of Mont Blanc continues up the mountain, following a scenic route and through villages too numerous to mention. Highlights include the Tour glacier, the village of Aiguilles Rouges massif and the amazing views from the finish line at Planpraz.