Trail running has been one of the biggest growth sports in the Alps and the biggest event in Europe is the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc, a gruelling 145km race up and down the peaks of the Chamonix valley every August. If you feel that this one might be a spectator sport for you, here are three great properties along the route to get your pulse racing…
Under €100k, this is a fabulous mountain bolt hole in Les Contamines, with access to the third biggest ski area in the Alps. Only an hour from Geneva and with a sunny balcony, this is the perfect lock-and-go weekend home.
Right in the year-round bustling mountain town hub of Chamonix, with great restaurants and lively bars, this is a one-bedroom apartment for summer or winter – and perfect for rentals too.
Great five-bedroom chalet in the fabulous spa town and ski centre of St Gervais Les Bains close to Chamonix and Geneva too. Even has a separate apartment you can rent out to help pay the bills.