Note that your mountain leader may alter this itinerary without prior warning due to changing weather or other safety considerations.
CCC Reconnaissance - 98km +5500m / -5700m height
Day 1 evening :
Arrive at designated hotel and meet with trek leader for welcome and briefing. Bag check is mandatory. Chance to purchase last minute personal items. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 :
Depart from Courmayeur Italy. Follow the CCC or UTMB course trail up towards the Grand Col Ferret. Ascend the Tête de la Tronche (CCC) and Grand Col Ferret (UTMB and CCC). Descend to La Fouly and Champex Lac. Overnight in comfortable auberge in Champex. This is slightly more than a mountain marathon.
Day 3 :
Run from Champex Lac via Bovine, the Col de la Forclaz, Trient, Les Tseppes, descend to Vallorcine and the Col des Montets. Optional ascent to Tête aux Vents and the Flégère. Descend to Chamonix. This day is either slightly shorter than or slightly longer than a mountain marathon. Overnight in Chamonix hotel.
Day 4 :
Depart Chamonix hotel at normal check out time. Guests should arrange their own transportation from Chamonix homewards.
We can arrange transport from Chamonix to Courmayeur for the start of the running.
A support vehicle is available as an option to bring extra gear to the refuge at Champex, or you can choose to carry night clothes with you, making your pack only slightly heavier than on race day.
A longer version of this trip is available (3-4 days), stopping at Val Ferret Italy, Champex Lac Switzerland and/or Trient Switzerland for shorter daily runs.
A UTMB version of this trip is available along the UTMB course, starting in Chamonix. The second half of that trip follows the CCC Reconnaissance.
You can choose to go faster than the group pace, but should wait at designated stops for the rest of the group to catch up, or loop back occasionally. We will not leave any runner behind and therefore the guide will run only slightly ahead of the pace of the slowest runner.
If you cannot complete the run for any reason, we will arrange transport only from the closest drivable point to your stopping location and back to your starting hotel, however we cannot refund your trip price. You must have valid mountain rescue insurance.
The below Google Map shows the region for this tour.