Trail Running Hotels in the Alps

Where to stay for trail running in the Alps? We value being hosted by real trail runners with local knowledge of the trails, healthy food, a place to do yoga and stretch, a communal space to meet and chat with other runners, and most importantly, a welcoming, positive vibe.

Regional Comparison: Chamonix Mont-Blanc

Chamonix Mont-Blanc Trail Running Chamonix Mont-Blanc is inarguably the center of the trail running universe. As trail running’s popularity exploded globally, Chamonix became a focal point thanks to a perfect alignment of certain racing events, …

Regional Comparison: Valais

Valais Trail Running is Best in Alps We may as well kick this off with our true thoughts. Switzerland’s Valais region (Wallis in German), in our opinion, is the absolute best trail running destination, not …

Regional Comparison: Berner Oberland

Trail Running in the Berner Oberland The Berner Oberland, and specifically the Jungfrau Region, aren’t well known names outside of Switzerland. But, a few names within this region are certainly on many trail runners’ radar: …

Regional Comparison: Graubünden

Graubünden Trail Running For an international trail running audience, the Graubünden is the least known of all the regions. It’s where locals go to get away from the masses but stay in the Alps. And, …

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The Evolution of Light Alpinism

At some point, I just had to turn away and not watch. It was all too embarrassing. We’d just run up to the Löbhorner, an easy, although chossy, rock traverse on a limestone ridge rising …

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Chamonix Trail Running

Chamonix trail running guide

For trail runners, no single place gets more hype than Chamonix. The list of reasons is solid. It has the name, the history, the highest peak in the Alps, the dramatic views, the UTMB, so …