5 - 10 July and 19 - 24 July and 2 - 7 August 2017
We offer a four-day running tour over the full 170km route of the UTMR following the high, wild trails of the Tour de Monte Rosa. See here for further information about this long established long distance footpath and here for other interesting information.
This is ideal training and preparation for the UTMR, both stage race and ultramarathon, as well as other multi-day or ultramarathon races.
This is where Lizzy fell in love with the mountains, come and join her! Please do email Lizzy if you have any questions or want further information and advice.
Course director: Lizzy Hawker (instruction in English)
(meet on Wednesday evening, depart Monday morning)
(based on a minimum of four participants, maximum of eight).
something approaching 170km with more than 11,000m ascent over four running days. You can see a map here! Click on the thumbnail to see full size version.
There are options to use public transport and uplift on some days. So if you are recovering from a previous race, training for an upcoming race or recovering from injury there may be options to make the days more comfortable for you!
Grächen is easily reached by public transport from Geneva, Zurich and Milan airports. Please see sbb.ch/en for information, timetables and price. There are easy train connections to St Niklaus and then a connecting post bus to Grächen.
Insurance in case of accident, emergency or illness etc. is the responsibility of the participant. You must have personal accident insurance sufficient to cover the cost of search and evacuation in Italy and Switzerland, valid for the duration of the running camp. Please bring your insurance document with you. We also recommend that you take out a normal travel insurance to cover cancellation.
A recommended kit list will be sent to you on receipt of your booking. We will run with a small backpack with all we need for the four-day journey. You will need to bring sufficient clothing for alpine trails and mountain weather conditions, but keeping packs as light as possible will make the running more comfortable!
If you would like to extend your time in these beautiful mountains we are happy to offer suggestions. Please do email us to ask.