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The Adventure to Follow the UTMB®

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The Adventure to Follow the UTMB®

Running Collection by Suunto

5

Tours

22:27 h

69.4 mi

20,300 ft

The adventure to follow the UTMB®: We asked Courtney Dauwalter and Pau Capell, the winners of the 2019 edition of the UTMB (and Courtney just did it again in 2021, congratulations!), to share their most iconic spots of the race with us.

The UTMB, or Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, is a 170-kilometer (105 miles) long mountain ultramarathon starting and ending in Chamonix, France. With a total elevation gain of about 10,000 metres (32,940 feet), it is widely considered as one of the toughest trail running races in the world.

Set between France, Italy and Switzerland, the UTMB takes runners up magical mountain passes and down splendid valleys. We created different routes with those five epic spots recommended by Courtney and Pau for you to live this adventure your way. From Chamonix to Grand Col Ferret, these are UTMB classics. Time to lace up and run!

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Tours & Highlights

  • 04:48
    17.4 mi
    3.6 mph
    5,975 ft
    5,975 ft

    Champex-Lac (1466m)

    Located at km 126 of the UTMB® and located in the Swiss Alps, Champex-Lac a picturesque lakeside town surrounded by forests and mountains. Ideal for families, the area …

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    Champex-Lac

    Running Highlight

    Nestled between a lake and mountains, Champex-Lac is a stunning little alpine village. Walking in town, you'll be amazed by its many traditional wooden chalets. It definitely has a pretty unique charm to it.

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  • 02:36
    10.1 mi
    3.9 mph
    2,725 ft
    2,725 ft

    Vallorcine (1,120m)

    Located at km 150 of the UTMB®, it's the last village in the Chamonix-Mont Blanc Valley before reaching Switzerland.

    If you're there during race weekend, we recommend the …

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    Vallorcine

    Running Highlight

    Vallorcine is the last village in the Chamonix-Mont Blanc Valley before passing the border into Switzerland.

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  • 08:27
    15.5 mi
    1.8 mph
    4,525 ft
    4,500 ft

    Bonatti Refuge (2025m)

    Located at km 92 of the UTMB®, it was named in homage to the Italian mountaineer Walter Bonatti in 1998. Spectacular views await you just in front …

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    Rifugio Walter Bonatti

    Running Highlight

    This is a truly beautiful refuge, with a great atmosphere and local food. From here, you have an a splendid view on the Mont Blanc.

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  • 02:56
    14.4 mi
    4.9 mph
    3,300 ft
    3,300 ft

    Col du Bonhomme (2,329m)

    Located at km 43 of the UTMB®, this Col is not the highest mountain pass of the route, but it is the longest one to ascend.

    Take it easy on the softer start from Saint Gervais or Les Contamines because from La Balme the most demanding part awaits you.

    You’ll be rewarded by epic singletrack and outstanding views.

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    Col du Bonhomme

    Running Highlight

    The Col du Bonhomme (elevation 2,329 meters/7,641 feet) is a classic! Fantastic views make up for a pretty steep climb. It's really quite beautiful up there.

  • 03:40
    12.0 mi
    3.3 mph
    3,800 ft
    3,725 ft

    La Fouly (1,600m)

    Located at km 111 of the UTMB®, Fouly is a small town in the Swiss sector of Mont Blanc.

    It is a perfect starting point on the path to Grand Col Ferret (2,537m), which marks the border between Switzerland and Italy.

    An ascent with switchbacks of about 1,000 meters takes you up the highest mountain pass of the UTMB. The views are quite simply spectacular.

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    La Fouly

    Running Highlight

    La Fouly is a lovely village surrounded by epic mountains. You'll see a lot of traditional wooden houses and have the opportunity to restock on food and water.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Highlights
    5
  • Distance
    69.4 mi
  • Duration
    22:27 h
  • Elevation
    20,300 ft

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The Adventure to Follow the UTMB®