The Mecca of trail running, this is where it all started. Lying at the foot of the Mont-Blanc massif, this town boasts an incredible amount of mountaineering history. It doesn’t matter which other part of the Alps you’re taking as a reference, the mountains are just a little bit bigger here.
An incredible network of well-maintained trails makes for a huge trail running playground and gives us too many options to even fathom. High altitude, extremely technical ascents/descents, lots of vert.. That’s exactly what you’re getting into when you come to Chamonix. Flat doesn’t exist here, steep is the norm. Want to train seriously? Come here.