Category Archives: Trail

Via Alpina – Traverse of the Alps (7 countries): story and photos

Here is the story and 30+ photos of our traverse of the Alps along the Via Alpina. Via Alpina (© Anna Gatta)
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Trail: Gorges de l’Ardeche (France)

After a couple of climbing days in Seynes and Russan -a bit too polished, and old style for our taste- we went to the Gorges de l’Ardeche for a great to trail running day. There was too much water to cross Ardeche river, so we had to improvise some off trail sections to complete our […]
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Trail: Traverse of the Alps completed

We finished the green trail of the Via Alpina in Lenk as planned. Then we had several options to reach Chamonix… and since the weather was really bad we chose to cross Rawilpass to quickly join Sion, then Martigny, Vallorcine and Col des Montets to Chamonix. Traverse of the Alps – Tre Cime di Lavaredo […]
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Trail: Traverse of the Alps – 1,200 km and +62,000m

Mid June, Philippe and Anna will start their Traverse of the Alps, a 1,200 km challenge across 7 countries. Traverse of the Alps (© A. Gatta)
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Photos on Instagram and facebook

If you would like to see more photos, follow Philippe on Instagram and Facebook. Mont Blanc Massif, France (© P. Gatta)
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Trail: Passy – Lachat d’En Haut (Haute Savoie)

Looking for new Trail, Anna and I found a scenic one from Passy to the base of Aiguille de Varan. Lachat d’En Haut, Aiguille de Varan behind (¬© A. Gatta)
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Trail: Les Houches – Mont Borrel (Haute Savoie)

We resumed our trail running training but there are still lot of snow above 1600m, so we found a new short Trail around Les Houches. Charousse, Mont Blanc Massif behind (© A. Gatta)
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Trail: Salso Moreno – Vens (Mercantour)

The Salso Moreno and the Lakes of Vens are popular places for trail running and hiking in the Alpes Maritimes. Located at the North of Mercantour National Park, close to La Bonette pass, they offer great Alpine views in a peaceful environment. Toward Pas de Morgon, Les Roubines Nègres behind (© A. Gatta)
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Trail: Cime de Baudon (Préalpes de Nice)

After several trails in Haute Savoie, we are back in the French Riviera to enjoy running under the warm sun of this hot November. Map of Cime de Baudon (Préalpes de Nice) (© P. Gatta)
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Trail: Tour du Beaufortain (Savoie)

Beaufortain is a nice region of Savoie department, South of Mont Blanc massif. With numerous good trails, amazing views over the mountains, large lakes, alpine meadow, it is a great destination for trail running. Lake of Roselend, Tour du Beaufortain, Alps, France (© P. Gatta)
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