In Europe there are countless exciting, strenuous, beautiful and special trail running routes and events. Here is a very small excerpt for you:
Mont Blanc Ultra Trail
France, Italy and Switzerland
The Mont Blanc Ultra Trail is one of the most famous and challenging trail running events in Europe. The route goes around Mont Blanc and offers breathtaking views of the peaks of the Alps. The route extends over 170 km and includes 10,000 meters in altitude. However, this route is only recommended for experienced trail runners.
Chamonix Mont Blanc
Abe Chamonix is a well-known ski resort that also offers a great trail running route in summer - part of the UTMB route. The route extends over 42 km and includes 2,500 meters in altitude. The route offers spectacular views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding peaks, and passes through dense forests and picturesque alpine villages.
West Highland Way
The West Highland Way is a 154 km journey that takes in some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland. The route begins in Milngavie, a suburb of Glasgow, and ends in Fort William. Trail runners can look forward to dramatic views of the Highlands, including Loch Lomond and Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain.
Cinque Terre is a region on the Italian Riviera made up of five villages built on cliffs by the sea. The route stretches along the cliffs and offers stunning views of the sea. The route is about 37 km long and offers a good combination of climbs and descents.
Laugavegur Ultra Trail
The Laugavegur Ultra Trail is a 55 km route through some of Iceland's most unspoilt landscapes. Trail runners can look forward to lava fields, geysers, hot springs and rivers. However, the route is challenging and requires trail running experience.
These five routes are just some of the many beautiful trail running routes in Europe. However, before setting off, it is important to learn about the route, prepare properly and pay attention to safety.