Would you like to behold stunning mountain scenery while relishing the world-famous Tour du Mont Blanc in the company of other fun tourists? Enjoy the exercise, socialising with like-minded people, the extraordinary views and the security of a certified guide. This iconic walking trail through the Alps passes through three countries offering three diverse experiences: the Italian slopes with their large rock faces; the Swiss slopes with their soft valleys; and the French glacial slopes.
We, at One Foot Abroad, want to ensure that you get the maximum fun and enjoyment from your Tour du Mont Blanc. Your guide will be English-speaking and will be delighted to answer any questions you may have. Your group will be small – between 6 and 12 people – so it will be easy to make new friends. Therefore, it’s a terrific trip for people travelling alone, who want to share this gratifying experience with like-minded individuals. You are guaranteed the trip of a lifetime!
The guided Tour du Mont Blanc is perfect for you if you enjoy hiking through amazing mountain trails in great company. When you book with us, we will ensure that you are fully taken care of so that you get the maximum enjoyment from your tour. So if you have a reasonable level of fitness and would love a unique hike with fun companions, contact us to book now for a magnificent walking holiday.
The guide will adjust the route regarding the weather and the physical and technical abilities of the participants.
This trip createstonne(s) of CO2, we offset it for free
Chamonix - Start to Chamonix - End
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Included in this package
2 nights in 2*/3* hotels in Chamonix
5 nights in basic hotels or refuges (shared dorm rooms)
6 Picnic lunches
5 Dinners (no dinner day 1 & day 7)
All transfers throughout the trek
Lift passes (cable car)
Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
24/7 Customer Care
Transfer from/to airport
Comfort option is available at a cost of 140€ per person (double room with shared bathroom)
Repatriation insurance (mandatory)
Located in the French Alps, Chamonix offers a true French European mountain experience with stunning hiking, old Savoyard culture and of course unforgettable views. Towering above Chamonix, Mont-Blanc is the tallest mountain in Europe reaching 4810m, 15,781ft. The views will blow you away.
From the top of the Bellevue cable car, where we will have panoramic views on the Montblanc mountain range, the Aiguilles Rouges, the Fiz and the Aravis massifs. We will cross the suspended bridge over the Bionnassay torrent. A short uphill leads us to Col du Tricot overlooking the alpine hamlet of Miage. The descent towards Les Contamines to reach the Val Montjoie.
Departure is from Notre Dame de la Gorge with its romantic Baroque church. At the Col du Bonhomme, we leave Val Montjoie behind us and head to Beaufortain towards the southernmost tip of the Mont-Blanc massif. The trail rolls down to the hidden valley of Les Chapieux.
7h, +1270m/ -930m
We head northeast and cross the French/Italian border at Col de la Seigne. From here, one can admire the breathtaking rock faces and the ice-covered summits of the south side of the Mont-Blanc mountain range.
Swiss Val Ferret
After a transfer to Arnuva, the trail gives access to the Grand Col Ferret, the border between Italy and Switzerland. Hikers can enjoy welcoming alpine meadows, and in the distance, snow-covered summits of the Dolent or l’ A Neuve. Descent to the Swiss Val Ferret, and transfer to the charming village of Champex and its lake. Night at the Relais d’Arpette, a mountain chalet nestled in the parched valley of Arpette.
Col de la Forclaz
We hike from the Champex valley to the Trient valley. It will take us to the alpine pastures of Bovine. A balcony trail above the Rhone valley and its vineyards, allows us to admire the peaks of the Bernese Oberland and the steep summits of the Combin massif. After descending in the shade of the larches, we arrive at the Col de la Forclaz, a key passage between the Rhone and Trient valleys.
A final hike up will take us to the Swiss/French frontier. From there, one can enjoy the Mont-Blanc and its magnificent glacier covered north faces. This fantastic background escorts our afternoon hike as we make our way down to the hamlet of le Tour. End of the trek. Transfer back to Chamonix.
5h30, +910m/ -800m
We can arrange extra nights anywhere on the itinerary after your last walking day. We can also arrange a station/airport transfer.
Please note that we can request a single room throughout the itinerary but we cannot guarantee the availability of the single room, as some accommodation providers do not wish to confirm single room straight away. If you are booked in a single room and eventually have to share a twin room, we will refund the difference of the single supplement for the relevant number of nights.
On the last weekend of August (due to the UTMB), a supplement of €50 per night per person will apply for the night(s) in Chamonix. Also, a transfer (included) will be arranged to an available hotel in one of the nearby towns.
Planpincieux glacier on Mont Blanc – Risk of Collapse – It has been reported that the Planpincieux Glacier may collapse, this glacier is located above the town of Courmayeur. Should this affect the route of the Tour Du Mont Blanc we will advise you accordingly.
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