In June 2014, Chamonix will host the 7th edition of the Marathon du Mont-Blanc and for the first time three of the weekend's races will be part of the Skyrunning World Championships.
The International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) announced last year that the 2014 Skyrunning World Championships will include an ultra distance for the first time and that Chamonix would host the events.
There are three races, all of different distances:
The Vertical KM (27 June) – This is a short, steep race, taking runners exactly 1000 metres up into the skies, and raced in the afternoon, starting at 4pm.
The Marathon du Mont-Blanc (Sun 29 Jun) – the 42 km course starts in Chamonix and finishes at 2016m altitude at the Brevent base station. With 2511m elevation gain as well as 1490m downward descents as well, this is one of the most beautiful trail marathons in the world, offering amazing views of the Mont Blanc massif. The race starts in Chamonix and works its way to Vallorcine (home of the Bellevue Alpine Lodge) before heading up to La Balme, down to Le Tour and then up again via Flegere to the finish.
The Mont-Blanc 80KM (Fri 27 Jun) – this is a new race which will take place for the first time in 2014. With a challenging 6000m of vertical ascent over long ridges, snow fields and traversing glaciers this has the makings of a classic ultra trail race.
Accommodation in Vallorcine
Whichever distance you go for, we wish all competitors the best of luck. More details on the races are available here.
Whether you are taking part or a spectator, and are looking for accommodation, then please do contact us at the Bellevue Alpine Lodge.
We are in a quiet location, away from hectic Chamonix, but less than 20 minutes by car. It's perfect for training and for spectating, particularly for the Marathon. Rooms are available from just €65 B&B or €85 Half Board.
Critérium du Dauphiné 2014 We have another very exciting weekend coming up at the Bellevue Alpine Lodge this summer, when the Critérium du Dauphiné finishes its 7th stage at Finhaut Emosson on Saturday June 14th.
Just next door from Vallorcine This is just across the border from us in Vallorcine - only 12 minutes drive away - and so we are delighted to offer a special accommodation offer to all cyclisme fans for this weekend.
From €40 per night
Join us at the Bellevue Alpine Lodge for B&B at only €40 per person per night for stays of two or more nights.
Please email us for details or call +33 (0)4 50 54 60 43
If you've seen our most recent newsletter, you'll already know that we still have some great snow here in Vallorcine and the Chamonix valley. Special Easter 2014 Offer We still have some availability from Saturday 12th April, so you can join us for Easter as well. We are offering half board accommodation for only €50 per person per night at the Bellevue Alpine Lodge. This applies for all stays of 4 nights or more.
Contact us now
Please contact Mandy and Mike on +33 4 50 54 60 43 or by email nowto check availability. We look forward to hearing from you.