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Elina Osborne, NZ

What a time. Every small detail was so meticulously thought out and planned for- Vagabond Trails ensured our group tour of TMB was the best in every way. Our guide Antoine was hilarious and full of charisma, guiding us on trail and in energy

As hikers/runners/filmmakers themselves, Vero and Jonas from Vagabond Trails know exactly what they want out of a group trip, and make that a priority for others to experience.

I'll be back.

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Adam Pelletier, USA

With Vagabond Trails, I did the Tour Du Mont Blanc, the guide was excellent, and communication prior to and during the trip exceeded my expectations. It was the experience of a lifetime, many thanks to Vero and Vagabond Trails. I will travel with them again!!

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Salvador Castillo, MX

My experience with Vagabond Trails was GREAT I did the TMB in August of 2022 and it was my first multi-day adventure.

From the beginning, they answered every question I had.

They planned really well every aspect of the trip from the hotels to restaurants and lunches. 

They provided us with a great and friendly guide. 

Definitely doing more adventures with them.

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Laura Kozel, USA

I absolutely loved doing the Tour du Mont Blanc with Vagabond Trails in July 2023 - they were good people, took care of everything such as hote/Refuge reservations and luggage transport, food and provided a wonderful guide. I strongly recommend them and couldn’t be happier with the experience I had!

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Xu Gao, USA

I joined the trail run Tour du Mont Blanc with Vagabond Trails, and it brought me one of the most amazing experiences I ever had. Honestly, it was beyond what I expected in terms of the quality of the experience. Our guide, Tomás, is a very responsible guide and a fun person to hangout with. It was not an easy job to guide a group of runners who run at different paces!The event organizer, Veronica, was there with us almost from the beginning until the end. She made sure our arrivals are safe and answered all my run-unrelated, touristy questions; she greeted us in person on day 1 and cheered for us at the finish line; even better, she run with us for part of the trail! The trail, Tour du Mont Blanc, is by far the most beautiful trail I’ve been on. No wonder the UTMB is the most famous trail run event! The trail condition is 10/10 and is perfect for running. Last but not least, I really enjoyed the places we stayed. I think Veronica really hand picked the best experience we can possibly have. Thank you Vagabond Trails!

I would recommend anyone, runner or non-runner, to join Vagabond Trails and experience TMB with them and next time if I’m looking for a group hiking event like this, I would love to choose Vagabond Trails again!

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I had the best time and made so many close friends. I can't imagine having had a better experience. I loved the refuges, the food and restaurants, and all the amazing people I met on the trip. Thank you too for being there with all my travel issues. I'm so glad I could make it on the first day. Words can't describe the thousands of beautiful memories I will cherish from the beautiful trip you planned.

 

I'll definitely be keeping an eye on the vagabond trails website, and I hope to book another trip with you soon.

 

Can't wait to see you again when I start my next adventure!

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Suzzy Mc Lean, USA

Wanted to thank you both for organizing a thoughtful and exciting trip for us. We had a blast and will definitely do it again someday with the kiddos once they're a little older! 

 

We really appreciated all the details that went into the trip and we'd definitely do another trip with you both.

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Nicole Wright, UK

I had an incredible time running the Tour de Mont Blanc with Vagabond Trails. I have been back 3 weeks now and am still smiling. It was an incredible experience. Vero organised everything perfectly. Her planning is spot-on from start to finish, making the whole experience hassle free. From the comprehensive and welcoming pre-holiday communication, to the airport transfers being booked for me, everything was thought of.

The route is amazing. I would recommend doing some hill training in advance to get your legs used to those inclines, but every metre up was worth it. Stunning views, great trails and a highly competent and friendly guide in Thomas. I genuinely could not have asked for more and it exceeded expectations.

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On the plane to Ecuador I noticed how high my expectations were.

 

Nonetheless they were all fulfilled, and the trip exceeded my expectations.

 

Beautiful landscape, great running routes, excellent food and wonderful lodges and haciendas. The three guides organized and handled everything very professional - in the positive sense - and in a personal atmosphere.

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Great time with this group. The guides ensured we were safe, informed, and having fun throughout the trip. Everything was planned perfectly so we had a great mix of activity and rest. I can’t wait for another trip!

