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.
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Our circuit begins and ends in Chamonix, France.
This evening is our first opportunity to try out some of the best Alpine specialities in a typical restaurant, such as Cheese fondue, Tartiflette or Raclette accompanied with some famous "Vin de Savoie" wine.
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.
We set off this morning after breakfast for our first day of hiking. We'll take the bus to the village of Les Houches, where we begin with a cable car ride to Bellevue. From here on a clear day you'll enjoy great views of the Chamonix Valley and the Mont Blanc Range, before beginning our hike to Les Contamines.
Hike the challenging 18km (11 mi) from Les Contamines to Les Chapieux.
Pass glacial lakes on the 23km (14 mi) trek from Les Chapieux to the Italian town of Courmayeur.
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.
Today we have a scheduled rest day to put up our weary feet or take the opportunity to enjoy the lovely town of Courmayeur and La Saxe.
Enjoy an optional dinner with the group and our leader to taste some of the Italian Alpine specialities offered in Courmayeur's many atmospheric restaurants.
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.
Embark on a long, steep hike of 20km (12 mi) followed by a stay in the Swiss mountain village of La Fouly.
After a short bus journey to the picturesque village of Champex, follow the "Bovine Way" and trek 16km (10mi) from La Fouly to Trient.
Enjoy a final day of trekking 14 km (8.6mi) over the Col de la Balme to the Chamonix valley. Take local transport back to Chamonix.
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Excellent tour overall. Everything, the staff, the hiking routes, the scenery, the food was first rate.Overall Rating
G Adventures's Trekking Mont Blanc trip was a fabulous experience! We had a 50-year age span among the 14 participants, and everyone got along tremendously well. The weather was perfect, the scenery was breathtaking, the physical challenges were tough but manageable, and the rest days were welcome.Overall Rating
I really enjoyed this tour It had the right mixture of scenery and diversity good company fantastic weather and flowers and days I had to work my body a little harder and funOverall Rating
Incredible experience...very well run, planned, and organized. The tour provided a fantastic ability to share an absolutely authentic experience in a new part of the world with many impressive and fun like-minded individuals.Overall Rating
Fantastic trip!! The scenery was excellent, we did not miss any mountains or valleys. The accommodations and food were great. We had a great group of people, the dynamic was awesome!! Our tour leaders Betrand and Gabriel were outstanding!!!Merci!! You have to do this tour....Overall Rating
The two guides (Bertrand and Gabriel) were very knowledgeable of the area and surrounding landscapes. They were very good at motivating everybody to work as a team and get the most out of the trip.Overall Rating
This trip was awesome! I would highly recommend it to anyone who is relatively fit and is willing to push themselves to levels they didn't expect they would or could go to. The trails were great and the people were great.Overall Rating
I couldn't have asked for better guides or for better travel companions. It was an amazing experience all around and I look forward to planning my next G Adventure!Overall Rating
A wonderful tour, physically demanding, providing great exposure to the Mt Blanc area.Overall Rating
Tour du Mont Blanc This is a Must see Must do Tour. It brings to vivid life a landscape which we only see in our imaginations. Bertrand is a stoic leader with a free spirit. His guiding hand brought all concerned at every fitness level together on a single mission to explore and enjoy a world of ceaseless wonders. I will never forget our first days trek & first night in a high mountain refuge. Or climbing to the 'Fenetre de Arpet' & discovering that a pack of potato chips had become a drivers airbag at such a high altitude. I have returned with more energy & curiosity and am addicted to pushing my own limitations. Thank you both - Bertrand & Gabriel. I hope to do it all again some day!!Overall Rating
This was a fantastic trip! The hiking was tough, but really rewarding, and the scenery beautiful. Our group got along incredibly well, so in addition to having an active, culturally-rich experience, I have made some life-long friends.Overall Rating
Gorgeous scenery. Excellent meals and very accommodating to me as a vegetarian.Overall Rating
Gabriel was an excellent guide. He looked after those needing it and allowed others some freedom to try some different challenges.Overall Rating
The Tour du Mont Blanc trip was absolutely fantastic. The views were unbelievable and the physical challenge was a blast. Our leaders Yannick and Matt were so much fun and our group was full of really interesting, athletic people. I loved the refuges, the food and the hiking!Overall Rating
Overall I was extremely impressed! I have never had such an amazing trip before. Great leader and team. Great trip overall! G Adventures does a great job getting the best tour guides and tours.Overall Rating
Trip Name: Trekking Mont Blanc
Duration: 10 Days
From Price: $1,799
Supplier Tour ID: EFMB/126923
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