The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most popular long-distance treks in Europe approximately 170 km in length with an accumulation of 9,500m of height gain. Starting and finishing in the Chamonix valley the route circumnavigates the ‘Mont Blanc Massif’ taking in some of the most spectacular alpine scenery through France, Italy & Switzerland
- 9 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN 2/3 STAR HOTELS
- 1 NIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN ‘AUBERGE’ TYPE HOTEL
- 1 NIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN MOUNTAIN REFUGE
- 11 BREAKFASTS
- 8 EVENING MEALS
- BAGGAGE TRANSFER ON MOST DAYS (SEE BELOW)
- FULLY EXPERIENCED AND QUALIFIED INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN LEADER
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- TRAVEL TO & FROM CHAMONIX
- TRAVEL AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE (YOU MUST HAVE THIS AT START OF TREK)
- ANY CABLECARS/TRANSPORT USED
- ALL PACKED LUNCHES
- 3 EVENING MEALS ( 2 CHAMONIX, 1 COURMAYEUR )
- ANY DRINKS
General trek details:
This is a 10-day trek around the highest mountain in Western Europe. We walk through 3 countries. France, Italy and Switzerland. Every day we have stunning views of Alpine peaks, meadows, forests and walk through historic towns and villages.
The trails we walk along are generally excellent. Occasionally they are a bit rough. There are steep sections throughout every day, up and down. Every day we will be walking up to at least 1 col (high point, saddle) and down the other side. There will be on average 1000m of ascent and descent each day. Some days this will be more. A good level of fitness is required to enjoy the trek. If you walk on a regular basis in the UK mountains and hills then this will be similar. If you don’t have access to the hills in the UK then running and cycling are alternative forms to get fit for the trek.
The weather is generally good in June/July. Temperatures are around 20-25 C in the valley but can be in single figures up high when there is cloud and wind. In mid-June there is usually some left over snow from the winter on the high passes. This is usually soft snow and not much of an issue. It can rain any time during the summer and there may be thunderstorms. These are usually late in the afternoon.
If (for whatever reason) you want to take a day or two off on the trek then every day there is public transport to get to the next section of the walk. The only exception is the section when we are in Les Chapieux. There is no public transport from here but a taxi can be organized.
Dates: 15th – 25th June 2021
Group size: Minimum 6, maximum 10
For more details and to book please contact us