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Juliane & Scott, USA

6 day running around Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland organized by Trail Run Adventures and Vagabond Trails. From Chamonix and back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3tovg7I0kM

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Marta Meyer, USA

If you want a perfectly delightful trail guide, country expert, running buddy, and impeccable host, you should connect with Veronica and Vagabond Trails.

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"Veronica! thanks for the company, compassion, and constant smile, and for all the extra miles you put in both as a model and carer. All the best for your upcoming races! 


Jonas, (the rock). Thank you also for your kindness and patience, you were a constant calming influence on the group as you juggled timetables with everyone's different needs. I am looking forward to seeing your photos, the ones you have posted are beautiful. Also ALL THE BEST for your upcoming races! 


I wish you all the happiness and success you surely deserve it.  Many thanks again to both of you, or as the French say, croissant bonjour,...no?...oh well.......au revoir"

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Ruben Espinoza, USA

I went on the trip to Ecuador with Vagabond Trails and I had a great time! So many worthy experiences were packed into this trip. Just the contrast from being at high altitude volcanoes to jungle rivers in such a short span is special and would be hard to beat anywhere else. I liked how the activities were mixed to include things like horseback riding and rafting on top of just being a running trip. It made the trip much more of a full package.

All the accommodations were amazing! Food? Never hungry, always satisfied beyond expectations. Funny diet? No problem. This is definitely the way to visit a country you never been to for the first time. You get more than what you pay for.

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Audrey Barnett, USA

I just went to Ecuador with these guys and it was awesome…I mean awesome. The runs were diverse and adventurous with amazing views. We traversed in all kinds of terrain and the itinerary itself was well thought out. The eco-lodges and haciendas were comfortable, and the food was consistently tasty and plentiful. Also, the guides were laid back and fun! I would definitely travel with them again!!

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Amazing trip in Ecuador! Everything was thoughtfully planned out with breathtaking views, great food, and impactful cultural interactions.

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Fantastic trips and a really sympathetic team. Absolutely recommended 

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Nicole Rogers, USA

Absolutely amazing time with Vagabond Trails! They did a superb job coordinating all our Ecuador running & exploring adventures - from the trails we'd go on to the rafting trip to seeing the Andes and the Amazon to delicious food and great accommodations. I definitely recommend booking with them!

https://nicolekrogers.com/2018/10/22/ecuador-andes-to-the-amazon/

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"My partner and I went on a photo tour up the alps for a few nights with Vagabond Trails. Veronica and Jonas were, and I do not exaggerate, two of the loveliest people you can meet. They were incredibly helpful and got us through things we didn’t even know we could do. We spent a little more time with Veronica, who we found to be truly inspirational as a person, and whilst walking we had lovely talks and exchanged stories. 

Incidentally, Jonas in particular is an excellent and passionate photographer, so as well as guiding, he was able to help with some photographic suggestions and personal insights about the area. 

I personally encountered some leg issues at the end of day 1, and Jonas and Veronica helped me in the most professional and friendly way I could imagine - there’s absolutely nothing they could’ve done better. I would wholeheartedly endorse these guys and plan to do more stuff with them in the future. I hope to stay in contact with them, and they have a 100% 10/10 recommendation from me."

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"Had an amazing experience trekking in the Swiss Alps thanks to Jonas and Veronica. They took care of every aspect of the tour and ensured that all the needs of the group were met. The area around Verbier is amazing with glaciers, crystal clear lakes, and views from the top of the Alps that will leave you breathless. Staying in the Swiss hut system after ten or more hours of hiking was an awesome part of the experience, the huts are amazing with great food and amenities to help make the trek of given day more than bearable. Even when as I found out later I had torn meniscus, I was helped to complete all 4 days of the trek with Jonas taking part of my load for a good part of two days, Jonas and Veronica went above and beyond to help me complete a life goal and I will be forever grateful. I can't recommend Vagabond Trails enough and plan on going on another trek with them in the future, with healthier knees.

 

The photography portion of the trek lead by Thomas Heaton was just as memorable. Thomas provided a great level of photography knowledge and having done most of the trek himself earlier in preparation for our trekking workshop we had ideal locations to photograph sunrise, sunsets and on occasion lakes, fall colors and even Veronica running across a suspension bridge and around the clearest lake you'll find anywhere in the world. If you want a great experience, with the best guides, chose Vagabond Trails."

Hiking and trekking tour Verbier - Val de Bagnes

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