CLASSIC
MONT BLANC
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Luxury Tour du Mont Blanc

Spend 7 days walking in incredible scenery on the Tour du Mont Blanc
Summer alpine flowers and mountain vistas on Tour du Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc and the Chamonix Valley on the Tour du Mont Banc trek

Set out on an incredible 7 day Tour du Mont Blanc travelling through three countries; France, Italy and Switzerland, passing through seven valleys and covering a distance of roughly 170km.

The tour encircles the Mont Blanc Massif giving you the opportunity to soak in the spectacular views and atmosphere of the European Alps whilst crossing mountain passes, trekking through pristine meadows of alpine wild flowers and ancient forests and being astounded by the jaw dropping views at every turn.

Enjoy a combination of trekking and shuttle transfers during the day, at night we stay in a range of quality accommodation options. Relish the comfort of luxurious, well-appointed hotels and guest houses at the end of a long trekking day, as well as the unique experience of staying a night in one of Europe’s classic alpine refuges high in the Italian Alps.

Touted as one of Europe’s finest trekking experiences, the Tour du Mont Blanc is a ‘must do’ for any keen trekker, and what better way to do it than in style with Adventure Consultants!

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  • A classic long distance trek
  • Travel through France, Italy and Switzerland
  • Enjoy spectacular views
  • Private departures available on demand

Trekking Level

Trekking Level

Intermediate

Elevation

Elevation

2,537m/8,323ft

Duration

Duration

7 days

Location

Location

European Alps

TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 0

Travel to Chamonix and the team will meet at 6:30pm in our hotel for a briefing. Your guide will go over the preparations and answer last minute questions before dinner. Hotel night in Chamonix

DAY 1


It is an early start to set off from Les Houches, enjoying the stunning views of the Chamonix Valley as we utilise the Bellevue cable car to travel 900m/3,000ft to the starting point of our trek. We cross under the Bionnassay Glacier and continue up to the Col de Tricot 2,120m/6,955ft, before a steep descent of approximately 700m/2,300ft. From here, it is a short climb over our final col of the day before entering the forests that take us to the small town of Les Contamines

DAY 2

This morning we take a shuttle from the hotel to Notre Dame de la Gorge and continue our trek to the Col du Bonhomme. We traverse across to another col and often if lucky, we get to see local wildlife in this area. Once at this high point, we have a gentle ascent to the hamlet of Les Chapieux at 1,300m/4,250ft

DAY 3

Today we start with another short minibus transfer that will take us to the starting point of our climb to the Col de la Seigne 2,516m/8,255ft. From here, we can soak in the views of Italy and Mont Blanc. We descend for just over 800m/2,600ft from the col past the south ridge of Mont Blanc to a low valley, where we take the bus to the quaint Italian town of Courmayeur

DAY 4

We leave Courmayeur and head up the Mont de la Saxe Ridge through pine forests to the Bertone Refuge 2,025m/6,644ft. The ensuing journey along the ridge offers some of the most spectacular views of the Mont Blanc range, before we arrive at the Bonatti Refuge 2,056m/6,745ft for our mountain hut night

DAY 5

The day starts with a gentle traverse to the Elena Refuge 2,061m/6,762ft, where we can take a break to enjoy the views across to Mont Dolent and its glaciers. We will be ready for our climb of the Grand Col Ferret 2,490m/8,169ft where we cross the border into Switzerland. We descend through fields for 800m/2,600ft to the small township of Ferret, where we catch a bus to the alpine village of Champex 1,466m/4,810ft

DAY 6

We begin the day with an easy walk down to Champex d’en-Bas to begin climbing along the Bovine Trail which traverses the mountainside to the Col de la Forclaz 1,527m/5,010ft and a descent to Trient. From here, we will take a taxi to Argentière in the Chamonix Valley for the night

DAY 7

From Argentière, we head up through a nature reserve to the famous Lac Blanc 2,352m/7,717ft to soak in more magnificent views of the Mont Blanc Massif. From here we can choose whether to take the cable car to La Flégère or to continue the traverse across the Aiguilles Rouges, descending to Les Houches 1,200m/3,900ft and returning by train back to Chamonix and our hotel.

DAY 8

It is your final day to enjoy breakfast and exchange photos with your group, before departing for home

NOTE

The programme may be subject to change if conditions are more suitable in another region or factors such as weather, lift services or road conditions precludes access into this region

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Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
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PREPARE

Fitness

The trekking on Tour du Mont Blanc is challenging and you MUST train for several months before departure to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. Training should include regular walking on hills, in combination with swimming, light running or biking and gym work to develop strength. We recommend the Trekking Training plan from Uphill Athlete.

Trekking Experience

You must be well-balanced and confident when hiking variable, uneven terrain to achieve this trek.

Altitude Experience

No prior altitude experience required.

Pure happiness wandering the trails of the Mont Blanc region
Why Adventure Consultants

Because we want you to remember this trek for being so much more than just a hike, we at Adventure Consultants have taken enormous pleasure in planning a fusion of all the best components that we know make this a truly memorable experience.

We are renowned for our quality of service and the strategy applied to our treks. Our reputation is attributed to meticulous planning and experienced logistics coordination. We have a philosophy of investing in every trip to offer our trekkers the best possible experience.

We employ strong and specialised trek leaders, who are some of the most pre-eminent in the industry. We pride ourselves on operating with small teams and the best back-up and support available, to promise you an experience of a lifetime!

Many of our team members come to us because they have seen us in action on a previous trip and decide to opt for our level of service and proven experience. Others return because they know we do our very best to make our trips safe and successful.

Ibex seen on the Tour du Mont Blanc
Inclusions

The price of your trip includes the following:

  • Guide
  • Lifts / taxis
  • Luggage transfer by vehicle each day except for the Walter Bonatti Mountain Hut
  • 1 night mountain hut accommodation including dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation on twin share B&B basis including first night and last night of trek
  • Transport during trip dates as per schedule
  • Breakfast and picnic lunches during mountain component of the trek.
Pass through alpine villages on the Tour du Mont Blanc trek

Spend time in charming alpine villages on this iconic trek.

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Gorgeous views of the Mont Blanc Massif on the Tour du Mont Blanc trek

Find calm and tranquility roaming the trails in the European Alps.

Relax at the refuge at the end of day trekking on the Tour du Mont Blanc

Stay in delightful alpine refuges after a day on the trails. Your luggage is sent ahead to the huts so your load to carry is light.

Photographing alpine flowers on the Tour du Mont Blanc trails

A photographers heaven

Wide open spaces on the Tour du Mont Blanc

"Food allergies and intolerance's were very well catered for over the trip which was much appreciated."

Steve Jackson, United Kingdom/Australia
Fantastic trails and lush surroundings on the Tour du Mont Blanc trek

"AC has a sterling reputation and why that is was made apparent before and during my trip. The level of organisation and quality of the guide were both excellent."

Robert Smith, United Kingdom
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