Tour du Mont Blanc, Highlights

The highest mountain in Europe.

As the highest mountain in Europe, Mont Blanc has always attracted alpinists and hikers from all over the world who want to climb this impressive rock massif. But even if you don't want to go quite so high, there is plenty to see in the border triangle between France, Italy and Switzerland. The Tour du Mont Blanc is a hike in a class of its own: challenging and panoramic, just as experienced mountain hikers want it to be. This variant of the world-famous long-distance hiking trail shows you the most beautiful paths of this international classic.

Trekking
Trekking
  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
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Itinerary

In the morning by train to Les Houches. First along the famous tramway, before an imposing high trail leads you to an adventurous suspension bridge. Continue across mountain meadows up to the 2.120 m high pass Col de Tricot and then down to the Miage huts. The cozy Truc-Alpe invites you to stop for a break. Your stage destination is in the Montjoie valley, famous for the delicate cheeses of the surrounding alpine pastures.

approx. 4 to 7 hours
18 km
1.350 m
1.150 m

The next stage will make every climber's heart beat faster: following in the footsteps of the Romans over gurgling gorges, encountering different colored rock types and climbing two high pass crossings. Again and again, endless distant views of the massifs of the French Alps are offered. From Col du Bonhomme on a rocky high trail to the pass Col de la Croix du Bonhomme. Crossing alpine meadows lined with mountain streams, you descend to the valley of the glaciers. Transfer to Bourg-Saint-Maurice.

approx. 6,5 hours
17 km
1.300 m
900 m

Short drive back to the Vallée des Glaciers, from there you climb to the Col de la Seigne pass, where you cross the border from France to Italy and enjoy a fantastic panorama. Through flower-filled meadows you will hike to Rifugio Elisabetta, a traditional Italian mountaineering hut. After a short excursion to the turquoise blue glacial lakes Lacs de Miage, you will arrive by transfer to Courmayeur, the home town of famous mountain guides and alpinists.

approx. 4,5 hours
15 km
750 m
850 m

Past the Rifugio Bertone on a panoramic high trail along the mountain flanks. The Rifugio Bonatti refuge welcomes you on the beautiful terrace, directly opposite the Mont Blanc massif. Over bridges and babbling brooks, the trail leads you to Arnouva, located at 1.800 m in the valley head of the idyllic Val Ferrets.

approx. 5 hours
16 km
1.000 m
550 m

Today you hike over the 2.500 m high pass Col Ferret into Switzerland and reach the beautiful canton of Valais. Rest in one of the rustic alpine huts with fresh dairy products, the sound of cowbells always in your ear. Along a varied hiking trail you will reach La Fouly.

approx. 4,5 hours
14 km
800 m
1.000 m

Forest and meadow paths guide you down to the alp at Plan de l'Au, where a long climb to the high alp begins. With a gigantic view of the Rhone Valley and bizarrely shaped rocky peaks, you climb up to the Bovine alpine hut, where you can linger amidst gentian and alpine roses. The descent to Trento is via the Col de la Forclaz pass, famous for its pink church and the impressive glacier surfaces of the surrounding mountain giants.

approx. 5 hours
15 km
700 m
900 m

Your final stage begins with a climb to the Col de Balme pass at 2.190 m, where you can rest in a rustic mountaineering hut. Enjoy once again the fantastic view of Mont Blanc and the Chamonix valley! An impressive ridge trail leads you downhill, over the summit of l`Aiguillete des Posetes you will pass through rocky terrain with spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding glaciers. A fantastic day in the midst of the highest mountain giants. By train back to Chamonix.

approx. 4,5 to 5 hours
15 km
1.000 m
1.200 m

Tour character

Demanding trekking tour with tours from 4 to 7 hours, for this a very good physical condition, as well as surefootedness and freedom from vertigo is required. Experience in hiking in the alpine area are necessary.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Chamonix
  Season 1
09.09.2023 - 24.09.2023

Arrival daily
Season 2
01.07.2023 - 08.09.2023

Arrival daily
Tour du Mont Blanc, Highlights, 9 days, CH-WSWCH-09X
Base price
1,549.00
1,629.00
Surcharge single room 499.00 499.00

Category: pretty 3*** hotels and country hotels, 1x traditional mountain inn (Val Ferret)

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
Arrival daily
Season 2
Jul 1, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Arrival daily
Tour du Mont Blanc, Highlights, 9 days, CH-WSWCH-09X
Base price
Surcharge single room
1,549.00
499.00
1,629.00
499.00

Category: pretty 3*** hotels and country hotels, 1x traditional mountain inn (Val Ferret)

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
Season 2
Jul 1, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Chamonix
Extra night/BB
Surcharge single room
Chamonix
Surcharge single room
105.00
69.00
69.00
105.00
69.00
69.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Chamonix
  Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023

Arrival daily
Season 2
Jul 1, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023

Arrival daily
Chamonix
Extra night/BB 105.00 105.00
Surcharge single room 69.00 69.00
Chamonix
Surcharge single room 69.00 69.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Leistungen

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned (Mountain inn: shared room)
  • Breakfast
  • 2 dinners (Val Ferret and Trento)
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece of luggage per person, max. 15 kg)
  • Transfers as per program
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service hotline
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Rail journey from Zurich via Visp to Chamonix in approx. 4.5 hours.
  • Genf airport.
  • Parking: near the hotel public parking for about EUR 20 per day, or about EUR 160 per week, no advance reservation possible.

Things to note:

  • Minimum number of participants: 2 people
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Rides in public transport, cable cars, approx. EUR 30 per person.
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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