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 premiere hiking routes, uncovering the alpine heart of Europe on this incredible active adventure.
Day 1 Chamonix
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.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Chamonix/Les Contamines-Montjoie (1B, 1D)
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.
Mont Blanc Trek - Les Houches to Les Contamines-Montjoie
Day 3 Les Contamines-Montjoie/Les Chapieux (1B, 1D)
Hike the challenging 18km (11 mi) from Les Contamines to Les Chapieux.
Mont Blanc Trek - Les Contamines-Montjoie 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.
Mont Blanc Trek - Les Chapieux to Courmayeur
Day 5 Courmayeur (1B)
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.
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.
Mont Blanc Trek - Courmayeur to Val Ferret
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.
Mont Blanc Trek - Val Ferret to 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.
Mont Blanc Trek - 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.
Mont Blanc Trek - Trient to Montroc
Day 10 Chamonix (1B)
Depart at any time.