Trekking Mont Blanc
Experience the rarified air of Europe as you trek the Alps from France to Italy and Switzerland along the Tour du Mont Blanc. This challenging hiking circuit will reward you with mesmerizing views of glaciers, steep valleys and, of course, Mont Blanc itself. Travel across high passes and through Alpine meadows, recharging at night with delicious mountain cuisine in simple refuges. Challenge yourself to conquer one of the world's premier hiking routes, uncovering the alpine heart of Europe on this incredible active adventure.
Hike the soul-stirring Mont Blanc massif, witness alpine meadows and rocky peaks, conquer windswept cols and steep trails, earn that delicious mountain meal, stay in remote mountain refuges.
Local bus, walking, cable car
Hotels (2 nts), basic hotels (2 nts, possibly multi-share), mountain refuges (5 nts, multi-share).
Challenging mountain hikes led by an International Mountain Leader (IML) (8 days). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Chamonix
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Chamonix/Les Contamines-Montjoie (1B, 1D)
Travel to Les Houches and enjoy a 24km (14 mi) hike through the stunning countryside to Les Contamines and savour a delicious dinner in the evening.
Day 3 Les Contamines-Montjoie/Les Chapieux (1B, 1D)
Hike the challenging 18km (11 mi) from Les Contamines to Les Chapieux.
Day 4 Les Chapieux/Courmayeur (1B)
Pass glacial lakes on the 23km (14 mi) trek from Les Chapieux to the Italian town of Courmayeur.
Day 5 Courmayeur (1B)
The picturesque mountain town of Courmayeur is an ideal backdrop for a free day. Opt to ride a cable car to Pointe Helbronner or go for a day hike.
Day 6 Courmayeur/Val Ferret (1B, 1D)
Hike the 14km (8.6 mi) from Courmayeur to the Italian Val Ferret. It's a steep climb but the rewarding views are worth it.
Day 7 Val Ferret/La Fouly (1B, 1D)
Embark on a long, steep hike of 20km (12 mi) followed by a stay in the Swiss mountain village of La Fouly.
Day 8 La Fouly/Trient (1B, 1D)
After a short bus journey to the picturesque village of Champex, follow the "Bovine Way" and trek 16km (10mi) from La Fouly to Trient.
Day 9 Trient/Chamonix (1B)
Enjoy a final day of trekking 14 km (8.6mi) over the Col de la Balme to the Chamonix valley.
Day 10 Chamonix (1B)
Depart at any time.