Marathon du Mont Blanc
With the sheer white heights of the Mont Blanc massif as its sensational backdrop, the Chamonix Valley shows the Alps at their most dramatic. First ‘discovered’ as a tourist destination by Brits William Windham and Richard Pococke in 1741, it has become a wintertime playground of epic proportions, more than satisfying the most demanding skiers as well as the après-ski revellers who pack themselves into its boot-stompin’ bars. In summer, lift-accessible highland trails offer thrilling panoramas to hikers, mountain bikers and other high-altitude thrill seekers. With that being said, the Marathon du Mont Blanc is the place to be.
The Marathon du Mont Blanc is an annual marathon distance (42.195 km) alpine trail-running event held in Chamonix, France.
You run on a path through a botanical garden between Tré le Champ and the Col des Montets. All along it, there are some information about the most outstanding flowers you will find. At the top of the Col des Montets, behind the information cabin, you may see some ibex.
While running from the Aiguillette des Posettes to the Col des Montets, you also cross the AIguille Rouge Nature Reserve. Some chamois and wild board live in this area.
In the place known as “Les Ardoisières” there are some eagles. Don’t look at the sky but keep focused on the race !