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Running tours & training camps

Running training camps aka tough running holidays led by Lizzy Hawker

Running the Tour de Matterhorn trails

Lizzy running the Tour de Matterhorn trails


KORA Explore will offer several multi-day running camps in 2019 which will provide ideal training for the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa, as well as other multi-day or ultramarathon races.



Swiss / Italian Alps

  • 12 – 17 June 2019 – Grüss von Grächen – 
  • 26 June – 1 July 2019 – Tour de Monte Rosa – 
  • 10 – 15 July 2019 -Grüss von Grächen – 
  • 17 – 22 July 2019 – Tour de Monte Rosa –
  • 6 – 12 August 2019 – Tour du Cervin / Matterhorn –


All camps are led by Lizzy HawkerIf you would like news about future training camps please sign up here.


Kathmandu Valley Rim

Above Budhanilkantha. The hills on the far side of Kathmandu Valley amazingly clear.

Kathmandu is especially beautiful in the winter. It is surrounded by a ring of hills which can be linked together to allow circumnavigation of the entire Kathmandu Valley. It makes for a 100 mile journey with a lot of ascent and descent. “It’s a great adventure,” says Lizzy. She should know – setting an FKT on this route in April 2018, after a previous attempt in March 2016. It’s the perfect boost for your winter training or purely a nice experience in itself.

More information here! We meet in Kathmandu on Sunday evening with departures on Friday morning. Pair it with the iconic Stupa to Stupa 50km trail run challenge for the ultimate exploration of the Kathmandu hills.


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Pikey Peak (4065m) Explore (fastpack)

A 4065m peak, breathtaking views reaching to Everest, easily accessible from Kathmandu and some superbly runnable trails. This short fastpacking trip is ideal for building endurance and exploring a small piece of the ‘real Nepal’ away from the tourist honeypot trekking routes.

  • 4 – 8 April 2019 – All levels –

Cost TBC (based on a minimum of four participants, maximum of ten)

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Tour de Monte Rosa

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The climb after Zermatt.

Our running tour makes a full circuit of Monte Rosa in the Pennine Alps bordering Italy and Switzerland. The spectacular Monte Rosa massif itself includes seven summits over 4000m, including the Dufourspitze, the highest peak in Switzerland. The circuit on wildly beautiful trails follows ancient routes linking the Swiss and Italian valleys, making a challenging and diverse high-level route.

See here for full information and details. For all dates we meet on Wednesday evening in Grächen and depart on Monday morning.


  • 26 June – 1 July 2019 – All levels –
  • 17 – 22 July 2019 – All levels –

895 euros (based on a minimum of four participants, maximum of ten)

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Grüss von Grächen

© Richard Bull

Based in the village of Grächen we explore some of the best running tours in the Valais. Tailored to the participants this is an ideal opportunity to boost your technical skills and endurance!


  • 14 – 19 June 2019 – All levels –
  • 10 – 15 July – All levels –


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Tour du Cervin / Matterhorn

tour de matterhorn running

© Valais Tourism: swiss-image/Valais/Thomas Andenmatten

A full circumnavigation of the iconic Matterhorn, through French, German and Italian speaking valleys. A demanding journey of contrasts and beauty, spectacular views of 4000m mountains and diverse cultures. Come and explore with us!

See here for full information and details. We meet in Grächen on Tuesday evening with departures on Monday morning.


  • 6 – 12 August 2019 – Advanced –

1270 euros   (based on a minimum of four participants, maximum of ten)

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Bespoke training days

Please let us know if you would like some training but can’t make the dates above. It may be possible to arrange additional one/two day trainings. Send an email to: info@ultratourmonterosa.com

ultra tour monte rosa training camp

There is not always time to smell the flowers during a race. There is on training camps! Here Mira Rai is enjoying the meadow flowers after an awesome descent from Col des Cimes Blanches (2981m) during the 2015 training camp.


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