Trail running is a fast growing sport both in the UK and France. If you have a passion for running off road and love to run and hike over challenging and beautiful terrain then the mountains, valleys and peaks surrounding Chalet Savoie Faire will leave you breathless!

Numbers of British trail/fell runners making the most of the serene and natural settings in the French Alps are on the increase and with good reason. The French are avid supporters of this exhilarating sport and sky runners as they are often called are very much welcomed on the well mapped trails in the Savoie.

Enjoy the freedom of running from peak to peak. The Beaufortain area has something for all trail runners whether you are new to the sport, a mountain marathoner or an experienced ultra trailer – the trails here won’t fail to deliver on adventure.

Local, English speaking, knowledgeable guides can be booked if requested in advance.

The summer and autumn months are stunning in the Alps and are the best time to enjoy trail and fell running in the Tarentaise Valley.

Chalet Savoie Faire is a luxury mountain B&B and cookery school situated in the heart of the French Alps and run by Nikki and Hugh. They have a passion for the outdoors and for the delicious produce found in the region. This stunning mountain lodge can be booked on a B&B, fully catered or self catered basis, whatever suits you best. Whichever option you choose you’ll be getting great value for money.

If some of your party don’t share your passion for trail running then they can always book onto one of Nikki’s cookery courses held in her specially designed kitchen with wonderful views over the Col de la Madeleine and its neighbouring peaks.

After a hard day on the trail there are plenty of ways to relax either back at the chalet or nearby, everything from massages to spa treatments can be arranged for you. Or you could simply return to this gorgeous alpine retreat and make the most of the comfortable and cosy rooms. Relax in the luxurious bathroom with its enormous free standing bath and views across the village. L’Occitane luxury toiletries, bathrobes and slippers are supplied. Enjoy one of Nikki’s gourmet meals and ensure that you’re ready for the next day’s run.

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