The week is based out of Brides Les Bains which is in the Savoie Valley just up from Moutiers, part of the 3 Vallees ski region. Brides Les Bains is named after the natural thermal springs which rise out of the mountain and into the centre of the town.
The training area includes the stunning Vanoise National Park, the Tarantaise Valley, and the Mont Blanc Massif area from valley floors to mountain peaks up to 2900m (snow permitting!)
There is a very large Health Spa a few minutes’ walk from the accommodation, it's a lovely facility after a tough day in the mountains.
We will be staying in Residence Cybelle high quality apartments with good facilities, such as swimming pool, sauna, reception, games room etc. The apartments are large very well fitted and comfortable. There are 2 rooms, one with a double bed and en suite shower, one with bunk beds and bunk beds in the entrance hall way. The sitting rooms are large and comfortable and all apartments have a balcony.
There will be maximum of 5 people in each apartment. For single occupancy of the double en-suite room (where available) there will be an extra charge.
The XNRG team will provide breakfast each day and a packed lunch. Evening meals will be in a local village restaurant for 6 nights. 1 night we will organise an optional evening out doing something different (at an extra cost)
Maximum of 15 people.
We are making the option for people to join us for the full week of a fewer number of days. We can offer two options:
17th – 20th June
Arrive on the 17th June – either direct to Brides les Bains or we will pick you up from Geneva 17th in the morning. We will then drop you back on the evening of the 20th June.
20th June (evening arrival) – 24th June – We have a minibus at Geneva on the evening of the 20th June we can pick up anyone coming in for the 2nd half of the week. We will then drop you off at Geneva on Saturday 24th June.
Week Activity Outline
Each day there will be 3 groups of people going at different speeds doing different distances.
Saturday – arrive/pick up from Geneva, transfer to Brides Les Bains, 1.5 – 2 hour run before supper.
Sunday – 4-5 hour run from Brides les Bains, return to Brides Les Bains
Monday – 5-7 hour run from Meribel Mottaret – high altitude lots of climbing including Petit Mont Blanc – finish in Pralong
Tuesday – 6-7 hour steep climbing run from Brides Les Bains – potential to finish at white water rafting base and come back down the river in a rubber boat !
Wednesday – 10-16 hours – long distance and night phase. Various starts to include Le Gand Bec finish Pralong or Bozel around 0200 Thursday morning
Thursday – late start, optional 1 – 2 hour run, Spa Session (massage bookings need to be made in advance) or just relax.
Friday - route and time to be decided based on group fitness – finale dinner and award presentations
Saturday – short run then pack up and transfer to the airport (or depending on flight departure time an opportunity to go to Chamonix for a run on part of the UTMB® course).
We can book the Spa any day that you would like. There are also other activities, like mountain biking, white water rafting, paragliding etc. that we could organise, individually or as a group depending on how we all feel
Compulsory equipment to be carried each day
* trail running shoes
* long sleeve warm top
* good quality waterproof top
* sun hat
* warm hat or buff
* running shorts
* running t shirts/vests
* running socks
* small rucksack or waistbelt
* silver safety blanket
* water containers to carry a minimum of 2 litres
* energy food for the duration of each day